The Court of the Crimson King

by Mark Forman on June 24, 2009

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.