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Rich, Robert / Medicine Box
Album:Medicine Box Collection:General
Artist:Rich, Robert Added:12/2011
Label:Soundscape Productions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-04-07 Pull Date:2012-06-09 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:10 Jun3 Jun27 May20 May13 May29 Apr

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 04 Dec 17:David Bug
In Your Ear Radio - In The Cosmos, This Morning Here
4.Fri, 20 Jul 12:David Bug
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2.Tue, 11 Aug 15:David Bug
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5.Fri, 13 Jul 12:David Bug
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3.Wed, 19 Sep 12:David Bug
In Your Ear | Global Radio
6.Thu, 05 Jul 12:David Bug
In Your Ear | A Last Minute Return

Album Review
Ramzi S.
Reviewed 2012-04-04 
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Robert Rich is one of the leading musicians in the area of ambient electronica music. With a career spanning three decades and over 30 albums, he is widely regarded as a figure whose sound has greatly influenced today's ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his own music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. His musical compositions are known for their subtle and exquisite layered complexity and beauty. 2011’s “Medicine Box” sees ambient master Robert Rich return with the follow-up to 2010's “Ylang” album. As before, Rich is joined by a variety of collaborators: Haroun on guitar, Cheri Chuang on vocals, Edo Castro on cello and Slim Heilpern on chromatic harmonica. The album includes great artwork from John Bergin, in bright 3-fold Digipack.
1. “Alba” is a nice blend of world fusion and ambient with a great melody that pulls you in from the beginning.
**2. “Kaaruwana” has Rich’s sound beautifully interacting with the almost angelic voice of Cheri Chuang, a classically trained composer and vocalist.
**3. “Macula” is dominated by gentle piano and pulsing percussions, with notable appearances of Hans Christian on cello (long time collaborator of Robert Rich) and Edo Castro on bass.
4. “Cornea” is a sort of psychedelic track with a western feel and the noticeable sound of harmonica.
5. “Crepescule”is a haunting track with a beautiful flute, strong cello sounds and delightful piano.
6. “Pollen” is a more emotional track highlighted with the angelic voices of Cheri Chuang.
7. “Callyx” has an eerie feel and shows Rich’s masterful range of melodies, guitar, piano, African rhythms and psychedelic tinges.
8. “Salamander Quay” is a track with a much more emotional feel expressed through the music.
**9. “Helios” is a wonderful ambient track of 11 minutes that masterfully blends the sounds of Rich with the performances of Cheri Chuang, Hans Christian and Edo Castro.
My picks: 2, 3 & 9 Ramzi Salti

Track Listing
1.Alba 5.Crepescule
2.Kaaruwana 6.Pollen
3.Macula 7.Callyx
4.Cornea 8.Salamander Quay