A rare concert by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno – one of a handful by the two – is now available to order.
Live In Paris 28.05.1975 will be released on September 15th and can be obtained from Inner Knot for US customers and Burning Shed for UK and Europe.
Here’s what they have to say about the release:
Hearing the tapes in fully restored audio quality, it’s easy to understand why it attracts such reverence now and perhaps, why the shows attracted such hostility then. No Roxy Music hits, No King Crimson riffs, just a duo sitting in near darkness with a reel to reel tape recorder, improvising over the pre-recorded loops with a filmed background projection.
Replace the reel to reel machine with a couple of laptops/iPads/sequencers and the core of much current live performance from electronica to hip-hop was there some thirty years in advance. At the time, audiences responded to such a glimpse of the future with booing, walkouts and general confusion.
Thanks to the discovery and restoration of the original backing tapes, it was possible to isolate, de-noise and match the live elements from the performance tapes to the studio loops to produce the final recording. Continue reading
Slightly off topic: YouTube user crysknife007, aka Cheesy Nirvosa put together this playlist that features the ambient sounds of science fiction spaceships.
The playlist includes these greatest ambient sound hits:
- Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)
- Star Trek TOS Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)
- Original Battlestar Galactica Ambient Engine Sound ( For 12 Hours )
- Nostromo Ambient Engine Noise ( Ship from Alien for 12 Hours )
- 12 Hour Tardis sound from Doctor Who
But wait! There’s more: Continue reading
Free Music Friday: Ambient artist Daniel J. Davis (Carl Sagan’s Ghost) has released a new album of ambient electronic music, Cycles.
The album features Fender Rhodes, OP-1, Micorkorg, MS-2000, CZ-1, Nord Lead 3, Bass Station II, DX7 and HS-60. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a complete live performance, May 28, 2014, by ambient/space music artist Robert Rich.
Here’s what Rich has to say about the live performance: Continue reading
Free Music Friday: Reader Don Tyler let us know about a free release by his Ascendant ambient project with Chris Bryant, Glass Desert (embedded above). Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live ambient synth jam by Daniel Davis.
Davis has released multiple albums, under his name and as Carl Sagan’s Ghost. Continue reading
This the music video for Harold Budd’s Jane 8, from his recent album, Jane 1-11. Continue reading
James Murphy, late of LCD Soundsystem, hates the sound the NYC subway turnstiles make when a Metro pass is swiped through them.
“They make this unpleasant beep and are all slightly out of tune from one another,” Murphy said, in an interview in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Murphy wants to turn the daily routine of people going through the turnstiles into an ambient ‘subway symphony’. Continue reading