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Fripp & Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.80 | 124 ratings

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4 stars Yes, Side Two is garbage, but when you have a whole side like Side One, it's hard to throw away an entire album! Personally, I love ambient music. I find music that pacifies or soothes the soul essential to life and creativity. Many of the achievements in the expansion of consciousness that I've made personally have been due to the assist of musics like these. When this album came known to me (I think it was 1980), I played it a lot. My meditation practice was new, my dream journalling and pursuit of all things Jungian in full swing, and the "ambient music" scene was critical to my personal journey. It's weird, as I listen to Side Two, I don't even remember it (I must have never played it--or, for sure, ignored it once I knew it), while every song on Side One conjures up myriad images and memories. Plus, guest member of my family garage band, Billy Bob, had a "Fripp in the Box" looping pedal system with which we had no end of fun jamming with and around. For me song 2, "Evening Star" (7:20) is the one that I hold most dear as it most reminds me of DAVID SYLVIAN's wonderful Disc Two of "Gone to Earth" with all of the instrumentals of he and Bill Nelson and Fripp ambienting it up, but they all have helped contribute to some of my favorite cassette playlists.

3.5 stars rated up because this was such ground-breaking, historic stuff back in 1975!

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |


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