Looper's Delight Archive Top (Search)
Date Index
Thread Index
Author Index
Looper's Delight Home
Mailing List Info

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: Fripp & the EH16

Stories like that make cry.  A beautiful thing to see no doubt!
I'd be curious to know what his current gear is.

>From: Jim Carter <Jim.Carter@bristol.ac.uk>
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>Subject: Fripp & the EH16
>Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 09:37:51 +0100 (BST)
> > Have everyone forgotten that EH 16 second delay contraption circa 1984?
> > I've never used one but I think Belew & Fripp were pretty enthused 
> > when it came.
> >
> >
>I saw Robert Fripp performing with one of these in Liverpool in 1984.
>This was a spontaneous "tour" following cancellation of a recording
>session with the Roches and was in Probe Records which held ca. 30
>people sardine style with many more outside (anyone seen a smaller
>loop venue?).
>He had a floor full of kit including GR300 and 700 synths, custom
>pedal board with the EH16, a Roland SpaceEcho and small mixer
>set up near his left hand (remember he is left handed).
>He must have played for about 40 minutes showing great command of
>the EH16 (reversing, overdubbing, reversing again, stretching,
>overbudding, un-stretching(?) and playing incredible lead over the
>top of it all, before fielding questions
>I think this performance left me the loop enthusiast I am today.
>I truely hope that DGM will release some material he produced with
>this set-up as it showed the incredible freedom of composition
>that a man under no pressure to "perform" can achieve.
>I saw him perform in Salisbury Cathederal (97) with his TC electronics
>set-up and although this was an awinspiring venue the material
>lacked a certain bite. Ah, the mellowness that comes with age.
>Enough ramble - Jim Carter

Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com