Robert Fripp and brothers Michael and Peter Giles formed the group Giles, Giles & Fripp in Bournemouth in 1967. The band was active for 2 years, releasing only one album on Deram Records. This track is an outtake from that album, The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp, first included on its 1992 reissue. The album did poorly; Robert Fripp has stated that the original release only sold around 500 copies. The group broke up not long after, though Michael Giles and Fripp found better success with their next project, the group King Crimson.
Fripp had an extensive solo career, including several collaborations with artists like Brian Eno and Andy Summers (of The Police). Fripp’s lover, poet Joanna Walton, coined the term “Frippertronics” to describe his innovative use of tape delay and tape looping in the production of his and Eno’s album, No Pussyfooting, in 1973.