Robert Rich

Fissures

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Fissures brings together two influential innovators of dark ambient-leaning electro-acoustic composition. Specifically, the album combines Rich's knack for integrating a range of acoustic instruments (dulcimer, PVC flutes, steel guitar) into alien, otherworldly atmospheres with Alio Die's talent for depths-plumbing, remarkably spatial arrangements which are as uncannily musical as they are subtle and mesmerizing. While the album echoes moments of both artists' previous work (Rich's collaboration with Brian Williams, Stalker, as well as Alio Die's 1995 Amplexus release, Suspended Feathers), Fissures manages a singular, wholly organic fusion of the two.

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