Towards the Dream is on these releases:
|Box Set out of stock|
2005 Projekt PRO175 (CD)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Deep Listenings, Echoes, Electroambient Space, Exposť, e|i magazine, e|i magazine, Hearts of Space, Morpheus Music, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, Synth Music Direct
Since its release in 1988, DREAMTIME RETURN has earned its reputation as a genuine classic. The two-CD Magnum Opus is perhaps the most important, widely known and highly respected release in Steve Roach's vast body of work. it serves as an essential benchmark within the Ambient-Ethno-Atmospheric genre. DREAMTIME RETURN still sounds like a transmission from the near future and the very distant past. Roach's travels in the Australian outback, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in California were the lifeblood for this recording which still defies the boundaries of genre classification 17 years after its release... This 2005 edition has been lovingly remastered using a 24-bit process, and sounds better than ever. It also features never-before seen photos from Steve's Australian adventure during the making of this recording.
"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
"Musically DREAMTIME RETURN richly deserves its classic status, but Roach also deserves credit for leading electronic musicians out of their sheltered studios and into an active relationship with the landscape, the wider world, and deep cultural history. The whole genre is stronger and more relevant for his example." -- Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space
24-bit digital remaster with additional artwork. Re-released February 2016 in a beautiful double-Digipak with booklet.
|Dreaming... Now, Then: A Retrospective 1982 - 1997|
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.
Disc 2 presents an overview from the vast atmospheric soundworlds that only Steve can brew up. A stirring, spiraling, unreleased archive piece closes the second disk in a subtle yet profound way, illustrating why this influential artist continues to inspire listeners worldwide.
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|Vinyl out of stock|
1988 Fortuna 18055 (CD, Vinyl)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Echoes, Exposť, 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
Perhaps the most important release in Steve's body of work. Since its release in 1988, DREAMTIME RETURN has proven to be a true classic recording according to countless testimonies of listeners, reviews and radio programmers worldwide. Roach's travels in Australia, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and his desert walkabouts in California were the catalyst for this breakthrough recording that brought the atmospheric, contemplative and ethno-influenced rhythms into a common ground. It was also during this time Roach met up with Aboriginal didgeridoo master David Hudson who taught Steve to play the didg as well as create three didgeridoo recordings during the following ten years. Newcomers to Steve's music would be wise to start here for a moving look into the fabric that has become Roach's distinct style.
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