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With musical influences ranging from the floating spacemusic of the Berlin School to the breathing thought tones of the American soundscape scene, Rudy Adrian’s music is comprised of introspective layered washes of gently drifting sound accented by focused synth patterns and melodies. His albums The Healing Lake, Iridescence, Kinetic Flow and Twilight all show remarkable versatility, have all received international critical acclaim and are realizations influenced through Rudy’s love of the natural world. A successful planetarium soundtrack composer as well as studio sound engineer in his homeland of New Zealand, Rudy Adrian discovered electronic music while studying forestry science and botany at university in the ‘90’s. The common thread to his music is the exploration of the sonic landscape, where melody and rhythm play a lesser role to the tones and textures created by synthesizers, wood flutes and the human voice. Always experimental and original, they are also peaceful and listenable - similar to the idea of a film soundtrack without pictures.
Rudy Adrian made his stateside concert debut on 21 September 2002 at The Gatherings Concert Series - Philadelphia’s premiere concert series of innovative music. Following the concert, Rudy gave a live in-studio radio concert on the 09.22.02 broadcast of STAR’S END. An excerpt of his in-studio performance appears on the STAR’S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD



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  • Y4S3


    2 Nov 6:41pm Reply
  • Bohtvaroh

    "Atmospheres" is perfect.

    7 Mar 7:08pm Reply
  • studio308

    Hello friends! I'm Mike Winchester of WMRI. I want to invite you to my recent reissues of two epic Berlin School EM albums from 2010. They were available only on CD, but now they are officially free for download as web-releases on our label USC. Here's the links: The Source of Universal Energy | Etherworlds.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rydaa

    wow , this is so dreamy had a real good meditation this x

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • krakadog

    If like me you love deep ambient soundscapes that just carry you away into blissfull waves of rich textural sounds that are both exciting yet as still as an undisturbed tomb, then try Rudy Adrian (if you havn't allready). His music is both dynamic and deeply relaxing and employs a wide pallette of sounds that is composed with consumate skill.

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • krakadog

    Rudy Adrian is a truly great discovery for me (thanks to Last FM.) I find his music very deep and very fullfilling. He creates soundscapes full of deep stillnes that radiates a peaceful tranquility. Ambient space that transports one into the etheral cosmos of the soul and he can weave a wide texture of sounds into exciting patterns of krautrock rythums. His music is never shallow but is intelligently composed into a rich colourful tapestry of soundscapes that excite, and at the same time lull one into restfullness of spirit. Long may he continue to explore his art and feed us music junkies with his stunning creations. Happy listening.

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Lebensgefahr


    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • johnTMcNeill

    soothing to the mind and soul

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SyusiLilli

    Hello Rudy! We would be pleased to talk with you, we are of Armenian singers. Good luck. We wish you success.

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DanielDusk

    I've been looking for Music like that, for a LONG time. Finally, I found it...........

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BOECK39

    music for meditation.....very calming and peace full , great stuff .

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • max_golfstream

    Руди!!! Спасибо за улётную музыку!!! после прослушивания твоих шедевров не остается слов, одни эмоции... Спасибо!

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Encke_

    Impresionante la musica planeadora de Rudy Adrian, su tema Bavarian Eagle es alucinante, secuencias potentes, freneticas y vertiginosas... Berlin School en estado puro... sin nada que envidiarle a los maestros Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream o Michael Hoenig

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • janwilczur

    Hey, give him a break- still some lovely work. The same can be said for almost all ambient artists.

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • patalach

    sorry adrian, but theres only ONE Brian Eno

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • a-freenomenus


    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mahaskey2

    Top notch stuff

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • heralisa

    ideal music for meditation :) :)

    4 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dpolwarth

    Rudy Adrian in my opinion is simply the best New Age artist out there. To think that much of his work is done on a Yamaha SY77 - just one step advanced from a DX7 - is a testament to his skill. he doesn't need fancy gear to get some wonderful sounds. He's a nice guy, too. I sent him an email once and he replied quickly. A really fantastic musician who deserves greater recognition. It's a shame that his records are so hard to find.

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
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