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Fripp & Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.94 | 68 ratings

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5 stars After years of occasionally playing and recording; these un-matched duo of composers; have more to deliver than contrast of structures and instruments. Time and experience settled these two rivers into a single ocean; or galaxy more in accordance with the recurrent picture.

After an incredible "Evening Star"; which could flow between "krautrock", "electronic", "eclectic", "ambient" and "indusrial-ambient"; "The Equatorial Stars" as they establish in the name; is going to be an un-earthly collaboration; the third between the 2, at that time.

Years of playing occasionally together have blended the route of their approaches. The result in this project is closer to Enosīs keyboard "ambient" language and Frippsīs electric guitar "soundscape" environments, coexisting together in the same gravity and space, breathing the same air. Therefore the feeling in general is "electronic-etherea"l, leaning towards "ambiental", but without its low-keyed "limits" and without any kind of preconceived attachments, being that both languages have very solid structures and identities by themselves.

And even better than that; we are offered focused compositions; even thoug, both languages merge as whispers of two different voices, the direction both take has more control and direction, so the approaches are counter-balanced by song-composition and its "restraints". Two worlds collide for a very "friendly" third clash.

*****5, "The best of two worlds redifined and refined by experience and way ahead vision" PA Stars

admireArt | 5/5 |


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