Sunyata & Inner Landscapes

by Robert Rich

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Sunyata & Inner Landscapes contains archival remastered releases from my early career. Sunyata was my debut cassette release in 1982, and documents my most minimal approach, very slow motion trance music which coincided with my early sleep concerts. Inner Landscapes was a live release excerpted from a three hour trance concert performed in 1985. I remastered these in 1999 for the first Hypnos CD releases from original analog tapes. What you have here in this download are those remasters.

Three decades after the release of these early works, in 2013, we created an archival CD edition with the help of Mike Griffin at Hypnos, who sponsored the first CD re-issues of these albums back in1999. After the 1999 pressings sold out, we decided to wait before bringing them back, assuming that the interest in physical media might be diminishing in favor of downloads. As it happens, people still express interest in getting a beautiful artistic package holding music that somehow stays relevant after all these years. "Sunyata & Inner Landscapes" was the first of two double CD re-issues with beautiful digipack artwork and an 8 page booklet, followed in a few months with another archival edition of "Trances & Drones."

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released April 1, 2013

Sunyata:
The original cassette release of "Sunyata" contained an additional track "Sunyata (Emptiness)", omitted here. It now appears on the 2-CD Trances/Drones. "Dervish Dreamtime" recorded at Studio M in Palo Alto, with Ron MacLeod. "Oak Spirits" recorded live at Stanford University. Remastered by Robert Rich at Soundscape, Mountain View, 1999. Rust photos by Robert Rich, layout by Mike Griffin.

©1981 and 2000 by Robert Rich
Published by Amoeba Music, BMI
Originally released in 1982 as Soundscape 001.

Inner Landscapes:
Recorded live on 9 March 1985 in Berkeley CA. Instruments: custom modular synthesizer, Sequential Prophet 5 and SixTrak, bamboo flutes, lap steel guitar.

All compositions © 1985 by Robert Rich. Published by Amoeba Music BMI. Edited and Remastered by Robert Rich in 1998. First released in 1987, with different edits, on Audion/Auricle UK (AMC029)

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Robert Rich

Robert Rich has helped define ambient and electronic music, with over 40 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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