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.