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THE GATES OF PARADISE

Robert Fripp

 

Eclectic Prog

4.05 | 47 ratings

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admireArt
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5 stars Otherwise ,soundscaping through Heaven and Hell.

In 1997 Robert Fripp released "The Gates of Paradise" . Whatever the story perfectly explained, as always, in his own words in this release's booklet, this release is an emotional catharsis which beauty and ugliness can be "understood" as a personal emotional experience by almost anyone.

Anyone who already is acquainted with Fripp's second "electronically processed" electric guitat/drone styling, which he calls Soundscapes. And for those who have dwelled beyond Prog's borderlines into that strangely demanding "classical music" lands, and to make things a bit more fun, the contemporary ones.

If not take the plunge and read no further and let yourself go, as I did once, then you decide.

An electronic music conmemoration of life and death, taken as a symbolic parallel of our daily existences and the ever present cosmic transmutations in accordance between with our petty human dimension and our potential proportion in our own universes and the higher ones.

In able to achieve such a daring assignment, Robert Fripp emerges as refined architect of his musical idiom and at the same time a demolisher in search of nothingness the same. A catharsis, as I mentioned, whose less worry is to be friendly, opposite to that it becomes personal up to the point of universality. The signature of a true artist.

Climb the ladder!

*****5 PA stars.

admireArt | 5/5 |

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