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This includes the original album as well as both tracks played in reverse (I think that half the population that listened to this album regularly 'way back when' were so high that their brain used to do that for them automatically - but now we have it...

Not quite sure how a third Fripp and Eno album made it by me without my noticing, but I somehow missed this and I shouldn't have, because it's really good! "Almost 30 years on since Evening Star, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno resume their collaboration...

"The collaboration between Theo Travis and Robert Fripp has become something of a familiar musical pairing in recent years. Travis & Fripp have been able to produce a body of work that is wholly approachable, frequently tuneful and always surprising in...

"It’s been a long time coming has this one. Fripp’s soundscapes have always suggested they’d be remarkable in an orchestral setting and so it’s proved to be. Yet the transition hasn’t been easy or obvious, and anyone expecting this to be a straight...


"Giuseppe Frippi's current solo project were conceived as an opportunity to explore some intense and intimate musical tendencies which were somehow attenuated in the previous collective work, that in this new context can rise out with all their...

"Guitarist Bill Frisell had one of the most stimulating and eccentric regular bands of the mid- to late 1980s. The highly versatile Frisell, whose playing ranges from Jim Hall to rock and Nashville while including sounds never previously heard on...

"This relatively early set from Bill Frisell is a fine showcase for the utterly unique guitarist. Frisell has the ability to play nearly any extroverted style of music and his humor (check out the date's "Music I Heard") is rarely far below the...

"Guitar hero Bill Frisell reveals his experimental side in his first release on Tzadik! A composer/performer of unparalleled gifts, Bill is one of the most influential and respected guitarists in the world today. Using his Nash Telecaster and a small...

A good performance of music for dance, all performed by Fred (via extensive overdubbing). "Any new record from Fred Frith, one of the worlds leading avant rock guitarists and composers, is a major event. Accidental was commissioned by a British choreog...

Composed and recorded in 1989, but not released until 1996, this has Joey Baron-drums, George Cartwright-alto sax, Tom Cora-cello and 'other instruments and drum programming' by Fred. I've always liked this album a lot, and until now it's been very...

"A new CD of classical chamber music by a contemporary master who has been redefining new music since 1972 with cutting edge bands like Henry Cow, Keep the Dog, Skeleton Crew, Massacre and Cosa Brava. Featuring the virtuoso cellist Joan Jeanrenaud...

Remixed and remastered from the original 4-track masters. "Freds third LP for the US label Ralph Records, back in 1983, was a collection of gloriously direct pop songs, recorded on a four-track home studio system. Fred played almost all of the instrume...

''Fred Frith is one of the world's greatest originals on the guitar, a composer/ performer who has been at the forefront of avant garde music since the early '70s. Clearing is his first solo guitar recording in over twenty years (since his classic dou...

Fred Frith: Guitar / Wu Fei: Guzheng / Anantha Krishnan: Mridangam, Tablas / Marque Gilmore: Drums, Electronics / Tilman Müller: Trumpet / Patrice Scanlon: Electronics / Daniela Cattivelli: Electronics.

"Clearing Customs is based on an

With Arditti String Quartet, Uwe Dierksen (trombone), William Winnant (guitar), Fred Frith (guitar). "Fred Frith is driven by a powerful creative energy, a desire to experiment, and a never-ending interest in life and all of its facets. He is one of...

''Famous as an improviser and a rock guitarist (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Residents, Massacre, Skeleton Crew), Fred Frith is still highly under-rated as a composer. Since relocating to Germany in the early 90s, Frith has composed soundtracks for a number o...

"Fred Frith continues to be one of the most important composer/performers of his generation—a groundbreaking, genre busting musical master whose work ranges from improvisation to rock, classical, folk and more. The third volume of his film soundtrack..

With a career spanning over three decades, Fred Frith continues his fruitful relationship on Tzadik with this, his fifth release in as many years. Always breaking new ground, Eye to Ear II, the second volume dedicated to his work for films, is an adven...

Gravity is one of Fred's most enduring & endearing works. It was his first post- Henry Cow solo album, and he recorded it with the backing of The Muffins on one side of the original album and Samla Mammas Manna on the other + Marc Hollander. It's the c...

In the almost 30 years since this was released, so much has happened, and artists like Keith Rowe and Derek Bailey have become relatively well known, so that the shock of this record back then is hard to imagine now. But it was shocking, believe me. "H...

"In 1996, at the end of a two year residency, Fred organised an event at L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne in France involving as many of the students as possible, grouped according to their departments - early music, rock, African drumming...

"Impur II is totally different from Impur I - which was a deconstructed, spatialised simultaneity of musical events that could only be heard through open windows or by wandering through rooms - Impur 2 took the form of an unannounced performance across...

"These concerts were part of a solo tour of Japan organized by the now-defunct magazine Fool's Mate. The music on the CD was first released in 1982 by Recommended Records Japan as a 2LP box set in a limited edition of 1,000. The tapes were returned to...

Field recordings of traditional singing and drumming, the jaunty accordion and violin music of a travelling circus troupe, the sounds of trucks, trains, wells, winds, flies, fire, thunder, camels, goats and a jackal are woven into a multi-layered, sub...

"Fred’s sixth CD of music for dance, featuring three commissions by three different choreographers each sharing, as Fred says ‘a certain obsession with melodic deconstruction.’ Two of them feature – and were especially written for - the remarkable...

''A major new composition by the world-famous guitarist, improvisor and composer. Over an hour in length and composed for a large ensemble of winds, strings and percussion, Pacifica sets the poetry of Pablo Neruda into a seductive and hypnotizing sound...

Its a real pleasure to hear a new album of Freds songs. Hes rather shy about his singing, but he shouldnt be; he sounds like a cross between David Byrne, Christoph Anders and Robert Wyatt. The songs often make use of samples from well-known sources, an...

Fred Frith (guitar, samples, violin, piano, berimbao), Karoline Hofler-double bass, Bernd Settelmeyer (percussion), Wolfgang Stryi (soprano sax, bass clarinet). "The land art works by Andy Goldsworthy, a British artist living in Scotland, gave Thomas....

Speechless is one of Fred's most enduring & endearing works. It was his second post- Henry Cow solo album, and he recorded it with the backing of Etron Fou Leloublanc on one side of the original album and Massacre on the other. [Fred]

This is the soundtrack to the film which followed Fred touring & playing in the late 80's, when he was actively on the road all the time. This functions as a sort of a 'best of' sampler, featuring many aspects of his work, some of which can be found on...

"Much of Frith's work in the late '80s was oriented towards film and theater scores. The Technology of Tears offers not one but three of Frith's dance-company commissions. Two sides of the double album contain the titular piece, created in 1986 with...

"An instant Fred classic, ‘Happy End’ presents two, related, small-ensemble works for 6 and 7 musicians respectively - mostly strings of one sort or another, with percussion, flute, clarinet and electronics. Fred, violinist Carla Kilsteht and...

''Written for a dance programme, this is Fred's hommage, in three pieces to the work and influence of John Cage, Earl Brown and Morton Feldman. Beautifully conceived and executed and full of minute and fascinating detail. Also an unalloyed pleasure to ...

"One of the most profound solo statements to date from a musical master who has been crossing musical borders for over three decades! Concentrating exclusively on the acoustic guitar, Fred Frith stretches himself and the instrument like never before...

The complete recordings (1979-1999) by these two extremely well known & respected guitarists, who, separately & together, have both pushed the boundaries of what can be done in music and with their instruments for many decades now. This includes the al...

Fred Frith Electric & acoustic Guitars
Chris Brown Piano & Electronics

"Chris Brown, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising.

Fred Frith guitar, bass, voice / Carla Kihlstedt violin, nyckelharpa, bass harmonica, voice / Zeena Parkins accordion, keyboards, foley objects, voice / Matthias Bossi drums, percussion, sruti box, voice / The Norman Conquest sound manipulation...

Fred Frith: acoustic guitar, lowry organ, violin / Carla Kihlstedt: violin, nyckelharpa / Stevie Wishart: hurdy-gurdy, electronics, violin

"The CD The Compass, Log and Lead is a feast of string instruments: Fred Frith paints wonderful colors...

Beat Hofstetter, soprano sax / Sascha Armbruster, alto sax / Andrea Formenti, tenor sax / Beat Kappeler, baritone and alto saxes / Fred Frith, electric guitar

Still Urban paints a panorama of urbanity in nine images with Fred Frith’s guitar...

Beat Hofstetter, soprano sax / Sascha Armbruster, alto sax / Andrea Formenti, tenor sax / Beat Kappeler, baritone and alto saxes / With special guests:
Katharina Weber, piano / Lucas Niggli, drums /

"The CD The Big Picture contains two.

Fred Frith guitar, bass, voice / Carla Kihlstedt violin, bass harmonica, voice / Zeena Parkins accordion, keyboards, foley objects, voice / Shahzad Ismaily bass, voice / Matthias Bossi drums, percussion, mayhem, voice / The Norman Conquest sound

"This meeting with Fred Frith was a jubilation from start to finish. One of those precious moments where trust rules and energy flows. We had never played together, but it was bound to happen. The initial impetus for this duo came from a Carte blanche...

Frith Frith (guitar, musical director), Franck Ollu (conductor), Ikue Mori (drum machines), Zeena Parkins (harp, electric harp). "On a recording that will appeal to both Jazz and Classical audiences, Fred Frith operates somewhere near the center of the...

"Dynamic and astonishing music from two of the world’s greatest musical pioneers, this is another special project from multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser Fred Frith who has been bravely crossing musical borders since the early 1970’s...

This is a live recording of guitars, violin, home-mades, ''objets divers'' & drums. This 60' improvisation has all the peaks & plateaus of spontaneous invention & is a perfect representation of what these two do in performance. [Transes Europeennes]

''The extended improvisation moved from open, free sections to heated intensity, ending with an intimate interchange of flamenco-like dancing guitar patterns, Arabic modal clarinet & tinkling percussion....improvisations with a clear sense of intersec...

"Recordings from the relatively early days of what has become an enduring and exhilarating musical partnership. On the borderline between music and chaos, these live performances from one of the most vital periods of New York's illustrious musical...

Working together since 1978, the partnership of Zorn and Frith is one of the most enduring musical partnerships in the downtown scene. Their periodic duo concerts have always been special events in themselves, but when it happens in celebration of Zorn...

A new band that Fred has assembled made up of a diverse bunch of West Coast players: Frith Frith (guitar), Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics), Larry Ochs (soprano and tenor sax), Joan Jeanrenaud (cello).