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Fripp & Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.53 | 118 ratings

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4 stars The debut effort of this wonderful collaboration of Robert Fripp and Brian Eno takes strong cues from Eno's ambient works, but Fripp's involvement on this album takes that concept to an interesting level. "The Heavenly Music Corporation" is a long and droning composition. Eno creates an ocean of droning, buzzing electronic sound while Fripp's guitar drones and noodles over top. It sounds like an uneventful concept, but the variation in sound that Fripp's electronically manipulated guitar is able to pull off is remarkable and beautiful, and soars highly over the soundscape not unlike the way the mellotron is used on Tangerine Dream's early albums. "Swastika Girls" is the same idea as the last track, but is more optimistic and dreamy in tone. The "Frippertronics" here are used to great effect and remind me of "Neurotica" from the King Crimson album Beat.

This collaboration album, though largely ambient, has a much greater experimental appeal than Eno's solo ambient works, and just enough is happening in the tracks to keep the listener interested while also maintaining an uncluttered, dreamy scape of wonderful electronic drones.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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