"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Something Else! JANUARY 20, 2012 - by Tom Johnson
ROBERT FRIPP AND BRIAN ENO: THE EQUATORIAL STARS
I excitedly ordered a copy of this collaboration between Robert Fripp and Brian Eno when it was released as an import through Fripp's DGM records in the U.S., and I unfortunately cannot say I recommend it. For two geniuses of ambient, this was incredibly boring, and this is coming from a very, very big King Crimson/Fripp/etcetera fan. Fripp sounded like he wasn't paying attention (which is kind of a shock given his scholar-like attitude towards music and "the moment") and Eno sounded like he didn't particularly care. Aimless and boring. Put on Evening Star or No Pussyfooting instead, you'll be a lot more pleased with what you hear.