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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.13 | 761 ratings

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1967/ 1976
4 stars It is impossible to describe in correct manner the music of King Crimson. In fact the style change album by album and in my opinion King Crimson start with Progressive, pass through Jazz Rock, Symphonic and now they played (in various and projects) a sort of Post music that is not music but because this form of Art is music I describe this musical art as Post Prog. In first I listen a sort of Jazz not Jazz, because this form of music have the form of Free Jazz but not have the patterns of Jazz. Since the roots are Rock (of course)... But it is clear that KIng Crimson not plays Rock (or other form of music) now it is impossible to describe King Crimson's music. Now, "The ConstruKtion Of Light" is not an easy album (if you think that is a Rock album) but extremely easy if you think in Jazz field. As I wrote above this is not a Jazz album. Probably this music is more near to Blues, a strange form of Free Blues. But this last assertion is clearly incorrect. Strange of strange I think, in order to classify King Crimson's music, that this is the perfect fusion between all the musical forms that the human genius have conceived in the history.

The music of "The ConstruKtion Of Light" is simply to describe, at this point (or not?): is the perfect fusion between all the musical forms that the human genius have conceived in the history. In this sense the free form of "Larks' Tongue In Aspic" was brought to exasperation: it is no longer the concept of the human mind but improvisation distorted thoughts, in the sense that the original idea has become pure randomness, mingling with the infinite, nothing and everything, with modern sounds and modern technology, becoming something that is not music. This was the idea of so many bands of the 70's (especially German) that finally materializes.

It is impossible to judge this album, at the end, because if you think that Robert Fripp is a genious you not have understood King Crimson as band. Too and various line-ups have served to Mr. Fripp to get where he wanted: create a music that is not music. Something I had never heard before but that is what we have always heard. For this fact I think that "The ConstruKtion Of Light" is a great album. But proper because is the final stage of this journey "The ConstruKtion Of Light" is an easy and light album. Not, clearly (of course) a masterpiece.

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |


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