Thursday, April 12, 2012
The bizarre cover of King Crimson's debut album suggests nightmares, but listening to the music is like experiencing a dream in tonalities and poetry. That album--In the Court of the Crimson King--and the second album--In the Wake of Poseidon--became listening staples for me when I was in college in the early 1970s.
These albums were part of the early wave of Progressive Rock and as years progressed King Crimson became ensconced as purveyors of innovative modern music. Showing an eclectic range of musical sounds and styles, King Crimson has attained a cult status.
The strange intricacies of the music of King Crimson would place them in the genre that I would call Dream Music or music that suggests dreaming.