Saturday 17 October 2020

King Crimson - The ConstruKction of Light (2000)


The 13th album from these British legends.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, warr bass, guitars, programming and vocals.

This album is a studio album with rehearsals recorded in garages and living rooms. 

Is it a proper album ? It has been described as a proper album and I have to take their word for it. Hence this review.

King Crimson is the genre-defining band in the Eclectic Prog genre. A genre with dissonant and leftfield music and bands. 

In most cases, on most King Crimson albums, that means very good and great albums. 

King Crimson revisits some of the great themes from their 1970s albums on this one hour long album. Nice rehashes of old themes, they are.

Sometimes, the rehearsals is just ideas thrown out there in the hope they will fly. In some cases, that does not happens.

The Construction Of Light, rehearsal or not, is still a typical King Crimson album with Robert Fripp's sonic landscapes and guitars. 

The quality is somewhere between decent and good throughout this album. It is an album well worth checking out.

2.5 points

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