In the mean while some very interesting atmospheres are created, mainly on lp1 I must say. Nothing sound too important, and nothing bothers me either. Three stars, recommended to listeners of before-mentioned genres and Fripp-completionists. Short and very nice. After few less than three minutes the warm voice of Sylvian arrives.
The song develops on a different chords sequence, but sometimes the flugelhorn comes back. About 10 minutes of chill-out, not properly "dark ambient", but there's some darkness inside, enhanced by the bass vocals. The title track is the one I suppose Fripp is more responsible of. It's like the melody has been composed on a "normal" base, then the chords and the sounds have been "frippertroniced" to transform it into something different. I'm not sure about Fripp playing on this song, but he is in the album and I think to hear him here.
Another "long" track, for the album's standards, comes. Also "Wave" has some dissonances inside which give it a more avantgarde feeling repsect to just 80s darkness.
This song reminds me of the late Rick Wright's efforts on Broken China. Regardless the similarities with an album that I love, this song is not really my fav. The lazy proceeding of percussion setup a dreamy environment. Taken along this is a good song, but the whole album is made of this dark chill-out and this makes it suitable as background music, except for the short flugelhorn intermissions.
This is an instrument which surely adds value to all the song it's present in. The first LP is closed by "Silver Moon" which is a more "normal" song.
Less dark and more radio-friendly than the rest of the album it has an unusual quantity, for Sylvian, of major chords. Mel Collins is excellent as always on his sax. The second LP is instrumental only, but this fact gives more room to the clean lead guitar. Fans of late Floyd and of Porcupine Tree can find this track very appealing.
Surely a highlight. A bit too dark to be called newage. I mean Zeit, mainly. Of course I like it. It's followed by "Silver moon over sleeping steeples" which is more newage oriented, even though some dissonances makes it sound more like the already mentioned Lucia Hwong. It looks like we are used I am at least , to call newage the ambient music when it's not dark.
It's strange thinking to how far this music is from what he was doing with Japan. With a title like " A bird of prey vanishes into a bright blue cloudless sky" one could have expected something different, but the track is not bad. Still this positive ambient music. If you like Yoga or other kinds of meditation it's fine.
For my tastes I'd prefer something more intriguing. Looking at the vinyl surface it appears quite slick. Who comes from the vinyl days knows what I mean. Not bad, really. Only this IS newage. A good test for the pickups quality. I have the impression of a Shakuyaki below, adding an oriental touch in the second half of the track. It's a speech that combined with the repetitive chords is very pleasant.
It reminds me of Vangelis on China but again also Lucia Hwong comes to mind. Depending on your tastes you can love the first and hate the second or vice versa. Complexively I think a correct rating is 3 stars as none of the two albums is fundamental in its genre.
And we are effectively speaking of two different albums. The record version of this release is a double lp,but I am pretty sure that the cd version is a single.
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