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Mojo SEPTEMBER 2006 - by John Bungey
ROBERT FRIPP: EXPOSURE
Acclaimed solo album returns as a 2-CD set.
The cerebral King Crimson guitarist's 1979 solo album bristles with ideas, spiky guitars and celeb sidemen. Daryl Hall, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins all contribute as the music veers between clanging avant-metal and contemplative introspection. Snatches of conversation, radio excerpts and the aphorisms of spiritual leaders all swim into the mix. In his efforts to confound audience expectations, Fripp jolts us between Peter Hammill at his most manic and the gentle Terre Roche. It's best sampled in small doses however - and I May Not Have Had Enough Of Me But I've Had Enough Of You remains a horrible racket. Still, the version of Here Comes The Flood is a quite gorgeous closer. A second CD offers a later remix of the album and more of the Daryl Hall vocals that were left off for contractual reasons.