Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.42 | 3273 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Thiago Hallak
4 stars This album introduces a new era of King Crimson's music: Some heavy metal and a great experimental rock are found, without a care of made erudi themes. Lots of rock improves and with only a few symphonic elements.

Basically, the music is built on two instrumental lines: The line of chords. With guitars, bass, pedals and a violin. And the percurssion line, with master Brufford on drums. The harmony between them and inside them is really complex, a great instrumental work!

The song "Larks' Tongues in Aspic" is the most experimental and it is fractioned in two parts. In this song, sometimes, Fripp plays on achords - in all the other songs we found only solo and arpeggio. Actually, this album has lots of exciting guitar passages.

"Book of Saturdays" is beauty and also has electronic distorcions... an interesting idea. "Exiles" and "The Talking Drum' haven't great ideas but they are nice.

"Easy Money" is just the albums best song! Its instrumental part and its outcome are incredible, really ecstasy moments! It is pure Rock'n'Roll with such a great instrumental work!

An excellent addition!

Thiago Hallak | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this KING CRIMSON review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.