Richard Houghten is a multi-instrumentalist, audio collage artist, and recording engineer from Southern California. He releases music as Richard Houghten, Bloomypetal, and (in collaboration with beat maker Brandon Burger) A Cosmic Gift. Richard records his own music in his home studio near downtown Los Angeles. His music ranges from straightforward head-nodding beats to intricately textured arrangements featuring strings, flute, and guitars. Richard also captures sounds from his environment, both urban and natural, often using homemade microphones. He blends these unique textures into his music.