Rob Essers – Raincolors


Released: 1994 By Groove Unlimited

1 in stock (can be backordered)


  1. The Ability to Dream [6:43]
  2. A Walk Through [5:27]
  3. Truceless [4:29]MP3 soundclip of Truceless [3:00]
  4. Sparkles [5:11]
  5. Square One [5:31]MP3 soundclip of Square one [3:00]
  6. Luscious Feelings [7:30]
  7. Monochromatic [3:56]
  8. Colors of Rain [5:52]
  9. Loosing Chains [6:03]MP3 soundclip of Loosing chains [3:00]
  10. Electrons [9:25]
  11. The Trivial Round of Life [4:45]

    Bonus tracks:

  12. The Gateway [4:44]MP3 soundclip of The gateway [3:00]
  13. Dream House [4:04]MP3 soundclip of Dream house [3:00]
  14. In locked Places [3:19]MP3 soundclip of In locked places [3:00]

Great TD-like music

Additional information

Weight 105 g



Jewel Case

4 reviews for Rob Essers – Raincolors

  1. Bradford Warner / SoundDesign

    One would never guess that this incredible work of art is the debut CD of an artist.
    Rob Essers has crafted an album of songs that feature a polished, fresh compositional style that mixes uncommon ear catching melodies, sequences, and textures into an uncommonly consistent collection of music. Essers’ style can not be easily compared to any one artist or type, and that is one of the reasons to listen to it. To those who think electronic based music isn’t progressing, hear here.

    2002. Bradford Warner / SoundDesign

  2. Matt Howarth / SonicCuriosity

    Employing impressive sound technology (analog synths like the PPG Wave Computer, the Sequential Circuits T8, and an Oberheim Expander), Essers produces delightful electronic music, rich with dynamic melody and resounding in a style comparable to Tangerine Dream during the early Eighties, tinged with the sedate drama of epic Vangelis compositions.
    This music is not meditative; it’s celebratory and exhilarating, lifting spirits as it elevates the audience to dreamy cloudbanks about to explode and vent rain across the landscape. The complex melodies do not analyze the chromatic qualities of falling droplets, instead they glorify these drops, rejoicing in their uniqueness and conveying the sheer thrill of plummeting through the atmosphere. These airborne particles flitter along with the vibrant tuneage, companions that have become part of the melodies they inspired.
    Essers‘ compositional style is enthralling and breathtaking. The positive overtones of his music are impossible to avoid. The sprightly melodies banish boredom with their commanding animation, instilling a wide-eyed appreciation with their electronic ebullience.
    The bonus tracks come from the same period as the rest of the music, elaborating the invigorating Raincolors” experience with their presence.

    2003. Matt Howarth / SonicCuriosity

  3. Kristian Persson / Sweden

    This record is a must have” IMO for any TD fan out there! This piece of work is something I’ve been waiting for to come in a very(!) long time.
    It’s pure 80’s TD style and should appeal to anyone who likes TD‘s 80’s sound ala Firestarter. Yes

  4. Paul Rijkens

    In 1994 Dutch instrument- and studio-expert Rob Essers released his first CD Raincolors”.
    This critically acclaimed album was filled with melodic retro-electronic music with a strong hint towards the music that Tangerine Dream created in the early eighties. It also consisted of some of the most beautiful synthesizer sounds (“real analog synths”).

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