Rich, Robert – “Nest” – [Soundscape Productions]
Local man, Robert Rich, is a master at creating the most celestial, comet gazing, aquarium jelly electronic music. After reading his liner notes, the whole album really has a distinct view, and I can envision his quest. Words were written about morning dew drops, and the standing waters that tadpoles need to survive. This release has an incredible emotional feeling to it, definitely a life-birthing experience. Meditations will be had. He also expresses editing his music so much that almost no music is left, testing the tuning and paning effects, until each sound is flowing just right. Piano, flutes, lap steel guitar, glass and copper bells along with electronic drones and nature sounds. This is gorgeous, optimistic and relaxing ambiance.