Sometimes you’ve just got to get that idea down on tape or risk it being lost. So here we have what sounds like Robert sitting down in the proximity of his trusty cassette recorder’s on-board mic and grabbing the ideas as they fly by. The two separate fragments bring to mind some of the progressions and shapes which would later be explored in more detail in the League of Crafty Guitarists. And isn’t there also the merest hint of that gradually unfolding line we hear in Easter Monday? Tiny snapshots but more than a few ideas in them.

This track is available for download as part of a bumper collection of Mr Stormy's Monday Selections - his second year of random romps through the murky, cavernous DGM archives, torch in hand, fedora upon his head.

AUDIO SOURCE: Cassette Tape

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TRACK
TIME
01
Non Loop Idea I
00:53
02
Non Loop Idea II
00:44
Written by G. Gollinger
I can’t figure out if #2 is an embryonic "Frame By Frame" or a minimalist rework of "Red".  It’s worth listening to several times to try to figure it out.
Written by Chris Van Valen
Pretty interesting stuff
A bizarre example of RF noodling on an unplugged electric, but the second piece shows early tastes of "Discipline", at least to my ears.
Written by Kevin Gamble
Lovely, simple and exposed
As rewardingly beautiful and/or fierce as Fripp’s sounds can be with electric groups, large acoustic ensembles and loads of electronic gear, it’s a special kind of refreshing to hear such stripped-down, unadorned ideas (it even sounds like an unamplified electric guitar in the first snippet), especially coming from such a fertile developmental stage in his career. Thanks to Mr. Fripp for sharing these things that might seem quaint to him but which provide small moments of beauty and reflection for many others!
Written by Felipe Castro
Very nice
Quite beautiful snippets, kind of reminds me of Giles, Giles & Fripp in the sort of, *ahem* non-crimssonant mood. Thanks for making it available.
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