Fripp & Eno
My thanks to Will Cruttenden for sending in this review of F&E from issue 296 of The Wire. When No Pussyfooting was released in 1973 it wasn't the first record to bring ambient/minimalist music to rock audiences - coming a couple of years after Popol Vuh and Tangerine Dream started experimenting with soundscapes - but itcauseda stir among the english speaking music world, not least because it marked a radical departure for two of art rock's biggest stars: Robert Fripp and Brian Eno.
The Sunday Times has chosen Fripp & Eno's seminal No Pussyfooting as their must-have reissue of the week. You can read the review tucked away online here.
As you can see from his latest updated diary, Robert is busy remastering a couple of Fripp and Eno classics, No Pussyfooting and Evening Star. In the diary Robert says “Now, onto backwards versions, as originally featured on John Peel.
There's a splendidly dopey review of Fripp & Eno Live In Paris over at Audiophile Audition.
A couple of ongoing hitches with the back end of the DGMLive site are holding back the release of KC81 at the Roxy and Fripp & Eno's The Cotswold Gnomes: Unreleased Works of Startling Genius.
Today is the launch of Tuner's open access drumming project, 11-11 over at Krimson News. Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter will be making a new track available each week - will your contribution be amongst them? You can check out Tuner's myspace site and groove your knees off to Black Well Monotony (my fave Tuner thang at the mo!).
David Cross has updated his diary and includes his thoughts on the forthcoming KCCC release. I interviewed David for the liner notes for this release. Listening to the show for the very first time since the gig, he was highly excited by what he heard.
No-Man have finished recording and mixing their latest record, Schoolyard Ghosts. It’s the sixth official studio album by Tim Bowness and Porcupine Tree’s Steve Wilson and features contributions from both Pat Mastelotto and Gavin Harrison, as well Fripp-collaborator Theo Travis.
Bill Rieflin has been preparing mixes from Slow Music concerts last year for release on DGM Live in the next few weeks. Bill is still lining up dates for the group in May.
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"Begin with the possible and move gradually towards the impossible."