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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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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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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 the beginning March 9 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The year is 2001. Fans like me are listening to U2 and King Crimson and are saying. Yeah! I like that music. In 1975 I was "discovering" Fripp and Eno in their own right. They both have influenced numerous bands over the years. They both have produced many fine albums with their own names on them.
When I listen to "Evening Star", I realize that they already had "it" figured out in 1975. New albums like "Construction of Light" and various "Projekcts" by Fripp and cohorts have been described as "setting the stage for music in the next 20 years". Well, albums like "Evening Star" set the stage for the past 20 years. Many of the techniques used in the new albums are there in "Evening Star". These guys never cease to amaze me. I do not mean to downplay the new works by these two pioneers, but when you realize that we now have digital this and digital that; it makes their early work all the more amazing. This album contains some of the best ambient music available. The title track is a landmark in the genre. Anybody who likes ambient music, electronic trickery, and plain good music should listen to several works by Fripp and Eno (together and by themselves and producing and playing with other people). Whenever they play with other people, they can't help but rub off on them. This is one of their best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars astounding Sept. 22 2000
Format:Audio CD
While all Eno collaborations are amazing and have added and enriched the lives of all who made it and listen to it, for me, Eno's lps with Robert Fripp, and those with Cluster, are the most amazing that he made.
"Evening Star," Eno's 2nd and final (alas) lp made with Fripp, foreshadow Eno's ambient works to come, as it appears that Fripp was second fiddle on these reocrdings, adding his sinewy guitar as needed, and doing little else. Age and wisdom, of course, tell us that Fripp was much more involved than that, despite his sparse playing of his guitar.
Whatever the case, "An Index of Metals" is quite possibly the most astounding piece of music in all of Eno's amazingly desperse canon, foreshadowing not only his pure ambient pieces, but the forthcoming industrial movement, as well, with his tape loops and prepared use of Fripp's guitar. An astounding number, to be sure- bleak, sparse, yet emotional and full of life.
This lp has it all for fans of early textured ambient works, and is a must own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sheer glory
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... Read more
Published on Feb. 7 2002 by Peter J. Swingle
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful album to fall asleep to!
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... Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2002 by R. Recchia
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisitely beautiful and spiritual
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... Read more
Published on Oct. 17 2001 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Aural science fiction
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. Read more
Published on Oct. 10 2001 by KSG
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Wallpaper
Ambient, soothing background music for doing anything. It's very easy to slip into droning monotony trying to do this kind of thing, but Robert and Brian are thankfully part of the... Read more
Published on Nov. 11 2000 by spiral_mind
5.0 out of 5 stars An Old Friend
This recording is a gift - a consolation for being stuck on this mortal coil. A true taste of the eternal; to me this recording hints at the glories that await us in heaven. Read more
Published on April 14 2000 by P. McGrath
5.0 out of 5 stars My ghod...
Albums this beautiful don't happen often. Nope. This is the second outing by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, and it's the best. Read more
Published on April 3 2000 by DAC Crowell
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