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Robert Fripp - A Blessing of Tears 1995 Soundscape-Vol 2 - Live in California CD (album) cover


Robert Fripp


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5 stars Starting from today; my 5 "star" rating will go; as when young and there were no ipods-ipads-iwhatever: There were only "Albums" and "Cassettes" each in unities. So the question went like this. Which 5 "albums" would you take to a desert island; of all? Well this one. Robert Fripp- "A Blessing of Tears" -1995. The most universal "soundscape" album before the last one(?) ("At the End of Time"-2007). It is quiet a thrill to see how people who are not prog-related react when exposed to this project. The soothing non-melodic (as usual); soundscape lines have a different feeling, a different focus and touch. They come close to the listenersīs "human nature" universal aural experiernce. As close as Fripp can get... And yes everyone gets caught by the unorthodox beauty; like not other of his works. There is this "universal" quality some works possess. Among other peoplesīs works and their own. Therefore; it is mystery to me, that music, which by far is built on a "non-mainstream" structure and basis (to call it somehow) can be instantly appreciated as such; without prejudice by all kind of audiophiles. No -" nice-melodic "new age" tinker-bells melodic sounds"- found here! ...These are huge, astounding, frail structures, which happen to be so "hospitable" because they deal with a shared human felling; by poor or rich; powerful or not, prog-or not;- Human natureīs impotent effort to deal with sadness; as such. And sadness; as you know, is overwhelming and wild, as huge as small. This work captures the human spirit of Mr. Fripp in such a stage (mourning to be exact); and this time the invitation is really for everyone. (understanding that Fripp is Fripp wherever). So feel welcomed to feel "A Blessing of Tears". *****5 "Masterpiece" stars
admireArt | 5/5 |


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