|Live in Tucson: Pinnacle Moments|
2016 Timeroom Editions 37 (CD)
Reviewed by Richard Gurtler, Prog Archives, Synth & Sequences
Hot on the heels of the ALIVE IN THE VORTEX release comes LIVE IN TUCSON: PINNACLE MOMENTS. This can be considered a bookend experience to the recent Vortex album; it was created and recorded February 14th, 2015, 16 months after the L.A. Vortex concert at Tucson's Solar Culture Galactic Center.
After many requests for a CD version from concert attendees and those who viewed the YouTube clips, Steve considered how and when to release this music. It's happening now.
This release presents the highest and deepest extractions from the concert: five nearly all-new pieces captured on a studio-quality live recording within an intimate performance environment. The flow of energy this music holds offers an empowering way to ride an emotional soundwave into the present moment. Starting with the DESERT SOLITAIRE soaked atmosphere of the opening piece to the emotion-infused live SKELETON KEYS passage on track 4, this music is an essential expression of Steve Roach's soundcurrent passion.
The 300-copy limited edition CD will be the only time this music is released on CD. Last year's Invisible, also a 300-copy limited edition, sold out quickly. Don't miss out on this edition.