Tactile Ground - 24 bit 96 kHz

by Robert Rich

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Also includes multi-page digital booklet with paintings by Robert Rich.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14 USD  or more




Regarding the 2496 Download:
These two large tracks represent discs 1 & 2 from the 2-CD set, at highest resolution, in the original continuous format. You can use the CUE files provided in the bonus items to access the individual song titles in a player like VLC. There are separate CUE files for each disc, and also a single CUE file that will play through the whole 2CD flow. Bandcamp does not make it easy to link two download options to the same physical CD "merch" item, so this download does not offer a CD purchase to accompany it. If you wish to buy the physical CD along with this full resolution download, you can purchase the CD resolution version of this title along with the physical CD, then message Robert directly to receive a download code for the 2496 resolution version. He will be happy to provide the code upon receipt of the order.


Can we find a tactile ground,
an animal surface upon which to calibrate our humanity?

Skin telegraphs sensation from air,
filtered from distant worlds.
Language constricts our sense of self
to an illusion of separation.
The verb of living, flux and transmutation,
expands outward from the middle,
concentric ripples on a pond.
We drop through the surface,
pebbles tossed from the shore.


released January 15, 2019

©2018 by Robert Rich, BMI
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by R. Rich
in 2018 at Soundscape, Mountain View.
Using Synthesis Technology, Old Crow, STG, L-1,
Intellijel, Sequential PX & P12, Haken Continuum,
LeafAudio Soundbox, lap steel, flutes, piano, odds & ends.
Processing with 2C Audio, Audio Damage, Michael Norris, SoundHack.
Thanks to Dixie, the crows and so many others for inspiration & friendship.
Ink-works and text by R.Rich, layout by John Bergin.
Artwork information at robertrich.com/graphic-art


all rights reserved



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

contact / help

Contact Robert Rich

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

If you like Robert Rich, you may also like: