INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & RELATED ARTICLES
Uncut JANUARY 2009 - by John Robinson
FRIPP & ENO: NO PUSSYFOOTING
The oblique that was.
While Roxy Music prepared for their UK tour in 1972, Brian Eno had a wealth of other projects on his mind. Among them was an informal collaboration with guitarist Robert Fripp: after a bottle of wine had been consumed at Eno's flat, Fripp began to offer his improvisations up to the tape effects that Eno had prepared earlier, and a wonderful, infinitely sustaining sound began to emerge. The results (the epic The Heavenly Music Corporation; the strangely pastoral Swastika Girls) should be instantly fascinating to anyone familiar with the pair's work on Bowie's Low and "Heroes" - a second disc, meanwhile, adds half-speed, and reversed versions.