Though this is probably not the kind of thing that Chuck Berry had in mind when he sang “but he could play the guitar just like ringing a bell”,[endtease] it’s an apt enough description of Glass And Breath.

There’s none of Fripp’s trademark soloing or those orchestral manoeuvres in the dark night of the soul that characterises much of his Soundscapes work. Rather, this is minimalist mood music revolving around a repetitive chiming motif, reminiscent sometimes of Brian Eno’s Neroli, particularly in terms of its careful use of space and atmosphere.

Those who prefer Fripp’s more full-blooded forays in guitar-land will be disappointed at the lack of thrills or spills on display here. Making his other solo works sounds as cluttered as a Scott Bradley score in full-flight, this is in essence an ambient piece: complimentary music to leaven the day and refresh the musical palate.

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Glass And Breath I
20:06
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Glass And Breath II
20:18
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Glass And Breath III
19:45
Written by Sangmin Kim
Love
Really good soundscape. I enjoyed. So sad that it's no longer free-paid now...
Written by Wendell Hutchins
not my cup of tea?
With respect and goodwill; Everything in the human experience has the palpable sense of beginning and ending, of movement toward or away from something. A day, conversation, a book, a movie, sex, a meal, a vacation, a sunrise or sunset; all these move forward to a conclusion, and if they don’t these grow very boring and wearisome. [Think of incarceration or drifting aimlessly in a lifeboat, for example.]This piece is pleasant enough for what it is, I suppose, but there is no sense of moving in time, of moving in any direction of any sort. If this is the goal, the ultimate ambient accompaniment to whatever one is doing at the time, I respect that. If the changes are too subtle for me to discern or appreciate, I acknowledge my shortcomings; but this work, to me, has the same sort of randomness to it as wind chimes. It is not my cup of tea, and it may very well not be yours, even if you otherwise enjoy Soundscapes.
Written by Michael Wiegand
Tape hiss?
There seems to be awful tape hiss, is it just me?
Written by Billy May
Awesome
It started with the release of No PussyFooting & Evening Star, to the present Sound Scapes, which continue to surprise, fascinate and soothe my soul.  Thank you, Mr. Fripp.Billy MayNew London, Connecticut USAJuly 4, 2007
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