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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

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This is my favourite Crimson album, its a hard decisition to take, of course, considering Crimson as one of my favourite bands, and with VDGG, the best of Eclectic prog subgenre.

Well, to explain the geniality of this album, first I will talk about the band members in it, and why they were so important in the make of this piece of art.

Robert Fripp: He was looking for a new band, new artists, and of course, he was developing a new Crimson sound, a demoniac sound that might change every listeners life, and so it was...

John Wetton: A fantastic Bass player at that time, he has the fame of breaking the bass chords, with a rude style and virtuosity; also, a very good singer, that may explote the potential of his voice in King Crimson.

Bill Bruford: He left Yes, after a huge succes with masterpieces Fragile, and Close to the edge. The best drummer of music history (with Carl Palmer). He was Fripps ambition in his new crimson, and he wanted to join crimson as much as he left Yes....THE BAND was becoming real....

David Cross: A violin in crimson? symphonic crimson? not at all, cross combine his violin, with the violin guitar of fripp to create an atmosphere hard to believe.

Jamie Muir: Percusionist, geniality, insanity, this means Jamie Muir, and much more, strange sounds, atmospheres, the perfect partner for bruford drums, and Fripp Guitar; a pity he left the band after this album, but a pleasure to enjoy him in it.


Larks tong in aspic part 1: The first masterpiece of the album, strange sounds, a powerfull riff, the first part of a whole masterpiece, the best one of the album, and one of Crimsons history. Muir is essential, with strange sounds, and effects, and the power of fripp are the highest points of the song. Of course, Cross had a great lavour, Bruford put a great rithm, and wetton joined him.

Book Of saturday: A relax song, to rest our ears after larks, and an introducion to the most beautiful song of crimsons history

Exiles: Another masterpiece, Wetton labour is excellent, the best one in his crimson era with fallen angel (as a singer of course, as a bass player he was always excellent), and Cross work with his violin its also the best one in his crimson era (even shorter than wetton one), a beautiful song, a great melody, and the crimson touch, what more can yo expect!?!??!?!

Easy money: A classic of this era, maybe the more comertial song of the album (IS THIS COMERTIAL!?!?!??!?!) Powerful, balanced, and crazy.

The Talking Drum: As the name says, Bruford and Muir are the main event of this song, the rithm is agressive, also wettons bass is great as fripps guitar (as in the whole album).

Larks tong in aspic part 2: The best finish for these magestousic piece of art, now Fripp is the central part of the song, creating a fantastic guitar session, impossible to forget.....

What more can I say???? I highly recommend this album, it is a must to every prog listener, and should be to everyone, but of course, crimson it is not or everyone, it may change your life....

Nash | 5/5 |


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