Patriarchs / 10.10.2015

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Format: 5" CD/digital
Edition: 150
Runtime: 38min 19sec
Label: Eilean Rec.


like a tree / planted along the riverbank / bearing fruit each season / leaves never withering

this album is for all who yearn for rest.

Mastered by Ian Hawgood. Additional work on "Felled" by Mark Kuykendall. Tape loop at start of "Beams" given to me by Nobuto Suda as a gift in 2012.


1. Towering (6:33)
2. Patriarchs (3:12)
3. Felled (3:06)
4. Guide (5:05)
5. Shelter (7:16)
6. Restoration (feat. Nobuto Suda) (6:48)
7. Beams (6:24)


"Ruhe digs deep in search of a special moment, a kind of musical archaeology in action. You know he’s found it, because there isn’t a weak piece here."
- James Catchpole for Fluid Radio
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"...a fragile, sepia-tinted world of sketches and vignettes centered around piano and voice bound together by gossamer ambient fabric... an autumnal dream that gives refuge far from the madding crowd."
- Stationary Travels
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"Ruhe’s 'Patriarchs' is like a séance. Every tape is a winner, there’s not a note out of place on it. It’s both ambient and is gentle and relaxing and it’s a very mature enterprise."
- Dr. Chris Dooks, Interdisciplinary Artist/Ambient Musician
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Video by Mathias Van Eecloo for "Shelter"

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