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LIVE IN NORTHAMPTON, MA (PROJEKCT TWO)

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.15 | 17 ratings

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Evolver
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Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars This live recording is superior to the Space Groove album, mosy because by this time Adrian Belew had learned more about the v-drums (an electronic kit), so his rhythms are much less simplistic. However, the band still has the problem of a lack of cohesiveness to the jams (however technically excellent they are).

Each songs starts with Belew laying down a beat. Robert Fripp and Trey Gunn then start soloing over the beats. And the soloing is great. But there rerely seems to be any sort of theme played between the instruments, and therefore, everything sounds random. Sure, at a few times there are parts that were obviously worked out between Fripp and Gunn, but thay are always short, and quickly diverge back into random notes.

I would appreciate this more if the band sounded like they were actually listening to each other, and building off of each other's ideas (like the Wetton/Cross/Bruford band did so well).

Evolver | 3/5 |

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