Nick Batt talks with Gregory about the origin of the Ensemble, their gear and more.
A rare concert by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno - one of a handful by the two – is now available to order.
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
Plastikman (Richie Hawtin) has a new album out, EX, recorded live at the Guggenheim, New York’s iconic art museum.
“EX is an Excursion into the past, Exploring the uncertainty of the future, EXpanding and EXtending the immersive atmospheres of my Plastikman project,” notes Hawtin.
You can stream the full album via the embed above. Continue reading