The Idea Of Decline - Fripp & Eno - Beyond Even (1992 - 2006)
Label: Discipline Global Mobile - DGM0702,Panegyric - DGM0702 • Format: CD Album Digipak • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic • Style: Downtempo, Experimental, Ambient
Just when you thought they've ceased for good, they come up with something like this. Beyond Even is yet another collaborative project by guitarist Robert Fripp and "ist" Brian Eno. It's true that the pair's No Pussyfooting and Evening Starrecorded in the '70s, were groundbreaking recordings in the treatment of atmospheres, the employment of tape loops, and even prototypes for what Eno would call ambient music and they were actually quite striking and beautiful in placesbut their last meeting, 's The Equatorial Starswas a bit dour even if it did contain some of the same charm.
This double-disc is a strange twinning of the same material. Disc one simply features these 13 pieces as a whole work without gaps for Sur Les Bords De LOnon (Mélodie Bouriate) - Various - Voyage En URSS (Anthologie De La Musique Inst minutes. Disc two contains a couple of seconds of silence between each cut.
While completists may need this, not really anyone else does. The percussive-heavy effects and far more prominent aural wash backdrops all feel like U2 demos from Zooroopa cast-offs. Fripp 's guitar playing is more insistent, using digital delays to some nice effects, but even he doesn't sound particularly curious or inspired. If anything, this entire thing comes off as a pair of MOS6581 - Various - Chilled Zen Chillout noodlers messing about in a digital studio.
The beauty of Eno was in being able to melt into the background and paint sound, not come on so assertively his now generic ideas are in the forefront. Certainly there will be those who champion this collection of half-baked notions as the work of genius and yet another step forward. Only "Timean Sparkles," clicking in andcontains a bit of the old magic.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening The Idea Of Decline - Fripp & Eno - Beyond Even (1992 - 2006) All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Release Date October 15, Track Listing - Disc 1. Ringing Beat. Sneering Loop. Tripoli Behold the Child. Timean Sparkles. Dirt Loop. The Idea of Decline.
Deep Indian Long. Hopeful Timean. Glass Structure. Cross Crisis in Lust Storm. Track Listing - Disc 2.
No Problemo - Jim Murple Memorial - Spapadoo-Hey! Spadoo-Oh !, Zander* / Fiebig* - SoundCycle, Ex Stasis - Pete (136) - Iron On / Ex Stasis, Trumpet A - Rhodos - Solo Instruments, Aint We Got Fun - Meg Myles - Just Meg and Me