Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
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If 70s King Crimson played only instrumentals....
woburnmusicfan | Woburn, MA United States | 05/26/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine the mid-70s King Crimson lineup of Fripp-Cross-Wetton-Bruford playing an album of instrumentals, and you will have a pretty good idea of what this album sounds like. There are plenty of guitar and violin excursions, and the rhythm section are very good in their own right. It's a good sound, and entertaining to listen to, but the tracks are not distinctive and after a while a sameness sets in. Of the 18 tracks, 16 are grouped together under the title "Churches". My favorite tracks are "Ralis", "Ten Pence", "Burnsville", "A Famous Rabbit", and "Train, Rain, Zero". Most of the tracks are less than four minutes long, so nothing overstays its welcome. While the album as a whole is rock, the last two cuts, "Broken Spokes" and "Two Words", veer firmly into jazz, though "Broken Spokes" turns into a rock jam session halfway through. To me, this is a 3-1/2 star album, but if you're a big fusion (or King Crimson) fan, you may give it a higher rating.(1=poor 2=mediocre 3=pretty good 4=very good 5=phenomenal)"
Great instrumental prog/fusion
Squire Jaco | 04/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The band's third studio album is another winner in the style of instrumental progressive/hard-fusion. However, the fact remains that it's not *quite* as good as their first two: "Fiction and Several Days" and "Astronomy Made Easy". I'd recommend starting with those two first, and then getting this one. The booklet, by the way, comes with a very cute children's story inside about-- yes, you guessed it, a stolen bicycle."