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Robert Fripp - A Blessing of Tears 1995 Soundscape-Vol 2 - Live in California CD (album) cover


Robert Fripp


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4.32 | 29 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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5 stars This is a masterpiece of spiritual music on a hour of sadness. Pure beautifulness and emotions emerge from the simple synthesized & looped solo guitar of Mr. Fripp, allowing listener to sense his psychological state and catharsis of mournfulness. Though the tracks are cut from DAT- recordings of Fripp's Californian tour 1995, this is not a completely authentic live album, as there are small edits done afterwards. Last two "Returning" tracks have been altered on post-production phase; the second one interestingly presented as backward reversed edit, emphasizing the probabilities of metaphysical movements in space-time and human mind. These edits were explained clearly in the booklet and they appear logical within the context of the album, creating more meaning to the music than purist live concert capturing. Many people who have not liked King Crimson due its neurotic tendencies, have enjoyed this serene music much, being aesthetically pleasing and quite easy to access. Still I have found lots of musical information from it, as there are several long processes going on simultaneously. "A Blessing of Tears" is also an example of perfect manufacturing and production quality of Fripp's DGM record company. Booklet is informative about the musician's thoughts along with recording's technical description, beautiful in its design and the CD contains also a neat digital label sampler.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 5/5 |


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