The Court of the Crimson King

The court of the crimson king

Photo side of things-more from Sun Moon Lake WenWu Temple shoot. Nice to shoot from on high downward for a change. Happened to have these 2 people come into view to set up shot.

Music Side-King Crimson-In the Court of the Crimson King. These guys were one of my first major musical likes and influences and this album is fairly cinematic. Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer fame was handling the bass and vocal duties for this work. The title song is also one of the greatest mellotron songs of all time. Mellotron was the forerunner of the synthesizer-a keyboard which triggered samples of strings, winds and vocals. Kind of the signature of much early progressive rock such as Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, etc.

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  • http://www.thenhbushman.com/ MJ Klein

    the Mellotron used tape cassettes that allowed one to play (if memory serves, it's been a long time since i played one) 8 keys at a time. the recordings were of real instruments and they ran out after a certain number of seconds. the player had to release the key to reset the tape back to the beginning. it was a mechanical nightmare but had a distinctive sound.

  • bbluesman

    Yeah it was a very cool albeit flawed instrument and was used by many cool
    bands. I neglected to include the moody blues on that list.

  • http://www.thenhbushman.com/ MJ Klein

    the Mellotron used tape cassettes that allowed one to play (if memory serves, it's been a long time since i played one) 8 keys at a time. the recordings were of real instruments and they ran out after a certain number of seconds. the player had to release the key to reset the tape back to the beginning. it was a mechanical nightmare but had a distinctive sound.

  • bbluesman

    Yeah it was a very cool albeit flawed instrument and was used by many cool
    bands. I neglected to include the moody blues on that list.