- Audio CD (April 25 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Virgin Records Us
- ASIN: B000000W7H
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
|2. Coda: Marine 475|
|4. Walking On Air|
|7. Inner Garden I|
|9. Radio I|
|10. One Time|
|11. Radio II|
|12. Inner Garden II|
|13. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream|
|14. Vrooom Vrooom|
|15. Vrooom Vrooom: Coda|
I only have one complaint with this CD. It comes in a mini LP slipcase and even has an inner sleeve for the actual CD. This is very cool. What kind of a complaint is this anyway?!? When I first pulled the CD sleeve out, I actually expected to see a mini vinyl, very nice effect actually. My complaint is that the case is about three quarters of an inch taller than a standard CD jewel case. Therefore, it doesn't fit on a standard sized CD rack/ shelf or in any sort of CD compartment you might have in your car. This is a big bummer for me because I keep all my CDs on my CD rack and I'd like to have this one in with the rest of my Krimson collection.Read more ›
This cd is very complex, dense and full of suprizes. I feel it has everything for everyone.
Not recommended for those who like boy bands or plastic country music or pop music in general.
Good to give as a gift, intro someone into good music, give as a gift at xmas.
But King Crimson's _THRAK_ is nastier than all of them.
This time around, King Crimson's avatars comprise a double trio, featuring Robert Fripp (guitar, mellotron), Adrian Belew (vocals, guitar), Tony Levin (bass, stick), Trey Gunn (Warr guitar), with Bill Bruford and Pat Mastelotto on percussion. They have created a daunting work, both inhumanly complex and frighteningly harsh, with guitar distortion that sounds like metal being torn apart by machines, and clamorous drumming. "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream" is catchy as it moves around spiky grooves and shrapnel hurricanes of dense noise. "Dinosaur" is heavy, evil rock. "VROOM" in all its variations is heavy instrumental intricacy, seemingly chaotic but elaborately constructed. "People" is a mechanized funk with ringing metallic snares and guitar lines sharper than an assassin's blade.
"B'Boom" reveals King Crimson's matchless ability to create tension in music. On an array of minimalist percussion, ghostly guitar strokes create a hair-raising expectancy. The percussion drops out, leaving only a machine gun snare roll. Then the song kicks into all out war-mode, with heaving battle rhythms. The transition from here into "THRAK" is sudden and jarring. This nightmare inducing title track makes Meshuggah sound like a bunch of teddy bears. (And if you haven't had the extremely devastating pleasure -- or pain, depending on the person -- of listening to Meshuggah, just take for granted that they are sick.Read more ›
And so begins King Crimson's 1995 return to duty after a... Read more