Primitive instruments merge seamlessly with electronics in a liquid atmosphere of animal calls and haunted melodies. Within the fabric of this hypnotic journey, Robert Rich weaves a thread of connection between human cultures both past and present, near and far: an organic musical world dripping with primordial mystery.
Robert Rich’s music blends influences from North Africa, Indonesia and India with electronic soundscapes, microtonal tunings, and the cyclic structures of minimalism. He has performed in caves, cathedrals, planetaria, art galleries and concert halls throughout Europe and North America. His all-night concerts for sleeping audiences have become legendary in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the last decade he has recorded almost a dozen albums, together logging over 50 weeks in Billboard Magazine. His critically acclaimed collaborations with Steve Roach have helped define a new style of tribal-electronic trance music.
Asphodel / ASP 0966 / 1995