This recording goes back a few years, to 1995 to be specific. “the Breathing Field” originally appeared on Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarist’s ‘Get Crafty’ that was recorded in Tony Arnold’s studio in Cranborne, England in 1988. And it was a key part of the LCG live repertoire from 1988-1990.
It also became a useful part of Los Gauchos Alemanes repertoire when I was an official member from approximately 1994-1997.
The music for this video was recorded live by Los Gauchos Alemanes during our 1995 tour of Argentina. And it appears as track 7 of Los Gauchos Alemanes CD “Little Beast” which is now unfortunately out of print.
The recording includes the hot Crafty ensemble of Hernán Nuñez, Fernando Kabusacki, Martin Schwutke, Maria Gabriela Epumer, and Paul Richards. Alessandro Bruno was also on this tour for a few shows, but not for this particular recording.
I was inspired to put this together after a) receiving a mail from Herni looking for some old Crafty recordings from the famous “1989 LCG Bogo Tour” of the US, and b) this song came up in shuffle mode on my Zune later that same day.
Within about fifteen seconds of hearing the song, I could literally see exactly what this video could (and did) become. End to end, it took ~90 minutes to both produce and upload this video from the Opal Creative Space.
For me, this music brings many vivid memories to life, like ghosts coming into visit the present moment.
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