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LARKS' TONGUES IN ASPIC

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.40 | 1921 ratings

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ProgHappy
4 stars 4.3 Virgin 2000 release, 24 bit remastered 30th anniversary edition. Very clear sound and good quality.

This, in my opinion, is a very aggressive record, with a harsh coarseness. However, the kernel is soft, consisting of ‘Book of Saturday’, ‘Exiles’ and ‘Easy Money’, which are the best three tracks of the six. The album, therefore, is well structured, starting loudly, then calming, and then rising at the end.

‘Exiles’ is pure syrup, the thick tones pouring through ones ears to lubricate ones mind, and in my opinion the best track. ‘Book of Saturday’ contains some very good lyrics sung over dreamy music, with ascending and descending bass and smooth mellotron.

The musicianship throughout the album is to a high standard, and there is a wide angled interpretation of the music available, but the majority is too aggressive – too experimental - for my taste. This, though, makes for an interesting listen.

ProgHappy | 4/5 |

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