Taken from his recent tour of Argentina this is a feature-length excursion into the walk-on music created by Robert to tune the air as the audience enters the venue.

Labelled a sound sculpture, it resists the usual soothing effects commonly associated with the ambient genre. Even more austere than his minimalist Glass And Breath release from earlier in 2007, there’s a spreading of unease and ambiguity across the surface of this music. Though you could hardly call it aggressive, nevertheless there’s something about this track that it is prickly to the touch, resistant to any reassuring cadences and their implicit promises of certainty and resolution.

Whatever pensive thoughts may have accrued during the listening of the first track, Splash is like having cold water thrown between your ears and snaps you out of it sharpish!

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Sound Sculpture Buenos Aires 8 June 07
10:47
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Splash Buenos Aires 8 June 07
00:49
Written by Armand Gieling
A Timeless Piece!!
 This Soundsculpture has a intense energy level.  Which is a real refreshment.  Especially Splash is like a wonderful fresh shower with sparkling waterdrops!!
Written by Louie Bourland
Beautifully Haunting
Robert Fripp strike’s gold again with another album-length Soundscape known as "Sound Sculpture". This 70-minute piece was created as pre-show background music for The League of Crafty Guitarists concerts in Buenos Aires this past June. While people were entering this concert hall, this music is what was heard. As a standalone piece of music "Sound Sculpture" is nothing short of breathtaking. It is very similar to "Glass and Breath" in parts but overall has a more haunting and mysterious quality to it. While the music is minimalist at best, there is a slow development over the piece’s long running time with different variations heard among the fixed repetitions. After 70 minutes of soothing and tranquil soundscapes, the listener is suddenly jolted back to reality with the 50-second coda entitled "Splash". Much like the crashing chord in Haydn’s "Surprise" symphony, it’s meant to wake the listener up big time. The bell sounds that follow the crash almost seem like sparks after an explosion. With all this said, Fripp’s "Sound Sculpture" is another winner in his long-running Soundscape work and is an excellent companion to "Glass and Breath". The fact that this is nearly 72-minutes of quality music given away for free makes this even more special. Here’s hoping that Robert Fripp will be releasing more Soundscapes of this nature - stark, bare, minimal but above all, simply beautiful.
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