|Fifth album release by Travis & Fripp - three complete concerts recorded in 2009 and 2010
Format: CD / Cat No: 0633367788726 / Released: 06/07/2018
Track Listing: CD 1: All Saints Church, Broad Chalke - 21 May 2009
1. The Apparent Chaos Of Stone (8:36) / 2. In A Field Of Green (7:51) / 3. Route 23 (Improv) (2:54) / 4. The Offering (7:14) / 5. Blue Calm (5:18) / 6. Moonchild (5:40) / 7. Duet For The End Of Time (7:53) / 8. Coda: Duet For The End Of Time (5:30)
CD2: Spiegeltent, Bath Festival - 5 June 2010
1. Emporium (4:15) / 2. In A Field Of Green (11:34) / 3. Rotary Symmetrical (6:24) / 4. Moonchild (5:44) / 5. A Careful Distance (10:34) / 6. Blue Calm (3:42) / 7. Route 23 (Improv) (5:37) / 8. Duet For The End Of Time (14:40) / 9. Encore: Bath Improv (5:19)
CD3: All Saints Church, Pittville, Cheltenham - 16 July 2010
1. The Power To Believe (1:26) / 2. Pastorale (7:10) / 3. Rotary Symmetrical (6:02) / 4. Dark Clouds (8:34) / 5. Blue Calm (8:35) / 6. When The Rains Fall (10:30) / 7. Duet For The End Of Time (9:49)
More information: Travis & Fripp has proved to be one of the most enduring of Robert Fripp’s many duo projects – all the more remarkable really, given that both musicians are consistently involved in other projects; for Fripp, a renewed King Crimson has been a primary musical enterprise since 2014, while Theo Travis has, in recent years recorded and toured with David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, continues as a member of Soft Machine, runs his own band Double Talk and still somehow, finds time for an ongoing commitment to teaching a next generation of musicians.
While this has meant that plans for further Travis & Fripp concerts have proved impossible to schedule at present, work has continued on the music already recorded. 'Between The Silence' presents a specially priced 3 CD set comprising three complete concerts recorded in 2009 and 2010. As with so much music where improvisation is central, a core element, hearing the performances as heard on the respective nights allows the listener to enter more fully into the spirit in which the music originated, while the differences in venues, acoustics and even size of audience impacts upon the manner in which the duo approaches each concert.
Most of the music featured is new to CD with only two tracks having appeared in different/edited form on the album 'Follow'.
As ever the music produced by Travis & Fripp remains wonderfully difficult to neatly categorise – sometimes quiet, but never to the extent that it could be described as ‘ambient’ – improvisational, but not in such a manner as to call it 'jazz' - using electronics, but not resulting in music that could be described as ‘electronica’. It is, nonetheless, music that has touched a great many people – both in concert and as presented on discs – with this release marking the duo’s fifth recorded release.