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Trances & Drones
Robert Rich
Trances & Drones
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
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  •  Track Listings (3) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Robert Rich
Title: Trances & Drones
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Relapse
Original Release Date: 1/1/1983
Re-Release Date: 7/4/2000
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, World Dance, Meditation, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 781676645527

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Very relaxing
invictus | Lawrenceville, GA USA | 08/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though Rich is known for dark ambient works this is more sonambulent. Not much darkness at all...just very soothing drones with just a hint of melody or structure change to keep you interested. Great for yoga, meditation or just some relaxation before sleep. This is one of my favorite ambient cd's."
Perfect for work
G. Pond | Cyberspace | 10/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you dwell in a cube 8+ hours a day, put on a good set of headphones for your escape from the hallway chatter and your neighbor's speaker phone. Trances & Drones is a double CD, defining two essential ambient electronic styles. For cube-dwellers, you need go no further than Trances, in which several tracks are built from long unbroken loops of burbling, marimba-like streams. This will keep you happily on-task hours at a time. It's like rain on a roof, only given melody and harmony."
The Master of Sleep!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This double disc represents a definitive
entry into Robert Rich's extended 'sleep'
series. I believe he actually did a few
'sleep concerts' as well in the early 1990s.
While it is true that this music is PERFECT to
sleep too, it is good for pure listening and/or
background music as well, and as such, in its way,
answers to the ENOchian definition of ambient music.
The comparison stops there, as there is nothing here
that 'sounds like' eno, though fellows like Rich
are obviously familiar with work such as On Land and
Roach's Quiet Music etc -
this music does seem to give one that late night/early
morning setting, but also holds this feeling of the
serinity and timelessness of 'sleep'.
Robert uses synths and accoustic instuments to
creat extended and slowly evolving soundscapes
which evoke all manner of nocturnal imageries.
The music offers a quiet lushness which, to be
frank, I never grow tired of. I feel this way
about a lot of Roberts music - he's simply
a master at what he does, the best."