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Larks Tongues in Aspic
Larks Tongues in Aspic
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than 5 stars, 15 April 2002
This review is from: Larks Tongues in Aspic (Audio CD)
Buy it.
Listen to it again and again and again (etc)
You should get to a stage where it is essential to you, but it will probably remain a mystery to most people who try it because the depth is almost incalcuble. Its quite obvoius that Fripp, Wetton, Bruford and Cross are the leaders in their vaios fields, but don't ignore percussionist Jamie Muiur as...he's doing very clever things and it's worrying...

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fripp, Sinfield & co. gang up on hapless Haskell, 15 April 2002
This review is from: Lizard (Audio CD)
The great thing about this is that the singer, Gordon Haskell, is utterly bewildered by and completely opposed to this music, and Fripp knows this. Sinfield is on top form, conjuring up fantastic, bizarre imagary with his lyrics, and coupled with Fripp's evil compositions, and Kieth Tippitt's piano is also plotting against him; they exploit Haskell's befuddlement masterfully. The first few tracks are deceptively merry... but the sinister mellotrons soon put paid to any misunderstandings. The title track is a 23 min suite featuring Ian Anderson from Yes. This is the most jazz-orinetated KC album and highly reccommended. 4 stars is stingy, but it is only relative to the other KC albums, as KC are a Premeirship outfit...everyone else seems Vauxhall Conference in comparison
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ferocious, 15 April 2002
This review is from: Red (Audio CD)
This is not a pleasent listen at first if you are not used to KC, and this is where I first started. It took a quite a few listens for me to get on with it, but it was worth it as further listens confirmed that it is an immaculate LP, and I don't think I'm anywhere near fully appreciating it yet. The first three are intense almost overbearing pieces which really demonstrate the tensiuon between the players, who were hardly talking. The title track is a Fripp composition, and that is quite evident when you hear it, and it is a very good reason to buy it. 'Fallen Angel' and '1 more Red Nightmare' are just as good. Its actually quite intimidating listening to such angry sounds coming out of players who know EXACTLY what they are doing; much moreso than on prevous KC LPs. 'Providence' is an improv from the Starless & Bible Black' days with David Cross. Contrary to another review this is not 'unneccessary' and given patience it erupts spectacularly. 'Starless' is a reworking of the title track from the previous LP, which was an improv. The transformation is such that it is only recognisable after careful and repeated listenings. Insufficient space to give it the write up it deserves, but suffice to say it is a fitting finale to KC, who died with a roar not a whimper, and when eventually ressurected the direction was radically different. The end of an era.

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