Rich Ruth quietly released Calming Signals in the late summer of 2019, its nuanced charms carrying us into autumn and beyond. Based in Nashville, Ruth returns this month with the Where There’s Life ep, a collection of meditative pieces written during the early months of the pandemic, and first recorded output since his debut.
After being laid off from work, Ruth moved his cache of synthesizers into his living room, and spent his days recording ideas while listening to Hiroshi Yoshimura, Aphex Twin and McCoy Tyner. A fluid continuation of the new age/ambient jazz found on Signals, Where There’s Life feels right on time.
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