by Alan E. Rapp, Wired
With synth-washed pieces and a fealty to ancient native traditions, the prolific Roach teams with Trance Mission members Newby and Kent to realize the didgeridoo. Kent is a master of the aboriginal dronepipe, and Newby's drums and flutes add global color. Roach's space-attuned electronica works especially well here, alternately invoking Tangerine Dream and suggesting the restless hibernation of giant beasts. The didge's recent abust in techno-ambient farragoes is distressing, but HALDYON DAYS rescues it from dance-floor stupefaction.