by Lloyd Barde, Backroads Music
October 2001

Are you ready for an entire disc of all new dynamic electro-organic pieces which Steve Roach is personally very excited about? CORE has evolved into perhaps the most powerful tribal / trance / electronic release from Steve to date. He achieves a sound continuity that I have never quite heard before. Track five, in particular, takes me where no music has gone before. There is a sustained sound and subtlety of layered percussion that seems to emerge from the inside, from the "Core," if you will. Deep space elements provide the bookends, and the chapters unfold like a stream of consciousness discovery which is personal, life-affirming, and filled with a strength and surrender that seems to sum up how far this artist has traveled with his own creative spirit.


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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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