Monday, July 17, 2023 – Echoes Program 2329A

Robert Rich and the Long Now: The Echoes Interview

Robert Rich

Robert Rich is the 11th of 30 Icons of Echoes, and has been a fixture on the show from the first day. He’s a polymath who is not only adept at many instruments but many other disciplines.  They include audio recording and mastering, wine making and dream theory. He writes poetry, seriously, and he creates beautifully abstract, often primal paintings that you can buy on his website. He’s an artist of questing intellectualism, which is what brought him to the poetry of Tu Fu from the Chinese Tang Dynasty. The Zen-like poems, translated by David Hinton, compelled Rich to create the sensual, ethereal moods of his album, Travelers’ Cloth. But there’s more than that, including Rich’s youthful hippie, techno-futurism, his current anti-humanism and rain drops falling on his head. We talk all about it on Echoes from PRX.

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Monday, July 17, 2023 – Echoes Program 2329A
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:00 AMAARA Photographs Child of Venus
0:06:00 Balmorhea Held Pendant World
0:09:50 Lamb The Silence in Between The Secret of Letting Go
0:12:53 BT k-means clustering- Producer’s Cut The Secret Language of Trees
0:20:16 Alu Land of Nothing Mrs. Hypochondriac
0:23:43 Plaid Melifer The Digging Remedy

Second Half Hour

0:30:00 Interview: Robert Rich
0:46:55 Robert Rich Loom of Origins Travelers’ Cloth
0:53:34 Rose of the West Roads Rose of the West

Third Half Hour

1:01:00 Erik Scott Victory In the Company of Clouds
1:06:00 Nashville Ambient Ensemble Prism Light and Space
1:11:39 Kinobe Falling Star Over the Horizon
1:16:10 Symbion Project Arcadian Arcadian
1:20:58 Taiyō Rey Maybe in Berlin Shattering Stimuli

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:00 Austra It’s Amazing Hirudin
1:34:15 Johan Agebjörn Dulciter Somni (Subtracted Version) Subtracted Soundscapes
1:38:41 London Grammar Dancing By Night (with Sebastian) Dancing by Night (Single)
1:42:14 Grandbrothers Bloom Late Reflections
1:47:24 break
1:48:14 Sigur Rós Fall ATTA
1:51:28 Quiet Resonance Rescue Snowblind


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  1 comment for “Monday, July 17, 2023 – Echoes Program 2329A

  1. Love the data-processing references by BT like FFT, convolution (I was impressed that JD didn’t ask in the interview), and k(no pause)-means clustering. The last was something I programmed nearly 40 years ago for analysis of astronomical data, long before machine learning.

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