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IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.79 | 1475 ratings

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tuxon
4 stars I bought this album shortly after ITCOCK and again it took me a while to get into it. Some songs are again easy to love, others have more hidden gems to be uncovered only after repeated listenings. Not as good as ITCOTCK and fairly reminiscent to it in overall sound, there is a more jazzy approach to the songstructures. It is a nice album that fits in every prog collection.

Peace,a quiet intro Pictures of a city, continuing the heavy symphonic sound as created on ITCOCK, with frantic playing and singing. one of the better songs on the album Cadence and cascade, a soft ballad, Gordon Haskell, the substitute for Greg can't really convince on the vocal line, some nice flutes and keyboards, but nothing really exciting happening In the wake of Poseidon, A great song, somewhat reminescent of Epitaph in structure and sound, heavyly symphonised. Peace - A theme, a nice accoustic guitar part, very mellow and slow, makes a nice interlude. Cat food, a jazzy song, with some nice moments. The devil's triangle, a very slow build up, becoming more and more powerfull, great hypnothising instrumental passages, with franticly incoherent structures creating a heavy symphonic atmosphere, the best song on this album IMO. Peace, closes the album in peace.

Overall I liked the album very much, but not enough to be considered a masterpiece. Greg doesn't convince as he did in ITCOCK, the intrumentalists are again great. For those who like ITCOCK it is definetly a worthy successor, and you'll probably like it. For those who haven't heart ITCOCK, listen to that one first. Recommended, but not essential

tuxon | 4/5 |

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