|| November 30, 2000
|| World Financial Centre New York, New York
Out of the muck and into the stars March 22, 2007
Written by tungarbulb
Iíve loved electronic music ever since I heard my first TV re-run horror-movie theremin licks. Walter (Wendy) Carlosí Switched On Bach was my formal initiation into the ranks of electronica fans. While Carlos utilized an entire studio built around a classic "switchboard"-type Moog synthesizer and multi-track analogue tape to virtually re-write the rules of classical performance, Frippís live improvisation in this now-lost landmark venue showers us with heavenly blue and hellfire red and every shade in between using only his trusty guitar and some sound-processing gear (certainly a far cry from the early 2-tape-deck Frippertronics setup).
Would I pay cash dollars to hear a pristine version of this concert when there are freebie bootleg versions floating around? I just did, and Iíll tell you why. My bootleg edition of this concert was made from a Realaudio capture. Realaudio is a relic of the days when "streaming" meant cramming an audio stream through a 14.4Kbps dial-up modem and hoping it didnít sound too dodgy. I still consider Realaudio to be for tin ears only. I settled for this mediocre recording of this stellar performance because barring official release, that was probably the only way Iíd ever be able to hear it. Thank you, Mr. Fripp for making top-quality versions of these excellent performances available for purchase at last!
Even though I now have the best-sounding available version of this performance, I still think Iíll hang onto my bootleg edition. Itíll make a wonderful drink coaster!
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|Lovely! Mon., Sep 6, 2010|
Posted by: DanielK
This is a very nice version of Hope. The Bridge Between is one of my favorite records and this piece is a wonderful example of what Trey Gunn brought to the mix that eventually became the Double Trio version Read more
|Venue Fri., Aug 20, 2010|
Posted by: richml
The name of the venue where the soundscape was recorded is the PNC Bank Arts Center, in Holmdel, NJ. I was fortunate to attend the show, and submitted a review to ET.
|Abstract Thu., Jul 15, 2010|
Posted by: chess_and_science
The music of Fripp is rather known by me. His style is very abstract and does not make music. To my opinion, experimentation is the bridge between silence and music. I think in my humble opinion that Fripp is only sitting Read more
|Powerfully moving Sun., Jul 11, 2010|
Posted by: Grouch
It was an excerpt from this recording - I believe released by RF in the wake of 9/11 - that awakened me to the power of soundscapes. Over the years since I downloaded the full performance, it has proven unfailing Read more
| Boston, MA June 24, 2005|
Posted by: peter29
The are some noticeable changes in this performance comparing to the previous show in New York. Music seems to be more spacious and open as if artist was in search of the new Read more
|Sadness has his own intent. Mon., Feb 8, 2010|
Posted by: Armand
There are more waves with a sorrowful timbre than usual in other soundscapes, and that makes this download so beautiful. The soundquality is also very good, and the little disturbance on some places is not irritant at Read more
|Excellent music, fantastic value! Fri., Feb 5, 2010|
Posted by: AndyFox
Ethereal, with an edge! The Q&A was a welcome bonus.
A fantasitic bargin at six quid (ish)
Sound quality was excellent.
| Chicago, IL, USA January 12, 1998|
Posted by: jfitzgerald
living in the chicago area, i consider myself privilaged to have been able to see crimson 4 times at the park west theater. my first concert ever was seeing crimson on the first thrak tour at the rosemont theater, with Read more
|Very good indeed Tue., Feb 2, 2010|
Posted by: paulwelsh
Iíll second Mr Flahertyís comments on the sound. The most noticeable distortion is on the most violent sections of the music towards the end and to me it actually adds Read more
|A Special Night Tue., Feb 2, 2010|
Posted by: mflaherty
In a recent piece for DGM, I mentioned how wonderful this particular evening of soundscapes was. I am, of course, delighted to see this same performance become available.
In honesty, I actually expected, after 12 years, to be Read more
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