Robert Fripp

At first, utter silence, disbelief. You are in the outer darkness. There is no escape. You have no control. The terror, the pressurelessness. Tragic, comforting. A slow galactic tumble through space and appropriety.

This is not your everyday ordinary Frippertronics disc. I feel not just new ground but new galaxy being broken here. If you’re free this is definitely a ticket to a new place.

Gates of Paradise falls into the genre of Eno’s Nasa soundtracking Apollos and Atmospheres or David Byrne’s neo-classical The Forest in spirit, although not necessarily the same styles sonically, mentally, or atmospherically.

Fripp puts it better than any: “Soundscape performances are an ongoing sense of discovery which is the aim of finding ways in which intelligence and music, definition and discovery, courtesy and reciprocation may enter into the act of music for both music and audience.

“Perhaps Paradise is not what we expect it to be, and may itself be a Gate.”; (213)-937-3194

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Sweet Crude
    Sweet Crude

    Sweet Crude brought a bit of New Orleans to Tampa. Bob Pomeroy catches up with the group.

  • Butch Walker
    Butch Walker

    Stay Gold (Dangerbird Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

  • Belly

    Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

  • Pickathon 2016
    Pickathon 2016

    Pendarvis Farms transforms for three extraordinary days into the fun and psychedelic fest of your wildest indie music loving dreams, Pickathon. Alexa Harris was there to experience the joys of farm life for the weekend.

  • Money Chicha
    Money Chicha

    Echo En Mexico (Vampisoul). Review by James Mann.

  • Micronotz reissues
    Micronotz reissues

    Mortal Micronotz, Smash, Live, The Beast that Devoured Itself, 40 Fingers (Bar/None). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Big Eyes
    Big Eyes

    Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Various Artists
    Various Artists

    Money Maker (Studio One). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pawns

    A triple bill of underground Goth, led by NYC’s Pawns, transforms Uncle Lou’s into a time machine. Jen Cray did not wear eye makeup, but she did wear a black shirt to the show.

  • Bossacucanova

    The Best of Bossacucanova (Six Degrees Records). Review by James Mann.

From the Archives