|| June 14, 2006
|| Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Music that exists in this world but is not of it. August 1, 2006
Written by leakstev
Music that exists in this world but is not of it.
I have found that each of the soundscape releases approaches this possibility with differing degrees of resonance. Some of the music flies by one day and at a later listening settles long enough to engage with in a meaningful manner. Some of the music is immediately unsettling and demands attention - work even.
That there is an emotive quality contained in the soundscapes is undeniable. There are times when my experiencing of the soundscapes is entirely connected to senses of imminent or recalled loss. In this way the soundscapes afford the listener the opportunity to reexperience their love for what was, and then to engage more fully with the what-is-to-be-becoming.
The Salisbury soundscapes are at times beautiful, mournful, playful, edgy. They are even indescribable.
For me, their real power lies in the veracity they give to the awareness and the understanding that there is benevolence and love underlying everything.
As Fripp elaborates elsewhere:
“Complex fields of intelligence, to enter our world, that is to become more fully real by becoming more fully part of the totality of worlds, need people to anchor the points between which the field of intelligence can dwell and operate. Not so much in people, as between them. In a sense, a group is giving birth to an angel by providing its "spirit" or "intelligence" a framework to inhabit. “
In this way, the Salisbury soundscapes provide the listener with the opportunity to consider larger and more intimate (or infinite) possibilities. The opportunity is there, the music falls upon the person, the person can then make their way past the equipment, the musician, the cathedral, the gauze of emotion and arrive in the place the music comes from.
The Salisbury music constitutes a wonderful opportunity by which to “reexperience ones innocence” - to visit the place music comes from.
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|Promising Tue., Jan 23, 2007|
Posted by: mstudden
Finding this little gem while browsing for more live goodies to buy was a very pleasant surprise.
The way it builds and swirls, towards the end of the piece I couldn’t help but insert, mentally, the odd angular drum Read more
|Haunting and Beautiful!!! Tue., Jan 23, 2007|
Posted by: LouieB
I never heard of Theo Travis before until I heard this improv. This reminds me a bit of Tangerine Dream’s early work back before they became a full-on synth band. Very atmospheric and Read more
|Interesting Directions Tue., Jan 23, 2007|
Posted by: emmapeelfanclub
A fascinating little improv - nice to hear Robert playing with a flautist again and creating a rather moody and sombre piece that has bags of atmosphere and some tension.
Thanks for sharing this so soon after its Read more
|Sublime Tue., Jan 23, 2007|
Posted by: thainmlh
Sublime, controlled, atmospheric... this is an amazingly skilled improvisation... ...there is magic hear... I hope to here and purchase more.
|Hammer Horror Tue., Jan 23, 2007|
Posted by: vrooom
The random aphorism on the page when I visited this Hot Tickle was: "Tomorrow" is the first lie of the Devil." This is quite pertinent as I think this little snippet sounds as if it could be lifted Read more
|Tokyo Soundscape. Wed., Jan 17, 2007|
Posted by: Armand
The dark suspense continues in various ways. There are five pieces, but I hear it as one piece, without interlude. On the other hand, each piece is standing on its self, with its own unique power- and Read more
|Breakthrough Mon., Jan 15, 2007|
Posted by: wildea
I find this to be one of Robert’s breakthroughs. It has feeling elements putting the best of Soundscapes with a level of soloing that is heart felt but dark. It is also more open that a transition has been Read more
|Dishy Fri., Jan 12, 2007|
Posted by: Spingere
Glorious. I found this to be a whole new soundscape experience. The darkness, the rhythms, that amzing held note in the fantasia section - all I could do was sit and soak it up as if (mixing metaphors) I’d discovered Read more
|Darker but still Beautiful Wed., Jan 10, 2007|
Posted by: LouieB
The first DGMLive release of 2007 is a surefire winner - Robert Fripp’s opening Soundscapes performance for the band Porcupine Tree in Osaka, Japan on November 28th of last year. Despite this download being only a half-hour long, this Read more
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