Robert Rich | Electric Ladder

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Electric Ladder

by Robert Rich

Shimmering and lush electronic music with undercurrents of minimalism.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Electric Ladder
10:32 $0.99
2. Shadowline
8:45 $0.99
3. Poppy Fields
7:16 $0.99
4. Sky Tunnel
9:05 $0.99
5. Concentric
6:27 $0.99
6. Aquifer
6:42 $0.99
7. Never Alone
6:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
On his newest CD, Electric Ladder, Robert Rich finds a new voice for the vibrant interlocking melodies that characterized his works such as Numena, Geometry and Gaudí. With its seamless blend of analog modular synthesizers and acoustic tonalities, Electric Ladder weaves a hypnotic spell - lush, ecstatic and seductive. Its shimmering geometric lines grow more sharply etched with the clarity of justly tuned instruments and the intelligence that pervades Rich's compositional vocabulary.

Robert Rich - MOTM modular synthesizer, TimewArp2600,
Sculpture, Metasynth, steel guitars, flutes.

Paul Hanson - bassoon, soprano sax on 3,4
Haroun Serang - acoustic guitar on 5



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A Glimmering, Balance Soundscape
The short description of this work, "Shimmering and lush electronic music with undercurrents of minimalism," is appropriately dead-on. Electric Ladder is a cascading, lush audio environment which combines smooth, ambient tones with surprising, electrified instrumentation. Each piece naturally unfolds the way you imagine that it will--but this should not imply predictability. Instead, think of each track as a rung on the ladder. The rhythm and evolution of each layer moves exactly the way you feel it should, as if it is reading your intuition.


One of Rich's best!!
Rich creates a stunning work here. The album though filled with plenty of primordial "glurp" has a very clean sound to it- not clean as in production quality, though it is- but clean as though some creature has crawled from a swamp, been cleansed by a torrential rain and is now reflecting starlight on its obsidian skin. Futuristic and primordial at once. It pulls from all of Rich's works and I think it is a real zenith of his works to date.