Late-Breaking News From Steve Roach|
January 24, 2001
With 2001 already in motion, we send you all the best for the coming year. We are currently working on an extensive newsletter covering all upcoming Steve Roach releases and more, but until then here's some late-breaking news: vidnaObmana: SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE (featuring Steve Roach) ============================================================ Now Shipping from steveroach.com! Ambient collectors have searched for the missing link for years: a search for the albums that reflect the transition from vidnaObmana's early minimalist-ambient work to his current tribal-ambient sound. ECHOING DELIGHT, PARALLEL FLAMING and THE SPIRITUAL BONDING -- out of print for most of the 90's -- are that missing link. This is the SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE. SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE on Projekt Records is vidnaObmana's personal collection of these classic albums, presented as a special re-packaged double CD set. With re-recorded portions and extra layers of drones and ambience, SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE displays Obmana's fusion of pure minimal and repetitive atmospheres with ethnic-influenced soundworlds. The set includes THE SPRITUAL BONDING, the project that led to his first journey to the Sonoran desert to work with Steve Roach in the Timeroom. This is also when the WELL OF SOULS sessions began, starting the collaborative history between Steve and vidnaObmana. EARLY MAN has evolved... ======================== EARLY MAN 2001 EDITION -- DOUBLE CD! Official release date March 13; available from steveroach.com mid-February This above-ground edition on Projekt will contain the original EARLY MAN on disc one, and a "decomposed" 71-minute version on disc two. Special web site SALE PRICE of $16. We'll send another update in mid-February when it arrives. We will not be accepting preorders on this title. "The evolution of early man continues. After living with the first disc for several months, it became clear to me that I was still not ready to move on from this ancient-modern habitat. The notion to create a de-composed version of the original Early Man became a compelling impulse that I had to make into reality. The idea of "digging" early man back up after a few thousand years and hearing a different perspective was the motivation. Some elements from the original remain, while others are gone or have transformed into something else. After having the memory of the first disc in my mind, the feeling when I hear the new version is like that of a dream within a dream. I spent most of December working at the archeological site of the second Early Man, so to speak, unearthing this new deeper discovery and conclusion to the story... for now..." Steve Roach, January 2001 LIGHT FANTASTIC =============== If you missed out on 1999's dazzling LIGHT FANTASTIC, we've created an exclusive 10-minute medley presenting a glimpse of this award-winning release. Surf over to http://mp3.com/timeroom and have a listen! You can also tune into our "Pure Electronica" radio station at mp3.com, which now features LIGHT FANTASTIC. Thanks to everyone who tunes into our MP3 stations while at work, or relaxing at home. Thanks also for spreading the word; sharing the MP3 site with a friend is a great way to introduce the music to a newcomer, and you're supporting the artists at the same time. STEVE ROACH | VIR UNIS @ mp3.com ================================ Fractal mandala beats and ultra grooves... psychedelic soundworlds... and future dreaming... this is the world of Steve Roach and Vir Unis. Their aim is to create electronic-based music that is born from body, mind and spirit operating in overdrive, stimulating the hyperreal states we were born to experience... their new album BLOOD MACHINE is coming... Visit the nerve center, the official site of the BLOOD MACHINE with an exclusive preview at http://mp3.com/steveroachvirunis. Keep checking back for future updates and new glimpses of this anticipated release. Also check out the new Vir Unis solo release PULSE N ATMO on Groove Unlimited, available soon from Backroads Music. We'll have more about the BLOOD MACHINE in an upcoming newsletter.