The Music of Keith Richie

I am a Texas-based composer of Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtracks with a diverse and ever-growing catalog of releases.

I am heavily influenced by artists such as Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, John Carpenter and Carbon Based Lifeforms.  Other major influences include Enya, Deep Forest, Kraftwerk, and Christopher Franke.

My albums stylistically range from Berlin-school, to film score, to ambient and chill-out. Each release is generally based on a central theme that conveys a soundtrack-type listening experience.

You can preview all of my releases by clicking here, and you can find my entire music catalog at most of the major digital retailers listed below and don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list by clicking here!

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I’m sure there is something here to please just about everyone, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your visit and your support.

Reviews

“I use Keith’s music mostly while working – it provides an energy to the room. Looking forward to his next releases.” – Owen Allen

“Keith’s music hits a perfect sweet-spot with me. It can be great in the background (e.g. while working), but is interesting enough to make you really want to listen to it and think about what you are hearing. I look forward to each new release.” – Ruven Gotz

“I first heard Keith Richie’s music about three years ago and was immediately impressed! He is a gifted composer who understands and implements the art of suggesting imagery with the use of music and sound.” – Dan Chadburn

“Keith really makes some good music for listening during the work hours, or even when relaxing at home. We have actually sought him out to use some of his music for our hold music on our company phones. It’s unique and relaxing, yet does not put you to sleep. Get ready to be inspired and taken on a magical trip with Keith Richie’s music.” – George Mayfield

“Everything I have listened to, I have thoroughly enjoyed! I’m into several genres and enjoy music that you would hear on a soundtrack. I recently purchased “Pillars in Time” off of iTunes and have had it on repeat in my art studio for some inspiration flow sessions. I am eager to keep adding more albums to my collection! Follow him on Bandcamp for all of his tracks/albums.” – Amber Cunningham

Songs From The Wounded Heart

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Songs From The Wounded Heart

Released: 1/1/2018

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Synopsis

A collection of sad; mournful and melancholy songs from my previous albums (along with new material) that are enhanced and re-mastered in 24bit for this special anthology.

 

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Mister Stichs

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Mister Stichs

Released: 08/24/2016

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Synopsis

“When a family moves from their home in Downey, California to a rustic country house in Texas, they begin to feel an ominous presence pervading through the house and lands surrounding it.

After coming in contact with the darkness first hand, the family is thrust into a crucible of madness that sends them into a spiral of terror and threatens to tear them apart.

Can they thwart the unspeakable evil of their stalker? Or will the vengeance of Mister Stichs leave them splintered, and clawing for sanity?”

A dark and suspenseful Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack from Keith Richie.

Mister Stichs is the follow up release to my 2014 Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack album March of the Inanimate.

The Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack series of releases are audio stories intended to spark the imagination.   As with March of the Inanimate, the backing story is currently in development.  You will have the option to obtain the story behind Mister Stichs at the time of release or shortly thereafter.  Think of them as short stories or screenplays for films that currently do not exist.

Be sure to visit the official Mister Stichs site at http://misterstichs.com !

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Reviews

Album Review of “Mister Stichs” by Keith Richie from Journeyscapes Radio.

“Not only is ‘Mister Stichs’ impressively reminiscent of a John Carpenter film score, the album also greatly reminds me of Tangerine Dream (whom Keith is likewise admirable of). He makes fantastic use of modern and vintage synthesizers, along with riveting and realistic-seeming surround-sound effects that boasts continually alternating intervals of serenity and suspense. Proving once again that Keith Richie easily ranks among today’s best electronic music composers, ‘Mister Stichs’ is not to be missed, especially, by fans of both John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream!”  ~Candice Michelle

 

 

 

Ambient Highways

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Ambient Highways

Released: 07/31/2015

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Synopsis

“Few things are as delightful as when a truly remarkable ambient-electronic album crosses my path, and listening to Keith Richie’s “Ambient Highways” is about as sublime as it gets” – Candice Michelle – Journeyscapesradio.com

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The multiple award winning album Ambient Highways represents some of the best music yet by electronic musician Keith Richie.

Starting with Neutrino and its particle like sequences that rise and fall through out the track and then being thrown immediately into a 1940’s noir like state with V Feeling (a homage to the classic Greek composer Vangelis), you won’t feel as if this album is repetitive at all.

The albums title song Ambient Highways comprises lush pads and a soft melody surrounding the listener in a blanket of symphonic electronica.

Additional songs on this release range from a melancholy like feeling to an exuberant state in their overall composition, yet pulls the listener through theses emotions with the albums crescendoing track Keeping The Dream Alive.

If you’re looking for some ambient-style music that is relaxing and easy to listen to, then check out Ambient Highways.

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Videos

Smoking Land – Noir Short Film

The songs “V Feeling” and “Xenogenesis” from this album were used in the following short film by Axel Henneberg.

V Feeling – A Vangelis / Blade Runner Tribute

This video using the song “V Feeling” utilizes various images of Vangelis and scenes from Blade Runner.

Faith’s Song (Ptilopteri Waltz)

My youngest daughters favorite songs. The song set to images of her when she was a child.

Reviews

Read a few of the reviews for Ambient Highways.