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Troubled Resting Place
Robert Rich
Troubled Resting Place
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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As its title implies, this unified collection of tracks from lesser-known electronic and experimental compilations (like Throne of Drones and Twilight Earth II) finds Rich in some of his darkest moods. Unlike more rhythm-o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robert Rich
Title: Troubled Resting Place
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hearts of Space
Original Release Date: 7/16/1996
Release Date: 7/16/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, World Dance, Meditation, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025041106726, 025041106740

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As its title implies, this unified collection of tracks from lesser-known electronic and experimental compilations (like Throne of Drones and Twilight Earth II) finds Rich in some of his darkest moods. Unlike more rhythm-oriented albums like Rainforest and Propagation, this collection of six Rich compositions journeys through a thick musical ether which seems like it could seep out of your speakers and enshroud your room. Despite the presence of gongs, bells, drums, and steel guitar amidst the synths, the overall feel of these compositions is very spacy. Even the percussive sounds that gradually perforate the dense aural fog of "Bioelectric Plasma" ultimately remain ensnared within the track's overwhelming ethereality. The standout cut is "Black Skies," whose intense bursts of dissonant noise over a bed of delicate drones seem to herald doomsday. This seamless, frequently psychedelic collection of electro-acoustic soundscapes is quite gripping and dramatic. --Bryan Reesman
 

CD Reviews

A must have on a plane
Ron Robertson | Portland, Oregon United States | 07/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The use of high and low harmonics in a dream like arrangement leaves the listener almost dazed, if not hypnotized. I took this on a plane trip and was amazed that I could not differentiate between plane noises or Rich's arrangement. Perfect music for a unsettling ambiance. Subtle enough for meditation or yoga. Can lead to intense or dark dreams if listened as you go to sleep."
The best Rich, period
Jens | 06/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best CD by Rich - dark, percussive, haunting"
Music as Symbolism
dream factory | Triangulum, M33 | 12/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this project Robert Rich places mood & thought above the music. Dehumanized rituals implying unfathomed mysteries in otherwise familiar textures. This CD is hospitable yet holds an underlying ominous morphologic energy. Gazing through a primal haze at totemic figures tracks 1 & 6 hold a carved paranoid possession over the listener. Track 4 builds a display of an other worldly thunderstorm."