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June 1, 2013: Steve is excited to announce his live concert return to Los Angeles on October 12th and 13th, a total of three shows in a Dome theater in Downtown LA. This will be produced with immersive 360-surround visuals, sound and more. Only 130 people per show. Not to be missed. More on this soon!
May 25, 2013: Steve's full Ambicon performance is now online.
May 19, 2013: Circles & Artifacts at Bandcamp!
After the release of their monumental Ascension of Shadows 3-CD set, in 1999/2000 Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana collaborated by mail on the soundtrack for a limited-edition interactive CD-ROM of photography by Martina Verhoeven. The hour of all-new material never appeared on a standalone CD, but here it is, for the first time, as a digital release. A floating long-from meditative piece, it's a unique ambient environment, immersing the listener in a carefully designed soundworld; rewarding whether just below the threshold of perception, or through active listening. The gradual shifting and drifting is music to get lost in. Though the changes over time are subtle — almost imperceptible — there is growth and change.
April 14, 2013: MP3 clips for Steve's new album FUTURE FLOWS have been posted, and the album is available now at Bandcamp.
March 24, 2013: Check out the great new profile on Steve at Ambient Music Guide.
February 16, 2013: Many thanks to all for your orders and great feedback on SOUL TONES and TALES FROM THE ULTRA TRIBE. Please take a look at the Bandcamp page for ongoing new high-resolution additions. Steve is in the final stages of FUTURE FLOWS, timed for release before the Ambicon 2013 festival. Lots of other news to report; a newsletter is coming soon!
February 16, 2013: Download "Today" free from Bandcamp! Recorded live Saturday morning February 16, 2013. Created with my mobile live studio. I set up for a few days in the house I grew up at in San Diego, California. The house is empty now, the memories of the past meet with today. Hope you enjoy this gift to my friends of the music. -- Steve
January 26, 2013:
December 16, 2012: Select titles are now available for digital download as uncompressed FLAC's (or other formats). Check out the Steve Roach and Projekt pages at Bandcamp.
December 16, 2012: Now Shipping! Soul Tones and Tales From the Ultra Tribe.
December 3, 2012: MP3's for Soul Tones and Tales From the Ultra Tribe have been posted.
October 14, 2012: Mix Magazine Blog: A Few Moments with Steve Roach
September 3, 2012: As long-time guests of steveroach.com know, every so often we offer free CD's as a thanks for your direct support. Starting now through Sunday September 9th, we're including a free copy of Steve's 2009 Afterlight on Timeroom Editions, a perfect release to merge with the shifting light and weather changes as Summer begins to recede.
For orders to U.S. addresses, we'll automatically include a free copy of Afterlight with any order of 1 CD or more. For orders outside the U.S., order 2 or more CD's to qualify. Don't add Afterlight to your shopping cart, it will be included when we prepare your shipment.
A few great new releases were just added to our online store, including The Deception of Reality by Numina and a new Eric Wøllo studio release Airborne. Also be sure to visit the Other Artists and Kindred Spirits section of the store to check out the other new adds.
The complete edition of Stormwarning and Pure Flow are now available from the iTunes Music Store.
In The Works
Steve is currently mixing and adding final touches to a new collaboration with Byron Metcalf, Tales From the Ultra Tribe. He's also working on a new solo work from the deeper end of the mystic pool; Steve has been living, breathing and birthing this into form during the past year. This is shaping up for a late 2012 release. More on this soon.
April 8, 2012: Featured new limited-edition releases on Periphery, a new boutique label, while supplies last...
Launched in 2011 by i.e.. and e.i. magazine founder music historian, writer, and sound artist Darren Bergstein, the mandate informing the electronic music label Periphery is that it has no definitive mandate. Housed in burnished silver circular tins, all Periphery issues are limited art editions marrying the ephemeral with the tactile in equal measure, featuring artists who mine the deep seams nestled between electronic music's eclectic styles.
Periphery features the kind of surprise releases you might discover at your local independent record store, back in the day, and leave with them in your bag. Hand-made eclectic electronic music in a cool package, with true limited-edition collector runs. All Periphery releases are featured while the limited supply lasts. Coming soon, rare unreleased tracks from Thomas Ronkin, pure German-style sequencer action, and a great release from Radiant Mind, produced by Steve.
Subtle Shift by Within Reason, a.k.a. Gregory Kyryluk (usually trading under his regular moniker Alpha Wave Movement). Within Reason's gorgeous ambient/dub/techno works a nether-region where post-Basic Channel defectors co-habitate with the ghosts of Tangerine Dream's past, late Mille Plateaux-era minimalisms, and the Echocord crew, but rearranges existing aural vocabularies into vivid and refreshing new shapes.
Of Microcosmic Origins, the debut by Groupthink. A duo comprised of Darren Bergstein (iPhemera, found objects, percussives, voice) and Edward Yuhas (guitar, electronics, loops, iPhemera), Groupthink erect vast drones of machinic elegance buttressed by windswept atmospheres, sentient noises, and the odd rhythmic pulse. Utilizing all manners of instruments analog and digital, archaic and contemporary, the duo improvise with wild abandon, yielding, thanks to their various iPhemera, ambience with teeth.
January 29, 2012:
November 11, 2011: Greetings Soundcurrent friends,
Today's 11-11-11 date might hold something for some of you. For years I have constantly found myself suddenly looking at a digital clock precisely at 11:11, sometimes twice a day. Along the way, I have met a lot of people who share this same experience. There is lots written about this occurrence; do a Google search to get a taste. For me it has always represented a wakeup call to the present moment, a kind of snapping into an expanded awareness and a great reminder of that kairos moment I want to stay connected to, the meeting of time and destiny. With that said, Kairos will be on sale this weekend only at a price that matches the date. And yes, a few listeners have picked up on the fact that the catalog number for Kairos is 11 11 as well.
Embrace the day!
All my best,
October 9, 2011: Tune in to Galactic Travels this month WDIY FM radio, or online, as Steve Roach is featured.
September 23, 2011: Eztica from Soriah is now here and shipping.
June 19, 2011: Quiet Music Original Three-Hour Edition coming soon! Along with the creation of two all-new releases for this Fall, Steve and Projekt are completing the re-release of the original three-hour edition of Quiet Music. First released as three one-hour cassettes in the mid-80's, Celestial Harmonies wanted to squeeze the 1999 re-release onto a double-CD, cutting nearly 45 minutes of music. Missing were side one of Quiet Music 1 and about 20 minutes from Quiet Music 3. Now that the publishing rights have reverted back to Steve, Projekt will re-release Quiet Music as a 3-CD Digipak with all the music in its original sequence. Look for it at iTunes soon, and a CD release later this Summer.
May 23, 2011: All pre-orders of Live at SoundQuest Fest and The Road Eternal have now been shipped.
February 26, 2011: Two new titles are now available: The Crossing from David Helpling and Jon Jenkins, and Unbound from Forrest Fang's side project Sans Serif.
February 26, 2011: The Road Eternal -- Steve Roach & Erik Wøllo -- Projekt, June 2011
Following their collaboration Stream of Thought, Roach and Wollo reunite to travel The Road Eternal, an electronic/ambient path filled with passion and beauty. Five engaging and expansive rhythmic sequencer-based tracks intersperse with ambient zones and soaring electric guitar textures highlighting sparse, arching thematic lines.
February 26, 2011: Steve Roach -- Live At SoundQuest -- Coming May 2011 from Timeroom Editions
Steve's pinnacle performance from 2010's SoundQuest Fest proved to be a real moment in time, and fortunately it was documented with a prestine recording that places the listener front and center. It will be released as a single CD presenting the first 74 minutes of the concert as it unfolded. Three distinct realms are seamlessly mapped out in this inspired set. The opening starts with a 25-minute piece of perpetual forward motion in the mode of Destination Beyond, created specially for the concert, carved from pure analog synths and sequencers. From here we experience an amazing interplay between didgeridoo players Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnharn, percussionist Byron Metcalf and Steve performing real-time looping, processing and mixing along with soundworlds, ocarina and voice. This passage is an all-out expression of shamanic ecstasy that boils over into the engulfing tribal trance state of "Thunder Walk" from the recent release Dream Tracker. The last portion of the set settles into an ultra drifting electro-organic zone. This evocative space, which premiered at the Fest, would soon evolve into the opening of Circadian Rhythms.
February 16, 2011: Check out the Relaxed Machinery interview with Steve. And Happy Birthday, Steve!
February 8, 2011: Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms is now available from iTunes.