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Prayers to the Protector

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Prayers to the Protector
Steve Roach, Thupten Pema Lama
2000 Fortuna 13183 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk

The relationship between Thupten Nyandak Pema Lama and Celestial Harmonies goes back to the mid-eighties when producer David Parsons recorded the first album by the monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery in Dharamsala, India, for Fortuna Records, Sacred Ceremonies. At the time of this writing, there are three volumes in the Sacred Ceremonies series, with more in various planning stages. The recordings have been well received by a wide audience in many countries, from lay people interested in Buddhist culture to followers of the religion to listeners like director Bernardo Bertolucci who used some of their chants in 'Little Buddha'.
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1. Gyab Do (refuge prayer for all sentient beings) / Ganden Lhagya (prayer for tsonkhapa, the founder of the gelugpa sect) 2:08 
2. Dechen Ngangle Rangnyi Lama Le (blessing of the place of meditation)RealAudioMP315:01 
3. Djew Takgya Lingchee Lhunbur Dje (prayer for the world or planet)RealAudio8:48 
4. Tokme Dune Meeke Dikbeele (purification prayer to dissolve all sins committed in past lives)RealAudio8:32 
5. Prayer to the Protector (instrumental) 4:58 
6. Yonden Jungne Tsultrim Gyatso Dje (prayer to wisdom, to knowledge and religious vows)RealAudio13:57 


Quiet Music: 2-CD Edition


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Quiet Music: 2-CD Edition
Steve Roach
1999 Fortuna 18043 (CD)
Reviewed by Gary Andrews, Exposé, Muze, Progressive World

Now after years of requests, the remaining cassette-only releases of QUIET MUSIC have been collected and remastered on CD to join the original single CD first released in 1988. These recordings from the early 80's were originally commissioned for several healing arts programs. The early strands of Steve's synthesizer paintings are joined with melodic flute and sounds from the high desert blended in an understated serene atmosphere. The pure peaceful, non-threatening nature of this music was soon discovered for use in meditation, birthing and Hospice programs and continues to find its use in this way today. This early chapter in Ambient Music is presented as a double CD on Fortuna Records. Disc One is the original QUIET MUSIC CD with the sand dunes cover. Disc Two is side one of the QUIET MUSIC 1 cassette, side two of the QUIET MUSIC 3 cassette and a shorter piece that ended the original QUIET MUSIC 3.
 
Disc 1
1. See ThingsMP35:48 
2. Towards the BlueMP33:20 
3. Something in TearsMP35:20 
4. A Few More MomentsRealAudioMP313:08 
5. Air and LightMP332:05 
6. Dreaming and SleepMP321:51 
Disc 2
1. The Green Place 31:52 
2. Sleep and DreamingMP330:13 
3. Quiet CanonMP37:51 


Dreaming... Now, Then: A Retrospective 1982 - 1997


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Dreaming... Now, Then: A Retrospective 1982 - 1997
Steve Roach
1999 Fortuna 14163 (CD)
Reviewed by Eclectic Earwig Reviews, Exposé, Insite: Atlanta's Entertainment Magazine, Muze, Outsight

This double CD presents selected pieces from Steve Roach's large body of work on the Fortuna Records label. Carefully selected and sequenced by the artist himself, and remasterd by Roger King, Disc 1 presents the rhythmic-electro-tribal-trance side of his work in nearly chronological order, starting with "The Ritual Continues" from 1982 and winding down with a previously unreleased live montage from 1997.
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Disc 1: The Ritual Continues
1. The Ritual ContinuesMP34:50 
2. ComebackMP32:10 
3. Something in TearsMP35:20 
3. SeekingMP35:25 
4. ConquestMP36:09 
5. The Breathing StoneRealAudioMP36:47 
6. FlatlandsMP34:50 
7. Towards the DreamMP37:09 
8. The ContinentMP34:51 
9. Steel and BoneRealAudioMP32:38 
10. ArtifactsMP311:43 
11. Dreaming NowMP37:27 
12. Ancestral HorizonMP37:49 
Disc 2: Looking For Safety
1. Magnificent GalleryMP36:15 
2. The Slow TurningRealAudioMP37:15 
4. Quiet FriendRealAudioMP313:23 
5. Cloud MotionMP35:11 
6. The MemoryMP35:57 
7. Temple of the FrogMP38:55 
8. DriftMP37:43 
9. The Passing TimeMP312:13 


Artifacts

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ORIGINS (CD)
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Artifacts
Steve Roach
1994 Fortuna 17082 (CD)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Muze, The Herald (Allaire, New Jersey)

Should be considered the second disc of ORIGINS. Recently unearthed: seven artifacts, 77 minutes, and several thousand years old, from now. This is at the deep core of Roach's Tribal-Ambient phase. "Immerse yourself in its throbbing rhythms, riding on the electro-acoustic textures he renders in organic manipulations... probing the netherside... more searing than soothing." (CD REVIEW)
 
1. GroundswellRealAudioMP38:15 
2. Thunder BrotherMP39:29 
3. The Origin of ArtifactsMP325:46 
4. Your Own EyesMP38:02 
5. Ancestral HorizonMP37:49 
6. Temple of the FrogMP38:55 
7. Begin Where I EndMP38:01 


Origins

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Origins
Steve Roach
1993 Fortuna 17081 (CD)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Muze

Steve's next solo after extensive touring in Europe and fruitful collaborations with Robert Rich and Suspended Memories. Primordial shamanic electronic music at its most powerful. Steve's didgeridoo playing is woven throughout. Jorge Reyes appears as guest, and the hybrid trance grooves find a new level of potency infused by surreal soundworlds dripping with primordial sweat. Incredible liner note story by Linda Kohanov helps to set the mood. Perfect music to shake the primordial cage door loose and run outside.
 
1. ArtifactsMP311:43 
2. Connected UndergroundRealAudioMP311:13 
3. Clay, Wood, Bone, DirtMP36:22 
4. In the Eyes of the SpiritMP37:56 
5. The Face in the FireMP311:49 
6. Dreaming Now, ThenMP318:58 


Now / Traveler

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Now / Traveler
Steve Roach
1992 Fortuna 17048 (CD)
Reviewed by AllMusic, ei, Muze

Steve's first two releases on one CD. European influenced sequencer music (i.e. Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze) is balanced with early tribal-atmospheric pieces that suggested what was to come.
 
1. Growth SequenceRealAudioMP39:05 
2. Cloud MotionMP35:11 
3. The Ritual ContinuesMP34:50 
4. ComebackMP32:10 
5. InquestMP37:00 
6. WorldsMP33:20 
7. Mysteries ContinueMP36:04 
8. Light SoundMP31:46 
9. Snow CanonMP34:22 
10. TravelerRealAudioMP38:12 
11. T.B.C.MP35:06 
12. Canyon SoundMP32:58 
13. Time for TimeMP33:33 
14. ReflectorMP36:50 


World's Edge

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World's Edge
Steve Roach
1992 Fortuna 18057 (CD, Cassette)
Reviewed by Hannah M.G. Shapero, Eclectic Earwig Reviews, Margen Magazine, Muze, Synth Music Direct

The double-CD WORLD'S EDGE was Steve's first solo project created after his move to Tucson in 1990. At last the inspirations that fueled his music for years were right outside the studio, helping to feed an especially intense creative period. It is one that Steve looks back on as an important period of transition and discovery within the onion-skin-like evolution of his work. The roots of ORIGINS, ARTIFACTS, THE MAGNIFICENT VOID, and ON THIS PLANET are clearly present here, as well as the transition from the benchmark DREAMTIME RETURN.
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Disc 1
1. World's EdgeMP39:44 
2. The CallMP33:29 
3. Steel and BoneRealAudioMP32:38 
4. UndershadowMP38:26 
5. When Souls RoamMP36:51 
6. Beat of DesireMP37:34 
7. GlimpseMP33:05 
8. ThundergroundMP310:25 
9. Falling, Flying, DreamingMP36:13 
10. DriftMP37:43 
Disc 2
1. To the Threshold of SilenceMP360:00 


Yatra

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Yatra
David Parsons
1991 Fortuna 18072 (CD)

David Parsons has long been fascinated by India and Tibet, two ancient worlds characterized by potent mythologies, mystical sacred sites, and sublime musical traditions. Over the years, this respected electronic composer has made numerous yatras (journeys, in Sanskrit) to India, experiencing the sites and sounds of this exotic land. Yatra is Parsons' first comprehensive attempt to log the essence of his Far Eastern adventures.
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Disc 1
1. YatraMP33:50 
2. Bengal VillageMP38:05 
3. The HimgiriMP35:43 
4. AssiMP35:37 
5. Varuna GhatMP37:26 
6. Adobe of Shiva 29:39 
Disc 2
1. Ram BhaktaMP35:05 
2. Earth MotherMP38:15 
3. Maha PujaMP321:53 
4. ManasorovarMP328:06 


Australia: Sound of the Earth

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Australia: Sound of the Earth
Steve Roach, David Hudson, Sarah Hopkins
1990 Fortuna 17071 (CD, Cassette)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Muze

Roach's second trip to Australia was documented by yet another breakthrough release that was celebrated in Australia with high critical regard. David Hudson's didgeridoo and cellist Sarah Hopkins are featured in this sonic travelogue down under. "It is somewhat ironic that one of the best Western-Aboriginal fusions has been the work of the highly regarded American ambient musician, Steve Roach." -- (Sydney Morning Herald)
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1. Red Dust and Sweat 10:40 
2. Call to Kuranda 3:12 
3. The Ancient Voice 3:06 
4. Atmosphere for Dreaming 7:47 
5. Darktime  
6. The Initiation 7:09 
7. OriginMP34:32 
8. Spirits 3:16 
9. The Hunter 3:00 
10. Awakening the Earth 14:06 
11. Land SoundMP35:14 
12. The Dreaming Place 5:14 


Desert Solitaire


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Desert Solitaire
Steve Roach, Michael Stearns, Kevin Braheny
1989 Fortuna 17070 (CD, Cassette)
Reviewed by CD Review, Muze

The follow-up to WESTERN SPACES, this time with Michael Stearns. The intensity of the desert's elemental power and allure are brought into focus on this collection of evocative sound paintings. Intense heat and thunder storms, craggy desert mountains, vast labyrinth-like canyons are at the center of this remarkable portrait of the American Southwest, one that the late writer Ed Abby wrote about so potently in the book Desert Solitaire from which the title was borrowed.
 
1. FlatlandsMP34:50 
2. Labyrinth 6:56 
3. SpecterMP39:31 
4. The Canyon's EmbraceRealAudio3:35 
5. Cloud of Promise 6:38 
6. Knowledge & Dust 3:23 
7. Shiprock 4:00 
8. Highnoon 10:30 
9. Empty Time 5:51 
10. From the Heart of Darkness 3:50 
11. Desert SolitaireMP36:06 


Dreamtime Return


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Dreamtime Return
Steve Roach
1988 Fortuna 18055 (Cassette, CD, Vinyl)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Echoes, Exposé, Hearts of Space, Muze, Synth Music Direct

"Steve Roach demonstrates that electronic music's greatest potential may lie in bringing our most elusive dreams and ancient memories into focus through potent, highly imaginative soundscapes. This is without question Steve Roach's masterpiece." 10-10 rating, CD Review
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Disc 1
1. Towards the DreamMP37:09 
2. The ContinentMP34:51 
3. SonglineMP33:10 
4. Airtribe Meets the Dream GhostMP37:00 
5. A Circular CeremonyRealAudioMP311:18 
6. The Other SideMP313:14 
7. Magnificent GalleryMP36:15 
8. Truth in PassingMP38:41 
9. Australian Dawn -- The Quiet Earth Cries InsideRealAudioMP36:18 
Disc 2
1. Looking for SafetyMP331:21 
2. Through a Strong EyeMP36:50 
3. The Ancient DayMP36:05 
4. Red Twilight With The Old OnesMP39:50 
5. The ReturnMP38:22 

1-8, 2-1: CD-only bonus tracks; 2-1: CD extended version; re-released 1998 with new packaging, and 24-bit remastered in 2005


Quiet Music


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Quiet Music
Steve Roach
1988 Fortuna 17044 (CD)
 
1. See ThingsMP35:48 
2. Towards the BlueMP33:20 
3. Something in TearsMP35:20 
4. A Few More MomentsRealAudioMP313:08 
5. Air and LightMP332:05 
6. Dreaming and SleepMP321:51 

Traveler

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Traveler
Steve Roach
1987 Fortuna 17049 (Cassette, Vinyl)
 
1. WorldsMP33:20 
2. Mysteries ContinueMP36:04 
3. Light SoundMP31:46 
4. Snow CanonMP34:22 
5. TravelerRealAudioMP38:12 
6. T.B.C.MP35:06 
7. Canyon SoundMP32:58 
8. Time for TimeMP33:33 
9. ReflectorMP36:50 

Western Spaces

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Western Spaces
Steve Roach, Thom Brennan, Kevin Braheny
1987 Fortuna 17051 (Cassette, CD)
Reviewed by Muze, Q Magazine

This recording conjures up the desert vistas and the vast stark beauty of the American southwest through a collection of pieces that play like a soundtrack to a road trip through the Mojave Desert, Death Valley and Joshua Tree, California. All of these locales were the inspiration for the musicians during the creation of the music. Another important step into the western electronic sound forged by Steve over the past dozen years. "Easily among the finest electronic albums of the last decade." -- 5 stars -- ("Q" magazine UK Feb. '91)
 
1. The Breathing StoneRealAudioMP36:47 
2. Desert WalkaboutMP37:03 
3. New Moon at Forbidden MesaMP35:10 
4. Desert PrayerMP312:33 
5. In the Heat of VenusMP322:33 
6. The Slow TurningRealAudioMP37:15 
7. Western SpacesMP36:08 

reissue, without Richard Burmer


Quiet Music 3


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Steve Roach
1986 Fortuna FOR-045 (Cassette)
 
1. Dreaming and SleepMP321:51 
2. Sleep and DreamingMP330:13 

Quiet Music 2


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Quiet Music 2
Steve Roach
1986 Fortuna FOR-044 (Cassette)
 
1. See ThingsMP35:48 
2. Towards the BlueMP33:20 
3. Something in TearsMP35:20 
4. A Few More MomentsRealAudioMP313:08 
5. Air and LightMP332:05 

Empetus

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Empetus
Steve Roach
1986 Fortuna FOR036 (Cassette, CD, Vinyl)
Reviewed by Muze

Full blown sequencer-based music illustrating a further evolution in the visceral side of Roach's music. Nine precise pieces that still sound fresh today. A favorite of sequencer music lovers. "On EMPETUS, Roach has created a masterpiece, done purely on synths and sequencers... a rhythmic / melodic tour-de-force of solid, totally compulsive synth music." (Andy Garibaldi – Lotus, England).
 
1. ArrivalMP34:20 
2. SeekingMP35:25 
3. ConquestMP36:09 
4. EmpowermentRealAudioMP33:52 
5. Twilight HeatMP33:15 
6. MergeMP36:21 
7. UrgeMP36:23 
8. Distance is NearMP32:40 
9. The MemoryMP35:57 


Quiet Music 1


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Steve Roach
1986 Fortuna 17043 (Cassette)
 
1. The Green Place, Part IMP331:06 
2. The Green Place, Part IIMP330:20 

Structures From Silence

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Structures From Silence
Steve Roach
1984 Fortuna FOR-024 (Cassette, CD, Vinyl)
 
1. Reflections in SuspensionMP316:46 
2. Quiet FriendRealAudioMP313:23 
3. Structures From SilenceMP328:48 

Now

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Now
Steve Roach
1982 Fortuna FOR-048 (Cassette)
Reviewed by ei
 
1. Growth SequenceRealAudioMP39:05 
2. TransitionMP34:30 
3. Cloud MotionMP35:11 
4. The Ritual ContinuesMP34:50 
5. ComebackMP32:10 
6. InquestMP37:00 



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