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All Steve Roach releases in 2000:

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 


The Serpent's Lair

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The Serpent's Lair
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf
2000 Projekt PRO107 (CD)
Reviewed by amazon.com, AmbientVisions, Interface, Muze, NAPRA Review, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk

Beginning as a collaboration between Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf, the music on THE SERPENT'S LAIR evolved over the past year into an epic 2-CD set, augmented with a myriad of guests. This release has it all: Steve's ultra-soundworlds, hybrid grooves and magical production, combined with Byron's acoustic-organic tribal trance patterns. Aligning with themes of shamanic initiation found throughout the world, the music is rooted in the organic... the earth... the ancestors... It is here that one is confronted with all the essential elements of danger and possibility.
 
Disc 1: The Serpent's Lair
1. The LairMP312:14 
2. Rite of PassageMP314:09 
3. Shedding the SkinMP35:39 
4. Big MedicineMP312:53 
5. Future TribeMP38:30 
6. BirthrightMP35:59 
7. OsmosisMP34:04 
8. Egg Chamber DreamingMP38:53 
Disc 2: Offerings From the Underworld
1. Offering in WavesMP310:55 
2. Impending Sense of CalmMP39:03 
3. Cave DwellersMP323:08 
4. Primal PassageMP34:47 
5. Serpent ClanMP35:02 
6. Beating Heart of the Dragon MotherMP36:50 
7. OchuaMP39:26 


Ritual Ground

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Ritual Ground
Solitaire (Steve Roach, Elmar Schulte)
2000 Projekt ARC00013 (CD)
Reviewed by Alternative Press, amazon.com, Muze, Sonic Curiosity

RITUAL GROUND is a spontaneous sonic combustion, rich in cinematic overtones, deep atmospheres and tribal-electronic grooves. Previously available for a short time on San Francisco's now defunct Silent label -- and featured in the musical score of the Michael Mann film, Heat RITUAL GROUND is a lost classic tribal-ambient gem, back in print at last.
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1. Black CloudRealAudioMP36:27 
2. Turning WorldMP37:43 
3. North SkyMP37:27 
4. Rapt in DarknessMP34:40 
5. Solid GroundMP36:43 
6. RunesMP39:47 
7. In the Forest of Ancient LightMP313:52 


Midnight Moon


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Midnight Moon
Steve Roach
2000 Projekt PRO99 (CD)
Reviewed by Gary Andrews, Alternative Press, BugSound, Ear Pollution, Muze, New Age Voice, Outburn, SuperSphere, Synth Music Direct, The Raging Consciousness Desk

Touching the ineffable, this music presents a meditation on solitude and quiet isolation. Atmospheric music in the true sense of the word. Ambiguous and quietly mysterious, this slow swirling lattice of smoky melodic-harmonic patterns rises and falls out of the silence which becomes an equal component with the music. "Rife with mood and substance, MIDNIGHT MOON is the ultimate in melancholy space music, representing some of Roach's most enigmatic and intuitive music to date." (Mark Burby)
 
1. Ancestors CircleRealAudioMP38:58 
2. Midnight LoomRealAudioMP321:50 
3. DeadwoodMP37:33 
4. Broken TownMP310:37 
5. HopeRealAudioMP35:00 
6. Later PhaseMP311:45 
7. Moon and StarMP37:26 


Live Archive

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Live Archive
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
2000 Groove Unlimited GR038 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, Jason Bratcher, Incursion, Synth Music Direct, The Raging Consciousness Desk

A blending of selected live high points from concerts in 1997 in the US and Europe. It contains almost all new and unreleased material created for the tour, as well as improvisations that captured the atmosphere of the performance space in Italy: an outdoor Roman-era amphitheater set within a mountain-top village. Take the spirit of their previous studio releases, and unleash this in the live setting of duel didgeridoos, deep soundworlds, trance grooves, shamanic percussion, flutes, ocarinas and otherworldly spirit voices. The result unfolds like one perfect uninterrupted concert in your own space.
 
1. Verucchio InvocationMP37:21 
2. Common GroundRealAudioMP37:38 
3. Two ReptilesMP312:20 
4. Dreampipe DialogueMP33:54 
5. Soundworld CollageMP39:19 
6. AscensionRealAudioMP36:57 
7. Tribal PerspectiveRealAudioMP37:38 
8. Divine InnermissionMP312:15 


Circles & Artifacts


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Circles & Artifacts
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
2000 The Contemporary Harmonic CH001 (CD)
Reviewed by Star's End

This enhanced CD unites Martina Verhoeven's photography (seen on the CAVERN OF SIRENS cover) with an exclusive soundtrack by Vidna Obmana & Steve Roach, and Linda Kohanov's intense and breathtaking poetry. The audio portion, 60 minutes long, plays on any CD player, while the multimedia presentation requires a Windows PC. (Mac users can use Virtual PC from Connectix.)
 
1. Circles & ArtifactsRealAudioMP360:22 

Multimedia CD featuring photography by Martina Verhoeven, and written poetry by Linda Kohanov.


Early Man


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Early Man
Steve Roach
2000 Manifold (CD)
 
1. Early DawnMP311:58 
2. Early ManMP325:28 
3. Begins Looking SkywardMP36:20 
4. Walking UprightMP36:49 
5. Hunting & GatheringMP312:33 
6. Flow StoneMP35:42 

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Vine ~ Bark & Spore


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Vine ~ Bark & Spore
Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes
2000 Timeroom Editions 5 (CD)
Reviewed by Gary Andrews, Jim Brenholts, Incursion, Sonic Curiosity, Star's End, The Raging Consciousness Desk

VINE ~ BARK & SPORE captures a pure, organic sound that is rich with a potent magical atmosphere. The remote and mysterious locations deep in Mexico's historic landscape, as well as the hallucinogenic terrain of the Sonoran desert in Southern Arizona, provide the ground where this music takes place. The musical elixir was created from a surreal blending of acoustic and electronic instruments, along with voice and location recordings. With strong shamanic undercurrents, it creates an opening to step through time and again. VINE ~ BARK & SPORE offers music as medicine for the soul. The music of Roach and Reyes acts as a transmitter of the attitudes that ancient cultures had towards music and the spiritual aspects of life, while merging with the currents of today.
 
1. Clearing PlaceMP32:38 
2. Sorcerer's TempleMP35:21 
3. The Holy DirtMP37:29 
4. Night JourneyMP313:38 
5. Spore and BarkMP311:21 
6. Healing TempleMP35:50 
7. Gone From HereMP319:27 
 
-  Vine, Bark & Spore (medley)MP3 





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