Richard Burmer – On the Third Extreme


Release data: Richard Burmer – On the Third Extreme CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, American Gramaphone, 1988 This album is another example of Richard Burmer’s visual mood music. There are some great pieces “On the Third Extreme”, such as the spine-shivering opener “Magellan”, the euphoric/medieval atmosphere created by the symphonic “Celebration in the Four Towers” or the simply beauty of the heart-felt “Turning to You”. As a finale,…

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Richard Burmer – Mosaic


Release data: Richard Burmer – Mosaic CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, American Gramaphone, 1984 “Mosaic” is the debut release by American synth-wizard Richard Burmer, who sadly passed away in September 2006. Considered a sparkling New Age release in his homeland, the almost 48-minute musical travelogue counts 11 varied tracks which sees a keen synthesis of melodic electronics with world music elements, sophisticated percussion and expansive symphonic textures. Here,…

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Richard Burmer – Bhakti Point


Release data: Richard Burmer – Bhakti Point CD, Groove Unlimited, 2009 Richard Burmer’s second album “Bhakti Point” contains eight compositions offering a fascinating musical journey to imaginary worlds. Next to vibrant and symphonic landscapes, Richard also excels in composing more melodic, structured tracks along more intimate, feel-good soundscapes, all telling their own story. My personal and all-time highlights on this album are the soothing, gentle…

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Richard Burmer – Invention


Release data: Richard Burmer – Invention CD, American Grammophone, 1992 In a way, the music on “Invention” continues in the style Richard Burner displayed on his previous three albums. He still uses lots of warm and intimate synth textures, although the symphonic elements aren’t present this time. Again, Burmer’s liner notes in the booklet actually give the listener insight into the performer’s thinking and emotions…

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