Robert Rich

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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 Sūnyatā — Robert Rich Robert Rich Sūnyatā (Album) Soundscape SP001 US 1982 Sell This Version
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SP003 Drones — Robert Rich Robert Rich Drones (Album) Soundscape SP003 US 1984 Sell This Version
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Psypro 001 Live — Robert Rich Robert Rich Live (Album) Psychout Productions Psypro 001 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
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SP002 Trances — Robert Rich Robert Rich Trances(Cass, Album) Soundscape SP002 US 1984 Sell This Version
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MRC • 005 Numena — Robert Rich Robert Rich Numena (Album) Multimood Records MRC • 005 Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
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AMC 029, 88.001-4 Inner Landscapes — Robert Rich Robert Rich Inner Landscapes (Album) Auricle, Auricle AMC 029, 88.001-4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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HS11014-2 Rainforest — Robert Rich Robert Rich Rainforest (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11014-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
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HS11019-4 Strata — Robert Rich Robert Rich / Steve Roach Robert Rich / Steve Roach - Strata (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11019-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
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14279 Geometry — Robert Rich Robert Rich Geometry (Album) Spalax 14279 France 1991 Sell This Version
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HS11028-4 Gaudí — Robert Rich Robert Rich Gaudí (Album) Hearts Of Space Records HS11028-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
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HS11033-4 Soma — Robert Rich Steve Roach, Robert Rich Steve Roach, Robert Rich - Soma (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11033-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
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HS11040-4 Propagation — Robert Rich Robert Rich Propagation (Album) Hearts Of Space HS11040-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
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HS11059-2 Stalker — Robert Rich Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* Robert Rich & B. Lustmord* - Stalker (Album) Fathom HS11059-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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HS11050-2 Yearning — Robert Rich Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow - Yearning (Album) Fathom HS11050-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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11076-2 Fissures — Robert Rich Robert Rich | Alio Die Robert Rich | Alio Die - Fissures (Album) Fathom 11076-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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11086-2 Seven Veils — Robert Rich Robert Rich Seven Veils (Album) Hearts Of Space 11086-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
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AR005, #55117 Liquid Planet - Loops For Acid — Robert Rich Robert Rich Liquid Planet - Loops For Acid Sonic Foundry, Sonic Foundry AR005, #55117 US 1999 Sell This Version
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hyp2020, none Humidity - Three Concerts — Robert Rich Robert Rich Humidity - Three Concerts (Album) Hypnos, Soundscape hyp2020, none US 2000 Sell This Version
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74751 Shamballa (Live, May 20, 2000) — Robert Rich Robert Rich Shamballa (Live, May 20, 2000) (Album) MP3.com 74751 US 2000 Sell This Version
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RR6514-2 Bestiary — Robert Rich Robert Rich Bestiary (Album) Release Entertainment RR6514-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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FOU.11 Zero Point — Robert Rich 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
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0120, 465 Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Suso Sáiz Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Suso Sáiz - Music From The Edge (Festival Nuevas Músicas Donosti - 4 Abril 1992​-)(2xCD) Margen, Aldebaran (2) 0120, 465 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
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DiN11 Outpost — Robert Rich Robert Rich & Ian Boddy Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - Outpost (Album) DiN (2) DiN11 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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SP005 Temple Of The Invisible — Robert Rich Robert Rich Temple Of The Invisible (Album) Soundscape SP005 US 2003 Sell This Version
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SP006 Calling Down The Sky — Robert Rich Robert Rich Calling Down The Sky (Album) Soundscape SP006 US 2004 Sell This Version