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My new site dedicated to music!

June 25, 2015

My new Music Site dedicated to my musical endeavors is Live!

Music Site Launch

I’ve been working on this site to provide a more user friendly and modern web based experience for all of my fans.

  • Read more about my history and what music means to me!…
  • See press releases and reviews!
  • Stream or buy from my entire catalog!
  • Sign up for the newsletter!

There is plenty more to come!

Check it out!!!!

http://www.krichiemusic.com

Also of note, to always here works in progress of music I’m working on, be sure to check out my WIP list on SoundCloud!

https://soundcloud.com/keithrichie/sets/works-in-progress

Enjoy!

– Keith

Only $2.99 for a full album!

June 1, 2015

Don’t want to pay $9.99 per album? Well you don’t have to!

If you order my music direct from CD Baby, you can buy every item in my entire catalog for only $2.99 each!

This gets you the the Full Digital Album (MP3/MP3-320 or FLAC) if purchased directly from CD Baby!!!!

KeithRichie-MarchoftheInanimate32 March of the Inanimate

A homage to classic horror soundtracks featuring eerie, creepy and foreboding ambient music.
Purchase Digital Album for only $2.99
 
KeithRichie-FortheWillowWept32 For the Willow Wept…A collection of soothing electronic music about those once lost and those found
Purchase Digital Album for only $2.99
 
KeithRichie-LaFamilleDuSolenoide32 La Famille Du Solénoïde

A musical tour through our solar system inspired by the book “The Planets” by Dava Sobel.
Purchase Digital Album for only $2.99
 
KeithRichie-TheMaestoso32 The Maestoso Interstellar SuiteDreamy, majestic, and ambient space music album. One continuous piece of music split across 6 movements, sure to relax and calm the spirit.
Purchase Digital Album for only $2.99
 

 

Enjoy!

– Keith

Do what you absolutely love, are you?

December 21, 2014

For the past 20+ years I’ve been a professional software developer, and I love that. I truly do. I love the creative aspects of it so much, but there are plenty of things about this business that I dislike.  I love writing software for myself. I love learning new technologies. But it’s not what I absolutely love.

What I DO absolutely love to do, is create music.

Facebook Cover

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and thinking over the past year, and I think I want to shift my priorities more into taking some risks to possibly take my music, and actually make a living at it.  You may have noticed some of this transition on my blog site here, and my social activity.

They always say, do what you love, and I think I’m at the point in life where I can start turning that love and passion into something.

A trip down memory lane

My renewed focus is truly more than just a trip down memory lane.

In 1982, I was finishing up Junior High.  I spent all my Christmas money to purchase my very first keyboard/synth.  The Casio VL-1

Casio_vl-1

Man, does this thing bring back some memories.  Remember that song “Da Da Da” used in the Volkswagen commercial?  Yep, that’s the VL-1 Rock-1 Rhythm playing in the background. 

I would bring my VL-1 with me to school every day, as I was in Band playing Saxaphone at the time, and when i wasn’t doing schoolwork, etc…You’d see me in the corner of the band room, playing this thing all the time.  What did I play on mine?  The various themes from  Star Wars, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters (Yep, All John Williams soundtracks), Superman, the John Carpenter movies, HalloweenThe Fog, Escape from New York, etc..  I think it was this year that solidified in my head, that I wanted to do soundtrack work.

Blade Runner was released and Vangelis once again amazed me with his amazing soundtrack.  I just could not figure out how to get the VL-1 to mimic those wonderful sounds :).

I absolutely loved playing with that little wonder.

High school rolled around, and our band instructor let me check out and take home the schools Moog Prodigy all the time.

Moog_Prodigy

So many compositions recorded on tape lost in history.  It was heaven for me.

Soon I started investing in my own hardware.  As a teenager without a lot of money, I relied on birthday/christmas cash gifts and what little money I had at the time from working odd jobs to purchase my own synths.

The first synth I ever purchased was  the Casio CZ-101

Casio CZ-101

I would spend hours creating new sounds and songs.

When I had a decent job, I saved every paycheck I had (Well most of it) and invested in the Korg Poly 800.

Korg Poly 800

During all of this time, I knew what I wanted in the end.  I just didn’t act on it.

For nearly all of the 90’s and the early 2000’s I didn’t do any music while I focused on family, etc.  The mid 2000’s I was able to pick back up my passion.

Over the past few years, I’ve tried to work on my craft in a bit of a hobby fashion, but I’ve come to realize that what I do on a day to day basis is not truly what I absolutely love. 

I’m moving past the feeling that self marketing myself is like a stigma.  That’s always been tough.

Trust me, I’ll still be doing software development for my primary source of income for some time, and keeping up with technology. I can’t just “up and change career focus” on a dime, but expect to see my virtual presence focused more on music from now on.  But from now on, I want to start truly doing what I absolutely love.

So, what’s next? Stay tuned, as there are many things in the works, and do what you absolutely love!

To an interesting future!

– Keith

http://www.krichie.com

http://www.facebook.com/musicbykeith

Happy Holidays! Give the gift of music!

December 19, 2014

Merry Trancemas! Happy Holidays!

In celebration of the holidays, every item in my entire catalog is only $1.99 each for the Full Digital Album if purchased directly from CD Baby!!!!

KeithRichie-MarchoftheInanimate3 March of the Inanimate

A homage to classic horror soundtracks featuring eerie, creepy and foreboding ambient music.
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99
 
KeithRichie-FortheWillowWept3 For the Willow Wept…A collection of soothing electronic music about those once lost and those found
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99
 
KeithRichie-LaFamilleDuSolenoide3 La Famille Du Solénoïde

A musical tour through our solar system inspired by the book “The Planets” by Dava Sobel.
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99
 
KeithRichie-TheMaestoso3 The Maestoso Interstellar SuiteDreamy, majestic, and ambient space music album. One continuous piece of music split across 6 movements, sure to relax and calm the spirit.
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99
 

 

Enjoy!

– Keith

Happy Halloween! Discounted Music!

October 30, 2014

Happy, Happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! Happy, Happy Halloween, major discounts!

It’s time! It’s time! It’s time for the big giveaway kids!

WARNING: Video may induce seizures. Watch at your own risk. We also can’t be held responsible if your head suddenly becomes a big flesh bag of snakes, scorpions, cockroaches and centipedes.

 

In celebration of Halloween and the release of my Halloween themed “March of the Inanimate”, the following releases are discounted to only $1.99 for the full Digital Album if purchased directly from CD Baby!!!!

KeithRichie-MarchoftheInanimate March of the Inanimate

A homage to classic horror soundtracks featuring eerie, creepy and foreboding ambient music.
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99
KeithRichie-FortheWillowWept For the Willow Wept…A collection of soothing electronic music about those once lost and those found
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99
KeithRichie-LaFamilleDuSolenoide La Famille Du Solénoïde

A musical tour through our solar system inspired by the book “The Planets” by Dava Sobel.
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99
KeithRichie-TheMaestoso The Maestoso Interstellar SuiteDreamy, majestic, and ambient space music album. One continuous piece of music split across 6 movements, sure to relax and calm the spirit.
Purchase Digital Album for only $1.99

 

Enjoy!

– Keith

6 more days till Halloween, here’s some cool tunes!

October 26, 2014

6 more days till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! 6 more days till Halloween, here’s some cool tunes!

From now through Halloween October 31st, 2014 you can download your high quality copy of “March of the Inanimate” for only $3.10 direct from CDBaby!

March of the Inanimate Cover Official

March of the Inanimate is a bit of a 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.

The classic themes from those movies is what initially inspired me to get into electronic soundtrack music, and creating soundtrack music is something I’ve always wanted to do.

Even though this set of music isn’t tied to any film, it does tell a unique story in it’s own right.

I hope you enjoy it well enough to include in your collection.

Click this link to buy your copy today!

Want to hear the entire release in full before you purchase? Just head on over to SoundCloud and check it out!

Click this link to listen to March of the Inanimate on SoundCloud!

And don’t forget about the big giveaway! Be sure to gather around kids in front of your TV sets on Halloween!

WARNING: Video may induce seizures. Watch at your own risk. We also can’t be held responsible if your head suddenly becomes a big flesh bag of snakes, scorpions, cockroaches and centipedes.

Enjoy!

– Keith

March of the Inanimate Released!

October 23, 2014

March of the Inanimate Cover OfficialJust in time for the Halloween Season "March of the Inanimate" is Officially Released and is available for purchase from CDBaby!

March of the Inanimate is a bit of a 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.  

The classic themes from those movies is what initially inspired me to get into electronic soundtrack music, and creating soundtrack music is something I’ve always wanted to do.

This release features eerie, creepy and foreboding ambient music sure to get you into the Halloween spirit, and even though this set of music isn’t tied to any film, it does tell a unique story in it’s own right.

Head on over to CDBaby and check out March of the Inanimate!

I hope you enjoy it well enough to include in your collection.

Enjoy!

– Keith Richie

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