On This Planet
by Ben Kettlewell, Alternate Music Press
ON THIS PLANET is a culmination of ideas that Steve refined and developed during his various concerts during the past year. He took the peak moments of improvisation and transformed them into a new cutting edge studio recording. The album contains 10 compositions spanning almost 73 minutes. The album is rich in texture, as Steve continues to push the sonic envelope farther with each release. He mingles world cultures with cosmic realms and alien soundscapes into a mesmerizing ritualistic tapestry. Roachs music always rises to the occasion, as his themes continuously return to a place of stillness and power with dynamic rhythmic pulses moving the energy deeper into the consiousness. This is a worthwhile celebration of what happens when inspiration, cultural audio artifacts, and talent collide.