Sublime July 28, 2008
Written by soundandvision
"fleeting smears of notes ..." an apt and evocative description from the webmaster.
Id have to agree that the second piece is a real stellar standout. Sublime and scintillating.
Absolutely beautiful July 21, 2008
Written by tengram
If you liked the 2005 Society for Ethical Culture gig, you’ll also totally dig this show (the SEC show has been one of my personal favorites since it was released). This show sounds kind of like the bridge between the SEC show and the late 2005/early 2006 gigs available for download here, in that you can hear Fripp beginning to make some transitions to the approach. There’s no overt sololing yet, but some of the voicing choices chart the course towards that direction. Dorky tech fan side note: I know shortly after this show, Fripp stopped using the Echoplexes, and pretty much only used them for these gigs. It would have been interesting to hear more work done with them. Ultimately, I can’t hear so much difference between his use of these and his later use of the most recent generation Eventides, so it would have been interesting to have more gigs to compare between.
August 7, 2005
Written by Robert Fripp
A beautiful Sunday morning.
Big Chill By The Back Door…
… before leaving Bredonborough for The (other) Big Chill at 10.10. Today, we went the back way through Upton-On-Severn & West Malvern. Today's performance time: 13.15 – 14.00.
Looking out from the Artist Entrance…
Artist Transport to the Chill Tent…
Preparing the Third Launch…
One of the hazards of open-air performance in daytime is sunlight obscuring displays on the equipment. This is especially problematic when the performer has many displays & is unfamiliar with nearly all of them. Hence the cardboard boxes covered in black bin-liners: strategically placed in front of the synths & Rocktron, the shadows provide sufficient darkness to show the circuit/programme activated.
John the Hero…
The guitar-side of the Tokai packed up at line check, leaving just the digital pickup working (to trigger the synths). Not ideal, but workable.
The form of today's set allowed for longer structures, that the performance might unfold in its own time. If you can't do that at The Big Chill, you can't do it anywhere. No idea how it was. T was, once again, very supportive.
Then to a late lunch in a small teahouse, on a small lane leading up to Ledbury church, and a walk around town. On the way home, a walk around Upton-on-Severn, arriving back in Bredonborough at the end of the afternoon.
How very civilised: driving 20 miles to work through the English countryside, playing at lunchtime, eating with my Wife, then gentling home.
A glorious evening.