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Traveler
Traveler
Steve Roach
2017 Timeroom Digital

Released in 1983, TRAVELER is Steve's second solo and his first album on vinyl LP; a big accomplishment in and of itself back in the day. Recorded both in a large pro studio (José Feliciano's) and in the early Timeroom in Culver City California, this music revealed the young Steve Roach as a synthesist of limitless imagination and broad compositional depth. The thrust of his synthesized matrices evinces realms of austere metallic beauty, worlds yet to be explored, topographies hosting civilizations caught between the rugged girth of the past and the brilliance of a better future. Ideally, allow this music to simply flow over and through you. A travelogue of worlds both gorgeous and shadowed pieces of ambient expressionism that hint at the future of his vast explorations interface with ease. The pulsing title track "Traveler" is a quixotic exploration through a post-Schulze digi-zone of stormy synth riffs and sequencer majesty. Even the Tribal era in Steve's later work is birthed on pieces like T.B.C. and Mysteries Continue. Both NOW, Steve's debut release and TRAVELER launched Roach's qualitative talent onto an unsuspecting world presenting a harbinger of things to come in is massive body of work now expanding into its fourth decade. -- Darren Bergstein, ei


Core
Core
Legacy Edition

Steve Roach
2017 Timeroom Editions 6

CORE is dynamic convergence of Steve's most essential organic, electronic, rhythmic and atmospheric elements, making this a stand-out solo release. The Summer of 2001 was a time of renewal as Roach turned away from all concerts, collaborations and other offers, directing his focus deep into the heart of this powerful journey, back to the core. 100% pure Steve Roach music. Created at the crossroads blending his various genre-bending phases of elegant futurism, tribal-ambient, classic sequencer trance and modern electronica. A literal cross-pollination of many aspects from the core of Steve's dynamic, emotion-filled soundworlds. CORE is a release that easily could have been created two weeks into the future.
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MantraSequent
MantraSequent
Jeffrey Koepper
2017 Projekt PRO341

Creating the music of tomorrow with the analog technology of yesterday... Poly-rhythmic sequential melodies of warm, emotional electronics propel MANTRASEQUENT, an album created on vintage synthesizers and sequencers. Koepper's reputation as a skilled composer in the Berlin school shines on his 10th release influenced by early EM artists Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze and Steve Roach.
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Different Spaces
Different Spaces
Erik Wøllo
2017 Projekt PRO338

Different Spaces presents Erik's first 2-CD studio release, clocking in at 2 hours and 45 minutes. This release marks nine years since Steve introduced Erik's music to the Projekt label with the Stream of Thought collaboration. Projekt has gone on to support a long list of beautiful releases from Wøllo over this time, all consistent in quality, style and artistry. In this set, the Norwegian artist moves away from the stately themes and measured compositions of past releases and into a new place that feels lively and spontaneous. Shorter pieces and passages move through, as the title suggests, different spaces on this sonic travelogue. Marking 35 years as an artist-in-sound, Erik's influences and inspirations appear more on the sleeve in some of these pieces. Be it Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, Steve Roach's Towards the Dream from DREAMTIME RETURN, and the pulsing sequencer weavings of Tangerine Dream and Euro electronic classics, the echoes of these and more are felt throughout the release. Wøllo's trademark guitar signature sound and graceful melodic touch remain a constant throughout.


Following the Ether Sun
Following the Ether Sun
Forrest Fang
2017 Projekt PRO337

Synthesist / multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang's mesmerizing and emotive electronic-ambience glides upon hypnotizing impressionistic floating formations. Space-music, world music and deep atmospheric zones combine and organically dissipate into a flow of drifting vapor trails. With a rich range of unconventional acoustic instruments, the 73-minute album is a fascinatingly filigreed multi-layered work.
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Phase IX
Phase IX
Lorenzo Montanà
2017 Projekt PRO339

Playing frequently at The Timehouse, this outstanding new transmission is Italian soundcomposer Lorenzo Montanà's first American release. These electronic ambient mindscapes form nine phases of a trip of the psyche. Lorenzo focuses on the floating / experimental side of his work, as heard on his collaboration with Alio Die, Holographic Codex; it's a downtempo evolution on his fifteen previous albums, including work on the famed German Fax label where he published his first CD and the 5-CD Labyrinth collaboration series with Pete Namlook.
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February 12, 2017:  Follow Steve on Facebook for all the latest news.

May 7, 2016:  If you missed 2013's Future Flows, we're offering a name-your-price download from Bandcamp. Hurry, offer ends next weekend!

February 13, 2016:  Coming in April on Projekt: two new incredible and different collaborative releases with Steve and UK-based electronic artist Robert Logan: BIOSONIC and SECOND NATURE.

October 11, 2015:  Video profile by Chuck Van Zyl of The Gatherings



September 24, 2015:  Tune into Drone Zone on SomaFM this Sunday for the premiere of Bloodmoon Rising, Night 4.

August 9, 2015:  Don't miss the Echoes Interview Podcast, available for download and from iTunes.

August 1, 2015:  

The 4-CD Bloodmoon Rising set will ship the week of September 14th. The wonderfully deep and newly-completed Night 4, along with the previously-unreleased Night 1, will complete this set of four 74-minute zones inspired by the four Bloodmoon Tetrad nights which began last April, and will end on September 28th. The 4-CD Bloodmoon Rising set will ship the week of September 14th. The wonderfully deep and newly-completed Night 4, along with the previously-unreleased Night 1, will complete this set of four 74-minute zones inspired by the four Bloodmoon Tetrad nights which began last April, and will end on September 28th.

May 17, 2015:  Skeleton Keys (CD and vinyl) and The Skeleton Collection are in stock and shipping now. All pre-orders will be shipped no later than May 20th.

March 8, 2015:  

Primal Reunion Workshop, April 18-20

Linda Kohanov and Steve Roach will present a rare workshop together combining the transformative power of sound and music with the profound opening in consciousness that occurs through equine-human interaction. This is a rare opportunity to work with two masters of their field in an intimate setting at their ranch in Southern Arizona. Questions: contact@steveroach.com.

December 29, 2014:  Steve Roach Live in Tucson, February 13-14 2015

After two sold-out shows last year, Steve's return to the Galactic Center is on the horizon. Steve's Tucson concerts are always special as there is no place like home. Immerse thyself in the deep end of the soundcurrent at Solar Culture's Galactic Center, complete with meditation caves in the back corners of an incredible environment. The center is an intimate performance space in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The shows will be part of the pinnacle weekend of the multi-week Tucson Gem and Mineral Show which brings in a large global culture to the entire city. Capacity is just under 80 per show. Part of the room will be open for on-the-floor seating, with pillows and couches available. Tickets are on-sale now.

December 19, 2014:  Back in stock, and at Bandcamp: Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms.

October 19, 2014:  Steve reminisces about the Oberheim DMX during an interview with The Vinyl Factory.

October 19, 2014:  Bloodmoon return, the big picture...

A tremendous thank you for your overwhelming response to the "Bloodmoon Rising" piece. The spontaneous expression and immediate sharing was, like that night, a unique and inspiring experience. We will do it again! Mark your calendar for April 4th 2015. This is the date for the next audio chapter in the Bloodmoon Rising Tetra, with a new piece to be created in the days leading up to the event, then going live that evening on Bandcamp. On September 28th 2015, the final piece in the Bloodmoon Tetra cycle arrives. A limited 4-CD set will feature all four long-form pieces created for these moments in time.

April 27, 2014:  Two new releases from Byron Metcalf, Loren Nerell and Mark Seelig are now available. Also, Dream Tracker is back in stock.

April 13, 2014:  Read (and hear) all about the re-release of Structures From Silence: Echoes Podcast interview; Tucson Weekly profile; FACT Magazine review; Ambient Music Guide interview.

March 9, 2014:  Listen to Steve's interview for the At Water's Edge podcast, recorded just prior to last October's Vortex Dome concerts.

October 22, 2013:  At Water's Edge, hosted by Rebekkah Hilgraves, returns to Stillstream Internet Radio this Saturday at 9pm Pacific (11pm Central), featuring a live stream of Steve Roach's third and final Immersion concert from Los Angeles. After the music is done, stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Steve.

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September 29, 2013:  Fluid Radio has published an epic profile: Riding the Soundwave: Scenes of life and death from the biography of ambient pioneer Steve Roach.

August 18, 2013:  Tickets are now on-sale for Steve's three Vortex Dome Immersion Concerts in Los Angeles. Each show only seats 120, so if you'd like to attend, act quickly!

August 4, 2013:  We just added 8 David Parsons CD's to our Summer Monsoon Sale page. Move quickly to get half-off on these classic titles!

August 4, 2013:  Author Ben Kettlewell has graciously shared his 2001 Steve Roach interview with us, from the book Electronic Music Pioneers.

June 1, 2013:  Steve is excited to announce his live concert return to Los Angeles on Friday October 25th and Saturday the 26th, a total of three shows in a Dome theater in Downtown LA. This will be produced with immersive 360-surround visuals, sound and more. Only 130 people per show. Not to be missed. More on this soon! (Note the new dates; was originally October 12th/13th.)

May 25, 2013:  Steve's full Ambicon performance is now online.

May 19, 2013:  Circles & Artifacts at Bandcamp!

After the release of their monumental Ascension of Shadows 3-CD set, in 1999/2000 Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana collaborated by mail on the soundtrack for a limited-edition interactive CD-ROM of photography by Martina Verhoeven. The hour of all-new material never appeared on a standalone CD, but here it is, for the first time, as a digital release. A floating long-from meditative piece, it's a unique ambient environment, immersing the listener in a carefully designed soundworld; rewarding whether just below the threshold of perception, or through active listening. The gradual shifting and drifting is music to get lost in. Though the changes over time are subtle — almost imperceptible — there is growth and change.

April 14, 2013:  MP3 clips for Steve's new album FUTURE FLOWS have been posted, and the album is available now at Bandcamp.


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