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King Crimson


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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Maybe they should have called this album "The ConstruKction of Heavy". To me this sounds like a blending of the next release "The Power to Believe" with "Discipline". This may have low ratings but I think some people can't handle heavy (haha). I guess that is the influence of my "Metal" background talking.

"ProzaKc Blues" is just plain funny. Belew's humour comes to the fore again. His vocals are processed big time to sound like an old blues singer. Check out the lyrics though.This is a heavy song with heavy vocals. Some ripping guitar as well. "The ConstruKction of Light" is a great tune.The percussion is amazing ! As are the intricate guitar melodies that interlock, reminding me of the "Discipline" album. "Into the Frying Pan" is another heavy, full sounding song. The guitar after 5 minutes is incredible. "FraKctured" is like a new version of "Fractured" from "Starless And Bible Black" and it's one of my favourites from this album. The guitar lines to open from Fripp I will never tire of. He is the master of creating these complex guitar arrangements that are on this song as well.The drumming really is outstanding on this song.

"The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum" is again another heavy tune. This one has vocals and check out the blistering guitar solo after 3 minutes that lasts a minute. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic-Part IV" is my other favourite song on this album. When it comes on I just say "Oh Yeah !" It's like organized mayhem. Some great guitar moments including towards the end of the song where the guitar is almost talking, I think it said "Somebody please help me !" "Coda: I Have a Dream" is a sad commentary on the twentieth century, as it recounts some of the tragedies.The heavy soundscapes continue. "ProjeKct X : Heaven and Earth" is another terrific tune.The percussion and guitar are spellbinding. Great sound ! The spacey atmosphere for the last 3 minutes of the song is quite refreshing.

I really like this record. I like the direction they have been heading towards from "Thrakk" to "The Power to Believe". And this album is an important part of that journey.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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