The only progressive rock band from the '60s to be making new, vital, progressive music in the '90s, King Crimson returned from a ten-year exile in with THRAKtheir first album since 's Three of a Perfect Pair. However, he added to this familiar quartet two new members: Chapman Stick player Trey Gunn and ex- Mr.
Mister drummer Pat Mastelotto. Effectively, Fripp created a "double trio," and the six musicians King Crimson - THRAK their instruments in extremely unique King Crimson - THRAK . The mix is very dense, overpoweringly so at times, but careful listens will reveal that each musician has his own place in each song; the denseness of the sound is by design, not the King Crimson - THRAK result of too many cooks in the kitchen.
Sometimes, as in "THRAK," the two trios are set against each other, in some sort of musical faux combat. In others, they just combine their respective sounds to massive effect. On "Dinosaur," perhaps the strongest track on the record, Mastelotto and Bruford set up an ominous tom-tom groove that supports an even more ominous guitar figure.
The vocal, the musings of a long-dead sauropod, are vintage Belewjust as the freaky, falling-down-the-stairs solo in the middle is vintage Fripp. Allusions to earlier Crimson abounds, such as the form of "VROOM," for example, which is suspiciously reminiscent of "Red" from the album of the same nameor the shout-out to "The Sheltering Sky" from 's Discipline in "Walking on Air.
King Crimson came back in a major way with THRAKand proved that, even in its fourth major incarnation, Fripp and company still had something to say.
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