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THE BRONDESBURY TAPES

Giles Giles & Fripp

 

Proto-Prog

2.44 | 20 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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2 stars This is an interesting CD, it features the Giles brothers and Robert Fripp in their progrock salad days. Remarkable are some Syd Barrett sounding tracks (mainly because of the vocals) like "Hypocrite", "Digging my lawn" and "Erudite eyes". I'm delighted about the varied guitar play from Robert Fripp: a Spanish flavor (like Hackett) in "Tremolo study in A major", virtuosic jazz in "Suite no. 1", psychedelic in "Passages of time" and bluesy in "Why don't you just drop in". The climates of the 21 songs alternates between Sixties pop and rock (THE KINKS, THE BEATLES), jazz, classic, folk and embryonal KING CRIMSON sounding (like "Scrivens" and the later KC song "I talk to the wind" in two versions). I don't think that this CD will appeal to progheads who are not into King Crimson/Robert Fripp but it's a fascinating effort, very progressive although it does not appeal very much to me.

erik neuteboom | 2/5 |

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