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Descent Into The First Chamber

ROBERT RICH

INNER LANDSCAPES

available as...
MC
Auricle AMC 029 9.00 last copies
2xCDR special edition 9.00

duration: 84'09"

A...
1.
Approach 9'24"
2.
Ascent 12'07"
3.
Descent Into The First Chamber 21'00"

B...
1.
First Chamber 11'07"
2.
Second Chamber 11'34"
3.
Third Chamber 10'21"
4.
Ascent 8'36"

Composed by Robert Rich.
Recorded in Berkeley, California (9 March 1985).

Robert Rich: synths, bamboo flutes, guitar.

notes...

Opening with the sequential Approach one can see a new music in the making, for Robert this is exceptionally vibrant and melodic. Ascent comprises various bird and insect noises, metallic tones and swelling, oozing string synth. Descent Into The First Chamber / First Chamber / Second Chamber / Third Chamber take us from side 1 and through a lot of side 2 with some of the most surreal organ, whale-call like moans and glissando effects. The closing Ascent reprises with flute and Peter Michael Hamel style drones replacing the string synth.

This is not the same release as the CD of the same name, although the source masters are from the same sessions! There is some material in common, however this is a much more evocative and flowing "live" excursion, without the plush remix that Robert later gave to such recordings. Well-over 20 years old now, these are the last copies of this original release!

Versions...
Original issue: MC (Robert Rich, private) 1985.
Auricle cassette: approx 160 copies, some numbered - released 20/6/1988.
note: early copies were duplicated by Colin Potter at ICR on unbranded chrome tape (first black, then clear shell cassettes). Recent copies are duplicated in-house on Maxel XLII cassettes,
2xCDR: approx 20 using cassette inserts - released 2016.




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