Calling Down the Sky

by Robert Rich

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Overhead 05:34
Vertigo 21:34
Supplication 07:23
Borealis 06:01
Adrift 04:56
Recognition 08:50


The final track in the download is a repeat of the entire album, flowing together continuously as I intend it. This version is uploaded in full 2496 resolution (FLAC format) so be sure to take advantage of that resolution in your download selection if you can. You will find a CUE list in the Bonus Items, which you can use to import the track names into a player like VLC. You might need to edit the filename in the CUE file with a text editor, to match the name of the file after downloading.


Heavy weather tailed me during Summer 2003, as I circled the country giving concerts. From wind storms in the desert to tornadoes in the Midwest, flooding in the East and lightning on the high plains, the sky exerted its influence.

All came into focus during this improvised house concert in Denver, a journey joined by a circle of 26 friends. A dialog between music and the elements took form like a shamanic exchange, an act of supplication in respect to stronger forces, calling down the sky to return a gift from the clouds.


released February 1, 2004

Recorded live in Denver, CO, July 26, 2003.
Levels monitored by Jim Lanpheer.
© 2003 by Robert Rich, Published by Amoeba Music BMI.
Composed and performed by Robert Rich 2003.
Layout Design by John Bergin.


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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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