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Fripp & Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.80 | 124 ratings

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5 stars 1975 turned out to be one of the best years for Electronic Music.

Opposite to their previous "No Pussyfooting", 1973, this release enhances the intimate musical directions both musicians were going through. A clash of two minds opposite to a exploratory fusion of them as the highly experimental and avant-garde, No Pussyfooting was.

"Evening Star",1975, their second collaborative work then, was released at the same time both musicians had already 'ground breaked' the Prog/Rock world and underworld, through their own projects or bands or as x-members of other bands or other collaborations.

Both musicians had a very clear mind of where they wanted to go, knowing the place already, it was time to dwell. Luckily, (for us listeners), both have a different way of viewing the same picture.

Brian Eno's raw, unmelodical with purpose experimental electronics, counterpointed by Robert Fripp's abstract and enticing , mysterious and poetic, electronically processed electric guitar riffs and loops (his future "Frippertronics").

An electronic world in which both musical languages coincide but not as a single entity, therefore this clash of approaches serves as a spur to enrich these differences opposite to subduing them, thus its highly Avant Garde experimentation openned up the myriad of possibilities this combination of outstanding musicians could bring to the table.

Also its tracks disposition, allow each musician to act freely and in collaboration simultaneously. By sectioning the release into two different conceptual contexts, 4 less than 8 minutes tracks with an abstract, hypnotic and more than once beautiful (not-sweet, not the same) "ethereal" environment and one long 32 minute track, more in tune with its elder sibling's "drone/mechanical/ambient/industrial" focus.

Daring, ground breaking, flawless and progressive as Prog should be!

*****5 "FULL" PA stars.

admireArt | 5/5 |


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