Live Archive
by Jim Brenholts

LIVE ARCHIVE is a collection of performances from the 1997 Steve Roach / Vidna Obmana concert tour. This ingenious duo aspired to capture the magic of their improvisational compositions. They entered the tribal ambient zone during the tour spanning Europe and the USA. Steve and Vidna discussed structure briefly before each show but allowed their mutual passions and instincts to guide the journeys in the zone. The improvisational flow of the music is infectious, emotional, insightful and spiritual. The pieces take listeners beyond ethereal into surreal.


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Live Archive
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
2000 Groove Unlimited GR038 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, Jason Bratcher, Incursion, Synth Music Direct, The Raging Consciousness Desk

A blending of selected live high points from concerts in 1997 in the US and Europe. It contains almost all new and unreleased material created for the tour, as well as improvisations that captured the atmosphere of the performance space in Italy: an outdoor Roman-era amphitheater set within a mountain-top village. Take the spirit of their previous studio releases, and unleash this in the live setting of duel didgeridoos, deep soundworlds, trance grooves, shamanic percussion, flutes, ocarinas and otherworldly spirit voices. The result unfolds like one perfect uninterrupted concert in your own space.
 
1. Verucchio InvocationMP37:21 
2. Common GroundRealAudioMP37:38 
3. Two ReptilesMP312:20 
4. Dreampipe DialogueMP33:54 
5. Soundworld CollageMP39:19 
6. AscensionRealAudioMP36:57 
7. Tribal PerspectiveRealAudioMP37:38 
8. Divine InnermissionMP312:15 



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