For Sundays When It Rains

by Robert Rich and Luca Formentini

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First Day 03:43
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Passacaglia 04:14
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Rune 04:16
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Second Day 04:14
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Initiation 04:20
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Murmers 03:17
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Memento 07:27

about

In an empty room, beams of sunlight peak through gaps. Small motes of dust shimmer calmly as they float, meaningless specs hovering in the dance of energy that permeates our vivid world.

We find common ground in the oscillating fields of connection and creation, between ourselves and our perceived realities, and our desire to invent an idealized world from those perceptions. We pare down our musical language to its simple essence to allow a listener to enter between the cracks, to participate in the subjective theater of an ancient alliance between sound and imagination.

We began this album during three intense days at Robert’s new home in Carmel, CA, and we finished during the following months in our respective studios near Lake Garda, Italy and near the California coast.

Reviews:

“You could play it in an infinite repeat loop and never grow tired of the journey. Each of the pieces seems almost like we are looking at infinite tiny details of nature through a macro lens, each piece detailing a different part, respecting all the others.”
Peter Thelen, Exposé

“Awash in misty showers of morphing and swelling sonority… it’s warm, just a touch dark and always beautiful.”
Marc Medwin, Dusted Magazine

“In a high sonic style they access mysterious influences to form a singular stillness outside the neutrality of basic Ambient Music. Taking the listeners as well as the players into its confidence, this music seems formed over a night of balmy dreams and friendly visitations”
Chuck Van Zyl, Stars’ End

credits

released September 29, 2022

Recorded between February and June 2022 at Soundscape, Carmel CA USA and Luca’s studio near Lake Garda, Italy.
© 2022 by Robert Rich (BMI) and Luca Formentini (SIAE). Edited, mixed and mastered by Robert Rich.
Luca Formentini played acoustic, electric and fretless guitars. (www.unguitar.com)
Robert Rich played piano, flutes, Haken Continuum, Sequential Prophet X & 12, Synthtech e520, lap steel guitar. (robertrich.com )
Graphic design by John Bergin (www.stompbox13.com)

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Robert Rich has helped define ambient and electronic music, with over 50 albums across four decades. Rich began building his own analog modular synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13, and later studied computer music at Stanford's CCRMA while researching lucid dreaming. Rich performs and lectures worldwide. His all-night Sleep Concerts have become legendary. ... more

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