Teatro Echegaray Málaga Spain
It’s a cautious opening to the second night in Malaga as the Travis & Fripp set slowly takes shape. The first few tracks involve a slow circling around each other, as though each musician were weighing the moment, the most propitious opening.

On The Emporium Fripp gives Travis the space to develop a series of cyclical motifs confining himself to smudges of texture and atmospheric shading. By Steel Eyes, Velvet Heart, Fripp getting all twangly via a spiffy new setting from his rig hovering beneath some of Travis’s soprano notes like some sci-fi apparition.

If the first twenty minutes of the concert involve a certain amount of patient negotiation and good-mannered give and take, then the remaining thirty-five minutes - from Soaring and Gliding through to the last notes of Duet for the End of Time - represent a master class in empathy, invention and vision. There’s a greater sense common purpose displayed; two musicians acting with one voice often indistinguishable from another.

This is music filled with blissful reverie and, as on Lamentation, mournful reflection. Though not quite constructed to the same epic grandeur of the Lamentation which appeared on the Live in Coventry Cathedral CD, this is as stirring as it is formidable.

Robert’s diary reports: “A re-vibed approach to the set, a call on the spot, some things planned were not, and vice versa. But a strong performance. The suffering from last night is now redeemed.”

AUDIO SOURCE: Multitrack

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TRACK
TIME
01
The Emporium
05:35
02
Tears For Lydia
08:31
03
Steel Eyes, Velvet Heart
04:38
04
Moonchild
03:52
05
Soaring And Gliding
05:57
06
Blue Calm
02:33
07
Lamentation
08:03
08
Pastorale
09:18
09
Duet For The End Of Time
09:01

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Written by Ayako NAKAMURA
naturally tear up
Great great great. My tears begin to flow....
Written by Taras Ostroushko
Absolutely stunning!  I want this on vinyl real soon!
Written by Stephen Byous
Two voices speak as one.  Simply beautiful.
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