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King Crimson


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4.42 | 2978 ratings

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5 stars This album is absolute masterpiece and probably my favourite KC work. Starting from the title track part I, with dark and horror strings, and ending with part II with heavy guitar riff, which would surface now and then on several subsequent albums, Fripp and Co. demonstrated they perfection and mastery of composing and performing. In the vocal tracks, John Wetton plays bass and sings in a way that I was wondering how on earth is it possible to sing and play bass in that way simultaneously!. Bruford is one fine drummer and his beating on this album (listen to percussive instrumental "Talking Drum") is unbeatable. David Cross plays electric violins and shares Mellotron duties with Fripp. "Larks Tongues in Aspic" is a demanding album, even for KC fans. Forget about Greg Lake's ballads from the first two albums. This one rocks very hard and is extremely dark and experimental at the same time. But once you got acquainted with it, you will never let it go.
Seyo | 5/5 |


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