Structures From Silence
by Matt Borghi, All Music Guide
Heralded by many as one of the finest Ambient works of all time, Steve Roach's STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE is right up there with Brian Eno's MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS and deservedly so. Originally released in 1984, STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE was deemed a classic almost immediately, but the contrast grew greater as Roach's output did, and the sheer beauty and clarity of this recording became more clear with time; then STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE became a bit of a legend after it went out of print. Projekt has done Ambient and music enthusiasts in general a great service by putting this excellent and classic recording back into print. With this re-release Roach's early work can at last be listened to, enjoyed and made available to the buying public at large. Structures 2001 has also been remastered for better sound quality, thus creating an even more evocative atmospheric experience. This is an exciting recording from a wonderful era in electronic Ambient / Spacemusic. The 1980's saw the advent of so much electronic and synthesized music, but finally one of the finest recordings of the decade has become available again for a new generation and a new time.