Life Coach Kitteh re-shapes the paradigm with Fripp & Eno
Life Coach Kitteh says:
“If you experience any conflict at work today, tuck your head in your floofs and start a gentle purr. You’ll find that slowly, inevitably and magically, others will mirror you. Soon, you’ll have re-shaped the paradigm forever.”
If ever there was an artist more likely to use the word “paradigm” it’s Eno. Too often too art school arch for me, here’s something a little more heartfelt as Fripp & Eno is reinterpreted by the Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society to give us Evening Star (The Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society Interpretation). I’m almost tempted to stop there. You know what to expect. And it indeed delivers. Ambient of the highest quality, delicate pastel shades abound. There’s chiming progish guitar, sawing strings and a sense of inner peace. Grab your yoga mat, get yourself a cup of green tea and enjoy.
Blurb: Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society is the culmination of a 30-year friendship between two electronic music veterans, Garry Hughes and Harvey Jones. Garry has worked with artists as diverse as Bjork, Sly & Robbie, Killing Joke, The Art Of Noise and the Orchestral Pink Floyd project, he is also the co-founder of the popular Six Degrees act, Bombay Dub Orchestra. Harvey has collaborated with Julian Cope, Carla Bley & Chris Boti among many others. This new collaborative project is sure to appeal to fans of classic 70s and 80s electronica – think Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Tomita, and Brian Eno – but it may also find a place in the hearts of Doctor Who fans everywhere. “At some point,” Garry Hughes explains, “we had a conversation about ‘What got you into electronic music?’ We both realized it was the Doctor Who theme.” That famous music, although written by Ron Grainer, was actually the work of Delia Derbyshire. (Grainer, on hearing her groundbreaking electronic realization of the theme, reportedly asked, “did I write that?” to which Derbyshire replied, “most of it.”) Hughes adds, “she was, until relatively recently, rather overlooked as a British electronic music pioneer.”