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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.14 | 771 ratings

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4 stars This album is heavy criticised by "old" KC fans and different kind of museum prog purists. I can understand their point of view, because I know the reason they don't like "The ConstruKtion Of Light".

Let's speak about that in details. Yes, this album is very heavy and "dirty", and it wasn't very usual for band's sound in very beginning. But even debut album had this great heavy moments, as well very popular "Red" was heavy rock album. (I like SABB very much as one of the best their album from 70-th, it was ROCK!).

There are not too many dreamy moments ( in fact - almost not at all) and bulky psychodelic structures. But - wake up, we're not in late sixties my friends! Album is energetic, dark and cold. Is it bad? No more summer of love? Is it strange for year 2000? Yes, it's a music of controlled chaos. You prefer to listen pseudo classical keybord passages once again?

I like this line -up very much and believe ,that new KC sound ( MK III) and band members are one most influential musicians for experimental prog in early XXI century. And if band by itself wasn't very active at that period, just check all perfect solo works of Trey Gunn, Mastelotto and Belew.

From all great prog band of first generation only KC stayed always interesting, searching and experimental till now.

snobb | 4/5 |


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