Sunday All over the World

Kneeling at the Shrine

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A collaboration between guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, vocalist Toyah Wilcox, Sunday All Over the World is an arty, ambitious project that attempts to push the boundaries of pop music. Much of Kneeling At the Shrine is indeed intriguing. Wilcox is a daring, gifted singer, posessing a graceful, soaring soprano. Fripp proves that his reputation as one of rock's most challenging and inventive guitarists is well-earned, as he creates endless layers of highly texture soundscapes. Along with Trey Gunn (playing a Chapman Stick) and drummer Paul Beavis, the duo has created an album that is fiercely cerebral, inventive and intriguing. It is also a bit of a difficult listen, especially for listeners accustomed to regular pop and rock but those willing to put some time in, Kneeling At the Shrine can yield some unique rewards.

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