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David Sylvian


Crossover Prog

3.78 | 109 ratings

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Thommy Rock
4 stars An indication what King Crimson could sound like if Sir Bob would employ a first class vocalist (sorry Adrian) with exceptional composition skills atop... The music is somewhat easier to grasp than recent KC releases but in some way also deeper and far more emotional. Fripp gets plenty of space to unleash some great solos and build vast soundscapes, while Gunn and Marotta provide a solid and moving backbeat. Sylvian's voice throughout is a joy to behold, as one would expect. There is not much in the way of odd time signatures or chord changes, which pushes the music on this album more towards heavy funk or funky heavy metal if you will, culminating in the superb 'Darshan': if there ever was a crossover track between dance music and prog then this 18 minute workout is it - o yes, prog you can dance to! Essential for all KC and Sylvian fans, and for everyone who likes to shake a leg now and then while at the same time listening to intelligent music. Who knows, even the wife might like this one. (Close to a five star rating really!)
Thommy Rock | 4/5 |


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