D.G.G. Offices Munich Germany

The next date in the Frippertronics tour calender had the small mobile intelligent unit scheduled to appear at the German offices of the record company. Whereas reels from other appearances are usually carefully annotated, without anything to go on other than an unmarked box, tying this music to this particular date is admittedly little more than guesswork on the part of ace DGM engineer, Alex Mundy. Although the ascribed location of this music might be speculative, the moods and atmospheres created over the course of 50-plus minutes are not. Perhaps most impressive is the rather ominous creep of Unknown IV and the quirkily fractured dance steps of Unknown V across which swarms of minor note dart and swerve before fading to an eerie conclusion.

AUDIO SOURCE: 1/4 Inch Tape

DGM AUDIO QUALITY

AVERAGE CUSTOMER RATING

TRACK
TIME
01
Unknown I
14:36
02
Unknown II
11:18
03
Unknown III
05:44
04
Unknown IV
07:36
05
Unknown V
14:46

RF19790522Munich1

RF19790522Munich2 - Michael Heeg

RF19790522Munich3 - Michael Heeg

RF19790522Munich4 - Uwe Moentmann

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Written by Brian Polli
Hypnotic
I've always really loved the track God Saved the King, but never thought to delve too much further into the Frippertronics period until now. I feel well rewarded. This is a remarkably hypnotic set. Am so happy to have discovered it.
Written by Fabio Palmieri
'God Save The Queen / Under Heavy Manners' re-discovered
4 tracks out of 5 are the performances which became 'God Save The Queen / Under Heavy Manners' In detail: Unknown I is '1983' Unknown II is 'God Save The Queen' Unknown IV is 'Red two Scorer' Unknown V is the backing frippetronics to "The Zero of The Signified' It is possible they're running at a lower speed than the original ones (half a tone in musical terms, but the only comparison available to me is a vinyl rip-off on YouTube). It's good to have them in digital format, since the original album apparently was never re-released on CD.
Written by Jeremy Keens
Agree with other reviewer
While this is a great set, I don’t think it is from this tour. All of the others are much fuller frippertronics, closer to Heavenly Music, while this is more like the loops created in the first half of later tours (like the 81 set). More like a bedding loop to solo over. Agree with their similarity identifications.
Written by Claas Kazzer
Unlikely Munich 22 May 1979
An excellent recording, however, this is unlikely the tape from Munich 22 May 1979 because "Unknown I" sounds like "1983" off "God Save the Queen", "Unknown II" sounds like the track "God Save the Queen" off the same album,"Unknown III" sounds like"1986" off "Let the Power Fall", "Unknown IV" sounds like "Red Two Scorer" off "God Save the Queen" and"Unknown V" sounds like the backing track to "Zero of the Signified" off "Under Heavy Manners". (At least to my ears.) The speed is slightly lower on this recording.According to the Frippertronics website, "Red Two Scorer", "God Save The Queen", "1986" and the backing track to "Zero of the Signified" were first recorded on 30 July 1979 and 1983 on July 25th. So this cannot be the show of May 22. Maybe a tape of suitable backing tracks for performance?Nevertheless, wonderful music and a great opportunity to hear the backing track to "Zero of the Signified"!
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