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JAKSZYK, FRIPP AND COLLINS: A SCARCITY OF MIRACLES

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.59 | 544 ratings

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Crimzonite
4 stars I'm really surprised by how many people think that The Power to Believe, and The ConstruKction of Light were lesser albums. I really enjoyed them. But, I also see how one could be thrown by the sounds from A Scarcity of Miracles. This album takes a while for it to reveal itself to one. There are many hidden melodies, harmonies...etc... hidden in the song. This album takes at least three to five listens before you can really judge. I, myself did not like A Scarcity of Miracles because I was expecting another masterpiece like The Power to Believe, but instead, I got an album that faintly reminds me of Devin Townsend's Ghost.

The songs are not so much rhythmically complex, like on The ConstruKction of Light, but more harmonically complex. That's where I think the album's core is: In the harmonies, with the background noises, the ambient sounds and timbres. When you combine these, and listen...THAT'S where it all collides and you finally hear what A Scarcity of Miracles is about.

This album is in no way comparable to In The Court, or Red, or Lizard, but it is very refreshing to hear how King Crimson have, yet again, using their Eclectic properties, changed.

I liked this album, and I hope King Crimson, and Robert Fripp continue to put out new material until they're worn out.

4/5 Stars.

Crimzonite | 4/5 |

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