Stormwarning
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Although Roach has often quoted Klaus Schulze's Timewind as a prime influence, there are very few of his own albums that bear the influence strongly, the live album STORMWARNING possibly being his last one that noticeably does. Roach's music has gone in a number of different directions, but the one here bears descendence from EMPETUS and his earliest albums, featuring interlocking, teutonic sequencer patterns backed by synth patches, very much like Schulze's mid- to late-70's work. As a reissue, Steve has added a "Day Three" to the first two "Days" from Paderborn, Germany, 1991, which shows an over 20-minute merging of sequencer stylings with DREAMTIME RETURN material, a rare work that draws a fleeting connection between his work at large and his sequencer-oriented albums. "Day One", at 21 1/2 minutes, is like a lost Mirage-era Schulze piece with bright crystalline sequencers forming unique electronic meshes that are vivid and mesmerizing. "Day Two" is similar, yet it is probably Roach's most impressive sequencer piece, 30 minutes like the best of Schulze with trickling electronic patters and frequent soloing in minor keys. The results are stunningly good, completely captivating for its half-hour length. A classic, one of the best German-styled synth albums of the eighties. Highly recommended.



Stormwarning
Stormwarning

Steve Roach
Stormwarning
Stormwarning

Steve Roach

Stormwarning
Stormwarning

Steve Roach
Stormwarning
Stormwarning

Steve Roach

Stormwarning (Live)
Stormwarning (Live)

Steve Roach

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