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Robert Fripp


Eclectic Prog

3.79 | 33 ratings

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5 stars I am kind of alone when it comes to Fripps´s solo projects. I neither, do not know how to put it in words or it is a general rejection.

When the G-3 came to Mexico with him as guest; people used his intervention as an intermission to loose themselves down and start chattering or going to the toilet. Odd, considering half of them were wearing Crimson T-shirts. I am not suggesting a standing ovation, but the feeling in general is, as if he has lost relevance in the modern music field or more important, in the Prog one.

Anyway! I have never been that hot with my prog-peers neither, so to each its own!

So 5 stars? Am I overblowing the 5 stars conditions? ore even worse, my admiration for Fripp?!!... ?

To anyone who was a bit (at least) amused with the FRIPP & ENO, 1975, "Evening Star" project and thought, What would have happened if they went the other way around. Instead of constructing the industrial or earthly like passages, went instead the "cosmic" way? (something that will happen later, with "Equatorial Stars"). But the feeling in general in comparisson from that project to this work, is that we were just given a little dossage of the " whole pill".

This is the whole pill! Here Robert Fripp takes off with a different travel mate: Jeffrey Fayman. As the liner notes explain he (Fayman), planned the whole scheme, and waited for Fripp to Ok it. The travel-logue: A Temple in the Clouds. (Greece.) From the moment it starts, it simply grabs you and only when it finishes you will be set free ( you would not like to get off,anyway), no stop-overs.

Deeply intense, abstract, flawless, original to the top, highly "cosmic" and beautiful by chance, not intention. My favorite kind.

Ok! So this is not an "Eno & Fripp" album, less a "Crimson" one, more like an intense, all adrenaline-soundscapes project.

*****5 ¨full¨ PA Stars, "Like a luxurious trip to the clouds in a roller coaster of pure whites,electric blues, shades of gray and pitch black purple, as its art cover"

admireArt | 5/5 |


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