Steve Roach Update: Sounds From the Inbetween|
December 21, 2010
Greetings soundcurrent friends,
Sending all the best for the first day of the Winter Solstice, which was topped off this year with a lunar eclipse. A great day to announce the 2011 signed and numbered box set and the two new releases it contains. It's also the perfect time to send a big thank you for continuing to support the music's evolution by ordering from steveroach.com. Your feedback throughout the year is an inspiration and continues to feed the fire. As we head into 2011, several new projects are on the horizon for the new year; more on these soon. Right now we are excited to announce a new box set, as it continues to show our dedication to releasing the highest quality CD releases in special packages.
Sounds From the Inbetween
3-CD Box Set, release date 1-11-11, pre-order now!
This limited-edition box set contains two new releases on 3 CD's: The Desert Inbetween by Steve Roach and Brian Parnham, a stunning collaboration and return to an immense tribal-ambient landscape; also the double-CD Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms, exploring a new direction for the immersion experience.
Each of the 500 boxes is autographed and personally hand-numbered by Steve (autographs may be omitted by special request). Each box will also contain a CD-sized postcard with additional glyphs hand-scribed by Steve, every one unique.
The music has been in the creation stage over the past few years. The box has been in the planning stage for the better part of a year, waiting for these two very special releases.
The official release date is 1-11-11, but there is a good chance it will ship earlier. We are now taking pre-orders. Note that we do not make partial shipments, so if you wish to order other CD's as well, we recommend placing separate orders to receive those sooner.
Steve Roach, Brian Parnham: The Desert Inbetween
Release date 1-11-11, pre-order now!
Steve Roach's unique soundquests continue to take him and his listeners on powerful journeys to worlds at once alien and familiar. On The Desert Inbetween, Roach teams up with fellow synthesist/percussionist/didgeridoo player Brian Parnham to explore a hybrid electronic acoustic soundworld sure to resonate deeply with listeners of Suspended Memories and Origins-era tribalism as well as The Serpent's Lair-styled electronics.
The blending of highly-altered organic sounds and instruments (voices, bells, didgeridoo & percussion, Waterphone), electric guitar and a vast array of analog and digital instruments connects deep into the primal mind. Drawing inspiration from the stark and magnificent expanses of the desert southwest, this project explores the outer edges of solitude: psychological states accessed when the imagination is cut free from daily concerns and permitted to focus on the essentials.
The Desert Inbetween expresses a longing for a state of beautiful isolation. The desert bakes away the superfluous to bring about a heightened state of self awareness, the expanse in between ordinary reality and special states of connected, creative awareness.
The desert has long been a landscape that holds great inspiration for musical artists, writers and painters. To the receptive, it immediately provides a more direct path to the deeper self and source of one's artistic impulses. As the land of extremes, the desert is alive with beauty, stark vastness, magnificent vistas and silence. All of these places are expressed on The Desert Inbetween. Both artists know this desert realm after years of being immersed in this environment. Either as a metaphor for the inner world or a direct interpretation, the dynamic and subtle interweave of this experience is clearly alive here.
The Desert Inbetween is a masterwork collaboration of organic, tribal ambient rhythms, nuanced hand-made sounds and searing textures. It opens with perhaps one of most emotive ambient guitar passages to be recorded by Steve, wrapped by Brian in a deep tribal trance.
Steve Roach: Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms
2-CD set on Timeroom Editions
Release date 1-11-11, pre-order now!
The Immersion series takes a compelling turn, moving towards a new perspective on Steve's Immersion experience. Disc one, "Circadian Rhythms" explores a sensual flow of harmonic suspension and sparse melodic mantra-like patterns hovering over rhythmic spaces and mercurial zones. Opening up within an organic analog modular garden of sound, a pulsing undulating groove spiral emerges, creating a suspended sensation of constant flow while hovering in the now. "Circadian Rhythms" moves through a continuous 73-minute flow in three phases.
Disc two, "Shroud of Night" was created from a blend of Steve's unique textural electric guitar and harmonic synth alchemy. The strands of emotion contained within this long-form atmosphere take on a feeling of clouds illuminated by full moonlight wafting into the deep hours of the night. This is a place of pure immersion and sonic warmth. Tested on infinite-repeat mode for over a year throughout all times of the day, into the night and beyond. Immerse thyself, once again.
All the best for the Holiday Season.