|| July 15, 1977 Frippertronics
This track is now available for download as part of a bumper collection of Mr Stormy's Monday Selections - his first year of random romps through the murky, cavernous DGM archives, torch in hand, fedora upon his head.
Get your listening gear in between this little piece of vintage Frippertronics. Discovered last year by Mister Stormy on a reel labelled Frippertronic Chords, this was one of 29 drones and gradual unfurlings recorded in New York in 1977 for several studio projects that would have included Daryl Hall’s Sacred Songs, Hall And Oates’ Along The Red Ledge and Exposure. Several of these were noted by the guitarist as being “good” and in one or two cases you can sense the air of excitement as he deems them to be “very good.”
OK so this isn’t marked one way or another but to our ears it sounds just dandy!
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Band Member Diaries
Wed., Nov 21, 2007
Written by Robert Fripp
Morning listening: Brahms.
11.54 David is in SoundWorld I…
… and I am off to the Village Shop I…
… where our Landlord is at work I…
I return, intact, to a meeting in the kitchen with David.
15.42 What is Mr. Stormy doing today? I…
Mr. Stormy is a qualified plumber…
Mr. Stormy is also a drummer…
… and demonstrates how a drummer counts to four…
Mr. Stormy has archive-excitements for me…
From Mr. Stormy-investigated archive-boxes: two Frippertronics pieces with solos. Am House of Music and Cmajor Celebration. These come from an Arny’s Shack tape-reel, and are most likely solos recorded at Arny’s in Parkstone c. 1980-83 over Frippertronic loops from live US performances in 1979.
Fripp & Eno final re-master CDs from Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering; and another Mr. Stormy archive find…
This is taken from a 12” reel of Revox Frippertronic-loops, recorded in Hell’s Kitchen in 1978 (where My House Your House was also recorded). These were designed to provide specific backdrops in particular keys, for particular chords, to be used in studio projects of the time. There is a reel of more interesting material from the same period, created for Sacred Songs & Exposure, which Alex has transferred & is stored – somewhere in DGM HQ. Sublet to Hit Factory & engineer Ed Sprigg was a few-block walk.
Tracklist / chord-annotation is a Xerox copy of the original on the tape box…
The current Musician (journal of the MU) has an article showing how the work of performers generates significant economic repercussions for many Beyond The Stage…
I was already well aware of this. These many are mostly keen for the performer to continue performing, even where the personal, professional & artistic interests of the performer direct them elsewhere.
A second meeting in the kitchen with David discussing Sanctuary, Virgin & UMG.
E-frenzying. 271 left.
Wonderful news! Luke Raphael Willis was born on Thursday 8th November. Mother and son are reportedly doing well. I have no news of the father, Brother Peter Willis, but I have no doubt Peter is also a happy boy.
16.03 The Sistery Person is taking an active interest in developing an alternative career for her brother...
An Evening with Patricia & Robert Fripp
San Francisco Bay Area - Corte Madera, California
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sign-In: 5:30 - 6:00pm
Event: 6:00 - 9:30pm
How to Be a Hero on and off the Platform
From Beginner to Mastery in Business, Performance, and Life
18.59 The inbox: only 234 to go!
Questions of value wait for me to address re: GC, LCG, SSG & KC – these are only 4 acronyms – and here I am in front of a computer screen. Is this what I deserve? Is this what I need? Well, obviously both: we are responsible for the lives we attract to ourselves.
21.36 I have been listening to several pieces of music from the late 19th. & early 20th. century & found that I slipped inside the feeling-space of the time & cultures in which they resonated. I have entered some of these feeling-spaces before, sometimes standing next to particular individuals, who continued themselves to be part of these time-cultures, and breathing the air around them.
The Power is Still Falling, Sun., Oct 19, 2008
Written by knet70
Thanks again Robert for this gem from the vaults.
Aside from the poor sound quality I can see why this did not make the cut on the album. It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to Let the Power Fall but this song seems much faster paced than the other pieces. The progression of the song is too quick and doesn’t allow the listener enough time to settle into the mood and then suddenly it’s over. Still, a great addition though to the Frippertronics library.
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