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FRAKTAL.ONE

Akt

 

Eclectic Prog

3.58 | 5 ratings

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4 stars They are following the KC footsteps but have put some new shoes on ...

This EP must be something special for the AKT members because dedicated to one of the bands which influences them a lot apparently. Two wellknown King Crimson songs are reworked and played live as the band declares. With Vroom we have a successful and interesting interpretation - much longer as the original. I don't know if it's an intention or misspelled - the song title is listed with only two 'o' on their website. AKT substitutes the short orchestral begin with a longer dark electronic intro which accentuates their own style. Later the main heavy rocking and riffing theme is coming of course and Marco Brucale plays the guitar very Fripp alike following the original.

Starless - another KC showpiece - is appearing totally instrumental. Even though one main theme is to recognize the song structure differs. The relaxed mellotron underlaid parts which are wrapping the original are cut off here as well as the jazzy touch caused by the brass contributions. On the other hand - nobody wants to listen to a faithful copy - thé band worked out a really good variation also provided with a furious interlude like the original.

Nothing spectacular new one might say - but maybe only as long as Ile du Sud is ignored. This new AKT song just shines like a masterpiece of prog music and hopefully is a goody and preview of the upcoming new album. It has a very nice flow with psychedelic guitar, piano, electronic gimmicks and an alien sounding voice recitating the lyrics. A very gripping one and this proves that the band is continuing to develop its own thing making art rock with electronic samples and defining something very fresh and new.

'frAKTal.one' looks like a tribute EP to King Crimson but is also fitted out with an unique AKT flavour and decorated with an excellent new song - wow - this Italian band is recommended in any case. Gets a high rating from me ...

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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