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Angkor

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Angkor
Kelly David
2006 Rocky Mountain Records RMR 0002 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

After his strong debut release BROKEN VOYAGE, electronic artist Kelly David presents a big stride forward in his sound design, composition and flow. Going further into the themes of exotic distant places, here he draws on the specter found in the forbidding Southeast Asian jungles and to a distant past when the mighty Khmer civilization ruled from an immense temple city called Angkor. In a similar way that David Parsons taps into an East Indian atmosphere and spiritual dimension of that region, Kelly uses harmonically rich textures and surreal sounds, along with ethnic-inspired rhythmic passages, to express a risky travelogue of mystery, impending vastness and danger of an area that is still being understood and explored on many levels today. Sonically, the CD was created primarily on analog instruments resulting in a warm and rich sound. Mastered by Steve Roach, and highly recommended.
 
1. Winds of ChangeMP38:26 
2. Outside the Temperate ZoneMP38:21 
3. Temple of DawnMP37:38 
4. Living In Interesting TimesMP38:28 
5. Wisdom of the AncientsMP38:35 
6. Echoes of AngkorMP312:09 
7. Empire LostMP39:40 

Mastered by Steve Roach.


Broken Voyage


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Broken Voyage
Kelly David (with Steve Roach)
2002 Rocky Mountain Records (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Eclectic Earwig Reviews, KLEM, Sonic Curiosity

Colorado-based electronic artist Kelly David's debut CD sets course on an ambient-electro-tribal adventure. Drawing imagery from uncharted waters and travels between desolate islands in the South Pacific, the CD takes the shape of a soundtrack journey. Kelly's fascination with pure sound design combined with natural sound sources, mid tempo grooves along with deep textures lead straight to the heart of musical darkness... and light in an inviting sort of way. A strong debut by an artist who has been working quietly towards this release for several years. Mixed at the Timeroom by Steve Roach.
 
1. Off the MapMP316:59 
2. CoastwatcherMP34:07 
3. Shadow SideMP322:34 
4. Buka PassageMP37:35 
5. Cargo CultMP38:51 
6. Coastwatcher RepriseMP33:53 

3, 4. Steve Roach mixing, guest performance


Phantoms

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Phantoms
Forrest Fang
2009 Projekt PRO230 (CD)

PHANTOMS is Forrest Fang's 9th solo album and the follow-up to his Projekt release, GONGLAND. Nearly eight years in the making, PHANTOMS builds on the gamelan-influenced soundscapes of its predecessor by weaving organic sounds of non-Western stringed and percussion instruments and filtering those sounds through a rich melodic tapestry of warm and vaporous atmospheres. Fang's subtly layered and continually evolving textures combine his Asian influences with his love of fractal algorithms that reflect the chaotic beauty of nature. The ambiences of PHANTOMS evoke a state of contemplation within a world in flux. The centerpiece of the album is a 23-minute ambient suite -- "The Hallucinations of Hung Tung" -- inspired by the otherworldly paintings of a Taiwanese fisherman and outsider artist.
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1. Distant FiresMP3 
2. The Great WheelMP3 
3. Little AngklungMP3 
4. A Walk Through the CloudsMP3 
5. The Hallucinations of Hung TungMP3 
6. Slow RiseMP3 
7. Ebb in WinterMP3 
8. FloatMP3 


Gongland

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Gongland
Forrest Fang
2000 Projekt (CD)

Veteran new music artist Forrest Fang returns to the ambient explorations shown on earlier albums like THE WOLF AT THE RUINS. On GONGLAND, Fang, to quote his liner notes, explores his "recent and continuing fascination with Indonesian gamelan music, fractals, alternate tunings, and esoteric algorithms."


Gunyal

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Gunyal
David Hudson (with Steve Roach)
1998 Celestial Harmonies 15033 (CD)
Reviewed by Hans Stoeve, Exposé

This is actually a full collaboration between Steve and David. Another visit to the Timeroom provided the didgeridoo solos that Steve then worked on his own over a few months. "Dreamtime Soundworlds" were created in ways that support the didgeridoo in an expansive and surreal setting.
 
1. BrungaMP36:48 
2. DreamroadsMP34:57 
3. Split RockMP36:01 
4. GooranaMP38:41 
5. YalangiMP39:46 
6. BulurruMP311:39 
7. JummaMP314:24 


The Art of the Didjeridu: Selected Pieces 1987 - 1997

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The Art of the Didjeridu: Selected Pieces 1987 - 1997
David Hudson (with Steve Roach)
1997 Celestial Harmonies 13071 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

A great collection of David's didg playing, produced by Steve from the three solo CDs listed.
 
1. DreamroadsMP34:57 
2. Bali DooMP35:31 
3. Message StickMP34:41 
4. Air CaveMP36:33 
5. Undara's Lava TubeMP34:43 
6. Land SoundMP35:14 
7. SonglineMP33:10 
8. OriginMP34:32 
9. Free Radicals, Track 1MP32:24 
10. JowelbinnaMP34:34 
11. Frog DreamingMP35:07 
12. RooMP33:59 
13. Split RockMP36:01 

1, 7, 13. with Steve Roach; 9. from Michael Askill's FREE RADICALS


Rainbow Serpent

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Rainbow Serpent
David Hudson (with Steve Roach)
1994 Celestial Harmonies 13096 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov

The second David Hudson album adds percussion and atmospheres from Steve to the mix.
 
1. Bali DooMP35:31 
2. Message StickMP34:41 
3. Undara's Lava TubeMP34:43 
4. Dreampipe RhapsodyMP34:43 
5. Laura's FestivalMP37:51 
6. Kuranda WarriorMP33:34 
7. Leprechaun CorroboreeMP34:30 
8. FrenzyMP32:55 
9. New BeginningMP311:49 


Woolunda: Ten Solos For Didgeridoo

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Woolunda: Ten Solos For Didgeridoo
David Hudson
1993 Celestial Harmonies 13071 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Hudson's first solo CD, and perhaps the first-ever recording to present the didgeridoo as a solo instrument on CD at the time of its release. Recorded at the Timeroom with Steve treating the didg through the Lexicon Digital Reverb. All pieces were recorded live.
 
1. JowelbinnaMP34:34 
2. Frog DreamingMP35:07 
3. RooMP33:59 
4. AircaveMP36:33 
5. My PeopleMP37:49 
6. DidgerijigMP33:00 
7. Bama KanbiMP31:59 
8. KadimakaraMP33:58 
9. EarthboundingMP34:00 
10. WoolundaMP36:44 


Mirage at the Crossroads

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READING THE BONES (CD)
Mirage at the Crossroads
Biff Johnson
1999 Broad Vista Music BVM002 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Biff took a journey into the southwest to finish his 1999 CD, MIRAGE AT THE CROSSROADS. Co-produced by Steve, it contains 9 cuts with 72 minutes of music including the 15 minute epic piece "A Road From Somewhere." Somewhat more aggressive and intense than READING THE BONES,  it has the groove factor taking a more active role on some tracks. And, of course, Biff's signature harmonic textures are in full bloom.
 
1. Five Sticks Burning 6:27 
2. Urban Initiation 8:17 
3. Dawn Prey 6:49 
4. Rust on the Blade 12:13 
5. Feldspar and Mica 3:23 
6. A Road from Somewhere 14:47 
7. Lighthouse and Firmament 8:07 
8. Badaraca 5:23 
9. Rendezvous at the Crossroads 7:07 

Steve Roach mixing on 4, 6, 8, 9


Reading the Bones

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READING THE BONES (CD)
Reading the Bones
Biff Johnson
1997 Broad Vista Music BVM001 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Features interesting soundworlds in the ambient/electronic genre. Co-produced by Steve, the music follows in the footsteps of Roach, Rich, Obmana, Schutze, Parsons, O’Hearn and Eno. The use of folk-flutes and percussion gives an organic quality to the dark, mysterious sounds of the electronic palette.
 
1. Roadside Spectre 5:07 
2. Lost Caravan 7:20 
3. Bleached White 12:16 
4. Myth Continuity 4:12 
5. Earth Extraction 8:58 
6. Pre-History 8:24 
7. Native Space 3:19 
8. Sumgainala 4:55 
9. The Other Side of What 12:00 

Steve Roach additional recording and mixing


Transmitter

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MANTRASEQUENT (CD)
TRANSMITTER (CD)
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TRANSMITTER (CD)
SCULPTOR GALAXY (CD)
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Transmitter
Jeffrey Koepper
2017 Projekt PRO348 (CD)

Keeping analog sequencer music alive in the 21st century... Poly-rhythmic sequential melodies of warm, engaging electronics propel Transmitter, an album created live-in-the-studio on vintage synthesizers and sequencers. Organic performances of six new tracks (and one from MantraSequent) glide through evolving epics with a classic 70's feel. Thick synthesizer textures and pulsating rhythms generate and modulate the pieces captured June 18th 2017 at WXPN's Star's End Radio, Philadelphia. Host Chuck Van Zyl writes:
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1. WhirlMP3 
2. IonsMP3 
3. TidesMP3 
4. QuasarMP3 
5. DarknessMP3 
6. HaloMP36:34 
7. CloudsMP3 


MantraSequent

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MantraSequent
Jeffrey Koepper
2017 Projekt PRO341 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Creating the music of tomorrow with the analog technology of yesterday... Poly-rhythmic sequential melodies of warm, emotional electronics propel MANTRASEQUENT, an album created on vintage synthesizers and sequencers. Koepper's reputation as a skilled composer in the Berlin school shines on his 10th release influenced by early EM artists Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze and Steve Roach.
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1. ParallaxMP312:42 
2. AuraMP37:43 
3. MandalaMP32:09 
4. ApparitionMP310:38 
5. AuroraMP33:51 
6. GatewayMP313:48 
7. HaloMP36:34 


Terrelektra

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Terrelektra
Jeffrey Koepper
2016 Air Space Records (CD)

TERRELEKTRA is the followup to last year's KONNEKTIONS. Koepper continues the electronic flow, utilizing exclusively vintage synthesizers and sequencers to create a beautifully evocative planet of sound. Deep atmospheres blend effortlessly with sequential rhythms to propel the listener to emotional memory, space and beyond.
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1. Radiance 9:29 
2. Solar CurrentMP34:43 
3. Analog DriftMP34:36 
4. SatelliteMP37:24 
5. Odyssey Part I 11:04 
6. Odyssey Part II 7:06 
7. Interlogic 9:53 
8. TelepathsMP37:16 
9. After the FallMP310:01 


Konnektions

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Konnektions
Jeffrey Koepper
2015 Air Space Records 007 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

KONNEKTIONS is the outstanding and long-awaited album from Jeffrey Koepper. On this new release, Koepper maintains his connection to the pure emotional impact of pure analog sound. All the music is composed entirely with vintage analog synths, drum machines and analog sequencers. The music explores deep emotional moods and atmospheres through a combination of ambient textures, sequencer-based structures and evocative soundscapes combined to create a compelling journey of discovery and stimulation the imagination. The music is emerges with an organic flowing feel, blooming into moods that reveal somber peacefulness as well as epic hopefulness. The final assembly, enhancements and mastering occurred with Steve at the Timehouse this summer. A release not to be missed.
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1. After GlowMP39:46 
2. OracleMP33:41 
3. PantheonMP38:45 
4. Trance ElectricMP311:10 
5. Astral MechanikaMP313:13 
6. Mercury CircuitMP310:45 
7. Among StarsMP35:10 
8. BeliefMP38:54 


Arctisonia

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Arctisonia
Jeffrey Koepper
2011 Air Space Records (CD)

Arctisonia is the seventh album in the superb discography of Jeffrey Koepper. Based on an arctic theme, this CD offers the listener seven tracks of frozen atmospheres, cold textures and icy forms, all realized with classic analogue synth sounds. Including gear by Moog, ARP, Sequential Circuits, Oberheim, Roland, Yamaha and many others from a bygone era, the equipment list reads like a keyboard catalog from the 70's and 80's. While Jean-Michel Jarre and Michael Garrison seem to hover over his music, Koepper communes with his machines in a fight against the notion that this genre belongs to history rather than the present. He knows well the territory of plugs, cables and jacks and crafts a pleasing palate of unique electronic tones. Upon this foundation a great deal of sonic architecture may be constructed.
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1. Arctic SunriseMP38:00 
2. Illulissat 10:25 
3. Ice FlowMP35:48 
4. Snow SequenceMP310:50 
5. GlacialMP37:13 
6. AvalancheMP320:53 
7. GreenlandMP39:31 


Quadranteon

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Quadranteon
Jeffrey Koepper
2009 Air Space Records (CD)

QUADRANTEON is Jeffrey Koepper's latest solo release. Like his previous albums, it is composed entirely with vintage analog synths, drum machines and analog sequencers. With this album Koepper explores deep emotional ambient worlds. Divided into four movements / parts, it is an emotional electronic journey through four moods. Koepper uses a combination of ambient textures, sequencer rhythms and deep atmospheres to create these lush electronic structures. QUADRANTEON has a very organic flowing feel between its parts, and touches on deep ambience as well as intense sequential rhythms.
 
1. Quadranteon Part IMP316:06 
2. Quadranteon Part IIMP319:42 
3. Quadranteon Part IIIMP327:54 
4. Quadranteon Part IVMP38:43 


Radiate

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Radiate
Jeffrey Koepper
2009 Ricochet Dream (CD)

Koepper's first live CD release was recorded at a Gatherings concert in Philadelphia on April 19, 2008. The CD presents a spirited set built on the warm analog instruments which create the foundation of his sound. The concert was also the debut of the album Sequentaria. Radiate contains live versions of tracks from Sequentaria, Momentium and Luminosity.
 
1. Blue Sector  
2. Astral Projection  
3. Timeline  
4. Byzantine MachineMP36:18 
5. Interphase  
6. Synchronous  
7. Parallel Being  
8. One Hundred Memories  
9. Creation  
10. Rising SunMP36:04 


Luminosity

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Luminosity
Jeffrey Koepper
2009 Air Space Records (CD)
Reviewed by Electroambient Space

This fourth solo release from electronic artist Jeffrey Koepper presents a more contempletive aspect of his warm analog synth-based sound creations. Delicate unfolding slow to mid-tempo melodic patterns create a meditative symmetry, while graceful harmonic textures intermix with the flow. The total effect is one of peaceful reflection.
 
1. ReflectionMP38:39 
2. Light and TruthMP39:53 
3. ArtifactsMP35:17 
4. Winter SpaceMP37:21 
5. Life ClockMP37:25 
6. EmitterMP37:20 
7. TransmissionMP311:06 
8. Dusk Till Dawn 10:23 
9. Rising SunMP36:04 


Sequentaria

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Sequentaria
Jeffrey Koepper
2008 Air Space Records (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Electroambient Space

SEQUENTARIA is Jeffrey Koepper's new solo release, and like his previous ETHEREA and MOMENTIUM, SEQUENTARIA relies completely on classic analog synths, drum machines and analog sequencers to construct an organic melodic-rythmic-sequential interweave. The overall feeling is playful and inspired, with a hint of nostalgia as the warmth of vintage analogue sounds and sequences emerge in forms that evolve from the interactive hands-on approach these instruments offer. Fans of classic Jean-Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream will be especially interested in this release. Mastered by Steve Roach.


Momentium

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Momentium
Jeffrey Koepper (with Steve Roach)
2006 Air Space Records 002 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

MOMENTIUM is Koepper's new solo release after his debut CD ETHEREA. On this one he amps-up the energy with a flow of pieces created around the sequencer as a tool to give the music momentum. Koepper is a long-time proponent of analog and hardware synths, thus allowing his hands-on approach to become essential in shaping the flow as it occurs. The first track alone is worth the price of admission, calling up the ghosts of Tangerine Dream in their glory days. Warm tones and hypnotic patterns intermix into a fine result throughout the entire set. Steve Roach was integral in the final arrangement, mastering and finishing treatments of MOMENTIUM.
 
1. Byzantine MachineMP36:18 
2. OutsideMP36:45 
3. Godspeed 2MP35:50 
4. Sense of TimeMP311:13 
5. Eternal SeaMP312:11 
6. 2600 A.D.MP33:13 
7. Sequential MeditationMP311:45 
8. AwakeningMP39:40 

2, 6, 7 with Steve Roach


Dream Tracker

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DREAM TRACKER (CD)
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Dream Tracker
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Dashmesh Khalsa
2010 Dr. BAM's Music DBM006 (CD)
Reviewed by New Age Retailer

The essential ingredients of ancient and contemporary shamanic trance states are fully activated in this highly potent new release. Byron carved out a collection of incredible trance grooves for nearly a year, eventually bringing in the prana-infused didgeridoo of Dashmesh Khalsa on every track. Steve joined on in early January 2010 and poured his heart and soul-drenched soundworlds into the six pieces, covering a full range of ecstatic dreamtime flow: rhythm, breath and expansion. The end result is a full-blown dreamtime alchemy of all the elements. The living, breathing percussion, didgeridoo and soundworlds are unified in a single purpose: to open to the door out of the ordinary world, initiating the listener into an empowered journey of infinite possibilities for spiritual rebirth, illumination, and transcendence.
 
1. Dream TrackerMP320:18 
2. Dreamtime AlchemyMP310:04 
3. From the InsideMP39:18 
4. Thunder WalkMP311:47 
5. Roo RunnerMP39:55 
6. Realms of the Sacred SeedMP312:02 


The Shaman's Heart II: The Healing Journey

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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.
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1. The Shaman's Heart IIMP371:10 


The Shaman's Heart

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The Shaman's Heart
Byron Metcalf (with Steve Roach)
2005 Dr. BAM's Music DBM003 (CD) – 2010 Digipak re-release
Reviewed by Frank MacEowen, Hypnos Forum, Wind and Wire

This is a powerful and unique rhythmic and soundworld trance experience based on the traditional structures of shamanic drumming used for altering states of awareness. The entire journey is built using a collection of buffalo drums, frame drums and rattles. Presented as a continuous, unfolding rhythmic state, starting with lone peyote rattles and evolving into mandala-like polyrhythmic bliss. Through it all is a shapeshifting undercurrent of essential soundworlds specifically provided to create support for the intrepid inner traveler. This is unlike any of the solo or collaborations from Byron and Steve.
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1. Preparation PulseMP38:02 
2. Threshold of IntentionMP38:53 
3. Decision PointMP37:58 
4. The Call for Total SurrenderMP320:09 
5. Raven MedicineMP310:19 
6. Wisdom WorkMP311:51 
7. Unfolding ClarityMP35:51 


Phase IX

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Phase IX
Lorenzo Montanà
2017 Projekt PRO339 (CD)

Playing frequently at The Timehouse, this outstanding new transmission is Italian soundcomposer Lorenzo Montanà's first American release. These electronic ambient mindscapes form nine phases of a trip of the psyche. Lorenzo focuses on the floating / experimental side of his work, as heard on his collaboration with Alio Die, Holographic Codex; it's a downtempo evolution on his fifteen previous albums, including work on the famed German Fax label where he published his first CD and the 5-CD Labyrinth collaboration series with Pete Namlook.
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1. Land's EndMP3 
2. Glopsyche EclipseMP3 
3. Dhalg FuMP3 
4. Mirror of ConsciousnessMP3 
5. Fall's OdysseyMP3 
6. Ura SenxetMP3 
7. Opal CaveMP3 
8. NaadmirMP3 
9. Strings of PatienceMP3 


The Venerable Dark Cloud

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TERRAFORM (CD)
THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD (CD)
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INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES (CD)
THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD (CD)
The Venerable Dark Cloud
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 


Slow Dream

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LOW VOLUME MUSIC (CD)
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Slow Dream
Loren Nerell
2012 Projekt PRO271 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Relaxed Machinery

Loren Nerell creates a masterful release of deep ambient with SLOW DREAM, field recordings from the world of sleep. On his seventh solo release, Nerell's four lengthy tracks are all-encompassing sonic environments forged mainly from extremely processed location recordings made during his trips to Bali. Rich drones and shimmering highlights skirt over the organic textures, processed and layered into subtle, delicate resonant spaces. Glowing, amorphous drifts of sound create the impression of traveling along the supple contours of subterranean passageways. This SLOW DREAM takes ethereal shape as an exotic but compelling atmosphere that hovers between the waking and sleep state. When experienced at a lower volume and left to repeat play over the course of a few hours, the transportive effect of this soundscape is especially powerful and mind-altering.
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1. MentationMP328:40 
2. Slow DreamMP310:29 
3. A Sense of PresenceMP319:28 
4. Persistence of Dream ImageryMP38:31 


Taksu

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Taksu
Loren Nerell
2003 Soleilmoon (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Loren Nerell's dark and humid soundscape releases date back to his 1996 release LILIN DEWA, as well as the more recent INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES. TAKSU takes cues from both of these albums, blending environmental sounds he records during his Indonesian travels, and Balinese instruments together into a glowing, amorphous cloud of spine-tingling sound.
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1. TaksuMP369:19 

Steve Roach spatial treatments, mastering


Indonesian Soundscapes

CD  $15.00 
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INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES (CD)
THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD (CD)
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Indonesian Soundscapes
Loren Nerell
1999 Soleilmoon SOL 82 (CD)

Ethno-flavored field recordings. Given his inspired flair for ethnic music and affinity for travel, Loren Nerell is unquestionably the ideal candidate for producing an audio documentation of Indonesian culture. Compiled during a series of visits to Java and Bali between 1992 and 1997, INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES is a varied travel guide via intensive location recordings of native ceremonies, natural environments, and other places of interest. The most intriguing pieces tend to be the ceremonial entries such as the predawn sanctity of "Call to Prayer", the aggressive native percussion ensemble in "Galungan Ceremony", and most of all, the primal rage of gamelan monkey chants in "Kecak". Thoroughly effective are the tracks of natural ambience found in the self-explanatory "Frogs", "Morning Insect Sounds", "Evening Sounds", and "Morning Rain". -- Adam Bialek, Outburn Magazine
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1. Call To PrayerMP3 
2. Shadow PlayMP3 
3. Wind Through Bamboo ForestMP3 
4. Galungan CeremonyMP3 
5. Bus DepotMP3 
6. FrogsMP3 
7. Kecak (Monkey Chants)MP3 
8. Morning Insect SoundsMP3 
9. Maulud Nabi FestivalMP3 
10. Surabaya AirportMP3 
11. Gamelan Maker ShowroomMP3 
12. House BlessingMP3 
13. A Walk Through the MarketMP3 
14. Evening SoundsMP3 
15. Morning RainMP3 


The River of Appearance

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The River of Appearance
10th Anniversary 2-CD edition

Vidna Obmana, Dreams in Exile
2006 Projekt PRO185 (CD)

Projekt re-releases Vidna Obmana's classic THE RIVER OF APPEARANCE with a bonus disc, the entire album performed by Oregon's Dreams in Exile. River was a high point of Obmana's early compositional style, presenting a minimal and serene flow utilizing sparse piano lines which intermingle with drifting keyboard loops and organic rainstick sounds. There is an overall harmonic unity on these 8 pieces, stripping dense walls back to reveal a slowly changing sound configuration. The second disc is not merely bonus tracks, but a complete re-creation of the original on traditional instruments.
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Disc 1: by Vidna Obmana
1. The Angelic AppearanceMP35:48 
2. Ephemeral VisionMP38:47 
3. A Scenic FallMP310:23 
4. Night-BloomingMP38:28 
5. The Solitary CircleMP36:17 
6. Weaving ClusterMP35:15 
7. Streamers of StillnessMP37:25 
8. The Ominous DwellingMP36:35 
Disc 2: re-creation by Dreams in Exile
1. The Angelic AppearanceMP3 
2. Ephemeral VisionMP3 
3. A Scenic FallMP3 
4. Night-BloomingMP3 
5. The Solitary CircleMP3 
6. Weaving ClusterMP3 
7. Streamers of StillnessMP3 
8. The Ominous DwellingMP3 


Echo Passage

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Echo Passage
Vidna Obmana, Alio Die
2006 Projekt PRO190 (CD)
Reviewed by Phil Derby, AmbiEntrance

Vidna Obmana and Italian soundsculptor Alio Die unite their vision and realized this introspective work of sixty minutes. At times droning and abstract, sometimes ritualistic and ethnic. "ECHO PASSAGE clearly lives up to the reputations of Obmana and Musso while offering both ample opportunity to work outside of their ordinary parameters" -- Adam M. Bialek / Outburn (USA)
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1. Echoes of Light  
2. A Slip of DarknessMP3 
3. The Passage  

2006 reissue in Digipak.


Crossing the Trail

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Crossing the Trail
Vidna Obmana
1998 Projekt (CD)

For vidnaObmana, music is like water. It is a singular element with the unique ability to change form, flowing and changing, but never losing the qualities of movement and fluidity. It can be very lively and dramatic, but at the same time it can be very silent and cold.
 
1. Encountering TerrainMP38:13 
2. Trail DwellingMP310:55 
3. Forest ArrowMP38:59 
4. Mission GroundMP310:19 
5. The Esoteric SourceMP37:51 
6. The Giant TravellerMP38:21 
7. The Splendid PlaceMP314:17 

2. with Steve Roach


Terrace of Memories

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Terrace of Memories
Vidna Obmana, Sam Rosenthal
1992 Projekt (CD)

An ambient instrumental release from black tape for a blue girl's Sam Rosenthal in collaboration with Vidna Obmana.
 
1. These Ancient HallsMP3 
2. Dark Mist, RainMP3 
3. Terrace of MemoriesMP3 
4. From Within the Cold (A Fragment)MP3 
5. Of Silent CrossingsMP3 


See None, Hear None, Speak None

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MANTLE (CD)
SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE (CD)
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SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE (CD)
THE DESERT INBETWEEN (CD)
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THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
BETWEEN HERE & THERE (CD)
SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE (CD)
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See None, Hear None, Speak None
Brian Parnham
2011 Floating Point Records FPR1111 (CD)

In his most ambitious release to date, and his first solo album of new material since 2007's MANTLE from the steveroach.com label, Sound craftsman Brian Parnham offers an outstanding, intense electro-acoustic-trance/ambient experience in his latest work SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE. All the stops are pulled, and he is clearly working at the top of his evolving skills as a fine-tuned artist in sound. The pieces and moods shift like storm cells over a vast auditory range of churning internal mind states. With 15 definitive tracks, this album provides the listener with a dynamic ride of electro-acoustic-tribal ambient with an edge. Thought-provoking titles offer a few angles to ponder upon as well, deeper thoughts to existential bliss and the opposite places inbetween. Find your own way and meaning into this great must-have release.
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1. See None, Hear None, Speak NoneMP34:30 
2. Head in the SandMP35:15 
3. Suspended PlumesMP36:06 
4. Eroding ShoreMP34:35 
5. Race to the SourceMP35:08 
6. Half FullMP32:03 
7. Tipping PointMP31:46 
8. Half EmptyMP31:32 
9. Business As UsualMP32:53 
10. While We're HereMP33:52 
11. 1111MP311:11 
12. Earth MourningMP36:31 
13. Enjoy the RideMP35:41 
14. Everyone Gets Their TurnMP33:37 
15. Last BreathMP36:26 


The Broken Silence

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MANTLE (CD)
THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
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THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
BETWEEN HERE & THERE (CD)
MANTLE (CD)
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THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
BETWEEN HERE & THERE (CD)
SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE (CD)
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The Broken Silence
Brian Parnham
2010 Floating Point Records (CD)

Ambient-electronic artist Brian Parnham has created a series of highly nuanced, beautifully recorded evocative tribal-ambient releases over the years, including MANTLE on our own steveroach.com label. After 10 years, his first official solo release has been re-released in a new way. Originally composed and recorded between December 1999 and April 2000, the original source and pre-master files were revisited, enhanced and remixed. A few brushstrokes were added and a melted down album mix "Forged From Silence" was created in March 2010. The result is a release that feels like it's from the near future, steeped in a heat-altered landscape that effectively pulls you in deeper with each listen. An auspcious release that stands the test of time, and a vital piece of tribal-ambient magic.
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1. ForthcomingMP37:39 
2. Solace in SolitudeMP327:58 
3. Silent MilleniumMP316:28 
4. Forged From SilenceMP314:53 


Mantle

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MANTLE (CD)
THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
Combo Pack $23.00
THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
BETWEEN HERE & THERE (CD)
MANTLE (CD)
Combo Pack $18.00
MANTLE (CD)
SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE (CD)
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Mantle
Brian Parnham (with Steve Roach)
2007 steveroach.com SR01 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Morpheus Music, Signal to Noise

This outstanding release plays like a surreal subterranean walkabout within the folds of Utah's alluring slot canyons. Steve Roach commissioned long-time friend and accomplished electronic artist Brian Parnham to drop into the deep end of his sound carving skills. The result presents an adroit sound artist coming into full form within this shadowed sonic wonderland drawn from the Earth's inner realms.
 
1. Skim the SurfaceMP36:51 
2. MeanderingMP35:29 
3. Rising TemperaturesMP37:06 
4. Strata PeelMP36:13 
5. Liquid AggregateMP36:05 
6. Scorpion DenMP35:32 
7. Minotaur's LairMP34:54 
8. MoltenMP37:38 
9. Altar of the UnderworldMP35:14 
10. Relentless FlowMP35:00 
11. BendsMP36:23 
12. Up For AirMP37:15 
 
-  Mantle (medley)MP3 

3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11. with Steve Roach; final assembly, production, spatial implants and mastering by Steve Roach


Between Here & There

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Between Here & There
Brian Parnham
2005 Floating Point Records (CD)

From the expansive atmospherics and rich textures to drones, didgeridoos and ethno-ambient inspired grooves, Brian Parnham creates a deep listening space to immerse the self and remove the awareness from the chaotic lifestyle that has become America.
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1. Tread to TrailMP33:03 
2. From Rush to RustMP37:18 
3. Here & GoneMP39:58 
4. Blaze to the CanyonsMP32:11 
5. Thru the CanyonsMP32:34 
6. OverlandMP32:12 
7. Arches & SpiresMP37:05 
8. Majestic ValleyMP39:24 
9. PropetteMP313:54 
10. Between Here & ThereMP39:29 

2, 9, 10. with Steve Roach


Full Circle

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Full Circle
Resonant Drift
2013 Flow Space Music / FloBob Music (CD)

The rising moan of an ominous electronic wind welcomes you to the first of several sound-worlds on Resonant Drift's new release, FULL CIRCLE, but don't worry; it quickly rectifies itself into a lighter and brighter thing, made of rich pads like the rising sun describing some wide open desert-ambient vista. And so it goes on this latest cross-style journey courtesy of Bill Olien and Gary Johnson. FULL CIRCLE moves in and out of quiet ambient places, most tinged with that desert feel, vast and airy and soaring, but also grinds its way through some grittier environments. Resonant Drift have always had an experimental edge that finds its way into the flow, and it's used here to temper the journey.
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1. Emerging CurrentsMP37:10 
2. Mists Have RisenMP33:48 
3. Aurora BreakingMP35:18 
4. And Then the RainMP38:10 
5. Cross CommunicationMP34:50 
6. Ocean MigrationMP35:32 
7. Soaring Over Elysian FieldsMP34:46 
8. Turning the Wheel of TimeMP39:59 
9. Fading MemoriesMP35:14 
10. DissolutionMP33:32 
11. Full CircleMP39:48 


Passages

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Passages
Resonant Drift
2011 Flow Space Music / FloBob Music (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Resonant Drift is the Southern California-based duo Bill Olien and Gary Johnson. The tools of today's soundscape-based music -- synthesizers, guitars, percussion, ethnic instruments, field recordings, looping and studio processing -- all find an equal place within their work. Having met at one of Steve's Master Classes in 2008, Bill and Gary went on to collaborate on 2009's The Call, which received enthusiastic reviews and airplay in the Ambient community. Their new release Passages makes great strides forward in the duo's sound. This release has the feel of being made from the moment, while at the same time woven with layers of subtle innerplay and amorphous, shifting spaces. The ten pieces and passages find inspiration in part from the challenges faced when traversing a path to enlightenment. Mastering and sonic enhancements by Steve Roach.
 
1. SummonsMP34:32 
2. DepartureMP38:42 
3. At First ThresholdMP34:15 
4. The TaskMP33:58 
5. InitiationMP33:59 
6. Seeing Through the VeilMP34:24 
7. Beyond the VisionMP35:17 
8. Crossing the ThresholdMP36:26 
9. Two WorldsMP33:10 
10. TransformationMP311:20 


Disciple

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Disciple
Mark Seelig (with Steve Roach)
2005 (CD)

DISCIPLE is Mark Seelig's first solo project after his powerful contributions on MANTRAM and the WACHUMA'S WAVE project. On this beautiful and meditative CD, Mark fully immerses himself into the traditional Indian Raga styles through his flute and voice overtoning, Guest musicians from India join Mark as do Byron Metcalf on percussion and overall production. Steve provides tambora-inspired analog drones and mastering. The music on the album reflects Mark's 23 years of being a disciple, an initiated seeker. Recorded in three countries -- India, Germany, and the U.S. -- DISCIPLE mirrors Mark's long-lasting connection to these lands.
 
1. Call of the Divine (based on Raga Bihag)MP314:11 
2. Initiation (based on Raga Jhinjoti)MP320:34 
3. On the Path (based on Raga Khamaj)MP312:30 
4. Awakening (based on Raga Bageshri)MP319:11 


Disorientation Flow

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Disorientation Flow
Dirk Serries
2015 Projekt PRO316 (CD)

Serries' second album on Projekt is a suitable follow-up to his warm and welcoming 2014 release, THE ORIGIN REVERSAL. More than a critically-acclaimed re-boot of his classic Vidna Obmana sound, this is ambient music that flows from its discreet origins of sonic purity, washes of harmony, and languid textures. Unfurling with seductive deliberation and orchestrated with just a handful of effects and electric guitar, this album is again fully improvised and recorded in real-time.
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1. The Imperative EdgeMP313:40 
2. MetamorphosisMP312:52 
3. Disorientation FlowMP37:26 
4. BlisteringMP39:02 
5. The Lament BrokeMP313:30 


The Big Picture

CD  $15.00 
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The Big Picture
Michael Shrieve, David Beal
Celestial Harmonies 17060 (CD)

For a limited time, we're offering this unique recording which was lost to many. Two of the foremost drummers of rock and new age blended their exceptional talents with the latest technology to create a landmark album. On THE BIG PICTURE, Michael Shrieve and David Beal produce fully orchestrated music using electronic drum pads and digital samplings. Through this system, a drum-pad can sound like a trumpet, violin, voice, or it can create a completely new sound. Though originally composed on computer, all the music on THE BIG PICTURE was played entirely with drumsticks. This album is a refreshing celebration of rhythm and melody. The pieces compose a dazzling menu, ranging from the exotic to the mischievous, all sharing a compelling vibrancy and excitement. THE BIG PICTURE opens a new door for percussionists. It puts the percussionist on a plane with traditional front line soloists and elevates him to orchestral arranger, with infinite combinations of sounds, timbres, rhythms, and instrumentations at his disposal.
 
1. The Invisible ArchitectMP35:45 
2. Mon AmieMP34:08 
3. Unspeakable DawnMP37:09 
4. IzibongoMP35:23 
5. Shaman's DrumMP35:30 
6. The Big PictureMP36:05 
7. Rocked in the Cradle of the DeepMP35:24 
8. Iron VoicesMP34:57 


Crescent Moon

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Crescent Moon
Omar Faruk Tekbilek (with Steve Roach)
1998 Celestial Harmonies 13176 (CD)

Turkish master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek drawns from Persian mysticism, the sounds of Azerbaijani folksong and classical Arabian belly dancing. He even pays tribute, on the song "Yalel", to the famed Egyptian singer Omm Kulthum. (Tekbilek himself is half Egyptian.) Working with many of the same musicians who have made such distinctive contributions to Tekbilek's earlier albums, he creates a kind of global music, a music that acknowledges Greek, Indian, and of course Turkish music, and attempts to find a common ground between all of these. Perhaps his greatest achievement on CRESCENT MOON is that the album is more than the sum of its parts: it consistently evokes the ecstatic trance of the Sufi dervishes, the biting winds of the desert at night, the rich and exotic scents of an Oriental market, and yet it does so without clearly staying in any one musical tradition.
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1. Crescent MoonMP37:56 
2. YalelMP36:57 
3. Salute to the SunMP38:57 
4. TamzaraMP34:10 
5. Baglama DelightMP35:31 
6. Hijaz RaksMP34:59 
7. Last Moments of LoveMP34:56 
8. AdanaliMP35:10 
9. AzeriMP37:23 
10. YunusMP310:12 

2, 3, 10. with Steve Roach


Earth Story

CD  $17.00 
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Earth Story
Temps Perdu?
2000 Amplexus AX01 (CD)

This year-2000 release from the Düsseldorf-based husband and wife team known as Temps Perdu? brings the full gamut of ethno-electro tribal ambient obsessions into play. It's like a flowing ride along a snaking river, where ethnic influenced electronic trance grooves come and go, as do a plethora of synth textures, organic sounds and instruments. Evidence of an earlier trip to the Timeroom, along with the influence of Jorge Reyes and Suspended Memories, is undeniable but this not clone zone music, as they feel it in their own way, and bring an evocative voice to the tribal gathering.
 
1. Woven Spirit 18:17 
2. The Patterned Flow 13:13 
3. Timanfaya 8:28 
4. Spiral 8:17 
5. Subterranean Sources 6:06 
6. Eclipse 9:28 


Terra Incognita

CD  $17.00 
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Terra Incognita
Temps Perdu? (with Steve Roach)
1995 Timebase TIME3 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Temps Perdu? are a husband and wife team based in Düsseldorf, Germany with a love for creating ethno-electronic moods. TERRA INCOGNITA was recorded in the mid-90's; the sonic reference points of this period were Suspended Memories, Steve Roach's ethno-tribal period, and the work of Jorge Reyes. While more active in the 90's, this still holds its own with a sound that caught the ears of listeners worldwide.
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1. Desert Horizon 8:24 
2. Terra Incognita 8:02 
3. Gravitation Trance 7:54 
4. Firewalk 4:44 
5. Beneath the Surface 7:25 
6. Dance of the Insects 7:23 
7. Sonoran Night 8:25 
8. Sundown Sky 6:37 
9. 29 Palms 8:24 

7. with Steve Roach; 7, 9. produced by Steve Roach




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