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This international collaboration was conceived, composed and recorded in person in one intense week at Robert Rich’s Soundscape studio in California.
Robert Rich is arguably America's most highly regarded ambient musician and composer. With a discography spanning over 20 years, he is widely regarded as a figure whose sound has greatly influenced today‘s ambient, new age, and even IDM music. Touch Guritarist Markus Reuter is known for his adventurous work with Centrozoon and Tuner.
Unlike most releases of the ambient/electronica genre, each piece on Eleven Questions has an instant appeal. The songs form concise statements and mostly feature acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments (lap steel, touch guitar, piano, acoustic guitar, flutes), rather than synthesizers.
With audiophile sensibilities, Rich and Reuter employed the best of custom tube, vintage and contemporary studio equipment to craft a unique sonic landscape.
released May 1, 2007
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars®, Acoustic Guitars, Piano
Robert Rich: Sound Design, Piano, Flutes, Lap Steel
supported by 30 fans who also own “Eleven Questions”
The first time I met Tobias and Erik, the latter said: "Do you know 'Power'? You have to listen to this!"
Back home I bought the album and, as I went to work 6 km on bike every day, 'Power' was my soundtrack on loop, for a whole year. It gave me a lot of energy, hence the name. Cycling became epic and I measured distance using this piece.
So far I haven't written about the album yet, go listen to it yourself :) Juan Dahmen