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Robert Fripp


Eclectic Prog

4.40 | 26 ratings

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5 stars Enjoy the music at the end of time!

The most sophisticated and "universal" soundscapes album to this day. I feel like I am pushing Robert Fripp to your attention, but it is a shame that this masterpiece has 5 lonely ratings (all good 4/5 Stars). It is quiet a mystery, considering the sole fact of who this guy is.

But anyway, this is as good as it gets and you should try to immerse yourself in this original guitar language project. Of course there is no contact with King Crimsons´s multi-instrumental/vocal, colored fireworks, as that has been established since Fripp's 3 drone like compositions in his first solo studio recorded work "Exposure" and completely in his 2nd. "UnderHeavyManners/GodSavetheQueen".

Closer to the electronic "Ambient/Drone" experimentations, his guitar's self made language makes no compromises, like spoken-languages never do, either you get them or not. BUT the main attribute about " At The End Of Time" is the depured synthesis of Fripp's "soundscapes" musical language.

Self-demanding artistry evolution and refinement led its way to this kind of result. So assumed that there are no close connections to Eclectic-Prog's roots or direction like KC's, this will fairly be considered Progressive Electronic. It has all its elements, but generated totally by the electric guitar unexplored , until then, sounds and technological possibilities and not the usually synths/keyboards found in this prog sub-genre.

"Electronic/Enviromental/Experimental/Ambient/Drone/Shoegaze/Minimalism" in spirit and contemporary symphonic due to its well defined multi-overlapped melodic lines, sections and transparent yet monumental structures

One of those efforts which covers the whole scope and intention of the composer without losing grip or forcing the outcome. Add up a "Loosely/Tight" performance with the makings of perfection.

"Friendly" as beauty usually is and uncompromising the same way!

. *****5 "Flawless original, daring with all the energy of Robert Fripp's self-impossed perfect pitch attitude towards performance and music composition" stars.

admireArt | 5/5 |


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