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Robert Fripp

Sound On Sound, Mar 1988
A man continually in search of magic moments in the perfect quality of music.

He's played guitar with the best - David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Talking Heads, Brian Eno and, of course, King Crimson - and he's also worked away from the public eye, pursuing truths other than the rock and roll life. Mark Prendergast discovers that Robert Fripp's insights are of interest to more than just guitarists.

Robert Fripp - Retiring Fripp

International Musician, Jun 1975
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Richard Pinhas

Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1982
The Man and his Music

We feature one of France's most fascinating Electro-Musicians, and look at the man, his music and the philosophy behind his composition.

Seigen Ono - Japanese New Age Music

Sound On Sound, Nov 1986

At 28 Seigen Ono is one of Japan's leading producer/engineers whose recording credits include working for David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Lounge Lizards. He is also the creator of some of the highest quality instrumental music yet to be classified under the New Age music banner. Mark Prendergast discovers what he and his music are all about.

David Sylvian - Master Craftsman

Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

Since the break-up of his group Japan in November 1982, David Sylvian has been slowly widening the base of his music to encompass both ethnic and avant-garde sounds. Mark Prendergast gathers the facts on the change of style.

Adrian Belew - Tango Zebra

Music Technology, Mar 1987

What have David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, Frank Zappa and Jean-Michel Jarre got in common? They've all employed the services of Adrian Belew, one of the world's most inventive guitarists, and a man with a passion for creating new sound textures.

Brian Eno - Eno Sense

Music Technology, Feb 1988

His successful production of U2 has brought musical sage Brian Eno back into the public eye. John Diliberto finds out what's become of his oblique strategies and how he approaches the latest technology.

Gang of Four - Gangland

One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Bassist Sara Lee and guitar player Andy Gill discuss sonic invention and positive discrimination.

Aztec Camera

One Two Testing, Jan 1984

Climbing Frame, in particular Roddy Frame, songwriter, guitarist and dead cert for '84.

David Sylvian - Sylvian - Behind the Veil

Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986

It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.

Ed Williams - The Old School

Music Technology, Oct 1989

Someone whose career in music began before the invention of the tape recorder will have witnessed a revolution in music technology. Peter Ridsdale shares the experiences of a man who has spent a lifetime composing for pictures.

John McLaughlin

Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

Over the last three decades John McLaughlin has done more than anybody else in popular jazz and rock music to explore the potential of the guitar, both acoustic and electric. Here he talks to Mark Prendergast about his eclectic career, pioneering use of guitar synthesizers, and the Synclavier.

Kajagoogoo - Kaja Who's-Who

One Two Testing, Nov 1983

Is there life after Limahl? Yup. The four shy boys take turns to explain how they do it, and what they do it on.

Living Colour - Multicoloured Sound

Music Technology, Aug 1989

Currently proving to the world that there can be more to metal than breakneck guitar riffs and sexist lyrics, Living Colour's Vernon Reid talks samples and technology with Lars Lofas and Nick Armington.

Nigel Bates - Nigel Bates, Producer

Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1983
Mixing Desk

Peter Gabriel - Technology's Champion

Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

In a career spanning nearly 20 years, Gabriel has done everything from fronting Britain's best-known pomp rock band to manipulating ethnic music using modern technology. Dan Goldstein talks to a man of many talents.

Peter Hammill - Educating Peter

Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985

Hammill’s unique style is examined in print and on tape

Simple Minds - Guitars Made Simple

One Two Testing, Jan 1983

Wee chap and guitarist-person Charlie Burchill lifts the kilt of his guitar, amp and effects set up.

Steven Tayler - Production Masterclass with Stephen Tayler

Recording Musician, Feb 1993
Recording Chris de Burgh

Stephen Tayler tells Richard Buskin all about recording and mixing Chris de Burgh's recent single, 'By My Side'.

The Frank Chickens - Frank Talking

Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985

We meet the trio of men behind the Frank Chickens.

The Grid - Grid Patterns

Music Technology, Nov 1992
Floyd, Eno, Gabriel... Grid?

New Grid on the block

Brian Eno - Eno: Thoughts, Words, Music and Art - Part 2

Sound On Sound, Feb 1989

Part 2: Mark Prendergast continues his in-depth look at the formation of Eno’s new record company, Land Records, and the use of electronics in his music.

This artist was mentioned in these other (non-interview) articles:-

History of Electronic Music - Part 7

Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1982
Brian Eno

New Electronic & Instrumental Music In The Late 1980s

Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
An overview

Mark Prendergast presents a general overview of record labels, artists, and recordings that make up the exciting area of new electronic and experimental music in the late 1980s.

Editions For You

Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985

Record label spotlight on the innovatory people who bring you Brian Eno and numerous others.

 

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