a marvelous link between the atmospheric soundloopes and rythmic banter of the October 29, 2006
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Fripp & Eno - The Cotswold Gnomes
There is only one word for it - fantastic!!
When I read in an interview with Fripp sometime in the early 90s that there would be another Fripp & Eno release, which would be different - "F & E with a dance beat" -- I got very excited. What followed, however, was the release of The Essential Fripp & Eno, with the infamous "Healthy Colours" suite. That piece of music was delightful in that respect that it was reminiscent of the My Life in the Bush of Ghosts album by Eno and Byrne but it disappointed as the idea was very basic and did not get much better by doing it four times over.
The Cotswold Gnomes is a totally different cup of tea. All the tracks have a feeling of completeness and even though they are very different form each other the selection by Eno shows that they really have been put together with thought. This album is mostly rhythmic and alludes to the Fripp & Enoís work on the first Eno albums, on the Eno & Byrne album as well as on Enoís album Nerve Net from 1992. Some pieces are more experimental, as "Dirt Loop" and some even have a "techno art punk" edge (for lack of a better word), as "Cross Crisis in Lust Storm,", in terms of energy comparable to "Babyís On Fire" and "Third Uncle" There are also sound loops, three pieces even are reworks from the fantastic 2004 released The Equatorial Stars and they all fit in as if they only have been conceived for this album.
This album is well worth a major release and I would imagine it would get similar rave reviews as Equatorial Stars and the Exposure re-release!!!
In terms of Fripp & Eno and this DGMlive wonderful website, thank you so much for this wonderful album and hopefully the fantastic performances from the 1975 Fripp & Eno mini tour will be released here one day as well!
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|yriemfk Sun., Feb 27, 2011|
Posted by: Jackwagon
this music is weird
|shucks Tue., Oct 12, 2010|
Posted by: RikRomerein
I am practically salivating over the opportunity to hear what both Robert and Brian think was RF at his best, but will have to wait until a) a CD is released, I hope, or b) I buy a new computer Read more
| London, UK March 14, 2006|
Posted by: sapindo
Some sparkling jewels buried in the sand. Not very easy to find the treasure but if your ears have a kind of perseverance, you will be rewarded. A profusion of Read more
|my head hurts Sat., Aug 2, 2008|
Posted by: tonefreak
I love it all, except for The Idea of Decline, which sounds too much like Ali Click from Nerve Net. And the high frequency beeping/whistling gave me a headache. Can we get a version without all Read more
|Triples - to - Sound Sun., Mar 9, 2008|
Posted by: Triples
I simply didnít understand it....... before touched itís sound using Soundforge and Goldwaves and VST , DirectX plugins. And software sine oscillators. Suddenly it started working for me. Then it was a good idea to sample, loop and sequence some moments Read more
|sneering loop Sat., Feb 9, 2008|
Posted by: maxine
same old tired shit poorly produced liked swastika girls better
|Bollocks Fri., Nov 2, 2007|
Posted by: stevea
I must say, youíve got some audacity to charge money for this rubbish.
|Caruso's problem Sun., Oct 7, 2007|
Posted by: dvdhume
Looking at the files through Audacity and listening to them with foobar2000, I cannot perceive any breaks in the ends or beginnings of the files visually or aurally. However, when listening to them with Media Player Read more
|Best yet--shame about the hassles getting it Sun., Oct 7, 2007|
Posted by: GerryK
As one who bought "No Pussyfooting" on LP back in the 70s, and have somewhat slavishly followed the careers of Messrs. F and E since the first Crim and Roxy albums, I think this is their best collaboration Read more
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