The Holy Dirt is on these releases:
Day Out of Time
|CD & DVD Video out of stock|
10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with 'Time of the Earth'
2012 Projekt PRO272 (Video)
Reviewed by Richard Gurtler
Elegantly repackaged for its 10th anniversary, DAY OUT OF TIME (Deluxe Edition) includes a special value-added DVD: Steve Lazur's film TIME OF THE EARTH: A Desert Dreamtime Journey. For the first time, the film and its CD soundtrack are presented in one cohesive package. As an added bonus, THE DREAM CIRCLE is included as an alternate audio track on the DVD.
The power of the desert has been a core inspiration of Roach's work, and this release presents a compendium of tracks recorded at the zenith of that period. As a comprehensive overview of Steve's influential tribal-ambient and desert-ambient soundworlds, DAY OUT OF TIME weaves together classic tracks along with out-of-print and hard-to-find pieces.
Sustained and expansive, the atmospheric majesty of this soundtrack represents some of Steve's finest work in the tribal-ambient genre. In the midst of a deeply stratified soundscapes, dynamic earthbound tribal percussion passages rise up from the landscape under the shadows of billowing, glass-bottomed clouds. Part tribal, part haunting drifts, and purely time suspending, the release is essential Steve Roach. Like the stone monuments and forever vistas that inspired the music, this release majestically stands up to the test of time. It sounds as if it emanates from deep desert canyons in a realm from the near future or ancient past.
Never before available in stores, the DAY OUT OF TIME audio CD and its companion DVD paints visceral soundworlds from vast desert vistas, jagged peaks, and iconic stone pinnacles carved by wind, sand, and water into fantastic alien sculptures. The music tells the wordless story of the desert dreamtime.
For electronic music aficionados, established as well as new Steve Roach fans, DAY OUT OF TIME -- with its companion DVD TIME OF THE EARTH -- is a vital and rewarding listening and viewing experience.
Day Out of Time
|Original CD out of stock|
2002 Timeroom Editions 9 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, Hannah M.G. Shapero, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Progression Magazine
This soundtrack contains classic tracks along with out-of-print and hard-to-find pieces woven together to tell the wordless story originally released on the recent desert dreamtime DVD on Projekt, TIME OF THE EARTH. As such, it provides a comprehensive view of Steve's influential tribal-ambient and desert-ambient soundworlds. Like last year's PURE FLOW collection, the sequence of the tracks melding into one continuous flow reflects a new perspective on the different eras of Steve's work.
Supporting the theme is a hauntingly beautiful cover image that Steve has been saving for the right release, ever since 1987. This black & white image is from a remote part of Mono Lake in California, and taken by reknown nature photographer Jim Stimson. The image itself seems to emanate a world of sound that occurs on this day out of time.
Re-released by Projekt, May 2016 (PRO272).
|Vine ~ Bark & Spore|
Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes
2000 Timeroom Editions 5 (CD)
Reviewed by Gary Andrews, Jim Brenholts, 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.