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King Crimson


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3.83 | 2040 ratings

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5 stars What do you do when you score with the greatest album of your generation? Do another one!

Indeed, this is certainly In the Court part 2...and as good as the original! Well, why would it be the contrary? Every tiny bit that made Court a masterpiece is well recycled. I'm using the term 'recycled' to say that the ingredients are the same, but just not in the same order.

BUT, not everything's the same. We have some new arrival with the pre-Lizard song Cat Food. A good blend of crazy writing and quirky lyrics. And also the instrumental Devil's Triangle who bears some ressemblance to Watcher of the Skies (genesis), thanks to the intensive use of the mellotron. The track's quite well represented by the title, as the anxious and claustrophobic atmosphere that gets thicker and thicker and thicker...and cacophonic (a prelude to Lark's Tongue perhaps?).

Honestly, I frankly think that Fat Lake's voice is THE one. It's crystal clear and it can be pushed to more ragged textures (Cat Food). Too bad, but I do enjoy my ELP records for that reason.

With Lake's voice, truck loads of Mellotron and some very adventurous tracks (Devil's Triangle), Wake of Poseidon is in my humble opinion AS good as Court of Crimson King since they're so alike. I know the comparison is hazardous for many!

The long forgotten twin brother of Court.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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