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King Crimson


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3.83 | 1970 ratings

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3 stars I actually wrote a review of In the Wake of Poseidon, but due to unforeseen circumstances I didn't publish it and lost the review, so this is going to be a short overview of this album. Overall, this is poor man's In the Court of the Crimson King, but only when just outline of the songs in taken into consideration. For example, I find Pictures of a City to be a lot less experimental than its In the Court brother (21st Century Schizoid Man), Cadance and Cascade seems to be more guitar oriented than I Talk to the Wind, while the title track is a mix of Epitaph and The Court of the Crimson King, with mellotron attacking the listener, in a good way. Now, Cat Food, The Devil's Triangle and Peace tracks are something new that In the Wake brought to the surface. Cat Food has some nice keyboard work (I love the beginning!) and overall sound reminds me of Indoor Games and Happy Family from Lizard, The Devil's Triangle is based on Gustav Holst's Mars: Bringer of War and is pretty interesting piece. First and third parts of Peace (A Beginning and An End) are a capella pieces which open and close the album, respectively, while the second part (A Theme) is acoustic track by Fripp a la Horizon's, Clap, Mood for a Day.

Overall, album is pretty good, but, in my opinion, lacks good lyrics and originality. Luckily, King Crimson will never be in need of originality again, for they have much, and I can say every their album except In the Wake is very original. 'Tis 3 stars.

Earthmover | 3/5 |


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