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(NO PUSSYFOOTING)

Fripp And Eno

 

Progressive Electronic

3.46 | 84 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I admit to being floored that this was recorded in 1973. These two amazing musicians used 2 tape recorders connected together in such a way that a single note would play back over and over until it disappeared.This was already being done by many German bands, but this was the first time a whole album featured this process. This would later be called "Frippertronics" when Mr.Fripp used this soundscape. The album cover is meaningful of Fripp and Eno sitting in a mirrored room.Their images like the sounds go on and on.

"The Heavenly Music Corporation" is my favourite of the two compositions. The sounds drift along quietly until after 3 minutes when we start to hear Fripp's guitar coming to life. The guitar is more prominant after 7 minutes.There is a section after 10 minutes where it sounds like the guitar is crying out. Some fantastic guitar melodies 16 minutes in as waves of synths pulsate. Nice. 20 minutes in the drones slowly pulse to end the song.

"Swastika Girls" is a difficult listen for me as Eno is more prominant,especially with the use of his VCS3. The noises are strange and they play over and over, it's actually quite annoyoying. Fripp comes in before 8 minutes with some tasty guitar sounds that come and go.

Well as much as I can appreciate this ambient recording I can't rate this more than 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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