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Robert Fripp


Eclectic Prog

2.88 | 61 ratings

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2 stars Let The Power Fail

This was the most disappointing Robert Fripp album to date.

On the previous release, "God Save The Queen/Under Heavy Manners", Fripp intoduced us to the soporific sound of "Frippertronics" as a complete art form. Where Fripp used this delay technique, using two tape recorders strung together with the single tape running across both heads, on "Exposure" as a wash effect behind some rather spectacular music, and as a brief intro Here Comes The Flood as an interesting production form, here, in it's raw form, it proves to be boring (sorry fot the run-on sentence).

You may choose to use this as background to meditation, and here you will find it's only truly useful application. The only other option is to play a game of figuring out which note Fripp adds on each loop. This game gets quite tedious after only a few short minutes, and could also end up with the listeners' brains melted and puddling at the bottom on the cranium.

Recommended only for fans of this genre.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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