Robert Rich – Sunyata


Release data: Robert Rich – Sunyata Mc/CD/Digital Download, Soundscape/Hypnos Recordings, 1982/2000 Robert Rich’s 1982-debut “Sunyata” grew out of all-night concerts and was reissued on cd in remastered form. A student at Stanford University at the time, Robert was already concerned with the fact that music is capable of altering consciousness, and the intended psycho-active stimuli on “Sunyata” are a first statement of this. Of the…

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Robert Rich – Below Zero


Release data: Robert Rich –  Below Zero CD, Side Effects, 1998 This deep dark-ambient compilation follows-up on Robert’s 1996 HOS/Fathom release “A Troubled Resting Place” presenting more abstract, foreboding and expansive soundscape work with a profound surrealist touch. The composer conceived “Below Zero” -a sonic narrative of infinite distance, inhuman scale and deep time- while recording each of the tracks individually for release on compilations…

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Robert Rich – Rainforest


Release data: Robert Rich – Rainforest CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Hearts of Space, 1989 Back in 1989, the release of “Rainforest” marked a major breakthrough for Robert Rich, who actually made the album as an expression of despair and respect for our planet. Musically this “rainforest” recording tells a totally different story though, compared to e.g. the free form works of Thom Brennan dealing with the same concept….

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Robert Rich – Offering to the Morning Fog


Release data: Robert Rich – Offering to the Morning Fog CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Soundscape Productions, 2020 The music of “Offering to the Morning Fog” was created on-demand as it was made in response to various requests from listeners who had asked Robert if he had any unreleased music that could offer a quiet place for them to breathe for a while. As nothing of that sort…

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Robert Rich – Tactile Ground


Release data: Robert Rich – Tactile Ground CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Soundscape Productions, 2019 Especially the previous four albums by Robert Rich have been demanding above average, sonically as well as thematically. Divided in two parts, “Location” and “Dislocation”, the first disc of the highly introspective double album “Tactile Ground” leads its listeners into a slow evolving, beautifully rendered inner place of calm and beauty, a kaleidoscope…

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Robert Rich – The Biode


Release data: Robert Rich – The Biode CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Soundscape Productions, 2018 Coined by the composer as a surrealist electronic journey through the microbiome, “The Biode” -featuring heavy use of modular synths and the Haken Continuum- harkens back to Robert’s 2001 album “Bestiary”. The two opening tracks are in- your-face abstract-experimental and pretty hard to digest. Fortunately the outcome becomes accessible thereafter with just few…

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