by Robert Rich

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Mbira 04:10
Sanctuary 06:25
Veil of Mist 10:52


Robert Rich's Hearts of Space Records debut!

Rainforest takes you on a polyrhythmic journey into the lush green beauty of the tropical soundspace. A rich, magical ambience and welter of musical influences from southeast Asian gamelan to European classical electronic stretch the mind with a seductive, multi-cultural mix. Rainforest demonstrates the paradox of contemporary electro-acoustic spacemusic projects, with its high-tech approach to some very ancient musical experiences. Digital samplers, computer sequencers, specially tuned synthesizers, conventional acoustic instruments, skin drums, and ambient sound recordings all cohabit a seamless musical and spatial environment.

On the deepest level, ROBERT RICH says the music is about the "yearning for unity... couched in the metaphor of a world of lush green beauty." And you can dance to it! (here and there), while you discover some musical dimensions your parents never told you about.



released January 1, 1989

Robert Rich: sampler and synthesizers, Israeli & Persian
doumbecs, bamboo flutes, ocarina, lap steel guitar odd
percussives, glurp.
Carter Scholz: bonang on A Passage In Bronze
Andrew McGowan fretless bass on Mbira
All Music © 1989 Soundscape Productions / BMAI
Recorded and Mixed during 1988-89 at Soundscape by
Robert Rich, A Passage In Bronze recorded at The Lobby,
San Francisco, Mastered to DAT al Hearts el Space,
Studio by Stephen Hill & Robert Rick


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Hearts of Space Records | A Valley Entertainment Label

Launched in 1984, this record label was created as an extension of the weekly syndicated radio show Hearts of Space. Centered around contemplative music, the label features music from the ambient, new age, electronic, world, Celtic, classical, and experimental genres. ... more

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