St. Peter's Church Newlyn UK

Having just finished four nights at London’s Jazz Cafe with ProjeKct One, Fripp travelled to Newlyn Church to perform a benefit concert for the Shallal Dance Theatre. Part-concert and part-sound installation, we hear the slow, careful construction of the layers and atmospheres that make up the peformance. Indeed it’s not until the best part of an hour before Fripp plays anything that might be regarded as a guitar solo. Of course ‘scape fans won’t be put off by such procedures, especially when you get pay-offs such as the truly stunning Improv VIII. Lasting 28 minutes, it’s a deeply moving reverie suffused with light and yearning. It is perhaps little wonder that a portion of this particular improvisation was used for The Power To Believe III by King Crimson. By contrast, the equally epic Improv X veers to somewhere darker in tone and feel, a sense of unease or foreboding creeping and seeping up through the chords.

Navigating his way through these changing moods at the gig was Michael Madden, attending his very first soundscapes concert. “The sounds of Robert's guitar started to wash though the church at 2.pm he was situated to the right of the main altar... many of John Miller’s canvases had been placed around the church, some hanging from the wall, others placed on large easels... Each Soundscape would last for about 30 min, Fripp would then remove his guitar walk to the front of the church drop his head slightly, walk to the back of the church stopping to look at a picture, acknowledging people as they entered or left the church. Meanwhile the Soundscapes continued, Fripp would then return to his stool to start the process over again.”

Ending with the uplifting Improv XII this is an exquisite souvenir of a very special performance.

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TRACK
TIME
01
Improv I
06:54
02
Improv II
15:27
03
Improv III
10:37
04
Improv IV
12:56
05
Bell Threshold
01:28
06
Improv V
08:33
07
Improv VI
06:00
01
Improv VII
20:14
02
Bell Threshold
00:51
03
Improv VIII
28:05
04
Bell Threshold
00:44
05
Improv IX
09:42
01
Improv X
27:22
02
Improv XI
12:39
03
Bell Threshold
01:45
04
Improv XII
08:51

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Written by Lauren
The Source for The Power To Believe IV
After some careful listening to this show and comparing, I’ve discovered the credits listed in the original TPTB booklet (and indeed even that of the new Heaven & Earth box set) have gotten the date wrong for the scapes that make up TPTB IV. It does in fact not come from the 7th, but rather the day before, this show. Starting from around 11-12 minutes into Improv VIII and especially after a careful listen to TPTB IV, it becomes very plainly obvious that this show is the source (meaning someone at DGM has gotten the date wrong in various booklets for nearly 20 years now). Aside from that, fantastic output, always been a dream of mine to eventually hear the full unedited soundscape it was sourced from.
Written by MICHAEL MADDEN
Life time changing experience...
A great day and a watershed for me finally beginning to understand how much influence the audience has upon the performer, in sense of behaviour and respect for the artist. with the church adorned in John Miller pictures and the beauty of St Peters Church, Fripp have gave a wonderful performance which this download confirms for us all to hear, I was surprised how much of it I could still remember, it is after all fifteen years ago now. A happening at the event which is worth a mention, I had invited a friend who had really had come along for a chance to look at the art shops and have a fish pie and a pint on me. The soundscapes as expected he quickly lost any interest soon after Robert had plugged in and started playing. The sight of my friend reading the Cornish Guardian with Robert stood behind him when he was on one of his mid Soundscape walk abouts was truly one of the sights of the day. M...  
Written by Louie Bourland
Amazing Epic Soundscapes!
This is not really a review but more of a "Thank You". This is three hours of some of the most amazing Soundscape work to come from the hands of Mr. Fripp. Epic, majestic and mesmerising. Peaceful, serene and sometimes terrifying but overall, absolutely beautiful.
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