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|A Deeper Silence|
2008 Timeroom Editions 19 (CD)
Reviewed by e/i magazine, Electroambient Space, Sonic Curiosity, Sonic Immersion
This new long-form zone billows out like a big sigh of time, breathing steady and strong. Minimal and infinite in its essence, like all of Steve's long-form zones this is a functional soundworld specifically created to enhance the atmosphere of your personal sanctuary, your living environment and beyond. Lower volume playback increases the potency. This sound space serves as a kind of portal to states of subtle awareness, and is perfect for the support of deeper sleeping as well.
|1. ||A Deeper Silence||MP3||73:43|| |
|Box Set out of stock|
2005 Projekt PRO175 (CD)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Deep Listenings, Echoes, Electroambient Space, Exposé, e|i magazine, e|i magazine, Hearts of Space, Morpheus Music, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, Synth Music Direct
Since its release in 1988, DREAMTIME RETURN has earned its reputation as a genuine classic. The two-CD Magnum Opus is perhaps the most important, widely known and highly respected release in Steve Roach's vast body of work. it serves as an essential benchmark within the Ambient-Ethno-Atmospheric genre. DREAMTIME RETURN still sounds like a transmission from the near future and the very distant past. Roach's travels in the Australian outback, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in California were the lifeblood for this recording which still defies the boundaries of genre classification 17 years after its release... This 2005 edition has been lovingly remastered using a 24-bit process, and sounds better than ever. It also features never-before seen photos from Steve's Australian adventure during the making of this recording.
24-bit digital remaster with additional artwork. Re-released February 2016 in a beautiful double-Digipak with booklet.
2013 Projekt PRO289 (CD)
The evolving, inexplicable nature of Steve Roach's musical soundworld is fully realized on his new textural electronic/ambient release, FUTURE FLOWS. Within the eight tracks on this seventy-minute album, a renewing, contemplative mood emerges by way of the shifting interconnected sonic forms that emerge from a constant source somewhere in the near future.
|1. ||An Omnipresent Sense Prevails||MP3||10:58|| |
|2. ||Spectrum of Change||MP3||9:35|| |
|3. ||Air Meditation||MP3||5:55|| |
|4. ||The Texture of Remembering||MP3||11:14|| |
|5. ||Rapt in Night||MP3||4:03|| |
|6. ||Heart of Light||MP3||3:52|| |
|7. ||The Future Flows From Here||MP3||16:59|| |
|8. ||Regeneration Revelation||MP3||8:21|| |
David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir
1992 Celestial Harmonies (CD)
This is a long-time favorite CD of Steve, who listens to this when its time to get away from music, using it as a bridge to silence. A remarkable recording that nourishes with every listen.
|1. ||Lines To a Great Lord||MP3|| |
|2. ||Harmonic Relation||MP3|| |
|3. ||Kyrie Opening||MP3|| |
|4. ||Foregather In the Name||MP3|| |
|5. ||Kyrie Fragments||MP3|| |
|6. ||Eleison Closing||MP3|| |
|7. ||Brotherhood||MP3|| |
|8. ||Hallelujah||MP3|| |
|Ltd. Edition CD out of stock|
2007 Projekt PRO196 (CD) – 3-CD's
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Musique Machine, Sonic Curiosity, Tokafi
IMMERSION: THREE is the next chapter in an ongoing series of long-form, steady state "zones" created specifically as tone meditations for the living space. Gently immersive and especially effective at low volume, the non-dynamic nature of these spaces support focused day and night activities. Immersion is perfect for creative states, sleeping, reading, long hours at the computer and other functions where traditional music could be considered invasive. Minimal in nature and sonically uninterrupted without beginning or end, this 3-CD set of all-new material (nearly four hours long) brings Steve's years as a sound painter of deep subtle spaces to a place of quiet mastery. This release is especially effective in dissolving the sense of linear time.
Limited edition is presented in a DVD-sized Digipak, regular edition in a CD-sized Digipak. Re-released in 2011 in an Eco-Wallet.
|Live at Grace Cathedral|
2010 Timeroom Editions 23 (CD) – double CD
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Guts Of Darkness, Hypnagogue, Tokafi
An essential live recording revealing a powerful moment in Steve's live performance history. An extended set of sacred sonic spaces and immersive atmospherics embrace the senses within the expanse of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.
|1. ||Embracing the Space||MP3||43:21|| |
|1. ||Merging with Grace||MP3||73:08|| |
Note: MP3 excerpts are edited medleys.
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig
2004 Projekt PRO160 (CD)
Reviewed by Amazon.com, e|i magazine, Hypnagogue, Morpheus Music
Like the living, breathing, meditative movement of the Sufi trance dance, MANTRAM is grounded in a reverence for the slowing of time which allows the natural reflective process to emerge. Slow heartbeat-like acoustic frame drum, overtone voice, Didgeridoo, Bansuri flute, and Tamboura drones mix with a majestic tapestry of organic electronic textures, offering the sonic equivalent of the power found when gazing into timeless Mandala images found in classic sacred art. The entire CD holds a consistent interconnected feeling that seems to spiral outwards when experienced in repeat playback.
|1. ||One||MP3||14:54|| |
|2. ||Two||MP3||8:24|| |
|3. ||Three||MP3||3:54|| |
|4. ||Four||MP3||3:38|| |
|5. ||Five||MP3||14:12|| |
|6. ||Six||MP3||11:34|| |
|7. ||Seven||MP3||10:35|| |
|8. ||Eight||MP3||6:21|| |
|Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces|
Part 2 (Discs 3 & 4)
2003 Projekt PRO143 (CD)
Reviewed by Sputnik Music
A cinematic epic for the ears, part 2 of MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES builds upon the swirling currents and massive harmonic landscapes established on part 1. On the first disc of part 2 (titled "Recent Future"), Roach creates a state of constant becoming: soundscapes shift and morph in perpetual motion as one space dissolves away only to reveal the next compelling place. This realm of unresolved, suspended beauty reaches a high plateau setting the stage for the final disc's departure into a single long form track, perfectly titled "Piece of Infinity." The serene, mysterious atmosphere of the 74-minute space completes the tour de force MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES.
|Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces|
Part 1 (Discs 1 & 2)
2003 Projekt PRO142 (Poster, CD)
Reviewed by Frank MacEowen, Gilles Bédard, Jim Brenholts, Hannah M.G. Shapero, Ambient Musings, Beneath the Icy Floe, Deep Listenings, Disquiet, Echoes, Eclectic Earwig Reviews, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Morpheus Music, Sonic Curiosity, Sputnik Music, Synth Music Direct, Wind and Wire
Moving into the majestic realm of pure, non-rhythmic electro-acoustic soundworlds, MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES is a stunning 4-CD release marking a new milestone in Roach's history as a true artist of sound. His landmark statements -- including DREAMTIME RETURN, THE MAGNIFICENT VOID and STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE -- are all parts of the uninterrupted flow building to this release. After a recent run of rhythmically fused CD's, Roach moves into awe-inspiring sonic immersion, delving into a spiritual dimension of sound. Nearly 5 years in the making, this release offers a listening experience beyond entertainment and pop culture appeals, creating a new sense of 'ambient orchestration' through a constantly shifting flow of sounds and textures that enters a sacred realm of music.
Poster measures 12" x 17".
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig
2008 Projekt PRO222 (CD)
Reviewed by e/i magazine, Electroambient Space, Guts Of Darkness, Musique Machine, Sonic Curiosity
NADA TERMA merges the boundaries of ambient, world music and sacred-meditative styles. On NADA TERMA (translated as "discovering spiritual treasures through the world of sound") East Indian tonalities blend with Sufi-like trance percussion immersed in atmospheres, drifts and drones, arriving at a state of relaxed, focused awareness. The continuously-woven 73-minute piece is sequenced into seven discrete segments, perfect for any listener looking for extended states of awareness, creative enhancement, yoga, bodywork, and deep listening.
Following upon the groundbreaking work of 2006's MANTRAM, NADA TERMA is the second Projekt collaboration between Arizona's Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf with Germany's Mark Seelig. On NADA TERMA they reach deeper into the mystical / spiritual realm, presenting a blend of diverse worlds skillfully combined in an organic fashion. Deep-trance frame drums, clay pots and percussion meet with harmonic overtone vocals (akin to Tuvan throat singers) and the yearning sounds of the stringed Indian Dilruba, and East Indian bansuri flute, bringing a melodic and spiritual-contemplative highlight to the release. All of this exists within an enigmatic world of shadow and shifting light developed by way of artful enhancements and processing of the acoustic instruments. These complements are part of a constant, slowly breathing subtext of drones and atmospheres in which the entire experience lives.
|1. ||Nada Terma||MP3||73:22|| |
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|Prayers to the Protector|
Steve Roach, Thupten Pema Lama
2000 Fortuna 13183 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk
The relationship between Thupten Nyandak Pema Lama and Celestial Harmonies goes back to the mid-eighties when producer David Parsons recorded the first album by the monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery in Dharamsala, India, for Fortuna Records, Sacred Ceremonies. At the time of this writing, there are three volumes in the Sacred Ceremonies series, with more in various planning stages. The recordings have been well received by a wide audience in many countries, from lay people interested in Buddhist culture to followers of the religion to listeners like director Bernardo Bertolucci who used some of their chants in 'Little Buddha'.
|1. ||Gyab Do (refuge prayer for all sentient beings) / Ganden Lhagya (prayer for tsonkhapa, the founder of the gelugpa sect)|| ||2:08|| |
|2. ||Dechen Ngangle Rangnyi Lama Le (blessing of the place of meditation)||RealAudioMP3||15:01|| |
|3. ||Djew Takgya Lingchee Lhunbur Dje (prayer for the world or planet)||RealAudio||8:48|| |
|4. ||Tokme Dune Meeke Dikbeele (purification prayer to dissolve all sins committed in past lives)||RealAudio||8:32|| |
|5. ||Prayer to the Protector (instrumental)|| ||4:58|| |
|6. ||Yonden Jungne Tsultrim Gyatso Dje (prayer to wisdom, to knowledge and religious vows)||RealAudio||13:57|| |
Structures From Silence
|CD out of stock|
2001 Projekt PRO119 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Alternative Press, Ink 19, Muze, Q Magazine, Sonic Curiosity, Sputnik Music, Yoga Journal
While the term "classic" is used freely these days, since its release in 1984 STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE has earned its "classic" status. The breathing suspended embrace of rhythmless, cloud-like atmospheres and serene melodies introduced a new sound for its time. Generating an abundance of listener feedback via cards and letters long before the dawn of e-mail, STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE is a breakthrough release that serves as a living example of the true healing quality that music can hold. Now for 2001, this new edition provides the chance to rediscover this timeless music as well as introduce the music to a new audience. The CD was recently listed in Yoga Journal as one of the all-time top 10 CD's for the Movement and Meditation process.
|Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations|
The Complete Hildegard von Bingen Vol. 1
1996 Celestial Harmonies 13127 (CD)
Like the HARMONIC MEETINGS recording, this is another release that Steve draws inspiration from as a transition to silence. A rich atmosphere of medieval mysticism is felt at the heart of this music.
|1. ||Honey and Milk Beneath Her Tongue (Dripping Honeycomb - avus destillans)|| ||7:46|| |
|2. ||Ursula's Virgins (et ideo puelle)||MP3||2:28|| |
|3. ||The Devil's Suggestion (O You Who Are Illumined - o tu illustrata)|| ||7:09|| |
|4. ||Place of the Ancient Heart (O You Angels - o vos angeli)|| ||9:02|| |
|5. ||Zeal of Divinity (studium divinitatis)||MP3||0:57|| |
|6. ||O Fiery Spirit (o ignes spiritus)||MP3||7:16|| |
|7. ||Red River Falling (o rubor sanguinis)||MP3||4:02|| |
|8. ||O Orzchis Ecclesia||MP3||2:12|| |
|9. ||Living-Light Angels (o glorissimi lux vivens angeli)|| ||6:37|| |
|10. ||The Clouds Are Grieving (our king is swift-rex noster promptus est)|| ||4:28|| |
|11. ||The Firstwoman (deus enim in prima muliere)|| ||1:43|| |
|12. ||From Their Homeland (de patria)||MP3||1:37|| |
|13. ||But the Devil Mocked (sed diabolus in invidia)||MP3||2:27|| |
|14. ||Song To Ecclesia (nunc gaudeant materna viscera ecclesia)||MP3||3:02|| |
|The Serpent's Lair|
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf
2000 Projekt PRO107 (CD)
Reviewed by amazon.com, AmbientVisions, Interface, Muze, NAPRA Review, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk
Beginning as a collaboration between Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf, the music on THE SERPENT'S LAIR evolved over the past year into an epic 2-CD set, augmented with a myriad of guests. This release has it all: Steve's ultra-soundworlds, hybrid grooves and magical production, combined with Byron's acoustic-organic tribal trance patterns. Aligning with themes of shamanic initiation found throughout the world, the music is rooted in the organic... the earth... the ancestors... It is here that one is confronted with all the essential elements of danger and possibility.
|Disc 1: The Serpent's Lair|
|1. ||The Lair||MP3||12:14|| |
|2. ||Rite of Passage||MP3||14:09|| |
|3. ||Shedding the Skin||MP3||5:39|| |
|4. ||Big Medicine||MP3||12:53|| |
|5. ||Future Tribe||MP3||8:30|| |
|6. ||Birthright||MP3||5:59|| |
|7. ||Osmosis||MP3||4:04|| |
|8. ||Egg Chamber Dreaming||MP3||8:53|| |
|Disc 2: Offerings From the Underworld|
|1. ||Offering in Waves||MP3||10:55|| |
|2. ||Impending Sense of Calm||MP3||9:03|| |
|3. ||Cave Dwellers||MP3||23:08|| |
|4. ||Primal Passage||MP3||4:47|| |
|5. ||Serpent Clan||MP3||5:02|| |
|6. ||Beating Heart of the Dragon Mother||MP3||6:50|| |
|7. ||Ochua||MP3||9:26|| |
|The Shaman's Heart II: The Healing Journey|
Byron Metcalf (with Steve Roach)
2010 Projekt PRO268 (CD)
THE SHAMAN'S HEART II is an entrancing 70-minute shamanic journey of uninterrupted, evolving tribal-trance drumming and percussion that continuously builds in rhythmic complexity and dynamic intensity. Byron is joined by Steve Roach who provides the harmonic and textural psychotropic stew created from a rich, organic and analog blend. The alchemy with the percussion results in an ecstasy that helps hold the space for the listener to journey far and deep into powerful and sustained shamanic states of consciousness. The journey culminates in a bursting forth through the full spectrum portal of pure existence -- returning safely home to the heart-centered presence and potential of the true self.
|1. ||The Shaman's Heart II||MP3||71:10|| |
|Vine ~ Bark & Spore|
Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes
2000 Timeroom Editions 5 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, Gary Andrews, Incursion, Sonic Curiosity, Star's End, The Raging Consciousness Desk
VINE ~ BARK & SPORE captures a pure, organic sound that is rich with a potent magical atmosphere. The remote and mysterious locations deep in Mexico's historic landscape, as well as the hallucinogenic terrain of the Sonoran desert in Southern Arizona, provide the ground where this music takes place. The musical elixir was created from a surreal blending of acoustic and electronic instruments, along with voice and location recordings. With strong shamanic undercurrents, it creates an opening to step through time and again. VINE ~ BARK & SPORE offers music as medicine for the soul. The music of Roach and Reyes acts as a transmitter of the attitudes that ancient cultures had towards music and the spiritual aspects of life, while merging with the currents of today.