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King Crimson


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3.19 | 29 ratings

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3 stars A normal thing to do for King Crimson before recording an album, is to rent a studio, play a few composed parts, jam a lot and eventually hope something good will come out of it. Through the King Crimson Collectors Club we can now experience what they did during these sessions. Next to this release, sessions from 1983 (Champaign-Urbana) and 1997 (Nashville) are available. The VROOOM sessions were attended by the double trio and were a rehearsal prior to the recording of the VROOOM (1994) mini-album. These sessions took place April and May 1994.

On this release you can mainly hear improvs and some composed pieces. The title usually explains what you can expect from the song. "Bass Groove" is build around a bass groove, "Monster Jam" starts off as a soundscape but soon builds to a scary, heavy track (like the end of "When I Say Stop, Continue"). "Funky Jam" is funky (just a "Fashionable" by the way)."Slow Mellow" is a nice little tune of guitar and bass. Familiar tracks are "No Questions Asked", which would develop to "Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream" and "One Time", both are without vocals.

This is a good release, even though the tracks are not yet finished or completely worked out. This release does mark the beginning of yet another chapter in the fabulous Crimson history.

Agemo | 3/5 |


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