Thursday 3 September 2020

King Crimson - Thrak (1995)

The 11th album from this British band.

The band is a sextet on this album with a lineup of drums, electronic percussion, bass, chapman stick, mellotron, guitars and vocals.

This album is the first album with King Crimson as a double-trio. That format has now become the norm in the King Crimson camp.

Thrak is also an extended version of the Vrooom EP and a fully worth album in it's own right.

Thrak gives us an hour full of almost classic King Crimson type of eclectic prog.

It has some quirky melodic songs and a lot of eclectic prog with some avant-garde influences.

There is a lot of material here which reminds me about their great album Red and their best albums from the 1970s.

Robert Fripp and the musicians here is delivering a great album here and is more than proving their worth in the scene.

Thrak is one of the albums who prove why King Crimson is among the alltime greats in the progressive rock scene.

4 points

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