"The atmospheric, cinematic soundscapes of Rob Gould solo work provide the listener
on one hand with moments of haunting beauty, serenity and light, but on the other, darkness, drama and unease.
Occasionally likened to artists such as Tangerine Dream, Phillip Glass, Stockhausen and Mike Oldfield,
Robs music is however too diverse to pigeon-hole."
About Rob Gould
About Rob Gould
Keyboard player and composer, Rob Gould, has written and recorded 13 solo albums.
In 1993, while residing in the funk / metal band Some Strange Quarters, he composed the soundtrack for the award-winning AV presentation 'Caves of Thunder' by Gavin Newman,
which received a standing ovation when it was premiered at the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield.
Rob formed Fula in 1994 when, having new compositions written on the keyboard, he needed other musicians
to complete the sound.
The band went on to record 3 albums which Rob wrote the bulk of the material for, and produced.
In 2003, Rob re-acquainted with Gavin Newman, wrote, recorded and produced the soundtrack to Gavin's award-winning Wookey Exposed dvd.
2005 was a big year in Robs career with the release of his 3rd solo album China,
which again featured on another Gavin Newman cave related documentary Beneath the Wall.
A series of solo gigs, accompanied by The Rob Gould Band, were warmly received by audience and critics alike,
but Rob wasn't finished there,
joining Brazilian Celtic progressive rock band Ashtar in the summer, touring Europe with the band.
Ashtar toured Europe again for 6 weeks in July / August 2006 taking in 14 shows in 5 countries.
2006 also saw the release of Rob Gould's 4th solo recording Rendezvous With Rama, an experimental ambient piece
inspired by the Arthur C Clarke novel. The album was recorded in 2 half hour sittings composed as the tape rolled!
In 2007, most of Robs time was taken up by writing and recording his 5th solo cd entitled "Dome".
A part live / part studio recording.
The live section was recorded in the impressive University of Derby Dome in Buxton, UK .
Rob left Ashtar in 2008, briefly reuniting with Fula for a short tour supporting Arilyn (Germany) and Ritual (Sweden),
and then working on a fundraising album
with songs written by Odette Swan for the Classic Rock Society, featuring Fula members, Steve and John Hackett, Stu Nicholson of Galahad etc
2009 to 2012 was spent painstakingly piecing together tracks for the album, The Broken Road.
An albums worth of tracks had been recorded for the Fruits De Mer Records label from 2014 to 2017, all cover versions ranging from
Pink Floyd's 'A Saucerful of Secrets', The Beatles' 'Tomorrow Never Knows', manfred Mann's 'Funniest Gig' to two David Bowie songs, all now on one cd called 'More Huru For Your Guru'.
2 songs were given keyboard parts for Brazil based Capella's debut album 'Beyond The Window' released in 2015.
In the same year, Rob also recorded tracks with 'Some Strange Quarters' and metal band 'Sons Of Our Alien Forefathers'.
In 2016 and 2017 Rob released 4 albums of re-worked, re-mastered and previously unreleased material in
Unearthly Construction, The Sad Robot Declared Peace With Himself,
Black Holes And Empty Spaces and An Ocean In A Drop.
2019 saw Rob's 13th solo album, 'Fungoid', released while working on the former The Purple Gang star Chris Joe Beard album 'Balloons On A String' as producer, and main musical contributor culminating in its release on Epona Records in 2020.
Also, that same year Rob hooked up with two former bandmates from Some Strange Quarters in Phil Craigie and Trevor Pollitt to form a brand new band called Sector NINE.
The band's debut album release entitled '7026 , has been greeted well, and work is already underway on a follow-up album for 2021.
1993 - Caves Of Thunder - Rob Gould - cassette extra ep
1995 - Beyond the Merrygolight - Fula - cassette album
1997 - Kissing Trees - Fula - unreleased
1999 - Dark Matter - Fula - cd album
2002 - The Beautiful, The Delicate and The True - Fula - cd album
2003 - Wookey - Rob Gould - cd album
2003 - Caves Of Thunder + - Rob Gould - cd album
2004 - Songs From Beyond the Merrygolight - Fula - cd album
2005 - China - Rob Gould - cd album
2006 - Soaring - Ashtar cd eep
2006 - Rendezvous With Rama - Rob Gould - cd album
2007 - Dome - Rob Gould - cd album
2012 - The Broken Road - Rob Gould - cd album
2015 - A Billion Ghosts - Rob Gould - digital download album (China expanded)
2016 - Unearthly Construction - Rob Gould - cd album
2017 - The Sad Robot Declared Peace With Himself - Rob Gould - cd album
2017 - More Huru For Your Guru - Rob Gould - cd album
2017 - Black Holes And Empty Spaces 90 -91 - Rob Gould - cd album
2017 - An Ocean In A Drop - Rob Gould - cd album
2019 - Fungoid - Rob Gould - cd album
2019 - Live On Earth - Ashtar (Live album recorded in 2005) - cd album
2020 - Balloons On A String - Chris Joe Beard - produced by Rob Gould - cd album
2020 - '7026' - Sector NINE - free digital download album
1982 - 1982 The Dragons - gigs 0, recordings 0, recorded sessions 2
1983 - 1985 Synthetic Brain - gigs 25, recorded sessions 5
1985 - 1986 The Fragrant Cellar Trio - gigs 0, recorded sessions 5
1985 - 1988 Masque - gigs 33, demo recorded songs 12
1987 - 1991 Dr. Volospion - gigs 0, demo recorded songs 6
1992 - 1993 16th Avenue - gigs 150+
1993 - 1994 Some Strange Quarters - gigs 2, demo recorded songs 4
1994 - 1994 The Amazing Kamikaze Freak Show - gigs 30+
1995 - 20?? Fula - gigs 50+, demo recordings 2, albums 4, recorded sessions 100+
2005 - 2008 Ashtar - gigs 25, eps 1,
2009 - 2009 Remedy Krewe - gigs 3, recorded sessions / demos 3
2020 - 20?? Sector NINE 1 album
1989 - 20?? solo - gigs 20+ albums 13, collaborations various
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