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King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.42 | 2976 ratings

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5 stars This album changed my view of listening to music forever. After hearing Crimson's debut I was already blown away but this one was a completely different story musically, with an entirely new line-up and a whole new musical path ahead. This was a whole new source of inspiration not only for King Crimson but also for other bands listening to this record after it's release. Crimson's new sond was really experimental, which is even further expanded with the new drums/percussion section of Bill Bruford and Jamie Muir respectively. Bruford's clean and polyrhythmic style is an excellent contrast to Muir's manic and assymetrical approach, having equipments enough to fill your living room completely. Robert Fripp also was wise in the choice of David Cross on Violin/Mellotron and John Wetton on bass and vocals, and the overall result is very interesting, diverse and eclectic.

The stand out tracks here are definitely the title traspic, effectively sliced in two to both open and close this album. This piece toys with multiple genres including jazz, contemporary classical and proto-metal and makes you think that Fripp hit the nail right on the head when he came up with the title. The keyword for this album is experimental, but don't be afraid, it's all worth it.

Bj-1 | 5/5 |


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