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King Crimson


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3.61 | 144 ratings

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3 stars VROOOM served as an appetizer for the upcoming reunion album Thrak. After 10 years without Crimson news, it turned out to be a real treat.

The music found a space inbetween their stylish 80's sound and the harsher approach of the Wetton-era. The instrumentals especially re-established a more prominent role for the musical development and have both heavy killer riffs and eerie clean guitar picking. Belew is in fine vocal form on Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream and One Time.

Only two tracks do not feature on the ensuing Thrak. Cage is a 1.30 minutes of neurotic weirdness with crazed Belew vocals, hardly necessary but sure fun for fans. The instrumental improvisation When I Say Stop, Continue is entirely different. It's a wonderful modern Crimson improvisation, very dark and brooding as always and building up tension around a one-note bass guitar pulse, rousing percussion and creepy guitar effects. Worth getting the EP for as far as I'm concerned.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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