|Kindred Spirits — Music from artists Steve has collaborated with or produced.
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 Map||MP3||16:59|| |
|2. ||Coastwatcher||MP3||4:07|| |
|3. ||Shadow Side||MP3||22:34|| |
|4. ||Buka Passage||MP3||7:35|| |
|5. ||Cargo Cult||MP3||8:51|| |
|6. ||Coastwatcher Reprise||MP3||3:53|| |
3, 4. Steve Roach mixing, guest performance
|Letters To The Farthest Star|
2015 Projekt PRO312 (CD)
LETTERS TO THE FARTHEST STAR is an ambitious and deeply personal dispatch: a far-reaching sojourn into the diverse ambient/electronic influences that helped shape the last three decades of Fang's unique "Fourth World" style. Fang began his tenth album with a challenge to himself: create a single work that acknowledged both past and present explorations while hinting at new avenues to come.
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.
|1. ||Distant Fires||MP3|| |
|2. ||The Great Wheel||MP3|| |
|3. ||Little Angklung||MP3|| |
|4. ||A Walk Through the Clouds||MP3|| |
|5. ||The Hallucinations of Hung Tung||MP3|| |
|6. ||Slow Rise||MP3|| |
|7. ||Ebb in Winter||MP3|| |
|8. ||Float||MP3|| |
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."
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.
|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, 7, 13. with Steve Roach; 9. from Michael Askill's FREE RADICALS
|Woolunda: Ten Solos For Didgeridoo|
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.
|Mirage at the Crossroads|
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,Â 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|
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, Oâ€™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
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.
|1. ||Radiance|| ||9:29|| |
|2. ||Solar Current|| ||4:43|| |
|3. ||Analog Drift|| ||4:36|| |
|4. ||Satellite|| ||7:24|| |
|5. ||Odyssey Part I|| ||11:04|| |
|6. ||Odyssey Part II|| ||7:06|| |
|7. ||Interlogic|| ||9:53|| |
|8. ||Telepaths|| ||7:16|| |
|9. ||After the Fall|| ||10:01|| |
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.
|1. ||Arctic Sunrise||MP3||8:00|| |
|2. ||Illulissat|| ||10:25|| |
|3. ||Ice Flow||MP3||5:48|| |
|4. ||Snow Sequence||MP3||10:50|| |
|5. ||Glacial||MP3||7:13|| |
|6. ||Avalanche||MP3||20:53|| |
|7. ||Greenland||MP3||9:31|| |
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 I||MP3||16:06|| |
|2. ||Quadranteon Part II||MP3||19:42|| |
|3. ||Quadranteon Part III||MP3||27:54|| |
|4. ||Quadranteon Part IV||MP3||8:43|| |
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 Machine||MP3||6:18|| |
|5. ||Interphase|| || |
|6. ||Synchronous|| || |
|7. ||Parallel Being|| || |
|8. ||One Hundred Memories|| || |
|9. ||Creation|| || |
|10. ||Rising Sun||MP3||6:04|| |
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. ||Reflection||MP3||8:39|| |
|2. ||Light and Truth||MP3||9:53|| |
|3. ||Artifacts||MP3||5:17|| |
|4. ||Winter Space||MP3||7:21|| |
|5. ||Life Clock||MP3||7:25|| |
|6. ||Emitter||MP3||7:20|| |
|7. ||Transmission||MP3||11:06|| |
|8. ||Dusk Till Dawn|| ||10:23|| |
|9. ||Rising Sun||MP3||6:04|| |
2008 Air Space Records (CD)
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.
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.
2, 6, 7 with Steve Roach
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 Tracker||MP3||20:18|| |
|2. ||Dreamtime Alchemy||MP3||10:04|| |
|3. ||From the Inside||MP3||9:18|| |
|4. ||Thunder Walk||MP3||11:47|| |
|5. ||Roo Runner||MP3||9:55|| |
|6. ||Realms of the Sacred Seed||MP3||12:02|| |
|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|| |
|The Venerable Dark Cloud|
69-minute extended re-release
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".
|Tree of Life|
Loren Nerell, Mark Seelig
2014 Projekt PRO299 (CD)
Loren and Mark's electro-acoustic debut merges the ambient soundworlds of Southeast Asia, North & South America with the spiritual influences of Bali and India. One part droney soundscape, one part tribal deliberation, and one part ethnological exploration,TREE OF LIFE expands into a transformative experience. Loren's deep understanding of Balinese music, coupled with his expertise in sound engineering, effortlessly complements Mark's Bansuri flutes and harmonic overtone vocals and chants. Supported by Sarangi maestro Pankaj Mishra from India, and up-and-coming percussionist Max Link from Germany, the release follows up on ideas sparked during Loren and Mark's first time on stage together at the 2010 SoundQuest Fest in Tucson, Arizona.
|1. ||Wacah Chan||MP3|| |
|2. ||Cintamani||MP3|| |
|3. ||Yggdrasil||MP3|| |
|4. ||Kayon||MP3|| |
|5. ||Acacia||MP3|| |
|6. ||Arbor Vitae||MP3|| |
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.
|1. ||Mentation||MP3||28:40|| |
|2. ||Slow Dream||MP3||10:29|| |
|3. ||A Sense of Presence||MP3||19:28|| |
|4. ||Persistence of Dream Imagery||MP3||8:31|| |
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.
Steve Roach spatial treatments, mastering
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
|1. ||Call To Prayer||MP3|| |
|2. ||Shadow Play||MP3|| |
|3. ||Wind Through Bamboo Forest||MP3|| |
|4. ||Galungan Ceremony||MP3|| |
|5. ||Bus Depot||MP3|| |
|6. ||Frogs||MP3|| |
|7. ||Kecak (Monkey Chants)||MP3|| |
|8. ||Morning Insect Sounds||MP3|| |
|9. ||Maulud Nabi Festival||MP3|| |
|10. ||Surabaya Airport||MP3|| |
|11. ||Gamelan Maker Showroom||MP3|| |
|12. ||House Blessing||MP3|| |
|13. ||A Walk Through the Market||MP3|| |
|14. ||Evening Sounds||MP3|| |
|15. ||Morning Rain||MP3|| |
|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.
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)
|1. ||Echoes of Light|| || |
|2. ||A Slip of Darkness||MP3|| |
|3. ||The Passage|| || |
2006 reissue in Digipak.
|Crossing the Trail|
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 Terrain||MP3||8:13|| |
|2. ||Trail Dwelling||MP3||10:55|| |
|3. ||Forest Arrow||MP3||8:59|| |
|4. ||Mission Ground||MP3||10:19|| |
|5. ||The Esoteric Source||MP3||7:51|| |
|6. ||The Giant Traveller||MP3||8:21|| |
|7. ||The Splendid Place||MP3||14:17|| |
2. with Steve Roach
|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 Halls||MP3|| |
|2. ||Dark Mist, Rain||MP3|| |
|3. ||Terrace of Memories||MP3|| |
|4. ||From Within the Cold (A Fragment)||MP3|| |
|5. ||Of Silent Crossings||MP3|| |
|See None, Hear None, Speak None|
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.
|1. ||See None, Hear None, Speak None||MP3||4:30|| |
|2. ||Head in the Sand||MP3||5:15|| |
|3. ||Suspended Plumes||MP3||6:06|| |
|4. ||Eroding Shore||MP3||4:35|| |
|5. ||Race to the Source||MP3||5:08|| |
|6. ||Half Full||MP3||2:03|| |
|7. ||Tipping Point||MP3||1:46|| |
|8. ||Half Empty||MP3||1:32|| |
|9. ||Business As Usual||MP3||2:53|| |
|10. ||While We're Here||MP3||3:52|| |
|11. ||1111||MP3||11:11|| |
|12. ||Earth Mourning||MP3||6:31|| |
|13. ||Enjoy the Ride||MP3||5:41|| |
|14. ||Everyone Gets Their Turn||MP3||3:37|| |
|15. ||Last Breath||MP3||6:26|| |
|The Broken Silence|
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.
|1. ||Forthcoming||MP3||7:39|| |
|2. ||Solace in Solitude||MP3||27:58|| |
|3. ||Silent Millenium||MP3||16:28|| |
|4. ||Forged From Silence||MP3||14:53|| |
|Between Here & There|
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.
|1. ||Tread to Trail||MP3||3:03|| |
|2. ||From Rush to Rust||MP3||7:18|| |
|3. ||Here & Gone||MP3||9:58|| |
|4. ||Blaze to the Canyons||MP3||2:11|| |
|5. ||Thru the Canyons||MP3||2:34|| |
|6. ||Overland||MP3||2:12|| |
|7. ||Arches & Spires||MP3||7:05|| |
|8. ||Majestic Valley||MP3||9:24|| |
|9. ||Propette||MP3||13:54|| |
|10. ||Between Here & There||MP3||9:29|| |
2, 9, 10. with Steve Roach
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.
|1. ||Emerging Currents||MP3||7:10|| |
|2. ||Mists Have Risen||MP3||3:48|| |
|3. ||Aurora Breaking||MP3||5:18|| |
|4. ||And Then the Rain||MP3||8:10|| |
|5. ||Cross Communication||MP3||4:50|| |
|6. ||Ocean Migration||MP3||5:32|| |
|7. ||Soaring Over Elysian Fields||MP3||4:46|| |
|8. ||Turning the Wheel of Time||MP3||9:59|| |
|9. ||Fading Memories||MP3||5:14|| |
|10. ||Dissolution||MP3||3:32|| |
|11. ||Full Circle||MP3||9:48|| |
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. ||Summons||MP3||4:32|| |
|2. ||Departure||MP3||8:42|| |
|3. ||At First Threshold||MP3||4:15|| |
|4. ||The Task||MP3||3:58|| |
|5. ||Initiation||MP3||3:59|| |
|6. ||Seeing Through the Veil||MP3||4:24|| |
|7. ||Beyond the Vision||MP3||5:17|| |
|8. ||Crossing the Threshold||MP3||6:26|| |
|9. ||Two Worlds||MP3||3:10|| |
|10. ||Transformation||MP3||11:20|| |
Mark Seelig (with Steve Roach)
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)||MP3||14:11|| |
|2. ||Initiation (based on Raga Jhinjoti)||MP3||20:34|| |
|3. ||On the Path (based on Raga Khamaj)||MP3||12:30|| |
|4. ||Awakening (based on Raga Bageshri)||MP3||19:11|| |
|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 Architect||MP3||5:45|| |
|2. ||Mon Amie||MP3||4:08|| |
|3. ||Unspeakable Dawn||MP3||7:09|| |
|4. ||Izibongo||MP3||5:23|| |
|5. ||Shaman's Drum||MP3||5:30|| |
|6. ||The Big Picture||MP3||6:05|| |
|7. ||Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep||MP3||5:24|| |
|8. ||Iron Voices||MP3||4:57|| |
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.
|1. ||Crescent Moon||MP3||7:56|| |
|2. ||Yalel||MP3||6:57|| |
|3. ||Salute to the Sun||MP3||8:57|| |
|4. ||Tamzara||MP3||4:10|| |
|5. ||Baglama Delight||MP3||5:31|| |
|6. ||Hijaz Raks||MP3||4:59|| |
|7. ||Last Moments of Love||MP3||4:56|| |
|8. ||Adanali||MP3||5:10|| |
|9. ||Azeri||MP3||7:23|| |
|10. ||Yunus||MP3||10:12|| |
2, 3, 10. with Steve Roach
2000 Amplexus AX01 (CD)
This year-2000 release from the DÃ¼sseldorf-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|| |
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.
|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