Wednesday, 16 February 2011

King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseido

Kings of mellotronn

Now listening to a compilation of 'slower' King Crimson tracks I have just completed. A favourite of these favourites is 'In the Wake of Poseidon' which gives a superb platform for Crimson's distinctive use of mellotron.

What a gorgeous track prompting memories of my first enjoyment and the year on year returns. Great bass line, but it is the machine-gun bursts of drumming that also features as key instrument throughout. These two and the mellotron of course. It's the closing lines which mesmerise by repeating the three simple brilliant descending melodic notes, adding choric and other textures as it progresses.

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