Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* ‎– Stalker

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Tracklist

1 Elemental Trigger 6:06
2 Synergistic Perceptions 10:59
3 Hidden Refuge 9:36
4 Delusion Fields 9:33
5 Omnipresent Boundary 15:00
6 Undulating Terrain 5:36
7 A Point Of No Return 11:35

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Inspired by the 1979 film "Stalker", directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

©℗ 1995 Hearts Of Space
Published by Amœba Music/BMI and Brian Williams/BMI.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 25041 10592 7
  • Barcode (Reader): 025041105927
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 9611 HS110592 F41203-02 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): L384
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 6100
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): L384 9611 HS110592 B50919-27 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 (Etching)): M1S1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L384
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8-866 Robert Rich / B. Lustmord* Robert Rich / B. Lustmord* - Stalker(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-866 Russia 2000 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
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) Fathom HS11059-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

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dalakouras

dalakouras

October 18, 2016

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

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 4 years ago

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

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
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 11 years ago

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.