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King Crimson


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3.58 | 75 ratings

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2 stars Very strange live improvs from various line-ups of King Crimson members. A mix of enjoyable and boring instrumentals...

CD I is ProjeKct One - "Live At The Jazz Cafe". Mostly jazzy improvs, highlights being the slower "1ii2" and "2ii3".

CD II is ProjeKct Two - "Live Groove". A mix of the spacey improvs that can be found on "Space Groove" and new material that would eventually become the base for "The ConstruKction Of Light". Highlights include "Sus-tayn-Z" with oriental influences, the slow paced/electronic oriented "The Deception Of The Thrush" and the rocking "ConstruKction"s. The "Vector Shift"s and "Live Groove" are arrangements of the studio improvs found on "Space Groove".

CD III is ProjeKct Three - "Masque". A 54 minute improv divided in 13 pieces with the drumming of Pat Mastelotto really bringing some cohesion to the music. The slower parts 5-8 are the best moment on this album.

CD IV is ProjeKct Four - "West Coast Live". Probably the weakest of the four ProjeKcts with totally incoherent improvs. The only enjoyable tracks on this CD are "Ghost 1-3" and "Ghost 2-3". The rest are boring with a reprise of "Deception Of The Thrush" from ProjeKct Two and attains a summum of stupidity with the "farting" "Ghost 2-1".

Rating: 58/100 ("Live At The Jazz Cafe") + 76/100 ("Live Groove") + 70/100 ("Masque") + 53/100 ("West Coast Live")

zaxx | 2/5 |


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