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King Crimson


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3.08 | 1213 ratings

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3 stars "It would appear if the necessity was felt in the kingdom of music" KC to which it had appeared suddenly in the 80's was digested the idea till then further in the age and rode on the stream with a reformative element if it borrowed the word of Fripp. The listener might have felt the expectation and puzzled in a new creation of KC. And, a new idea and the current, the fact that two Americans had joined had been transformed to the band that caught music from a different angle in the history of KC.

The activity after Fripp dissolved the band in 1974 indeed showed the production of an energy Solo album, the repetition of thought, and shape by groping. "Discipline" that was born in the meantime was sent to the world as one result as shown by the title. I will still feel it one legend for Fripp. And, the fact where the member was fixed in KC at this time was the first attempt for KC. It is not understood whether the listener obediently accepted member's idea of course.

The influence that Belew had on the band might be large in no small way. It causes the action by the element that the idea and Belew of Fripp that takes the repetition of a primitive rhythm cultivated and is reflected in the work. KC in the 80's had making the sound consistently refined. It is based from the start to thought that to have been considered up to 1984 in 1981 by Fripp. However, they guess that they achieved the content that should surely be executed for music in the flow.

The creation of KC at this time might have been expressed in the title of the album. "Beat" might also have the listener who thinks the existence of it buried in the history of their music. However, the idea and the element that KC considered in the 80's were advanced concretely with a purpose by Fripp.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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