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King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 1912 ratings

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The Ace Face
2 stars Not a fan of this album, in which fripp makes the mistake of trying to recreate the glories of the court. Too many songs here sound too similar, even with the same order of the types of songs. the only good tracks here are The title track and Cat Food. Pictures of a city attempts to be another schizo, but fails by being far too distorted and not working well at all. Cadence and Cascade is the copy of I Talk to the Wind, and its just a little too soft and repetitive for my tastes. The title track sounds alot like epitaph, but it works well, the melody sounding nice and there are some new ideas put into it. Cat Food is a nice jazzy piece with great piano from Keith Tippet, but its too short. it could have been made much better. Devil's Triangle is what happened when they tried to take a live piece, Mars, and record it with all the majesties of the live performance. It is far too jumbled to clearly see the musical ideas and it is far too unwieldy. The little interludes are nice, showing Fripps talent on acoustics.

Overall, a mainly bad album with a few good tracks that save it from being 1 star or 0.

The Ace Face | 2/5 |


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