Thursday, July 9, 2015

Robert Rich - Sunyata (1982)

Robert Rich & Steve Roach - Strata (1991)
Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow - Yearning (1995)
Robert Rich - A Troubled Resting Place (1996)
Robert Rich - Calling Down the Sky (2004)

A yawning void of droning synths and environmental sounds. Three tracks, an hour and 26 minutes.

Track listing:
1. Dervish Dreamtime
2. Sunyata (Emptiness)
3. Oak Spirits

Sunyata is emptiness, nothingness, the hugeness that one finds nested in the smallest places. Sunyata is the Self exploding, a Universe so vast that it does not exist. Nothingness is the music of formless form. Shifting cycles help past and future merge into the simultaneous. Low clouds of sound pull deeper and deeper, where the songs of nature mesh with the dance of the sky. Out of crystal water, darkness and light intertwine, to shimmer away on the voices of Mother Earth.