Amoeba was one of the results of a multi-decade on-again, off-again collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Rick Davies and ambient composer Robert Rich. The two first met in 1979 after Davies returned from a stretch in England and Spain. Throughout the '80s they would collaborate on several bands, including Quote Unquote and Urdu. Davies brought a wealth of musical experience to the union: an ability to play instruments ranging from winds and guitars to synth and percussion, and an understanding of electronic music which had been deepened during his time editing Music Technology and Home & Studio Recording magazines. Equally important were the contributions made by Robert Rich. In fact, though the two had collaborated previously to the making of the first Amoeba record, Rick Davies did not work on it. Instead, Rich brought in Andrew ...
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