Announcing my new VR collaboration project

I am happy to announce that after months of us casually talking about it, my fellow SharePointer and Musician Friend Geoff Varaosky and I have decided it’s time to make a go at it and start collaborating on music together.

Geoff currently produces and releases experimental ambient music, ranging from long slowing soundscapes to beat and heavily sampled ambient house via Musical Nature which is an ambient project in experimental sound. And you all know of my music that is some ambient, chill-out and Symphonica.

Together, we are tentatively calling our collaboration project simply “VR”. VR is obviously a combination of the initials of our last names (Varosky and Richie), but as most know, it is also the abbreviation for “Virtual Reality”.

Virtual Reality typically refers to computer technologies that use software to generate realistic images, and considering that we are both individuals who have been involved in software development and software architecture, it seemed a good fit for us as well.

VR (us) will bring you music that will immerse you in a virtual world of the mind, where our musical stories will be the backdrop for your imagination.

I look forward to what we have in store

We will share more for you when we have it ready, but be sure to visit Geoff’s Musical Nature Facebook page now at : https://www.facebook.com/musicalnatureambient

Face your Fear! The Halloween Season is Here!

Update: From now until October 31st, 2016 you can use the discount code of “halloween2016” (without the quotes) to get 25% off of your purchase of my new Horror / Halloween inspired album Mister Stichs!  Just use the code at checkout from my Bandcamp site to take advantage of the discount!  Prefer to get something else from my catalog? Well good news, you can use that same discount code on ANYTHING from my catalog!

The Halloween Season is upon us, and you know what that means. It means many of you will either be visiting Haunted Attractions or hosting them yourselves.  If you are hosting your own attraction, you’re surely going to need some eerie and foreboding music to play, so I have the perfect solution for you!

You may have noticed that I recently released my bi-annual Horror/Halloween themed album titled Mister Stichs.  I also released and updated and expanded edition of March of the Inanimate.  Both albums feature  eerie and foreboding music that is just perfect for a haunt; listening to on a long drive down dark roads; visits to grave yards; or anything to help with that creep factor.

Mister Stichs tells the story of a family who moves from their home in Downey, California to a rustic country house in Texas, they then 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?

Ben Dugas of Zone Music reporter says that Mister Stichs is “A sophisticated and unrelenting journey into darkness“.  Also, Candice Michelle of Journeyscapes Radio had this to say “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”

March of the Inanimate: Repossessed provides a musical journey about a man possessed by the desire to live, who searches an abandoned home for a lost treasure that could hold the key to the mystery of mastering death. However, when he finally finds what he is looking for, he uncovers a power far more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

As he tries to escape the entities that have come to devour his greed-laden soul, he finds himself unable to bear the weight of his own corrupted consciousness.

Can he find a way to shrug the burden of his sins? Or will he be destroyed by the creatures that march upon him with unseeing eyes?

Sleeping Bag Studios describes March this way: “Slowly building, this opus-magnum incorporates some very haunting piano-melody and an increased intensity in the dark-electro, pulsing rhythms. Again…considering the subject matter he’s based this music on – this fits right in there, right into the gritty underworld of horror-movie-mania; “March Of The Inanimate” is musically-menacing to say the very least.”

Can’t decide which album to get? No worries, I have a solution to that as well.  You could buy the Mister Stichs (Bundle of Stichs Edition) which contains both albums!

This bundle edition of Mister Stichs includes both the Mister Stichs and March of the Inanimate – Reppossessed Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtracks by Keith Richie, plus 3 additional bonus tracks and other bonus items not found in either soundtrack alone.

So go ahead and face your fear! Get your copy today!

 

Mister Stichs (Bundle of Stichs Edition) released!

Just a quick note to tell you that the Bundle of Stichs edition of Mister Stichs is now released!

Mister Stichs  - Bundle of Stichs - Official Cover

The Mister Stichs – Bundle of Stichs Edition includes both the Mister Stichs and March of the Inanimate – Reppossessed Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtracks by Keith Richie, plus 3 additional bonus tracks and other bonus items not found in either soundtrack alone.

The bonus tracks for this edition at titled:

  • I’ve been waiting for you
  • Crypt Keeper
  • Lurking in the Shadows

If you have been waiting on the bundle edition to release, well now is your chance to claim it by just visiting the Bandcamp page by clicking right here and ordering your copy!  If you are a subscriber to me on Bandcamp, well then it’s all ready for you to download!

Mister Stichs

An Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack by Keith Richie

“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?”

March of the Inanimate – Repossessed

An Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack by Keith Richie

“A man possessed by the desire to live searches an abandoned home for a lost treasure that could hold the key to the mystery of mastering death. However, when he finally finds what he is looking for, he uncovers a power far more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

As he tries to escape the entities that have come to devour his greed-laden soul, he finds himself unable to bear the weight of his own corrupted consciousness.

Can he find a way to shrug the burden of his sins? Or will he be destroyed by the creatures that march upon him with unseeing eyes?”

March of the Inanimate – Repossessed is the 2016 re-mastered and extended edition of the 2014 album March of the Inanimate. It pays homage to the classic horror movie soundtracks produced by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth who co-wrote the music to classics such as Halloween, the Fog, and numerous others.

This 2016 version includes 3 additional tracks crafted within re-mastered versions of the original audio story to enhance the listening experience.

“Slowly building, this opus-magnum incorporates some very haunting piano-melody and an increased intensity in the dark-electro, pulsing rhythms. Again…considering the subject matter he’s based this music on – this fits right in there, right into the gritty underworld of horror-movie-mania; “March Of The Inanimate” is musically-menacing to say the very least.” – Jer@SBS/Sleeping Bag Studios

“Keith Richie has a way with electronic music. It almost always never sounds electronic! Here, he has the freedom to explore the aural landscape and generate musical imagery, beyond the limits of pop music structures, and he does it extremely well. He produces a unique listening experience, a collection of suspenseful, expressive themes that are also occasionally inspiring. “March of the Inanimate” feels like an invitation to imagine movie scenes from films that have yet to be made” – Robbie Tee / Jamsphere

I hope you enjoy!

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