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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4184 ratings

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5 stars What else can be said about the manual for "Perfectly Crafted Progressive Music" I guess that if the 5 stars rating is not unattainable, who else but this guys deserve it? Really. This is the kind of record I wish I could hear again for the first time. Nothing compared to it. Strange and unique fall short; but at the same time quiet universal. I have never stopped being surprised by the wide variety of species which belong to the "Crimsons´s Court"... There are things that happen by luck, accident and law, this is one of those. Out of nowhere; back in those days 1969; music creativity was emerging simultaneously like grass (Hendrix, Beatles, Yes 1, Zeppelin 1, Miles Davis, early european Progs and a long etc); it really was complicated to outstand in any other way but talent. And more important than that creative talent; without limits, but yours; it was your choice. Creativity transforms the established language; and to find ones´s own language is the name of the game. This music is one of the best examples. Fripp was not new at this game; he had some pre-Crimson musical encounters with future Crimson founders. Greg Lake was a long time childhood chump, they both learned to play the guitar when young. Prog as such changed for better with the arrival of this "Monster!" (as with The Beatles Sgt. Pepper or Hendrix´s "Are you experienced?". The standards changed dramatically for every prog fan and musician. To put it "Crimsonly" this was the music for the 21st. century schizoid fans. 5 stars top
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