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LARKS' TONGUES IN ASPIC

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.39 | 1838 ratings

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aSimionescu
5 stars There is a trio of King Crimson albums which can (and should) be considered as The King Crimson albums. On these albums, King Crimson were what they were to become. I am reffering to: "Islands", "Larks' Tongues In Aspic" and "Red".

What was before or in between are stages of becoming King Crimson (yes, I am also referring to the first one), what was after was, mainly, experimentation and creative leisureness.

In the album trio context, Larks' was right in between the other two. If Islands was a flight over the horizon, and Red was a claustrophobic burialment, Larks' has the feeling of touching (from the first song actually) the ground, with some moments of trying jump out into the open, again. The end of the record anticipates what lies on Red (and not Starless).

The polyrhythms, the riffs, the arrangements, the mixing, the production... all groundbreaking.

aSimionescu | 5/5 |

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