Strata (Robert Rich and Steve Roach album)

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Studio album by Robert Rich and Steve Roach
Released August 20, 1990
Recorded 1989–90 at The Timeroom in Tucson, Arizona and Soundscape Studio in Mountain View, California
Genre Ambient
Length 58:47
Label Hearts of Space Records
Producer Robert Rich and Steve Roach
Robert Rich chronology
Steve Roach chronology
Desert Solitaire
(1989) Desert Solitaire1989
(1990) Strata1990
Australia: Sound of the Earth
(1990) Australia: Sound of the Earth1990
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Strata (1990) is a collaborative album by the U.S. ambient musicians Robert Rich and Steve Roach. Robert Rich's influence on this album is strong, with complicated mixes featuring various acoustic sound sources and Rich's own brand of organic synthesis called "glurp". The two artists collaborated again (with the credits in the reverse order) on their 1992 album Soma.

There is a strong sense of surrealism throughout the album. The seventh track's title refers to The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, who died in 1989 when recording of this album began, and to whom the piece is dedicated.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fearless" – 4:32
  2. "Mica" – 5:00
  3. "Forever" – 4:50
  4. "The Grotto of Time Lost" – 9:03
  5. "Iguana" (7:23)
  6. "Magma" (3:37)
  7. "Persistence of Memory (for Dali)" – 5:09
  8. "Remembrance" – 2:22
  9. "Ceremony of Shadows" – 6:12
  10. "La Luna" – 10:39


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