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EXPOSURE

Robert Fripp

 

Eclectic Prog

3.67 | 218 ratings

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Rune2000
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3 stars Robert Fripp is a magnificent artist but just like Tony Banks and a few others he never managed to transfer this talent from his band-work to solo and collaboration work.

After successful projects with Daryl Hall and Peter Gabriel the talented Mr.Fripp decided to record a solo album as a part of the so called MOR trilogy. This trilogy consisted of Exposure, Darryl Hall's Sacred Songs and Peter Gabriel's second album.

Since I am not a huge fan of this trilogy project to begin with I wasn't expecting much. But although the album felt very inconsistent and lacked a sense of direction I still managed to enjoy some scattered pieces here and there. I definitely think that fans of King Crimson will find Exposure to be a real treat since Robert Fripp manages to fuse together the 73-74 era with the 80's era of the band's sound on this record. This definitely creates a whole new purpose for this record's existence even outside of this so called album trilogy.

I really like the moody ending of the album which combines Frippertronics with a toned down version of Peter Gabriel's Here Comes The Flood which shows the composition from an entirely different side. This marvelous conclusion made me wish for a higher overall consistency of this release especially since there are so many other great things about Exposure. Just look at all these guest appearances and tell me that you're not even a bit tempted to check out this album!

***** star songs: I May Not Have Had Enough Of Me But I've Had Enough Of You (3:34) Here Comes The Flood (4:07)

**** star songs: Preface (1:15) You Burn Me Up I'm A Cigarette (2:23) Breathless (4:45) Disengage (2:46) NY3 (2:24) Exposure (4:26) Häaden Two (2:53) Water Music I (1:27) Water Music II (4:28) Postscript (0:37)

*** star songs: North Star (3:06) Chicago (2:12) Mary (2:08) Urban Landscape (2:34) First Inaugural Address to the I.A.C.E. Sherborne House (0:04)

Rune2000 | 3/5 |

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