What does it sound like?:
Robert Fripp on guitar, Theo Travis on flute and saxophone, three largely improvised shows recorded in 2009 and 2010, all on one three cd set. Most of the music here is new to cd, with only two pieces having appeared before in edited form on the Follow album, and there’s very little in the way of duplication between the shows. Even when a piece does appear more than once, it’s usually with quite a different interpretation, with only the central core of the music remaining constant between the performances – for example Duet For The End Of time appears in five, nine and fifteen minute versions. It’s difficult to categorise the music itself, quiet without being ambient, improvisational without being jazz, electronic without being electronica. Suffice to say, the playing is top drawer as the two musicians inspire and lead each other into exploring new avenues within the confines of each work. If you’ve not heard any of this duos previous releases, do give this a try as it’s well worth investigating.
What does it all *mean*?
The quality and complexity of the music belies the apparent simplicity of its set up and presentation.
Goes well with…
Improvisation, fusion, exploration.
Might suit people who like…
Crimson, Jarrett, McLaughlin, etc.