Robert Rich & Luca Formentini – Cloud Ornament


Robert Richand and Luca Formentini announce a new collaboration. Cloud Ornament presents a continuously flowing, constantly changing, dreamily melodic journey, best heard in long-form.

“We began by clearing an open space to observe our mutual voice, an hour or so of empty form,” says Robert and Luca. “We then carpeted that space with a continuum of transitioning clouds, where patterns of light and shadow might suggest possibilities of ornament, the placement of furniture in a room. Listening intensely to each other’s inquisitive gestures, shapes evolved from the liquid flow.”

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“Architectures emerged from under an ocean. As each shape suggested itself into existence, it requested further adornment. A strange forest of living sounds wove its branches around that scaffolding of hermetic silence. The result is Cloud Ornament,” concludes Robert and Luca.

Physical CDs (6-panel digipack) will ship with a set of four art cards based on Robert Rich’s paintings, with CD design by John Bergin.

For more information and music samples, visit Bandcamp.