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Robert Fripp - Radiophonics

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Postby vrooom on Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:18 pm

I didn't quite understand the question, so I didn't answer. But the radiophonics recordings are stylistically different from the soundscapes - as Scorchie said, they are more "experimental" and more dissonant. If you listen to the "1999 - Live in Argentina" album there are great similarities between that and the Radiophonics CD as I think they were recorded during the same series of concerts. Green Park is nice and I like listening to it whilst soaking in the bath. :D


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Postby Owen on Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:05 am

1999 was recorded in 1994, Radiophonics in 1995.

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Postby vrooom on Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:09 am

Owen wrote:1999 was recorded in 1994, Radiophonics in 1995.

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Thanks for that - I knew they were recorded close together, I thought it was the same year. My CDs are in a crate, so I couldn't check, but I knew someone else would correct me. :D


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Postby scorched earth on Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:34 pm

At the '95 performance I saw in San Juan Capistrano, he was doing more knob twisting than I've seen at any other Soundscapes performance, but I suppose that stuff didn't really fit on A Blessing of Tears, the CD which drew from that tour, and so we got a dose of it on the next disc, Radiophonics.

Wonder what happened to the CD that was announced as being available from DGM but never showed up, the fourth volume of '95 Soundscapes, Soundbites? Kind of a shame DGM Live hasn't released any older unreleased Soundscapes since the very start of the place when they made a NYC 2000 performance available.
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Postby vrooom on Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:38 pm

Ahhhh, the oft-advertised Soundbites CD....

Here's a thing. Go back to your old DGM CDs and look at the back page of the CD booklet. Now work out which CDs appeared and which CDs did not. It's a fun game for a rainy June afternoon!

(Not for me, I've been to the pub) :D


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Postby MiKcrobe on Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:17 pm

Owen wrote:1999 was recorded in 1994, Radiophonics in 1995.

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Correct. More thorough analysis here:
http://www.projekction.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1835

Another thing about 1999 -- Live in Argentina is that more than anything (to my ears, anyway),. they sound like a transitional form between Frippertronics and Soundscapes.

As for Radiophonics, as one reviewer put it, "they contain more low rumbling than most."
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Postby scorched earth on Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:30 pm

BTW to support what Owen said in the thread that MiKcrobe links to, Soundbites couldn't have been retitled and released as That Which Passes because on the last page of the booklet of the latter (as Darren mentioned) it says the following (the incorrect use of apostrophes is in the original):

SOUNDBITES CD PLUS LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR'S BOX

The fourth volume in the 1995 Soundscapes series, Soundbites, is available exclusively from Discipline Mail Order at the above address, and comes with a limited edition collectors' box to house all four CD's.
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Postby Riverman on Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:26 am

Hey, not being released is just about as limited as you can get. :wink:
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Postby vrooom on Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:18 am

I think the confusion over the Soundbites CD comes from the Japanese release of "That Which Passes", which seems to have the title "Soundbites".

http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=73206


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Postby scorched earth on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:19 am

That's the version I have, the Japanese one, with catalog number #PCCY-01047. It was available earlier than the domestic one so I picked it up when I saw it at Tower Records. Soundbites is only mentioned in the part I quoted above, so it looks like a mistake by the merchant, confused by DGM's release plans I guess. Who knows what the obi-strip said though. (Didn't someone just ask about obi-strips? See the bottom of the page Darren links to.)
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