Enriched Visions is a new science fiction book that is based on the music of ambient music pioneer Robert Rich (Enriched Visions). Matt Howarth has previously done work inspired by Pink Floyd, Steve Roach, Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream.
Embark on a series of fantastic voyages, where you’ll encounter: the link between a massive brushfire and aboriginal cave art, a mathematician’s quest into the desert, giant lizards orbiting the Earth, an old man captivated by dancing moss in a park, a kidnapping in the new Ice Age, the music a lonely lighthouse keeper uses to while away the nights, the fate of the last Martians, the unnatural hunger of Dame Procol’s new lifeforms, a man in search of amnesia, an antique dealer specializing in artifacts from the 21st Century’s texplosion era, an alien spire that reaches beyond the sky, and more.
This book also features story notes in which Howarth and Rich discuss the connections between the stories and the source compositions.
Enriched Visions is available as a digital download from Howarth’s site, BugTownMall.com.
Robert Rich has also has a new release, Electric Ladder.
On Electric Ladder, Robert Rich finds a new voice for the vibrant interlocking melodies that characterized his works such as Numena, Geometry and Gaudi. With its seamless blend of analog modular synthesis 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.
Contributors include reed player Paul Hanson and guitarist Haroun Serang.
More information and audio samples are available from RobertRich.com.