Friday, May 05, 2006

Robert Fripp forms another band

Seriously. Does this guy have nothing better to do with his life than make music with everybody on the planet? What kind of life is that?

Robert Fripp (King Crimson and collaborator extraordinaire) has joined forces with REM guitarist Peter Buck and current REM drummer Bill Rieflin to form a music project entitled Slow Music. The name is completely fitting.

"a larger-than-usual number of musicians (in this case, six) play long-form improvisations working with ambient/textural/environmental music-ideas. this means live performance rather than programming. this means flexibility in the moment and freedom to respond. there is an unfolding and unpredictability. there is also a high degree of risk." (from the band's bio)

Slow Music is going to be making a stop at the El Rey next week to improvise and hyptnotize those brave enough to walk into such risky business. They are supposedly playing two sets that night, which I would assume is the same show broken into two pieces of drawn-out, ambient flow. Their debut album, Live at the Croc, will be available for purchase at the show, which consists of fully improvised songs from their performances this past October at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle.

Get up on it. Tickets are still available.

5/13/06 - El Rey (tix)


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