In the early 1970s, English guitarist ROBERT FRIPP of the seminal progressive rock band KING CRIMSON began a series of experiments with tape delay echo loops that he came to call "Frippertronics."
Fripp's collaboration with fellow electronic experimentalist BRIAN ENO yielded two influential albums of treated electric guitar and synthesizers. NO PUSSYFOOTING (1972) and EVENING STAR (1974) defined a new sound: the infinite spatial guitar.
Whether endlessly looped or indefinitely sustained, Fripp transformed, expanded and dematerialized the electric guitar by feeding it back on itself — and created one of the foundations of today's ambient soundscapes.
On this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE, we borrow a term from computer programming, with a descending journey for a deflationary fall called INFINITE LOOPS. Music is by HAROLD BUDD & CLIVE WRIGHT, ROBIN GUTHRIE, HAMMOCK, and RICHARD BONE.