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The WIne of Silence
:: Posted by emory0 on May 25, 2013
It showed up late last week and I just finished hearing it on my big 2-channel rig.
Singletonís notes up front are interesting and point to something I didnít really expect listening to the internet clips: It almost seems like some of this is what Fripp was "really" playing. Pie Jesu, for example: Thatís actually a full orchestra with strings playing, and while it sounds like the original it also sounds fuller, meatier, yet without being something else. So I couldnít help but think that Frippís Soundscapes version was a representation of an orchestral piece. (Of course, I never thought that before hearing this.)
Sure, I know this disc will outsell the latest Justin Bieber CD, but even if it didnít Iíd still say this was an important disc in its own way. Structurally, of course, itís kind of simple. The tempos donít change much and it kind of rotates in place slowly, just like Soundscapes. But it also feels a bit like some of the Eastern European íminimalí composers, like Part. So it feels like full classical music too.
:: Posted by retlaw on May 23, 2013
To me, the most overlooked part of his career was the stellar job he did producing the first four (?) albums by the LA band X. Those records are some of the best of the 80ís.
The Doors tribute.
:: Posted by Bakullama on May 22, 2013
A follow up to my praise of Ray Manzarek post earlier. Itís come to my attention that Keith Emerson and others have been hard at work on a DOORS tribute album... Wonderful! This was revealed on Keithís Facebook and may be old news to some. To my younger musical ears the doors were just as important as king crimson. Now just fond memories of an elder hippie. :)
The TransKcription Of Light
:: Posted by DanAnderson on May 22, 2013
Hey techies out there. Is there any way I can download The Transcription Of Light midi or mp3 without having to jump through all the hoops? Frustrating...
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on May 21, 2013
At this íhappyí time of year its great that some of the press
seem to be seeing behind the KC veil as per the review comment in The Sunday Times Culture of the 5 Years Bowie documentary.
BBís smile seen on the HappyBirthday picture and ABís smile whilst on the job have been features that have always been a joy to me.
RF has always had comic timing, musically & verbally. After all Fripp&Eno are the Morecambe&Wise of rock.
Family comments after the Mr&Mrs show of how ordinary Fripp appeared to be can be wickedly compared to the Lemmy íALifeInA Dayí feature in the ST mag. Both RnR icons with libidos aptly displayed in their care and attention to head, heart and hips with a life embracing the visceral RnR road.
These may take different forms but its the same spirit.
Henry Fool competition
:: Posted by fishbonealice on May 21, 2013
Yowza! Itís a good omen for the day when you found out youíve won the latest DGM competition. Really looking forward to giving Henry Fool a whirl. Thanks Sid and all at DGM central.
:: Posted by davidfsnyder on May 21, 2013
mikhail664, go to this link and search for "picking technique". Thatís from 1974, but itís clear that he has mastered the second technique he adopted. That technique does require a bit of time to train oneself in, but there is a good payoff in tone and in speed.
Another good resource for understanding Robertís approach to technique is the lectures from the 1983 Frippertronics tour, found in the shop. Useful hints in there!
:: Posted by Bakullama on May 20, 2013
Four keyboardists I could listen to for hours Ray Manzarek was at the top of my list. Saw him in Los Angeles when he was hanging with X. Soul kitchen. Others I admire are Keith Tippett, Mike Garson, and David Greenfield. All who I consider innovative keyboardists. A lot of proggers flamed Ray due to the simplicity of his playing... But there is a lot to be said for the power of simplicity.
Daryl Hall NYCNY
:: Posted by ironageuk on May 20, 2013
Donít know if this already got a mention but back in January íLive from Darylís Houseí featured a performance by Daryl and Seattleís íMinus The Bearí of NYCNY from íSacred Songs with mentions of KC/RF in the intro chat.
Live from Darylís House
:: Posted by ErrolHTout on May 19, 2013
Greetings from sunny Perth where it has finally remembered what rain is!
Warmest wishes to Robert and Toyah for their anniversary and birthday congratulations.
Sorry this is late
Dr Errol H Tout
still alive and kicking thanks very much
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