Steve Roach Early June Update|
May 31, 2010
Greetings Soundquest friends,
Down the Road...
For June we're spotlighting the epic 4-CD tour-de-force "Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces". Both parts will be on sale the entire month, as a buildup to "Sigh of Ages". For those who own the full set already, we invite you to give this a return listen. It continues to express that feeling in the air of Summer approaching, as expressed in our previous newsletter.
"Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces"
Review by Frank MacEowen, April 2003
Arranged as a collection of four discs: "Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces", "Labyrinth", "Recent Future", and "Piece of Infinity", each disc is a stand-alone musicscape experience. Yet, as a full collection "Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces" is nothing short of initiation, each disc building upon the energy of the previous one, opening out into vast domains and vistas, carrying us deep into subterranean realms of luminosity.
As a listener you will be guided through a potent inward journey of four soundworlds, each of which is rich, powerful, and distinct, yet woven together "Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces" becomes a profound sonic voyage of purification, gestation, birth, and culmination. On such a voyage we encounter the archetypal themes of death and rebirth, creation and transformation, the moist domains of inner earth, and the spinning fractal cathedrals of the celestial worlds beyond. There is an expression that says "the soul is a feathered thing." Imbued with ancient memory, while simultaneously blazing new trails into the uncharted hinterlands of mind and space, "Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces" is where the feathered-soul finds her wind.
If this is your first exposure to the genius of soundcurrent maestro Steve Roach, prepare yourself for a stirring ride — a series of memorable visits to parallel worlds; a multi-textured mosaic of images, sensations, and quickening feelings. These recordings are not mere "tunes" or "songs." "Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces" is a vibrant topography, a map leading us to the dwelling places of sentient and divine energy.