Vortex Ring is on these releases:
|Space and Time|
An Introduction to the Soundworlds of Steve Roach
2003 Projekt PRO151 (CD)
Reviewed by Bert Strolenberg, John Shanahan, Sonic Curiosity
SPACE AND TIME offers a unique overview of the nearly 20 years of groundbreaking recordings from noted ambient pioneer Steve Roach. Excerpting tracks from his 13 Projekt CD's, Roach hand-selected and mixed these pieces into a perfect flow which serves as an ideal insight into his vast recorded history. "Space" and "time" are two themes that run constant in all Roach's music. Rich with emotion and nuance, his sound creations evoke a strong sense of space and atmosphere while simultaneously altering the perception of time within that space. From the expansive, time-suspending landscapes reflected in releases such as 1984's STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE and 2003's MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES to the fire breathing, rhythmic-shamanic expressions woven from all things electric and organic on 1989's DREAMTIME RETURN and 2000's THE SERPENT'S LAIR, Roach has earned his position in the international pantheon of major ambient-atmospheric-electronic artists. Fueled by his prolific nature and uncompromising approach, SPACE AND TIME invites the listener on a 74-minute journey into the extraordinary soundworlds of Steve Roach.
6. Mislabelled as "Shift the Dimension" on some Projekt editions; 17. from the upcoming release FEVER DREAMS. Licensed for distribution in Czech Republic by Nextera (ERA 2031)
|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.
"Abandoning all conventional notions of music as melody, harmony and rhythm, MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES allows the listener blissful hours on the high frontier between deep listening music and the spirituality of pure sound." -- Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Radio
Note: The 4-Disc Set has an extra $3 shipping charge for deliveries outside the U.S. and Canada.
|Disc 1: Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces|
|1. ||Palace of Nectar||MP3||14:15|| |
|2. ||Oracle||MP3||20:06|| |
|3. ||Within the Mystic||MP3||15:52|| |
|4. ||Presence||MP3||11:47|| |
|5. ||Vortex Ring||MP3||11:51|| |
|Disc 2: Labyrinth|
|1. ||Wren and Raven||MP3||14:49|| |
|2. ||The Otherworld||MP3||4:48|| |
|3. ||Wonderworld||MP3||9:07|| |
|4. ||Threshold||MP3||2:20|| |
|5. ||Dream Body||MP3||11:12|| |
|6. ||Slowly Dissolve||MP3||4:15|| |
|7. ||Womb of Night||MP3||2:42|| |
|8. ||Soulwave||MP3||11:00|| |
|9. ||Wordless|| ||4:06|| |
|10. ||Nameless||MP3||9:29|| |
Poster measures 12" x 17".