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King Crimson


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4.12 | 2111 ratings

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4 stars Not, jazz, not rock, not symphonic, but all of the above. Avantgarde overtones, but but nothing an average symphonic fan couldn't digest after a few listenings. Of course, it offers much more than it will reveal after a dozen's just so difficult to describe WHAT exactly it offers to a listener. An entire palette of colours, but they all belong to different shades of brown perhaps?

Is that thing slapping my face a bassoon or an overdriven organ? That thing is an unusual melody able to be pretty and unusual at the same time...a little overbearing at the moments perhaps, but certainly very rewarding.

Imagine a good Prerafaelite picture: a young, long haired lady sitting in the grass on the river bank. The picture has a story, a beauty, a balance, and a certain eroticism. Now imagine the same theme painted in a cubist style a la Picasso - but still able to maintain that eroticism and still being able to be bold and fragile at the same time - because of the master's angular stroke of the brush; or master's angular guitar melody. That's it. Nothing less, nothing more: to be treasured.

clarke2001 | 4/5 |


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