The construKction of light

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The Construkction of Light
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Studio album by King Crimson
Released 23 May 2000
Genre Progressive metal
Length 58:18
Label Virgin
King Crimson chronology
Heavy Construkction
(2000)Heavy Construkction2000
The Construkction of Light
King Crimson Live in Mainz
(2001)King Crimson Live in Mainz2001

The Construkction of Light (stylised the construKction of light) is the twelfth studio album by English band King Crimson, released in May 2000 by record label Virgin.


It has the distinction of being the first studio album to be released by King Crimson without two longtime members (the first without drummer Bill Bruford who debuted with the band for 1973's Larks' Tongues in Aspic and without bassist Tony Levin who joined in 1981). The departure of these stalwarts brought an end to the "double trio" era of the band and their return to a quartet: Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto. Fripp was now not only the last remaining member from any lineup prior to 1981 but the only Englishman left as well.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[2]

AllMusic wrote that the band "fall flat with The ConstruKction of Light [...] Unable to shed the weight of their oft-brilliant history, the most promising moments of ConstruKction are crushed underneath the bulk. What makes ConstruKction such a disappointment is, despite how 'progressive' the band-fragmenting ProjeKct approach appeared on paper, upon execution, it produced an utterly backward-looking album."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All writing by Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto.

No. Title Length
1. "ProzaKc Blues" 5:28
2. "The ConstruKction of Light" 5:49
3. "The ConstruKction of Light" 2:50
4. "Into the Frying Pan" 6:54
5. "FraKctured" 9:06
6. "The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum" 6:24
7. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic - Part IV" 3:41
8. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic - Part IV" 2:50
9. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic - Part IV" 2:36
10. "Coda: I Have a Dream" 4:51
11. "Heaven and Earth" (ProjeKct X) 7:46



  1. ^ a b Nickey, Jason. The ConstruKction of Light review AllMusic. Retrieved on 2011-02-27.
  2. ^ Moos, Dan. "King Crimson: The ConstruKction of Light". PopMatters. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

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