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Re: ProjeKct 2 @ Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA...
> > ProjecKt 2 w/Fripp, Belew and Gunn was pretty awesome friday night!
Well...looks like I missed meeting Miko and Laurie at P2 concert in SC.
Alas! A belated howdy to you!!!
Is anyone else disturbed by Fripp's use of cheesy guitar synth sounds? I
mean, if *insert studdly keyboardist name here* played the same piano,
organ, and marimba sounds that Fripp used people would say "That sounds
sucks!" And it does!!! What is so fascinating about a guitarist playing
crappy keyboard sounds on a guitar? Okay....obviously this is a personal
pet peeve. I just don't get it.
Although it was gratifying hearing the much loved Fripp fuzz tone, I left
wondering how they could do this gig night after night. With 3 extremely
talented and gifted musicians on stage I excepted more than just hallow
wanking. I kept waiting for the next level.
Perhaps I'm too much of an idealist.
People on ET have been raving about "the new vocabulary" P2 is exploring.
I heard nothing new. I heard drum sounds straight from ToaPP (Three of a
Perfect Pair's "Industry"), soundscaping from Fripp's many recent solo
discs, and Gunn's noodling ala his solo discs....
Geezzz....what's my problem?????
I think in my own looping I've been searching and struggling for form and
structure in my looping compositions. I'm tired of improvised
guitar-drones that go nowhere, are lifeless and dead, and brandish the
"Recorded live with no overdubs/Completely improvised" tag. BOOORRRRING.
I was hoping for enlightenment from the masters. Some clue as to the road
P.S. That being say, the P2 song directly after the intermission was
*very* cool, erie, and sublime. How in the heck was Gunn triggering those
vocal samples? IMO, this song hinted at what this group of musicians are