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Robert Fripp - 1999 Soundscapes - Live in Argentina CD (album) cover


Robert Fripp


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4 stars "Music for the 21st century schizoid human being"

Robert Fripp's 1994, "1999", Soundscapes - Live in Argentina. Track by track.

1999-track 1: Massive, cacophonic, uncompromising, restless, deeply intense, symphonic like overture, constructed step by step with Fripp's "trademark" soundscapes.

2000- track 2: Juxtaposed layers of contradictory melodic lines,immersed in an ocean of hypnotic and invisible, attractive, "noise" riffs.

2001-track 3: A slow flowing sonic landscape adorned with a sweeping synths and bells like guitar loops, that work as background to a minimalistic guitar soloing, that dissapears eventually in an entanglement, of the increasing presence, of layers of drone like "soundscapes", filling the whole space with an extraordinary melodic contrast of high pitched timbres and pitch black tones, which create an unexpected composition of "contemporary classical music" grandeur!

Interlude-track 4: A short exercise of tranformation from "frippertronics" to"soundscapes". This" King" has more than one kingdom.

2002-track 5: Could pass as a pre- "Blessing of Tears" track. An inviting reflection into an isolated "soundscape" filled to the top with layers of sonic textures, which eventually reduce themselves into a simple stereo guitar loop, which just like that vanishes.

No recorded applauses, as almost always, with Robert Fripp's "live" albums.

****4.5 PA stars for a top-quality, evoluting and unique musical language and performance. If you are expecting KC, it does not happen at all. You were forwarned! .

admireArt | 4/5 |


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