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Evening Star

Robert Fripp , Brian Eno Audio CD
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Eno's ambient innovations were in full flower when he met Fripp again on this 1975 LP. This is a meditative journey through calm seas and skies: Wind on Water; Evening Star; Evensong; Wind on Wind , and An Index of Metals . Still entrancing and enduringly influential!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly beautiful March 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a work of sheer beauty. The title track is magnificant pastoral of a simple piano progression and Fripp's soaring guitar and is worth the price of admission. The 'second side' is the abstract 'Index of Metals' 20-odd minutes of layered guitar and synth loops under some of the most beautiful axe-work Mr. Fripp has unleashed. The soon-to-be-dubbed "Frippertronics" technique is shown here in all of it's glory, tape saturation and decay...missing in the digital technique adds texture and timbre. No, this is NOT for everybody, but try a taste....it could become one of your favorite albums (as it is mine)
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Aural Wallpaper" April 5 2003
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"Wind on Water/Evening Star" is one of the coolest pieces either of these musicians have ever collaborated on. On the first track it sounds like Eno looped Fripp's sparse pentatonic melodies and trills dozens of times, processing each in a different way to create an edifice that beckons the listener in...Then the clusters of sound are stripped away, revealing further "rooms" within (just like the title--"Wind on Water" is the English translation of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of design). It and the following title piece are alone worth the price of this CD..."Wind on Wind" is an excerpt from "Discreet Music," Eno's 1974 ambient release. "An Index of Metals" begins with a dissonant, dial-tone like chord which gradually changes into a monstrous proto-industrial soundscape.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Way Ahead Of It's Time July 8 2002
By Martin A Hogan TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard this album in the mid-seventies in a hazed-out mind, I thought I had gone to hypnotic heaven. Later while in college it helped me to study.
This is the most multi-layered, hypnotic dream state composition I have found to date. Fripp's simple guitar play and Eno's heavily layered over-lapped keyboard work makes pure magic. This album was way ahead of it's time.
Although the hiss can still be heard from the original analog recording, it barely distracts from the sound. Nearly every song sounds the same the first few times and then the levels start to reveal themselves, making for new discoveries each listen. This album was the start for many Eno fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like being greeted into heaven... Feb. 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard this album, I was stricken like a man hit by lightning... I was stopped dead in my tracks... Just sitting and listening to it's sheer beauty of harmonics with my eyes closed was pure bliss...
Listening to 'Evening Star' alone made me imagine that this is the majestic music that pervades heaven... As if i died and this is what i would hear as my soul transcended onto it's way to heaven and being greeted like an old friend who hasn't been seen in a long time... It's ethereal and warm embrace still strikes a chord with me to this day and whenever i hear it i actually start to silently cry, like i am now as i am listening to it and typing this for all of you people to read...
Fripp & Eno were touched by the divine in the making of this pure beautific construction of sound...
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5.0 out of 5 stars sheer glory Feb. 7 2002
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I have been collecting and listening to Brian Eno's ambient work for about a year now. I find it to be unique in that it sets a subtle mood, but yet still maintains enough interest in the melody to keep your interest. I've seen some call it 'musical wallpaper', but it's much more than that, more like a musical portal to dreamland. Now I've discovered the Fripp/Eno work and much to my surprise, it's a whole new level. Fripp's guitar is a perfect compliment to Eno's keyboard work, providing shimmering washes over Eno's shimmering washes in Wind on Water, a slightly edgy exploration line over Eno's crystalline base melody in Evening Star, and subtle space sounds scattered through An Index of Metals. The interplay seems to fit both of them quite well. It seems a shame they did not work together for more than two recordings...
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5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful album to fall asleep to! Jan. 8 2002
Format:Audio CD
this is one of the greatest ambient albums ever made. while
it's a very soothing album and wonderful to fall asleep to, it's
also very melodic at times and quite beautiful. WIND ON WATER
is lovely!! A GREAT ALBUM, it beats anything that TANGERINE DREAM
ever did. and i like those guys!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisitely beautiful and spiritual Oct. 17 2001
Format:Audio CD
The title track is the best piece of music I have ever heard. The background is the eternal perfection of the clockwork universe, and Fripp's guitar is the Breath of Life upon the Water: it bubbles up into self-awareness, revels in the exquisite joy and sadness of Being, and then poignantly recedes back into the eternal, leaving the universe to go on as it was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aural science fiction Oct. 10 2001
By KSG
Format:Audio CD
An intelligent and subtle use of repetition. Originally released in 1975, but sounding even more relevant today. The results of this collaboration soothe without numbing. As I listen, I hear crystals forming.
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