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Zero Ohms: Atma-Spheric Surfaces

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Zero Ohms: Atma-Spheric Surfaces Zero Ohms is Richard J. Roberts and breathing mysterious worlds of sound is his gift. Roberts is a wind(breath)-controlled synth master. He also adds a myriad of other eclectic wind instruments to the mix to evoke a strange soundspace. You probably won’t recognize these many tools he uses as their trademark sound is somehow transmuted into a Zero Ohms dimension of uniqueness. But what is good about this mutation is its subtle shifts and turns away from the norm make for a truly adventurous ambient journey.

Roberts does a superb job in creating moods and movements that are his very own brand of akilter ambience. When he mirrors anyone else it might be brief echoes of Deuter, Robert Scott Thompson, or perhaps a trace of Richard Bone’s The Spectral Ships. The rest of the time, Roberts is wonderfully “out there” on his own soul-flight. Zero Ohms offers gripping, interdimensional, and wholly unearthly views across timeless Metaverses where physical law is null and void. Sundry sonic surprises crop up to slightly “jolt” your psyche but 95% of this release is oddly blissful dream-track. How Roberts does so much with that wind-synth is astonishingly pleasing to experience. What an ambient “breath of freshness” and therefore highly recommended.

Cyberhome(s): http://www.mp3.com/ZeroOhms , http://members.safepages.com/zeroohms/


Track Listing: Aurora, New Infinitude, The Locard Principle, Lovingly Standing Back, The Power of Nothingness, Schumann Waves, Radha Shabda, Only Infinity Is Bliss

Personnel: Richard J. Roberts on Wind-Synth and various breath-driven devices from his huge eclectic collection from around the globe . . .

Title: Atma-Spheric Surfaces | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: ZOP


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