Highly imaginative instrumental & improvisational album featuring King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, Chapman stick player/Crimson member Trey Gunn & multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin, who prior to this played drums for Ministry and The Blackouts, then later went on to tour and record with R.E.M. and in 2013 joined King Crimson.
From the "All Music Guide" by Jim Brenholts:
The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior is a rock CD with atmospheric timbres. It is by Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, and Bill Rieflin. The liner notes are sparse. In fact, they're nonexistent, so listeners have to tackle this disc with no "graphic interference." Fans of Fripp looking for a sound similar to his work with King Crimson will not be disappointed. The disc is loaded with hot guitar riffs and freaky dissonance. It is not pleasant and it is not unpleasant -- it is Fripp and it meets expectations. It is a new kind of avant-garde.
From "All About Jazz" by Glen Astarita:
"This 1999 release precedes the excellent new recording from perennial prog-rockers King Crimson, titled The ConstruKction of Light. Yet with The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior, electric guitarist and Crimson founder Robert Fripp, touch bassist Trey Gunn and hard hitting drummer Bill Rieflin mesh gears for some truly energetic interplay! Spearheaded by Fripp’s signature style attack consisting of loops, EFX, and sinuous lead soloing along with a keen (if not legendary) sense of the dynamic, the trio pursues booming, driving rhythms and abstract themes amid fiery improvisation and otherworldly effects. Throughout, touch bassist Trey Gunn displays the synergy and intuitiveness exhibited on recent collaborations with Fripp in King Crimson and elsewhere. - However, there are no track listings or credits while it is stated on the CD that – “random play is required for full effect”! And while Fripp and Gunn are well known for their improvising ways which has been documented on a rash of recent King Crimson offshoot recordings known as “Project X” or “Project I, 2 and so on, this release falls within a similar format. Hence, The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior is an engaging and electrifying presentation."
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Bill Rieflin - drums, loops
Robert Fripp - guitar, soundscapes
Trey Gunn - touch guitar
recorded by Scott Crane at The Soundhouse, Seattle
assisted by John Sinks
mixed by Gunn and Rieflin at Subliminal Studios
edited by Tim Skold
additional editing on 'Lost and Found Highway' by Steven Rhodes
mastered by the great Arnie Acosta at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles
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cover drawing by CW House
cover card layout by Bill Van Buren
back typography by Francesca Sundsten
The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior:
is a live recording
is a studio record
is a companion disc to Rieflin's 'Birth of a Giant'
is a companion disc to King Crimson's ProjeKct series
is an exciting and indispensable adventure into the musical unknown
is the medium for the release of the cover art
is considered in exactly the same way by Rieflin, Fripp, and Gunn alike
is a source of differing opinions between Rieflin, Fripp, and Gunn
all of the above
some of the above
none of the above
Everything on this record is intentional.
Except where not.