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All Steve Roach releases in 1999:

Light Fantastic

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Light Fantastic
Steve Roach
1999 Hearts of Space 11094 (CD)
Reviewed by Brian Parnham, various listener comments, Gary Andrews, Billboard, L.A. Weekly, Muze, Progressive World, RhythmUS, SCI FI Magazine, Wind and Wire

LIGHT FANTASTIC does much to subvert one's expectations of musical structure, while remaining unabashedly beautiful throughout. Roach's soundworlds have never sounded more rich and full of light. On the other hand, the complexity of the 'fractal grooves' allows the hybrid percussion to assume what would be the melodic content of a given piece. The rhythms are as willful and intricate as an African drumming group or drum 'n' bass track, continually morphing from one pattern into another, describing animated moiré patterns in sound.
 
1. Trip the LightRealAudioMP38:34 
2. Breathing the PulseRealAudioMP35:25 
3. The Reflecting ChamberRealAudioMP37:05 
4. Touch the PearlRealAudioMP39:24 
5. Realm of RefractionRealAudioMP311:20 
6. The Luminous ReturnMP316:48 
 
-  Light Fantastic (medley)MP3 


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 


Body Electric


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Body Electric
Steve Roach, Vir Unis
1999 Projekt PRO90 (CD)
Reviewed by Alternative Press, AmbiEntrance, Exposť, Groove Unlimited, Illinois Entertainer, Progressive World, Star's End, Synth Music Direct, Usenet's rec.music.newage

Get ready for a new level in bio-electronic "soul stirring body music, forged out of the reflections from the gene pool from which we crawled out." This collaboration has brought about a powerful step forward for both artists. Judging from those who have previewed this recording, it is sure to surprise, delight and perhaps short-circuit fans of dynamic electronic-organic music. This album was created on the instruments of our time by two artists who have reached deep into the heart of the machines, pulling out the passion captured on BODY ELECTRIC.
 
1. Born of FireRealAudioMP39:12 
2. Pure ExpansionRealAudioMP310:16 
3. Mind LinkRealAudioMP37:07 
4. Gene PoolMP35:40 
5. Synaptic GapMP31:56 
6. Homunculus WithinMP34:15 
7. BloodstreamingMP33:10 
8. Solar TribeMP34:13 
9. The New DreamRealAudioMP33:58 
10. Cave of the HeartMP37:00 


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, Exposť, 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 


Ascension of Shadows


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Ascension of Shadows
Meditations For the Millennium

Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
1999 Projekt (CD)
Reviewed by Muze, Star's End, Wind and Wire

The next chapter in the collaborative work between Steve Roach and Vidna Obmana is sure to delight those who appreciate the more serene, atmospheric side of their work together. On Ascension, the artists return to a more minimal core of sounds and approaches to reveal an atmosphere that flows for over three hours. As the acceleration toward the new century builds, this music offers a space for repose so needed these days.
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limited edition 3-CD set in black cloth box


Atmospheric Conditions


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Atmospheric Conditions
Steve Roach
1999 Timeroom Editions 4 (CD)
Reviewed by Hans Stoeve, Gary Andrews, Hannah M.G. Shapero, Dreams Word, Star's End, Supersphere

Over two years in the making, ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS melts through five intoxicating soundworlds with an intention that's pure and deep. Steve states, "as time goes on, I feel the need to create ever more potent soundworlds that maintain the opening beyond the ordinary states of consciousness we experience in our daily life, and at the same time provide an almost womb-like feeling that builds over time after numerous listenings."
 
1. Underground Clouds Over a Secret GrottoRealAudioMP322:32 
2. In the Heart of Distant Horizons (1)RealAudioMP312:58 
3. In the Heart of Distant Horizons (2)MP310:30 
4. Two Rivers Dreaming (1)RealAudioMP314:59 
5. Two Rivers Dreaming (2)MP312:11 


Stormwarning


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Stormwarning
Steve Roach
1999 Timeroom Editions TCS01 (CD)
Reviewed by AmbiEntrance, Exposť, Muze, Sequences

STORMWARNING takes you to the outer edges of Steve Roach's music where he engages in a driving high-energy sound first explored on albums EMPETUS, and NOW / TRAVELER. In the live performances of STORMWARNING, Roach unlocks the synchronous perfection of sequencers, creating elaborate, interlocking patterns that weave into infinite, Escher-like designs, set against Roach's skyscraping synthesizer fury.
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1. Day OneRealAudioMP321:29 
2. Day TwoRealAudioMP330:51 
3. Day ThreeRealAudioMP321:31 


The Dream Circle

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The Dream Circle
Steve Roach
1999 Timeroom Editions 3 (CD)
Reviewed by Dreams Word, Exposé

Since it sold out a few years ago, the requests and feedback from listeners and musicians have shown this piece to be the most admired infinite repeat soundworld created by Steve so far. THE DREAM CIRCLE was first released in 1994 as a signed and numbered DigiPak, limited to 2500 copies. After it sold out, word continued to spread and the requests turned into demands. Through the inspiration of listener feedback, THE DREAM CIRCLE has been re-released on the Timeroom Editions series. This is not a limited release. It comes in a jewel case, not signed or numbered. Now is your chance to feel the slow heat of the dream circle.
 
1. The Dream CircleRealAudioMP373:57 


The Electric Body

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The Electric Body
Steve Roach, Vir Unis
1999 Timeroom Editions (Video)

We are now offering the first video release on the Timeroom Editions label, THE ELECTRIC BODY. This video was featured during Steve's recent concerts, and now is the chance to have it for your own playback experience. The effect upon your nervous system will confirm the title of this video. THE ELECTRIC BODY is 30 minutes of morphing "evolutionary art" created by Steven Rooke, in the same vein as the BODY ELECTRIC cover artwork. These images were animated on a program created by Steven, and rendered on an SGI system running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 3 months at a time.
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1. Born of FireRealAudioMP39:12 
2. Pure ExpansionRealAudioMP310:16 

also contains one additional unreleased track from the BODY ELECTRIC sessions


Truth & Beauty


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Truth & Beauty
The Lost Pieces Volume Two

Steve Roach
1999 Timeroom Editions 2 (CD)
Reviewed by Exposť, Sequences, Synth Music Direct

This second Timeroom Editions release flows with a prime collection of lost pieces from the DREAMTIME RETURN period up to 1998. Some of the pieces have appeared on multi-artist samplers, while others have been gathered for this special release. TRUTH & BEAUTY creates a connected story line, which seems to fit together like the soundtrack to an imaginary film. Check the discography for a track listing.
 
1. AftermathRealAudioMP39:11 
2. The Majestic VoidRealAudioMP35:36 
3. Fall of the MoaiMP31:53 
4. EarthmanRealAudioMP39:44 
5. Fate AwaitsRealAudioMP38:29 
6. Beyond the BloodMP35:15 
7. Before the SacrificeRealAudioMP36:51 
8. The Unreachable Place (Again)RealAudioMP39:38 
9. The Unbroken PromiseRealAudioMP37:50 
10. This and the OtherRealAudioMP311:20 

3, 4, 5, 6, 8 previously unreleased; 4, 5 with Suso Saiz.





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