Fripp and Eno   No Pussyfooting
4.0
excellent
Release Date: 1973
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4.5 superbBrendan Nixon | May 16th 14

Woah...

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4.0 excellentAlabaster Jones | February 4th 16

One of the precursors to what ambient music and drone music what eventually become, (No Pussyfooting) is an interesting and enjoyable album all the same. King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and ambient God Brian Eno both make incredible and noteworthy use of looping techniques to create a swirling and entrancing atmosphere. Fripp's electric guitar makes up the entirety of opener "The Heavenly Music Corporation", being used in both conventional and unconventional ways. There's a lot going on on closer "Swastika Girls" as well, with acoustic guitars and synthesizers weaving within each other, looped endlessly, while an electric guitar drones and sometimes even solos over the backdrop. Looking back on it, it was highly experimental for its time, and was one of Eno's first forays into ambient music. In all, the album is not only an enjoyable, relaxing listen, but it is also an important landmark in ambient and drone music.

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5.0 classicsleepdirt | August 23rd 13

This album gets a 5 simply for Heavenly Music Corporation. It's a truly gorgeous piece.

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5.0 classicKaramazov | November 26th 12

I can't imagine what the reaction to this album would have been like in 1973. It is so different than any release of its time (or any time really). Fripp would have to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time. This album is so experimental and weird, yet oddly listenable. The recent CD release has an extra disc with a half-speed version of "Heavenly Corporation" which makes a great 40 minute ambient piece. The bonus disc also has both tracks in reverse. Find this double CD and buy it.

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