|Polychromatic Integers (Periphery OTP2011)
Archival, unreleased gems culled from Richard Lainhart's prototypical late 80s phase, a continuation and summation of the varied modes of digital expression first actualized on his remarkable debut These Last Days, veering between wayward guitar mesmerics and drone existentialism to offworld tribal process music.
Polychromatic Integers is available from Periphery.
|The Wave-Sounding Sea (VMD01)
"Lainhart's enduring interest in natural processes - water flowing, cloud patterns, the play of flames, wind moving through trees - provides a ready parallel for the way he works with processes in sound.... Lainhart's mature work has something of the appeal of Eliane Radigue's music, constant yet discreetly developmental and secretly rich in detail. The Wave-Sounding Sea shows him working towards that." - Julian Cowley, The Wire, July 2010
The Wave-Sounding Sea is available from VICMOD Records.
|Cranes Fly West - Digital Schiphorst Edition 2010 (released 15 July 2010)
"Lainhart is a master of drone music from the end of modern classical music. Playing a Steinway grand piano with nine e-bows, or the Kyma System on the electric guitar... Lainhart works extensively with the overtones generated by these 'simple' actions.... In his piano pieces, Lainhart effectively bridges the world of ambient and drone with that of modern classical and serious minimal music. An excellent release for those who love the Experimental Intermedia label and especially Phill Niblock's work." - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly #740, July 2010
Cranes Fly West - Digital Schiphorst Edition 2010 is available from Bandcamp.
|Luminous Accidents (Tobira Records 01)
"Consequentially, "The Luminous Air" comes across as an object made of pure light. Its construction is simple: harmonically related oscillations swell and decay slightly out of sync with each other, creating a resonant field of changing baricentres. Delicately, Lainhart adds streaks of consonant tones, which gradually melt into chord-like choirs.... Hakobune's contribution is, if anything, even more fragile and quiet, like a distant echo." - Tobias Fischer, Tokafi, September 2009
Luminous Accidents is available from iTunes.
|White Night (Ex Ovo EXO1974)
Back in 1974, one year before Brian Eno's first landmark release of ambient music, a young musician from New York wrote down a fragment of beauty's hidden story in the minimal vocabulary of sine waves on a Moog synthesizer. This first release on CD features Richard Lainhart's masterpiece in its original 29-minute version.
White Night is available in Europe from Ex Ovo and in the US from CDeMUSIC .
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|A Fistful Of Patchcords (AIrglow Music AM-001, released 2006)
A DVD of a live electronic performance by Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart on July 22, 2006.
The disc is available through Airglow Music
|I, Mute Hummings (Ex Ovo EXO001, released 2006)
My track "White Nights (remix)" closes out this compilation of "dense drones and dulcet atmospheres".
Order the disc exovo.org
|Ten Thousand Shades Of Blue (XI Records XI115, released 2001)
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||These Last Days (Periodic Music PE-1633, released 1987)
out of print
Rereleased 2008 on Musiczeit.
Find more Info on the disc here.