Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* ‎– Stalker

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HS11059-2 Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* - Stalker(CD, Album) Fathom HS11059-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HS11059-2 Robert Rich & B.Lustmord* Robert Rich & B.Lustmord* - Stalker(CD, Album) Fathom HS11059-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HS11059-2 Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* - Stalker(CD, Album, RE) Fathom HS11059-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
8-866 Robert Rich / B. Lustmord* Robert Rich / B. Lustmord* - Stalker(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-866 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
1-HOS-11059 Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* - Stalker(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, TP) Hearts Of Space Records 1-HOS-11059 US 2018 Sell This Version
1-HOS-11059 Robert Rich, B. Lustmord* Robert Rich, B. Lustmord* - Stalker(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Hearts Of Space, Fathom 1-HOS-11059 US 2018 Sell This Version
1-HOS-11059 Robert Rich, B. Lustmord* Robert Rich, B. Lustmord* - Stalker(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Dar) Hearts Of Space Records, Fathom 1-HOS-11059 US 2019 Sell This Version
2-HOS-11059 Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* - Stalker(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Hearts Of Space Records 2-HOS-11059 US Unknown
HS11059-2 Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* - Stalker(CD, Album, RE) Fathom HS11059-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2-HOS-11059, HS11059-2 Robert Rich, B. Lustmord* Robert Rich, B. Lustmord* - Stalker(CD, Album, RE) Fathom, Fathom 2-HOS-11059, HS11059-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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asche100

asche100

December 31, 2018
referencing Stalker, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, 1-HOS-11059
Beautiful reissue on vinyl. Pressing and sound quality is great. The artwork is also great but, couldn't the designer not make the barcode a bit smaller?!
twilightambiance

twilightambiance

November 27, 2018
referencing Stalker, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, 1-HOS-11059

I've gotta say, the way the pressing color came out on this release looks nothing like how it was marketed and I really bought it because of the coloring (already had the original CD). Someone definitely dropped the ball here...

However, this pressing is phenomenal in terms of overall sound quality. Definitely one of the best-sounding ambient records I own, period. If you don't care about the color, at least get it for the quality pressing. Those glorious rumbles coming through my speakers, just incredible.
dalakouras

dalakouras

October 18, 2016
referencing Stalker, CD, Album, HS11059-2

I fail to comprehend people's dithyrambic reviews on this release. It is ofcourse very good, but definetely not THE dark ambient release. Listen to it directly after e.g. Raison d' etre's 'The empty hollow unfolds' and you will see how weak and superficial it sounds in comparison.
RainSpirit

RainSpirit

September 29, 2013
referencing Stalker, CD, Album, HS11059-2

One of the greatest dark ambient albums ever. Beautiful soundscapes, amazing atmospheres.

A must listen to every ambient fanatic!
3cityjay

3cityjay

November 5, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Stalker, CD, Album, HS11059-2

Praised for being an absolute masterpiece in the realm of dark ambient the album somehow transcends and eludes this somewhat narrow characteristic as actually it's a towering achevement in electronic music in general.

It's all too apparent that Rich and Lustmord have spent a great deal of thought and labour and in turn crafted a sonic vehicle that is truly flawless in every single aspect. From the most seemingly insignificant details, through subtly constructed vast landscapes that stir emotions and conjure frightful and eerie images all the way to impecable infusion of short snippets from the film and the layout of the whole album, where each track tells a different tale yet fits seamelessly with the others to form a coherent...nightmare.

Essential listen for anyone interested in true art.

On another note, I would strongly recommend tracking down the original motion picture from 1978, directed by A. Tarkovsky, one of the greatest Russian filmmakers, responsible for such masterpieces as "Andrei Rublev", "The Mirror" and "Solaris", as well as the original novel "Roadside Picnic", written by Strugatsky brothers, brilliant Russian Si-Fi writters.
Azol

Azol

April 24, 2012
referencing Stalker, CD, Album, HS11059-2

One of the most essential (and influential) dark-ambient albums of 20th century. It captures the mood of Tarkovsky's film perfectly and contains several sound snippets from it (most clearly heard on Track 3), cleverly blended into the murky soundworlds of Stalker. The album reveals more details with each respective listen. Must-have for every ambient fan.
Millwood

Millwood

December 18, 2007
referencing Stalker, CD, Album, HS11059-2
Dark-ambient albums are a peculiar beast; favourites in the genre frequently achieve the mood and tone without difficulty, but struggle with active direction from that point onward.

Stalker is one of the few exceptions. From the very first track, Elemental Trigger, it's clear that a great deal of time and thought has been put into these compositions. I listen to this album frequently whilst falling asleep, and it manages to trigger some fantastic mental images.*

The album is based liberally on Andre Tarkovsky's 1979 film of the same name, and the mood of the film is captured admirably by Rich and Lustmord. But any resemblance to the arc of the film seems almost inconsequential, as the compositions stand well alone from any existing pretext.

Fans of ambient music, dark or otherwise will be duly rewarded for seeking this album out.

* I could go on for some length about these images, but that would ruin the experience. Just close your eyes and let your mind wander..
kingwiltsu

kingwiltsu

November 3, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Stalker, CD, Album, HS11059-2

The dark ambient geniuses Robert Rich & Brian Lustmord join forces here to introduce us to the film Stalker, a 1979 sci-fi film. This is not the soundtrack or the replacement of the soundtrack, this album is just made in the spirit of that movie. I haven't seen it, so I can't say much about it, but the music in this album lives its own life not minding the movie. Deep, dark, eerie are just a couple of words that first come to mind, when descriping the music, but this is much more. This mysterious album holds in so much potential, it's like a voyage you want to take every day.