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King Crimson


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4.11 | 1731 ratings

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5 stars King Crimson have been always precursors, since their inception. Here suffice to say that many of the pieces I didn't like when I was young, I begin to appreciate just now. And I'm referring to "Cat Food" for example, and many others (not the most celebrated). I still remember when I bought Discipline. I did not know anything about Adrian Belew, but he played guitar (just one amended - modified -Stratocaster) and had no a great traditional skills, but he was a master in using the effects and colors to create music with unusual techniques. I did not know anything about the stick bass and nothing else about Tony Levin. I was just a young boy. The first listen to Discipline then was a bit disappointing. But I am a stubborn man and I could not believe that KC had been able to disappoint me like this. I was wrong. I did'nt use a lot of time to notice, to recognize, the "project" that was the basis of those compositions, let me say the carrier philosophy. Namely: just to create an ethnic music with music rock instruments without a note out of scale, that is notes they could think or define like jazz. I believe they largely succedt (few "off the scale" notes I heard are only in "sheltering sky" during the guitar solo). Everything else is rythm and pace and running drums and wild animal voices and guitars screaming their colours (thanks to Robert and Adrian). This music is pure Africa, all obtained with the apparent poverty of musical instrument resources but with great genius and identification. I am sure I don't make a mistake when I speak about Discipline as a masterpiece. A masterpiece created by the genius of white musicians who understand the world and life and show they own a great soul.

(I apologize for my poor english)

CorSard58 | 5/5 |


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