Have you ever looked at a sunset and been calmed by the colours and shifting moods of the sky as the light slowly dims? That’s what listening to this music is like - at least it is in the cinema inside my head! After the intimate heartfelt soloing of Evensong the listener is drawn into the residual glow of a gently fading soundscape.
Whilst the relative stillness of these three tracks won’t be to everyone’s taste, it’s a sustained reverie that makes the perfect accompaniment to reflection and thought.
Reminiscent of the contemplative atmosphere created on Midnight Blue from A Blessing Of Tears, this download is drawn from two performances from his Estonian churchscape dates in August 2006.
Here’s what Fripp had to say about this studio compilation in his diary. “Evensong from Tallinn, the encore piece & walk-off music, was exactly what I needed to prepare me for sleep. A Late-Evening Song, as it were. Honouring the overall form & sequence of a CD, much of this would have been edited out. And yet… the very slow wind-down, over a period of perhaps 20 minutes from the initial statement, helped me to wind down. This morning, I revisited the Churchscapes compilation & found myself attracted to the Evensong from Haapsalu.”
This is beautiful music indeed.