] [Thread Prev
Fripp & the EH16
> Have everyone forgotten that EH 16 second delay contraption circa 1984?
> I've never used one but I think Belew & Fripp were pretty enthused about
> 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
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