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.