Tuesday, 23 June 2020
King Crimson - Discipline (1981)
The eight album from this UK band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, chapman stick, guitars, electronics and vocals.
I have reviewed their first seven albums in Progarchives and # 1 of this blog. Then I decided to turn my attention from King Crimson and Yes to more obscure bands. Which I did for a while before deciding to return to both bands and finish of their respective discos.
Which I am doing now.
Robert Fripp, the band owner, dissolved the band who recorded Red and went solo and holiday for some years. He returned again with the aim of calling his new band Discipline. During that period, the band changed name to King Crimson again.
King Crimson is always and will always remain a very eclectic band with some of the most eclectic music available. It is their strength and the reason why they are one of the best ever bands.
Discipline is both very different from Red, the previous album, and similar to this album. Robert Fripp's visions is similar. Nevertheless, the new King Crimson on Discipline is more rhythms and electronic based.
The band is shooting eclectic melodies and rhythms at the listener for almost forty minutes. And the music is really good. There is no great tracks here, though.
It is still a good album which proves their greatness.