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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

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4 stars Review #34

Strong, mathematical, interesting, beautiful

After the second disintegration of KING CRIMSON in 1985, the band came back ten years later with a (once again) brand new sound. The four members of KING CRIMSON (BRUFORD, LEVIN, FRIPP, and BELEW) were again in the band with the addition of two new members to the line-up: Pat MASTELOTTO (drums) and Trey GUNN (Chapman stick) so they made the line-up of the double trio. The songs on the album are more oriented to a Metal/Hard Rock style with some soft moments as well.

"Walking on air" is a beautiful and romantic song; "B'boom" is a very nice drum jam that opens the door to a hard instrumental piece with some amazing FRIPP's riffs. "Inner Garden" has kind of an obscure and spooky atmosphere while "People" is more moved and with a very fresh jazzy rhythm with nice choruses and a futuristic ambient in some moments.

"One time" is definitely my favorite song of the album, which is a soft rocky ballad with a sweet riff that goes over and over again through the singing of BELEW and the relaxed percussions of BRUFORD and MASTELOTTO. "Sex, sleep, eat, drink, dream" is also great, it has a bluesy rhythm mixed with a hard rock guitar riff in the middle section. "Vrooom" (divided into its three parts) is a very aggressive rock song with intense riffs and drum lines.

So the fourth age of KING CRIMSON started really well; this is a very amazing album, not a masterpiece but yet pretty great.

Uruk_hai | 4/5 |


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