Vine ~ Bark & Spore
by Jim Brenholts

VINE ~ BARK & SPORE is the *ultimate* in tribal primal electronic ambience. Steve and Jorge Reyes two thirds of Suspended Memories (Suso Saiz is the other third) have been collaborating for years. This redefines music. Steve always raises the ceiling. Jorge's tribal instincts and his determination to honor and celebrate his heritage push the ceiling higher still. The performance on this album is as close to perfect as it gets! The richness of desert ambience and tribal influence merge into a stream of consciousness. Steve has gone far beyond the artistic plateaus that he set himself. Jorge continues to dig for his ancestral roots. The uniqueness of this sonic playground is the uniqueness of music!

Vine ~ Bark & Spore

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Vine ~ Bark & Spore
Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes
2000 Timeroom Editions 5 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, Gary Andrews, 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.
1. Clearing PlaceMP32:38 
2. Sorcerer's TempleMP35:21 
3. The Holy DirtMP37:29 
4. Night JourneyMP313:38 
5. Spore and Bark 11:21 
6. Healing TempleMP35:50 
7. Gone From HereMP319:27 
-  Vine, Bark & Spore (medley)MP3 

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