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The Passing

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The Passing
Steve Roach
2017 Timeroom Editions 39 (CD) – pre-order
Reviewed by Terra Relicta

The thematic essence contained in this new 60-minute soundworld has haunted me since the late-90's, when I created a short piece centered on its main harmonic chord cycle for a compilation. Through the passage of time, the evanescent nature of this atmosphere only grew more poignant and deeper in emotional resonance. As life continues to be fully lived, blooming outwards and simultaneously mirrored with the passing of family, friends and animal companions, these emotions aligned and called on me. In a five-day period leading up to my birthday on February 16 2017, I fully immersed in the feeling this time-echo delivered, realizing this long-form piece in totality.
 
1. The Passing  

Pre-order. Expected to ship in mid-March. Orders containing a pre-order item will be held until everything is in-stock.


Empetus

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Empetus
30th Anniversary Edition (Single CD)

Steve Roach
2017 Projekt PRO218 (CD)

Roach's 5th solo album features sophisticated, energetic sequencer music, similar to his earlier NOW and TRAVELER, ending with a haunting, melodic piece, "The Memory," more akin to his floating ambient work of the period. EMPETUS' full blown sequencer-based music illustrates a further evolution in the visceral side of Roach's music. Nine precise pieces that still sound fresh today. A favorite of sequencer music lovers.
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1. ArrivalMP34:20 
2. SeekingMP35:25 
3. ConquestMP36:09 
4. EmpowermentRealAudioMP33:52 
5. Twilight HeatMP33:15 
6. MergeMP36:21 
7. UrgeMP36:23 
8. Distance is NearMP32:40 
9. The MemoryMP35:57 

Single-CD 30th Anniversary Edition in Digipak with original artwork. Download "The Early Years" digital bonus from Bandcamp, and name your price!


Fade to Gray

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PAINTING IN THE DARK
FADE TO GRAY
SPIRAL REVELATION
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PAINTING IN THE DARK
FADE TO GRAY
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Fade to Gray
Steve Roach
2016 Timeroom Editions 41 (CD) – now shipping

A dark-ambient magma flow of ultra deep harmonic immersion. This is the next chapter in the evolution of Steve's rapturous long-form zone-worlds. Moving beyond the drone form, FADE TO GRAY is a consciousness-activating, 74-minute space of slowly churning, shifting harmonic alchemy. Subterranean sonics emerge rich with visual correlations, deep below the Earth's surface, monitored and amplified into an above-ground listening space. Steve approached FADE TO GRAY as if working on a large scale canvas or as a sculptor, shaping etheric material into sonic form through the tactile process offered by his analog hardware-based studio. Beyond the immersive environment experience, the music also functions on several levels. At low volume and infinite playback, FADE TO GRAY is highly effective for hypnogogic travel and sleep. At a higher volume, on a sound system that supports the emotional impact of full resolution playback, the sensation of a surreal, symphonic movement is magnified, expressing texture, mood, and emotion at a cellular level.
 
1. Fade to GrayMP373:54 


Painting in the Dark

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PAINTING IN THE DARK
FADE TO GRAY
SPIRAL REVELATION
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FADE TO GRAY
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Painting in the Dark
Steve Roach
2016 Timeroom Editions 40 (CD) – now shipping

In this new atmospheric opus, pioneering composer and artist of the transcendent Steve Roach explores the confluence of texture, tonality, sonic abstraction, continuity and space with a set of six interconnected paintings in motion. The spirituality of sound is central within these emotional landscapes with infinite horizons. In the way a visual artist mixes their colors and utilizes the natural light-infused ambience of the studio to support the piece as it evolves, Roach initiated these mystical sonic states under the influence of the late hours at night. Within the shroud of natural darkness and a few low level lights in the studio supporting the creative flow, these paintings in the dark were born. Steve often finds parallels in his creative process to that of a painter or sculptor, and aspired in this direction before discovering electronic music as his main form of artist expression. PAINTING IN THE DARK presents an aesthetic that is unique to Roach's work, embracing the mystery and wonder of sound as a constant evolving companion to the ongoing bloom of consciousness.
 
1. ThresholdMP317:40 
2. I See NowMP310:33 
3. Painting at the EdgeMP319:28 
4. Orbit of MemoryMP36:51 
5. Rapt In MoonlightMP36:25 
6. Phosphene ViewMP312:54 


Spiral Revelation

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PAINTING IN THE DARK
FADE TO GRAY
SPIRAL REVELATION
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SPIRAL MEDITATIONS
SPIRAL REVELATION
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Spiral Revelation
Steve Roach
2016 Projekt PRO336 (CD) – now shipping
Reviewed by Guts of Darkness, Music Tap, Prog Archives

The sound of life, interconnected and unfurling... The spiral, a visual symbol of eternity, is a reoccurring metaphoric theme in Steve Roach's pioneering electronic work. Interpreted into musical form, these six spiraling sonic experiences offer a living activation that connects with a sense of the infinite. Roach's long history and love of analog sequencer-based styles reveal a continuing, evolving awakening within SPIRAL REVELATION's 63 minutes. Using only analog and hardware instruments to focus the mind's ear upon a filigree of intricate patterns woven with a direct hands-on approach, the artist sculpts and caresses sound into being in real time. An emotional through-line brings life to these pieces as the unfurling of time's windings connects to the vivid present and illuminates with anticipation a life-affirming future. A masterful expression of an artist who has infused his soul into the art form of electronic music.
 
1. We ContinueMP311:08 
2. Unseen HandsMP36:06 
3. Finger on the PulseMP39:43 
4. A Righteous ThingMP36:33 
5. Primary PhaseMP39:42 
6. Spiral Revelation 19:50 


Shadow of Time

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Shadow of Time
Steve Roach
2016 Projekt PRO334 (CD)
Reviewed by Richard G├╝rtler, Darkroom Magazine, Expos├ę Online, Musique Machine

Within the 35-year orbit of Roach's relentless dedication to sonic-art as a way of life, SHADOW OF TIME marks a reconnection to the touchstone of Roach's signature sound: deep breathing atmospherics, textural healings and zen-like immersion spaces. The inner stillness and sumptuous shimmering of warm analog synthesizers slow down time and enhance the moment in ways unique to Roach's work.
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1. Shadow of TimeMP338:07 
2. Night AscendsMP323:48 
3. Cloud of KnowingMP311:54 

The first 200 Combo Pack orders will include a free bonus CD: THE DELICATE FOREVER, plus Bandcamp digital download codes for both new releases! (Offer sold-out!)


This Place To Be

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This Place To Be
Steve Roach
2016 Timeroom Editions TM38 (CD)

Evoking the stillpoint of now, this 2016 long-form piece was born in the spirit of INVISIBLE, BLOODMOON RISING and other soul tone zones of pure immersion, deep atmospherics and textural healing. After a long run of concerts and the wide range of dynamic releases over the past few years, the return to home gave birth to this place to be.
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1. This Place To BeMP374:00 

The first 200 Combo Pack orders will include a free bonus CD: THE DELICATE FOREVER, plus Bandcamp digital download codes for both new releases! (Offer sold-out!)


Biosonic

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Steve Roach, Robert Logan
2016 Projekt PRO326 (CD)
Reviewed by Prog Archives, Textura, The Answer Is In The Beat

BIOSONIC's labyrinth of bio-electrical rhythmic pieces mixes with passages of deep drifting textural magnetism. Nine tracks possessed with intense fire and driving dynamism push down to the molecular level, while entrancing groovescapes inhabit new textural worlds of mind-expanding power. The music's intention is ecstasy and intensity -- like the frenzied rush of red blood cells, nerve impulses or the firing of pistons -- such tendencies are balanced by an undercurrent of tranquility and yearning.
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1. Desires : BirthMP35:39 
2. OmniGenMP35:37 
3. Ecdysis ActivationMP33:21 
4. Primal ConfluenceMP36:35 
5. ErososphereMP37:38 
6. AtriumMP33:16 
7. The Biomechanoid Lifecycle RevealedMP310:19 
8. BioSenseMP37:19 
9. Amniotic UniverseMP320:29 


Second Nature

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Steve Roach, Robert Logan
2016 Projekt PRO327 (CD)
Reviewed by Richard G├╝rtler, Prog Archives, Textura, The Answer Is In The Beat

Impressionistic, romantic minimalism. A shadowplay of nuanced, sparse, ambient-atmospherics and processed-piano tone paintings, truly one for infinite playback mode.
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1. Moment's NoticeMP39:56 
2. Second NatureMP331:51 
3. ShadowspeakMP36:54 
4. Mystic DriftMP322:34 


Live in Tucson: Pinnacle Moments

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Steve Roach
2016 Timeroom Editions 37 (CD)
Reviewed by Richard Gurtler, Prog Archives

Hot on the heels of the ALIVE IN THE VORTEX release comes LIVE IN TUCSON: PINNACLE MOMENTS. This can be considered a bookend experience to the recent Vortex album; it was created and recorded February 14th, 2015, 16 months after the L.A. Vortex concert at Tucson's Solar Culture Galactic Center.
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1. Desert EternalMP317:31 
2. Endorphin DreamtimeMP38:09 
3. Going GoneMP320:33 
4. Skeleton PassageMP313:28 
5. Spiral PassageMP314:09 


New Life Dreaming

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New Life Dreaming
Steve Roach
2005 Timeroom Editions 15 (CD)
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Morpheus Music, Sacred Markings Blog, Sonic Curiosity

After being out-of-print for nearly a year, this 300-copy legacy pressing is now available. Click the "magnify" link at left to see the new packaging. Also available from Bandcamp, name your price through mid-December!
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1. Perfect DreamMP315:42 
2. Where I LiveMP314:42 
3. The Ancients' WayMP315:08 
4. Deep Sky TimeMP39:13 
5. In the Eye of NocheMP314:36 

Also available as part of THE DREAMTIME BOX.


The Venerable Dark Cloud

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INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES
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69-minute extended re-release

Loren Nerell
2016 Projekt PRO330 (CD) – limited edition of 300

An ambient hybrid of traditional Indonesian soundscapes and electronics. Originally released in 2000 on Italy's Amplexus label, Loren Nerell extends THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD's original 22 minutes to over 69 minutes, culminating in a complete vision capturing a sound that Sequences described as "modern ambient drone music (that) melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old".

In 2000, Glen Hammett wrote for The Raging Consciousness Desk, THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD "is spectacular, creative, and a delight to listen. Enchanting! The sensation the listener comes away with is one of a sacred mysterious quality, and I found myself wanting more when it ended".

Sixteen years later, the wait is over. Capturing an ambient sound informed by Indonesian gamelan music, and the concept of animism, Loren remarks, "What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong? You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong".

From the liner notes, Loren writes:

This project started back in 1998 when Stefano Gentile asked me to contribute to his Amplexus mini-CD ambient label. The timing was perfect: I had just finished my masters degree in ethnomusicology, it had been a while since I had any time to create music, and I was very eager to get back to creating again.

The first thing that came was the title; well, actually I stole the title. THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD is the English translation of the name given to the UCLA Javanese gamelan ensemble "Kyai Mendung". I felt this title fit the mood of the music I was writing, plus I also had this concept for what the album was about. Indonesia is predominately Islamic, but underneath there are many layers of other beliefs including Animism, the belief that everything has a soul. This has filtered down into everything including gamelan ensembles; it is thought that the spirit of the ensemble resides in its largest gong. As an outsider, I was fascinated. I wondered, "What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong?" You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong. "Within The Cloud" is how a gong would think created using only gamelan tones that I processed.

One unique aspect of the Amplexus concept that I found challenging was the short capacity of the little 3-inch CDs they released on; they held about 23 minutes rather than the 74 minutes on a standard CD. It was a challenge, but I found around 22 minutes of music to include. I felt and still feel it is the strongest work I have produced to date.

Fast forward about ten years; the CD is long out of print. Steve Roach suggested that I release the CD again but this time as a full-length version. I went back into my archives and found a couple of tracks that I did not include on the original release due to length. "Liquid Metal Statis" appeared on the Hypnos Compilation CD Weightless, Effortless and has been slightly remixed for this disc. The other was an alternative version of the song "Eclipse," now called "Another Cloud". Completing the vision are tracks "Tenganan Grove" and "Lambat Lane".

 
1. Dark Horizon 6:15 
2. Eclipse 8:53 
3. Liquid Metal Stasis 7:42 
4. Another Cloud 9:08 
5. Tenganan Grove 6:36 
6. Within the Cloud 3:49 
7. Ablution 2:23 
8. Lambat Lane 24:24 


Star's End 2015

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Star's End 2015
Silent Currents 4

Erik Wøllo
2016 Projekt PRO335 (CD)

This electronic/ambient release is Erik Wøllo's 2015 live performance at the late-night Star's End radio show on WXPN in Philadelphia. This is a long-form, introspective 60-minute piece with thirteen sections of enigmatic textural components organically flowing into each other. Eschewing the melody and harmony found in W├Şllo's studio work, STAR'S END 2015 is an intricate expression of ambience and this artist's potent skills at creating space and ever-expanding sound-universes.
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Earth Luminous

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Earth Luminous
Byron Metcalf, Erik Wøllo
2016 Projekt PRO328 (CD)

Electronic musician Erik Wøllo joins tribal-trance percussionist Byron Metcalf for an elegant album weaving melodic, vibrant soundscapes with subtle, grounding rhythms.
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1. Days of MagicMP38:49 
2. Light and Ground 7:57 
3. Far Wandered 8:35 
4. Valley of Spheres 8:27 
5. Distant Future 7:52 
6. Diomedea 8:47 
7. Earth Luminous 7:26 
8. Linked Stars 5:21 




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