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Re: Robert Fripp's Radiophonics and A Blessing of Tears
Krispen Hartung wrote:
> Before anyone reads on, the following is my own subjective perspective
> on these works and style of playing; I'm not making any objective
> claims about the essence of the works themselves, Robert Fripp, or
> musicians who play in a similar fusion. This is my own personal,
> emotive fashion to stir some online conversation.
> I just finished listening to Fripp's live soundscapes "Radiophonics"
> and "A Blessing of Tears." I have all of Fripp's works from King
> Crimson, and I have been a great admirer of his playing for years…one
> can even hear Frippisms in some of my own playing. He is an amazing
> guitarist with great discipline and a unique outlook on music.
A Blessing of Tears is amazing,
> My contention is basically that every song sounds so similar to me,
> and there is no real interesting melody work to give each song an
> identity of its own. I'm sure Fripp would beg to differ, but as a
> listener, I'm not drawn to any particular song as having a unique or
> strong musical fingerprint or personality. It sounds like
> stereotypical synth ambient music to me…
but he should give up the synth.
Worked for me.
* David Beardsley
* microtonal guitar