Robert Rich, Calling Down the Sky

Robert Phoenix

By Robert Phoenix

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Ethereal and expansive, the moody music of the night

Robert Rich has been an instrumental (pardon the pun) force in the evolution of new age music since his ambient sleep concerts dating back to the early '80s. His catalogue covers everything from dark and foreboding soundscapes to warm, organic electronics. Calling Down Sky might be his most accomplished and complete work. It's ethereal and expansive, combining electronics and sampling of Rich's own instrumental playing. If you had to download one Robert Rich album, this would be it.