Inner Landscapes


Released 1999

Hypnos/Soundscape HYP1915, CD

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This CD pressing is now out of stock, as of Autumn 2012. The music has been re-released in 2013 on "Sunyata & Inner Landscapes" HYP3363.

From a 1985 live performance with some of Robert Rich's deepest environmental ambient textures.

(Review by Hans Stoeve) Inner Landscapes is unquestionably classic Robert Rich ambience. Here are changed time scales where one minute becomes ten. Rich's music is all about slowing down time, slowing down your mind as well as yourself. It's also about 'hearing' harmonies in new ways. Here are references to Indian, African and Indonesian musics. Electronics and drones merge with beautiful flute lines, aided with what Hassell might describe as coffee coloured textures, complete with insect like noises merging effortlessly and seamlessly. A wonderful sense of serenity pervades this recording. Originally recorded 1985, a year before he stopped his now legendary all night sleep concerts. Robert Rich, like Steve Roach, Jon Hassell, Brian Eno consistently creates interesting music.

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