Thursday, January 18, 2007

disc six: music of the cosmos

Tonight I went to Border's in Strongsville. Using my remaining $1.00 of their holiday rewards program plus a 25% off coupon, I purchased:

6. Fripp & Eno -- The Equatorial Stars

Someone once described Robert Fripp's guitar-playing as "the sound of the universe crying." I wish that I had said that--what a great phrase. This disc is well-named: listening to it on the drive home, I felt as if the music was coming down from the night sky, not my speakers. Fripp's haunting guitar floats peacefully through Eno's solar wind drones and black hole murmurs. Dave Bowman definitely would have had Fripp & Eno on his iPod as he traveled through the monolith. Beautiful.

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