Robert Rich

Although his music is often consigned to the new age bins of record stores and the bulk of his work has been released on labels more closely associated with that classification, Robert Rich's solo and collaborative recordings have proven extremely influential on a range of new school ambient and experimental artists. Rich's association with earlier space-music pioneers such as Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, and Michael Stearns also makes him one of the few of that generation to have interfaced creatively with the new wave of experimental electronic composers. A California native, Rich began experimenting with electronics in the late '70s before attending Stanford University, where he completed a degree in psychology. While at Stanford, Rich's involvement in the university's prestigious Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics expanded his interest in electronic composition, as well as bringing him in contact with a wide range of non-traditional, non-Western musical ideas. Rich's performance of several all-night "sleep concerts" during this period also helped solidify an aesthetic focus on psychoacoustics, perceptible in early recordings such as Geometry and Trances / Drones. Rich's more mature works such as Rainforest and Propagation have sought to combine that interest with more recognizable electro-acoustical elements (Rich plays a wide range of instruments, from synths and effects racks to hand drums and flute), but the influence of digital sound manipulation has also moved increasingly to the fore. Inspired by the more textural works of artists like SPK and Throbbing Gristle, Rich's interest in the edgier side of electronic composition has also earned him a reputation among fans of gothic, industrial, and dark ambient, made most obvious by his collaboration in 1995 with Brian Williams of Lustmord. In addition to his more ambient-leaning works, Rich also plays in the experimental pop band Amoeba. He is also a scholar of Just Intonation, writing regularly on the topic and co-authoring the software program JICalc.
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SP001 Robert Rich - Sūnyatā album art Robert Rich Sūnyatā (Album) Soundscape SP001 US 1982 Sell This Version
SP003 Robert Rich - Drones album art Robert Rich Drones (Album) Soundscape SP003 US 1984 Sell This Version
Psypro 001 Robert Rich - Live album art Robert Rich Live (Album) Psychout Productions Psypro 001 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
SP002 Robert Rich - Trances album art Robert Rich Trances(Cass, Album) Soundscape SP002 US 1984 Sell This Version
MRC • 005 Robert Rich - Numena album art Robert Rich Numena (Album) Multimood Records MRC • 005 Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
AMC 029, 88.001-4 Robert Rich - Inner Landscapes album art Robert Rich Inner Landscapes (Album) Auricle, Auricle AMC 029, 88.001-4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
HS11014-2 Robert Rich - Rainforest album art Robert Rich Rainforest (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11014-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
HS11019-4 Robert Rich - Strata album art Robert Rich / Steve Roach Robert Rich / Steve Roach - Strata (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11019-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
14279 Robert Rich - Geometry album art Robert Rich Geometry (Album) Spalax 14279 France 1991 Sell This Version
HS11028-4 Robert Rich - Gaudí album art Robert Rich Gaudí (Album) Hearts Of Space Records HS11028-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
HS11033-4 Robert Rich - Soma album art Steve Roach, Robert Rich Steve Roach, Robert Rich - Soma (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11033-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
HS11040-4 Robert Rich - Propagation album art Robert Rich Propagation (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11040-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
HS11059-2 Robert Rich - Stalker album art Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* - Stalker (Album) Fathom HS11059-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HS11050-2 Robert Rich - Yearning album art Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow - Yearning (Album) Fathom HS11050-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
11076-2 Robert Rich - Fissures album art Robert Rich | Alio Die Robert Rich | Alio Die - Fissures (Album) Fathom 11076-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
11086-2 Robert Rich - Seven Veils album art Robert Rich Seven Veils (Album) Hearts Of Space 11086-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
AR005, #55117 Robert Rich - Liquid Planet - Loops For Acid album art Robert Rich Liquid Planet - Loops For Acid Sonic Foundry, Sonic Foundry AR005, #55117 US 1999 Sell This Version
hyp2020, none Robert Rich - Humidity - Three Concerts album art Robert Rich Humidity - Three Concerts (Album) Hypnos, Soundscape hyp2020, none US 2000 Sell This Version
74751 Robert Rich - Shamballa (Live, May 20, 2000) album art Robert Rich Shamballa (Live, May 20, 2000) (Album) 74751 US 2000 Sell This Version
RR6514-2 Robert Rich - Bestiary album art Robert Rich Bestiary (Album) Release Entertainment RR6514-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
FOU.11 Robert Rich - Zero Point album art Seofon With Vidna Obmana, Steve Roach, Stephen Kent, Robert Rich Seofon With Vidna Obmana, Steve Roach, Stephen Kent, Robert Rich - Zero Point(CD) The Foundry FOU.11 US 2001 Sell This Version
DiN11 Robert Rich - Outpost album art Robert Rich & Ian Boddy Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - Outpost (Album) DiN (2) DiN11 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SP005 Robert Rich - Temple Of The Invisible album art Robert Rich Temple Of The Invisible (Album) Soundscape SP005 US 2003 Sell This Version
SP006 Robert Rich - Calling Down The Sky album art Robert Rich Calling Down The Sky (Album) Soundscape SP006 US 2004 Sell This Version
SP007 Robert Rich - Open Window album art Robert Rich Open Window (Album) Soundscape SP007 US 2004 Sell This Version