With nearly every album ever made being reissued on CD, it’s logical that nearly every predigital band that ever broke up is coming out of the waxworks to reunite. Is everything old really new again? Don’t ask Emerson, Lake & Palmer, whose merry-go-round-from-hell ’70s art rock sounds remarkably well preserved on Black Moon — not good, mind you, just well preserved. Keith Emerson, Überlord of keyboard excess, hurls enough sonic M-80s at Prokofiev’s ”Romeo and Juliet” to make piano teachers everywhere duck — which probably has always been the point.
- Black Moon