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In 1975 with King Crimson on hiatus (as it would remain until 1980), Robert Fripp's appearances on album or on stage were rare. When he did appear, it was with Brian Eno. Circumstances following an accident in january 1975 led to Eno formulating the idea of ambient music as detailed in the notes to 'discreet music' - released in december 1975. The title track of 'Discreet Music', was initially conceived as a backing loop for fripp to play over at a series of concerts. these concerts took place in Spain, France and England in late May 1975. A short section of one of these concerts provided the basic track for 'Wind on Water' - the opening piece from the second Fripp and Eno album 'Evening Star'. The title track that follows features a Fripp solo that is regarded by fans as one of his most beautiful performances. The short, pretty loop called 'Evensong' and 'Wind on Wind' an extract from 'Discreet Music' formed the remainder of the album's first half. Perhaps more pastoral than truly ambient, and in part indicative of the type of music that Eno would feature on his later 'Music for Films' albums this was a firm step away from the long form pieces that had made up 'No Pussyfooting'. As if to balance the equation, the second side comprised a single piece 'An Index of Metals'. Running to almost 29 minutes it is almost the antithesis of the warm inviting music on the album's first half. over thirty years on from its original recording, the sense of unease conveyed by the piece remains intact.LP - The album's return to the 12" vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by the artists.