Ringing Them Bells!!! May 21, 2007
Written by LouieB
Talk about a generous gift from a master musician to his fans, Robert Frippís latest Soundscape release "Glass and Breath" comes just days after it was recorded. In addition, heís giving it away at no charge whatsoever.
"Glass and Breath" is a three-part hour-long studio improvisation that is slightly different from Frippís 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 isnít 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 íambient minimalism stripped down to its barest elementsí. 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 Enoís "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 Iíve stated in other reviews - Boring can be beautiful too.
Thanks Robert for giving us this wonderful "Glass and Breath" download. God Bless.
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|Awesome Wed., Jul 4, 2007|
Posted 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. Read more
|Cascading Frippery Tue., Jul 3, 2007|
Posted 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 Read more
|A Good Thing Tue., May 22, 2007|
Posted 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 Read more
|Ringing Them Bells!!! Mon., May 21, 2007|
Posted by: LouieB
Talk about a generous gift from a master musician to his fans, Robert Frippís latest Soundscape release "Glass and Breath" comes just days after it was recorded. In addition, heís giving it away at no charge Read more
| Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK May 04, 2007|
Posted by: Andrei_Rouliakov
This one immediately became one of my Soundscape favourites, along with "1999", and "November Suite".
|Thank you! Sat., May 12, 2007|
Posted 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 Fri., May 11, 2007|
Posted by: cuicawrangler
Yes, itís ambient as described...and as such may not appeal to those looking for "Scary Monsters" outtakes, but itís perfect nighttime music for yours truly. Free, and released a week after recording; what a wonderful Read more
|Thanks Mr F Fri., May 11, 2007|
Posted 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 itís not) Thank you very much Mr Read more
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