Peaches, Ft. Laud., FL May 19, 2011
Written by mrdickens
Robert Frippís name appeared on the marquee of this chain record store for about a week, and I was shocked. I attended the concert on time and the store was already thoroughly packed. So I had to stand in the back, and since it was a store floor after all, it was hard to see. Also Mr. Fripp is relatively short in stature so that made it worse.
Mr. Fripp began with a surprisingly lengthy unamplified spoken preamble which was very difficult to make out, and audience members were shouting out from time to time with, "Microphone! Canít hear you!" etc. One thing I recall him saying which surprised me was a comment on digital sampling and saying how wonderful it was that now we could use practically any sound in any manner, and he gave the example of using a door slam as a drumbeat. Disregarding the audienceís outbursts, Mr. Fripp spoke in a very quiet manner. He also mentioned something about the performerís limited obligation to the audience, the "vampiric" relationship, and a prohibition on recording devices, since they diminish the possibilities of the performance. With much urgency, someone finally appeared with a mic on a mic-stand and after weaving through the audience, placed it in front of Mr. Fripp. Whereby, Mr. Fripp immediately concluded his monologue and began his guitar solo with Revox machine.
When that was done, Mr. Fripp stopped, rewound the tape, gave a brief description of the intention of the following overdubbed improvisation, and then proceeded with a rather scalding performance over top the previous foundation.
Quite soon after the performance I was obligated to leave for some reason that I donít recall. I was quite overwhelmed by the performance.
In the photo, you can see a "corn plant" which is a popular ornamental plant, and also large paper which was hung for the performance, over the enormous plate glass windows of the store. The store has changed hands multiple times, but still stands at 1500 E Sunrise BLVD.
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|Decemberdarkness. Wed., Dec 16, 2009|
Posted by: Armand
This is a very moving show, it hovers between impossible and unreachable situations in the future and the deep pain of life. Nevertheless a very grotesque and timeless soundscapeconcert! Thanks DGM.
|Wasn't this performance at Rose Records? Sun., Nov 29, 2009|
Posted by: jlauer
Iím embarrassed to say that I just found this performance available on the DMG website. I immediately downloaded it. I was at this show and it was my first (of now many) live experiences with Read more
|Because it asks nothing...for a change. Tue., Nov 10, 2009|
Posted by: CraftyBlaine
I give this 5 stars for itís novelty value within RFís body of work, because it has a delightfully "ordinary" sound--the kind of thing youíve played yourself, jamming with friends. Of course,a little goes a long way and I wouldnít Read more
|unfolding. emergent Wed., Oct 21, 2009|
Posted by: leakstev
thereís beauty throughout this recording. it is (despite the geographic placement of its emerging) very pacific sounding. where the frippertronics can be coloured with smears of yellow and shards of red (crimson even), shades of blue abound in this Read more
|l'homme brŻlant Mon., Oct 19, 2009|
Posted by: lotusspray
Fine work by both performer and audio engineer. Very much appreciate the original loops which have a power apart from being vehicles for soloing.
|A no-brainer purchase Mon., Oct 19, 2009|
Posted by: jblock
Great sound quality and performance, with some interesting components to every loop. If you have any interest in vintage Fripptronics this is a good place to start (or continue).
| Nagoya, Aichi, Japan November 27, 2006|
Posted by: peter29
There is something different in this set of Soundscapes from Nagoya. Something quite different than in the following shows from Osaka and Tokyo. Even the preceding Churchscapes. Probably it is the mournful tone of Time Stands Still so close in mood to Read more
|Great !!! Mon., Oct 12, 2009|
Posted by: maxtognoni
Fripp + Gunn = Pure Alchemy. The perfect musical
partnership. Ciao Massimo
|Almost perfect Fri., Oct 2, 2009|
Posted by: MichaelCPE
Having not heard Thread, it was a real pleasure to hear Travis & Fripp for the first time. Moonchild is a very pleasant and fun diversion! I have only given this four stars because I felt that Read more
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