The seventh gig on this short Frippertronics jaunt finds the guitarist creating some eerie mood music. That sense of other-worldliness is further reinforced by the inclusion of the solos from bootleg sources which have been painstakingly matched up to the original reels by Alex ‘Stormy’ Mundy. The difference in the audio quality makes it sound as though the room was tuning into a radio station broadcasting from the past or perhaps another dimension altogether.

Fripp’s talk takes in monads, dyads, tetrads and a whole host of variations on a way of looking and understanding a particular theme, scheme or order of things. Alongside such insights we hear a little about his Auntie Vi and her 100 % success rate teaching music (due in part to Robert not being one of her pupils). Also worth getting your listening gear around are the moments where Fripp plays a couple of bars of Hendrix (as well as impersonating JG Bennett’s description of seeing Hendrix perform at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970), and there’s an on the spot demonstration of how Fripp achieves that famous ‘revved up’ sound on Sailors Tale and LTIA. Not long after that, On the last lot of loops and solos, Fripp really tears it up with an astonishingly gnarly and abrasive solo, sending the punters away sounding fairly happy.

Please note that a very short section of the lecture cuts out. However, Alex has patched the missing section from bootleg source in order to be able the present the full concert and lecture.

AUDIO SOURCE: Reel To Reel Tape And Bootleg

DGM AUDIO QUALITY

AVERAGE CUSTOMER RATING

TRACK
TIME
01
Loop I
07:57
02
Loop II
09:15
03
Loop III And Solo
07:16
04
Lecture Pt I
19:03
05
Loop IV And Solo
05:55
06
Loop V And Solo
06:26
01
Lecture Pt II
29:41
02
Loop I And Solo
08:03
03
Lecture Pt III
10:07
04
Loop II And Solo
09:08

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Written by David F Snyder
Spine tinglingly good!
Lecture portion: A+. Robert interacts beautifully with an enthusiastic audience and channels the energy well. His explanation of tetrads and triads is practical and useful. He brings in spades his usual good humor; if you don’t laugh at least once, you already died. Bleeps and drones: A+. An exceptional set of bleeps and drones. Well-crafted loops lay an other-worldly bed of sound for the ... Solos: A+. Robert’s solo over the last loop is the cherry on top. A stunning conclusion to a must-have show! Summary: This show is, for me, definitely in the top 3 from the 1983 Frippertronics tour for the quality of the performance and lecture. Robert’s particular genius really shines through on this one!
Written by David Kirkdorffer
I remember this show
For the few people who may have attended this amazing show, I am sure this will bring back some very unique and happy memories.For the many people who were not able to see this entirely unique performance / tour, this is a wonderful way to experience it: musically and lecturally.I was lucky enough to be at this event, seated in the first row, and have a cassette recording of the show given to me shortly thereafter by someone who was attending Boston University at that time.  The lecture portion of the event is a most unique aspect of this evening, in that recordings of Frippertronics are available.Those with longer memories may remember that a transcription of this exact lecture was once posted to Elephant Talk.Reading a lecture transcript, however, isn’t as impactful as hearing the presentation.Highly recommended!
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