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HEAVEN AND EARTH (PROJEKCT X)

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.49 | 132 ratings

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Jordi Planas
2 stars (2 and a half stars)

The nature of King Crimson has always been to go beyond existing musical barriers, exploring new territories. Every incarnation of the band has followed this rule since 1969. This can be appreciated even more in their live albums, since the volcanic (and mediocre) "Earthbound" until his recent live releases. Personally, I consider that the best balance between songs and improvs. was achieved in the 1973-1974 period (as can be listened in the essential box "The Great Deceiver"). In the 80īs, the improvs. were not as numerous, but after the side projects (or "projeKcts") in the late 90īs, improvisations were a way to "discover" new material for studio albums.

ProjeKct X came after the first 4 projeKcts with different line-ups, buy I think that this time they were not adding anything really new that hadnīt been explored in the previous projeKcts (except the incredible track with the same title as the album, "Heaven and Earth").

Yes, with King Crimson you can always expect (and sometimes enjoy) the darker and noisier side (as it happens with the tremendous "Demolition", a riff also used in King Crimson), but the general impression is not exactly a quartet searching for new material for "The ConstruKction of Light ". Anyway, as always, some material is interesting ("Maximizer", which could fit in ProjeKct Three, "Hat in the Middle" or "Belew Jay Way", which anticipates the future three "Sides" series by Adrian Belew) , but the better track is the one that also appeared at the end of "The ConstruKction of Light ", "Heaven and Earth" .

If you wish to know the risky side of King Crimson, listen first to "The Great Deceiver" (or any live album from 1973-74) or have a try with the compilation of the projeKcts "Deception of the Thrush" (and be careful with "THRaKaTTaK", more noisier and heavier than this ProjeKct X!). Anyway, as it always happens, if you are "in the mood" and want some adventure, the more you listen to this experimental album, the more you enjoy it...

Jordi Planas | 2/5 |

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