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Evening Star

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  • Audio CD (3 May 1988)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Eg
  • ASIN: B00002476X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 594,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Wind On Water (Live)
  2. Evening Star
  3. Evensong
  4. Wind On Wind - Robert Fripp
  5. An Index Of Metals

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Format: Audio CD
A second collaborative experimental album by both Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, 'Evening Star' proved to be a little more varied than it's predecessor 'No Pussyfooting'. Both musicians seemed to have got a tighter grip on the mechanics of the endless decaying tape loop system they used on the first album and as a consequence 'Evening Star' is more expressive.
'Evening Star' begins however where 'No Pussyfooting' left off with the heavy layered harmonics of 'Wind on Water' fading in and up to greater and greater intensity. We then reach Fripp & Eno's most radical departure, the title track itself. 'Evening Star' contrasts with the rest of the album as it contains some semblance of a melody (no matter how sparse and repetitive). The contrast between the melodic backing and Fripp's stark improvisations work to great effect. Fripp almost sounds like he's playing a small string quartet all by himself. 'Evensong' comes and goes with nothing to recommend it while ironically the next track, Eno's 'Wind on Wind' seems to create more than the previous one with even less instrumentation.
What's so pleasing about the final 20 minute 'Index of Metals' is that it disrupts the notion that this album is wallpaper music. I don't see how anyone could find peace and sustainence in something as menacing sounding as this. The whole track jars intensely like the soundtrack for some sinister dystopia run by machines.
Both Fripp and Eno reached the limits of their experimental collaboration with 'Evening Star', which is a shame as this album was an improvement on the previous one and it would have been interesting to see where they could have taken it from here.
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I have always thought this to be a strangely strong record in a way that Eno titles like Music for Airports isn't. Presumably heavily influenced by Fripp the opening track is a collosal and complex buildup reminiscent to some of Fripp's soundscape projects. The following track is much closer to 'Airports but the Fripp guitar is just great. The first two tracks are worth the purchase alone. The rest is an excellent bonus. This album is to me the best Fripp and Eno title.
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I really like this disc. It is 5 songs and the last one is over 20 minutes making it very enjoyable. The reason why I like this so much is because to me it is one of the few attempts to make ambient music at such a fine level. Brian Eno's other discs like Apollo are great but this one which also has Robert Fripp as musician is incredible.
I reccomend it to anyone with fine taste in music.
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