Core
by Sharee, Jungle Voodoo
November 2, 2001


Quite possibly a landmark recording in solo releases from this tribal-ambient master, CORE will appeal to a wide range of listeners seeking a new journey into sound. As with all of his releases, CORE is tapping into a primordial sense of energy. Guided through global collective consciousness, you are drawn in and become one with the bio-mechanical ocean of energy. It all begins with Way of Now. Electronic surges and techno blurbs and beeps alert you right away that this is no average Roach release (although when has there been an "average" release?). Through the darkness of night and slipping into subconscious realms, Train of Thought comes in to lull you into a dreamland spawned of digital soundworlds. Core Meditation will transport you through time and space, connecting you aurally with a higher vibration of the cosmos. Groovescapes envelope you like a familiar blanket in Endorphin Dreamtime and the hybrid analog sequencing intertwined with moments of pure tribal clarity continue till the end of the journey.


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Core
Steve Roach
2001 Timeroom Editions 6 (Poster, CD)
Reviewed by Hannah M.G. Shapero, Alternate Music Press, Ambient Visions, AmbiEntrance, Backroads Music, Guts of Darkness, Jungle Voodoo, MusicTAP, Sonic Curiosity, Wind and Wire

Steve's new 2001 solo release CORE has evolved into a dynamic convergence of his most essential organic, electronic, rhythmic and atmospheric elements and what could be his most elegant and powerful dynamic solo release in years. This summer has been a time of renewal as Roach turned away from all concerts, collaborations and other offers, directing the focus deep into the heart of this powerful journey, back to the core. 100% pure Steve Roach music.

An 8"x8" mini-poster of the cover artwork is also available.
 
1. Way of NowMP33:50 
2. Wings of IcarusMP37:40 
3. Train of ThoughtMP35:52 
4. Resonation RevelationMP36:55 
5. Core MeditationMP34:24 
6. So it Goes...MP310:06 
7. Endorphin DreamtimeMP38:09 
8. HyperportalMP311:57 
9. Indigo YearningMP34:25 



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