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King Crimson


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3.28 | 1403 ratings

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Erik Nymas
3 stars The yellow one

After the blue and red album we got this, the last album from the 4-man-lineup, here we see that maybe something is changed but still we got the impression that we are listening some Discipline reworks. Great job from the whole group in the technical side, but I sense the work from here to lack some point of musical interest, there isn't anything stunning that remain in your memory when you put the disc off, and even with the good instrumental parts which bring some new fresh air (Nuages sound like something from The sheltering sky again, even with some influences that we'll see better in next albums). All the album bring the sensation that KC stand still waiting for something, this ToaPP is a transition between the great moments in Discipline and the new fresh sound of THRAK and tracks like Industry are witness of the slow change in this way, the disjointed Dig me and the dark No warning make the point even better and while they are a lot different from the previous works still keep the KC essence and last but not last Lark's pt 3 make the thread between the old KC and the '95/actual line-up, maybe the only thing really original since it contains the sound from this line-up and the sound of the next generation. Conclusions: nothing special, the first part (till Nuages) is a low profile rework even with the nice Sleepless, the second part worth alone the 3 stars that I'll rate this since it's pure experimentation and the first step to bring us to The power to believe, so good and not essential, listen it a bit if you like KC, go for Discipline, TPtB, THRAK or previous works if you want some unique music.

Erik Nymas | 3/5 |


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