All Sales Go to the Bob Moog Foundation to Help Educate Children
Robeone, “the Patron Saint for the Bob Moog Foundation” is releasing a new album, “Dream Suite,” on Transglobal Records / Orchard/Sony. He’s making it available only through the Moog Foundation’s website at bobmoogfoundation.myshopify.com/collections/music. Note well that 100% of all the album’s sales will go to the Bob Moog Foundation.
“I wanted to pay tribute to my biggest musical influences–Keith Emerson, Jon Lord, and Brian Auger, and other creative masters,” says Robeone, whose real name is Robert Schindler.
The album, “Dream Suite” defines Robeone’s style that grows from dynamic musical genres as wide-ranging a mix of progressive rock, new age, jazz fusion, and cinematic genres. “Hollow,” with its Keith Emerson soaring synth, was inspired by “great film scores.” “All That Razz” sounds like Gershwin fell in love with artsy electric string players, and was influenced by both Robert’s father (who loved jazz) and his favorite contemporary electric violinist Joe Deninzon. The late Swedish Hammond organist/guitarist Bo Hansson inspired the flowing “Levels.”
“M is for Moog” is Robert’s “tribute to Moog and all Bob Moog gave to the world. The composition is all Moog synthesizer,” Robeone says, and he cites the late Japanese synthesist Isao Tomita, a Moog devotee, for influence on the recording. Brian Auger and Keith Emerson influence the frisky “Jazzmorphis.” The album ends with an epic musical journey, “Dream Suite,” with moving symphonic organ parts inspired by Deep Purple’s Jon Lord.
In addition to the Moog, Robeone uses a range of only keyboards on the “Dream Suite” album– Mellotron, Kurzweil, Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Ensonic Roli Seaboard, EMU, and the Ashun Sound Machine.
Robeone/Robert has been recording since the early 1970s. He’s worked with notables Ronnie Spector and Johnny Nash when “I Can See Clearly Now” was a hit. He played with progressive rockers Mayson on Bearsville Records, pop rock acts The States on Chrysalis, and Boardwalk Records. He’s in the progressive rock group ZOOM with Paul Landry on New Age Music Planet Records. Recently he recorded with two different Melodic Revolution Records artists Tony Romero’s Vortex and Joe Mac’s American Garage. He’s played live at a number of Festivals—most recently ProgStock and RoSFest. Robert also worked on the award-winning soundtrack to “The Fiery Narrows – Following the Path of John Charles Fremont.”
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of Bob Moog by inspiring others through science, music, and innovation. The Foundation is providing much-needed innovative and effective educational opportunities to children — youth who will become tomorrow’s generation of thinkers and problem solvers.
“Dream Suite” Tracklisting:
All That Razz
M is for Moog
Physical copies of “Dream Suite” are available at bobmoogfoundation.myshopify.com/products/robeone-dream-suite
Digital at bobmoogfoundation.bandcamp.com/