The ConstruKction of Light

The ConstruKction of Light

The ConstruKction of Light

The ConstruKction of Light


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Progressive rock pioneers King Crimson enter the new century with a new lineup and a new album, THE CONSTRUKCTION OF LIGHT. Crimson abandoned their visceral two-bassist, two-drummer arrangement after the departure of drummer Bill Bruford and bassist Tony Levin, so here the twin guitar assault of Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew takes center stage. Where the previous double trios albums THRAK and VROOOM knocked you down with their sheer power, THE CONSTRUKCTION OF LIGHT takes a more subtle approach, drawing ideas from the past and expanding on them. But the music is as progressive and challenging as ever: Belew's distorted vocal and guitar work on "Prozakc Blues" references "Elephant Talk," and the interplay between Fripp and Belew's guitars on the title track brings us back to "Frame by Frame" from DISCIPLINE. Drawing heavily on melodies from RED, "Larks' Tongues in Aspic -- Part IV" alternates bracing power chords with synthesized guitars and dual guitar leads, culminating with guitar solos that push all boundaries. The album also includes "Heaven and Earth," a bonus track from the Crimson sideline Project X; it's an excellent vehicle for Fripp's improvised sounds, which recall his playing on the solo release THE GATES OF PARADISE. Though it's not for the faint of heart, those in search of stimulating adventures in sound would do well to bathe themselves in THE CONSTRUKCTION OF LIGHT.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
Label: Dgm
UPC: 0633367051424
catalogNumber: 514
Rank: 74252


  1. Prozakc Blues
  2. The Construkction of Light
  3. The Construkction of Light
  4. Into the Frying Pan
  5. Frakctured
  6. The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum
  7. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 4
  8. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 4
  9. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 4
  10. Coda: I Have a Dream
  11. Heaven and Earth

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Crimson   Primary Artist
Adrian Belew   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bill Bruford   Percussion,Drums,Electric Drums
Trey Gunn   Bass,Guitar (Baritone),Group Member
Robert Fripp   Guitar,Group Member
Pat Mastelotto   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Adrian Belew   Composer
King Crimson   Producer
Trey Gunn   Composer,Video Images
Robert Fripp   Composer
Ken Latchney   Engineer
Pat Mastelotto   Composer,Producer
Ioannis   Art Direction,Digital Art
Bill Munyon   Producer,Engineer

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