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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.14 | 771 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars I was a bit disappointed of this album as I first listened through it, but this was partly because my expectations for it were so high. And actually five songs out of eight are quite good compositions, so the major source of antipathy is probably the technic cold sound. This possibly much due the line-up changes, losing my own favorite drummer Bill Bruford and masterful Tony Levin from the double trio. Still, Pat has also good technique, and he has some interesting rhythms, though the digital drum set systems feel bit alien to my narrow sense of taste. Trey Gunn achieves to play here both technically and stylistically very good soft bass lines, and the album holds actually the best performance from him which I have yet heard.

From the songs I would mention especially the title track, which has very good rhythmic elements. "FraKctured" is a very moody composition, resembling naturally bands 70's masterpiece "Fracture". It has extremely violent parts in it, as does "Larks' Tongues in Aspic - part IV". These are very technical and cold pieces, and I think they please fans of oppressing (metal) music. The last track titled "Heaven and Earth" (which I believe is from their projekct sessions) has then an extremely laidback and beautiful ending. In addition to these tracks there are few songs on the album that irritated me a bit more, but the good parts are truly very good, and I see this as a worthy purchase. Actually last decent album from the band, later output eskcaping yet further to the violent turmoil of elekctronikc terrorism.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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