Awesome July 4, 2007
Written by BillyMay
It started with the release of No PussyFooting & Evening Star, to the present Sound Scapes, which continue to surprise, fascinate and soothe my soul. Thank you, Mr. Fripp.
New London, Connecticut USA
July 4, 2007
Cascading Frippery July 3, 2007
Written by yesworld
Brilliant music Robert.
I have been a fan for years.
About 30 years to be exact.
This soundscape just washes over you.
I do not no how you do this Robert , but I love what you do with the soundscapes.This as with King Crimson is some of the most original music being produced today.
Thank You so much for this stunning free download.
You really made my week.
Just bought Love Cannot Bear , that is Bliss as well.
Please consider a Wellington , New Zealand show in the 40th year of King Crimson.
A Good Thing May 22, 2007
Written by printmaker
Ambient is not necessarily relaxing; not knowing what to expect, and anticipating music that might wash over me, I found myself concentrating and listening intently to this work and delighting in the detail. I found the spaces between the notes equally interesting to the made sounds.
I have a tendency to visualise and saw the music as marks being laid down as one might make marks upon a printing plate - with precision and thought, certainly, but also with an instinct drawn from years of practice.
It seems unnecessary to compare this to any other music that Mr Fripp has made. In itself, I found it very satisfying and I left it a little more content than when I found it. This is a good thing.
Thank you for this gift of music.
Ringing Them Bells!!! May 21, 2007
Written by LouieB
Talk about a generous gift from a master musician to his fans, Robert Fripp’s latest Soundscape release "Glass and Breath" comes just days after it was recorded. In addition, he’s giving it away at no charge whatsoever.
"Glass and Breath" is a three-part hour-long studio improvisation that is slightly different from Fripp’s usual Soundscape work. Unlike his trademark orchestrations that are the norm for Soundscapes, "Glass and Breath" primarily focuses on chiming bell sounds that repeat at random. There is also a slightly eerie and misty chordal background that is heard throughout the three parts as well. If one uses their imagination, it isn’t difficult to picture yourself walking in the open spaces listening to church bells tolling in the distance.
This music can best be summed up as ’ambient minimalism stripped down to its barest elements’. There is very little change or progression in this hours worth of music. Despite this, it still comes off as being extremely beautiful and powerful. I will have to agree with the comparisons to Brian Eno’s "Neroli". Both "Neroli" and "Glass and Breath" feature the same principle but take it in slightly different directions.
Once again, Robert Fripp succeeds in bringing us another fine Soundscape. As stated above, this is a wonderful gift from a master musician to his fans. Granted, some may find this to be very boring but as I’ve stated in other reviews - Boring can be beautiful too.
Thanks Robert for giving us this wonderful "Glass and Breath" download. God Bless.
Glass And Breath May 16, 2007
Written by eviLMGD
May 12, 2007
Written by Andrei_Rouliakov
This one immediately became one of my Soundscape favourites, along with "1999", and "November Suite".
Thank you! May 12, 2007
Written by beeflin
I wanted some very gentle music and here it is! Reminiscent of some of the more mysterious bits of The Equatorial Stars. Thank you very much.
lovely May 11, 2007
Written by cuicawrangler
Yes, it’s ambient as described...and as such may not appeal to those looking for "Scary Monsters" outtakes, but it’s perfect nighttime music for yours truly. Free, and released a week after recording; what a wonderful world. Thanks to all at DGM for your generosity.
Another The Same... May 11, 2007
Written by pilotkameleon
This Is Not Good Stuff...
I prefer WFC...
Thanks Mr F May 11, 2007
Written by Misterquartet
What can I say - a free Robert Fripp album, recorded on my birthday. How could I not give it five stars? (unless of course it was rubbish - which it’s not)
Thank you very much Mr F.
Glass and Breath May 11, 2007
Written by Armand
What a wonderful fresh sound this is!
Most welcome into the world of hectic!
Thank you, mr Fripp and DGM!!
Birthday present May 11, 2007
Written by Erik_skysawed_in_Berlin
"Welcome the unexpected, but not the arbitrary."
Being a may child myself, I cannot express my gratitude to this freebee. Excellent present to accompany my birthday (tomorrow!), I must say!
Where is the FLAC format? May 11, 2007
Written by SoftCorrea
But, Where is the FLAC format?
Normal Service now restored Jose.
another.. May 11, 2007
Written by Crimsoid
another moody ’thing’ to relax. It all was before, and even more than this. Where’s Sus-Tayn-Z ad 2007?
Just relax May 11, 2007
Written by Stahlhofen
I don´t know if our Mystic guitar master had a relaxing time during the recording, but I came home from work with a troubled mind and after listening to this music I felt relaxed and happy again. If you need something to cool your mind and get back to "normal speed" this is it. Thanks a lot Mr. Fripp
May 4, 2007
Written by Robert Fripp
A grey day in the valley.
This is what I was doing 27 years ago today…
11.24 Stormy Mundy is at the controls of SoundWorld II…
Feet of the Rock God are about to snap like whipcords & dance across the Pedals of Power, Terror & Unfolding Wonder…
Lights flash, programmes load…
Hugh the Fierce is uncaring of our efforts, resplendent in DGM ArtWorld I…
15.48 Contributions to 5 of the 6 tracks on offer from Gavin, who made specific suggestions for two of them. One suggestion included a solo, but nothing arose in response to listening.
Also, when work for Gavin was done, we recorded an ambient album of 3 20-minute tracks for free DGM Live download: Glass & Breath.
16.55 The sun has begun to shine on the DGM Tractor & Composting Lot…
17.54 This has just gone out to various GC Representatives for forwarding to their communities…
To Those Who Know And Who Are Known.
This is a subject I have been giving consideration for several weeks, and my sense is to set act now.
I propose that those of us who feel that Guitar Craft is a necessary undertaking in our lives, community & the larger world, commit to tithe 10% of our disposable income for a period of 3 years, beginning on June 21st. 2007. I am presently looking at the formalities of establishing a dedicated GC Tithing account.
Tithing has little to do with money, although any operation that parts us from our hard-earned pay acts as a pointed stick. Undertaking this commitment to Guitar Craft is an intentional action & provides a “conscious shock”. The aim is to keep the larger Guitar Craft process on course and moving forward.
The external aim, which has its own value & necessity, is to acquire a small Guitar Craft House in my hometown of Bredonborough, Worcestershire. A property with 3 bedrooms & close to the town centre is sufficient at this time. Bredonborough is a small, vibrant market town with a population of c. 6,000, good communications & public transport, shops & activities. I am able to personally oversee the maintenance & operations of a property of this size & position.
The aim of the GC House, as envisaged, is to support the work of small groups & individuals, visiting for shorter & longer periods.
My current sense is that a possible property may present itself within 2 years’, in the region of £330,000.
If at the end of the 3-year period a property has not been acquired, I will re-consider the position.
When I was on the Board of Directors at Claymont in 1984, and sending out good wishes to the community, I had a powerful insight into its future: I saw that the Claymont undertaking, as envisaged by JGB, was in doubt. This was a surprise. Along with many of those involved in the Claymont Society for Continuous Education, I knew the difficulties, but hadn’t doubted that we would be able to meet the challenges. So, it was unexpected to find myself in a place where that future was unsure.
Accompanying this insight came the conviction that, in order to keep the project on course, it was necessary for those who supported JGB’s vision to commit themselves to tithing. This I proposed, not long afterwards, at a board meeting. The moment was remarkable: it was as if a door opened to another world: a world of possibility, and a very different place to the world of constriction, limitation & mortgage payments that were standard items of board discussion & consideration. The board was unable to make this commitment, and the door closed. Another board member in the meeting, sensing the door closing, asked that we reconsider: the door hovered half open, for a short while, and then closed again.
If those persons, nominally responsible for the protection, survival & development of a project, are unable to commit themselves to it, it is likely to fail. Such was the case with Claymont, at least in terms of its defining aims: it became something else, no doubt with its own usefulness & possibilities. Guitar Craft must not become a something else, even if that something else were a successful guitar method.
Friday 4th. May, 2007
DGM World HQ, Wiltshire, England.
18.05 Closing the desk & off to Bredonborough.
Leaving DGM HQ, travelling through Wilton
& onto Salisbury Plain…
… onto the A303
East & past the magic bumps…
… surrounding Stonehenge…
… a small delight is driving through Marlborough
And even home early enough for 2 hours’ practising.