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Robert Rich

Robert Rich Across three decades and over 30 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks.

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A Troubled Resting Place
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A Troubled Resting Place, a collection of pieces composed for experimental compilations by ROBERT RICH.

Below Zero
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Deep dark ambient abstraction, among Robert Rich's most foreboding and expansive works, telling a story of infinite distance, inhuman scale and deep time.

Bestiary
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Robert Rich's takes the form of a musical bestiary, mapping a perplexing mindscape, shapeshifting organisms painted in sound, a sonic surrealism. Rhythmic, energetic, bizarre and very glurpy.

Calling Down The Sky
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This 74 minute live recording documents an entirely improvised Robert Rich concert in Denver CO, on Saturday July 26, 2003, with an intimate audience who came prepared for anything.

Echo of Small Things
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"Echo of Small Things takes Robert Rich's talent for crafting evocative atmospheric ambient tone poems to an almost dizzying level. The integration of assorted environmental sounds--someone walking, the happy gurgling of a baby, nocturnal creatures, rain, wind and thunder--with constantly evolving layers of assorted electro organic musical elements is so flawless, so perfect, and so involving that I always found myself entirely absorbed in the recording."


- Wind and Wire

Electric Ladder
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Shimmering and lush electronic music with undercurrents of minimalism from Robert Rich.

Fissures
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Acclaimed California electro/acoustic composer Robert Rich joins soundscape constructor Alio Die for this eerie, nostalgic set.

Gaudi
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Robert Rich's album that was inspired by the life and work of Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.

Hearts Of Space Universe 3
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"Universe 3 by Hearts of Space Artists "exhibits ambient music's more sophisticated direction with stronger influences from other genres of music." - MusD (All Music Guide)

Hearts Of Space: Universe
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"This compilation marks the establishment of the Hearts of Space radio program's very own label imprint."


- Johnny Loftus (All Music Guide)

Hearts of Space: Universe 2
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Universe 92 brings together the highlights of our last two years - top picks from recent titles by GILES REAVES, PAUL AVERGINOS, TIM STORY, MYCHAEL DANNA, ROBERT RICH, BILL DOUGLAS, RAPHAEL and BRUCE STARK, plus selections from new releases by Gino D'Auri and JOHN BOSWELL.

Humidity
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Captures the trance-inducing intensity of Robert Rich's dark ambient performances, with swirling abstract textures and deep throbbing tribal rhythms.

Illumination
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Subtle, deep, slow electronic atmospherics created by Robert Rich for a video installation by Michael Somoroff in New York.

Inner Landscapes
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From a 1985 live performance with some of Robert Rich's deepest environmental ambient textures.

Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World
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Original music score from Grammy Award and 10-time Emmy Award winning composer Brian Keane for Ric Burn's evocative film Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World which airs nationally on the PBS network as part of the American Experience.

Live Archive: Volume 1 - Ici et Maintenant
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Volume 1 of Robert Rich's stunning Live Archive.

Live Archive: Volume 2 - Due Acque
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Volume 2 of Robert Rich's stunning Live Archive

Live Archive: Volume 3 - Shamballa
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Volume 3 of Robert Rich's stunning Live Archive

Live Archive: Volume 4 - Alien Zoology
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Volume 4 of Robert Rich's stunning Live Archive

Live Archive: Volume 5 - Live at Cowell Theater
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Volume 5 of Robert Rich's stunning Live Archive

Live Archive: Volume 6 - Lumin
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Volume 6 of Robert Rich's stunning Live Archive

Live Archive: Volume 7 - Mycosphere
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Volume 7 of Robert Rich's stunning Live Archive

MBNT: A Recollection Of Proto-ambient Music From The Hearts Of Space
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"MBNT succeeds very well in the ambient respect, and as a sampler for the deeper, dreamier edge of the Hearts of Space catalog; as an album of non-melodic instrumental pieces that drift, swirl and defy focus, it works beautifully."


- Steven McDonald (All Music Gude)

Music from Atlas Dei
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Robert Rich's electronic ambient soundtrack to the film: at times floating, melodic, rhythmic, shadowy, deep, flowing and intense.

New Romantics: A Hearts Of Space Classical Collection
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20th century romantic classics from the Hearts of Space catalog.

Numena + Geometry
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Together at last, two of ambient ace ROBERT RICH's early classics in one specially priced 2CD set.

Open Window
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While better known for his electronic textures, Robert Rich often includes piano solos during his live concerts. Open Window documents his improvisational approach to acoustic piano, with influences ranging from Alan Hovhannes, G.I. Gurdjieff and Erik Satie to Terry Riley and Keith Jarrett.

Propagation
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1994 recording from Robert Rich.

Rainforest
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Robert Rich's first Hearts of Space Records album!

Seven Veils
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Seven rhythm-charged compositions with the exotic, sensual ambience of the Middle East from Robert Rich.

Slow Music For Fast Times - CD/MP3
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"Slow Music for Fast Times is background music; quiet and atmospheric, it's music to read, relax, or go to sleep to." - Melinda Hill (All Music Guide)

Slow Music For Yoga
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"...a collection of languid East Indian fusion that is slow enough to ensure the proper flow between yoga positions, but rhythmic enough to keep the momentum going."


- Heather Phares (All Music Guide)

SoMa
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SoMa is the highly acclaimed follow-up to the first collaboration between Steve Roach and Robert Rich.

Somnium
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7 hours of nocturnal ambience from Robert Rich - the inventor of Sleep Concerts!

Stalker
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Robert Rich joins underground sound design legend B. Lustmord for an extended journey inspired by the title and the hypnotic minimalism of Andrei Tarkovsky's mesmerizing future/fiction film Stalker.

Strata
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A critical and commercial success, the Steve Roach and Robert Rich album spent several months on the Billboard New Age charts.

Sunyata
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Robert Rich's first solo album Sunyata, recorded in the winter of 1981-1982, captured a concentrated version of the Sleep Concerts that he began playing those same years.

Temple of the Invisible
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Temple of the Invisible finds Robert Rich at his most organic, eschewing the trappings of modernity or stylistic boundaries.

Trances / Drones
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Deep subterranean ambient music. What was originally a two-CD set, over 2 hours of influential early releases (1983) by one of the pioneers of modern ambient-electronic music - Robert Rich!

Universe 5: A Hearts Of Space Collection
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"A fascinating hybrid of new age, Celtic, Native American, and Arabic styles, Universe 5 is an out-of-this-world global collection." - Heather Phares (All Music Guide)

Yearning
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"Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow created Yearning as an 'evolution of the traditional approach to alop,' the introduction and slowest part of the Indian raga."


- All Music Guide

Ylang
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Organic, lush and sensual, Robert Rich's first solo studio album in three years seductively blends languid polyrhythms with influences as diverse as South Indian Karnatic music, post-rock, jazz, and minimalism.


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