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|A Deeper Silence|
2008 Timeroom Editions 19 (CD)
Reviewed by e/i magazine, Electroambient Space, Sonic Curiosity, Sonic Immersion
This new long-form zone billows out like a big sigh of time, breathing steady and strong. Minimal and infinite in its essence, like all of Steve's long-form zones this is a functional soundworld specifically created to enhance the atmosphere of your personal sanctuary, your living environment and beyond. Lower volume playback increases the potency. This sound space serves as a kind of portal to states of subtle awareness, and is perfect for the support of deeper sleeping as well.
|1. ||A Deeper Silence||MP3||73:43|| |
Mark Seelig (with Steve Roach)
DISCIPLE is Mark Seelig's first solo project after his powerful contributions on MANTRAM and the WACHUMA'S WAVE project. On this beautiful and meditative CD, Mark fully immerses himself into the traditional Indian Raga styles through his flute and voice overtoning, Guest musicians from India join Mark as do Byron Metcalf on percussion and overall production. Steve provides tambora-inspired analog drones and mastering. The music on the album reflects Mark's 23 years of being a disciple, an initiated seeker. Recorded in three countries -- India, Germany, and the U.S. -- DISCIPLE mirrors Mark's long-lasting connection to these lands.
|1. ||Call of the Divine (based on Raga Bihag)||MP3||14:11|| |
|2. ||Initiation (based on Raga Jhinjoti)||MP3||20:34|| |
|3. ||On the Path (based on Raga Khamaj)||MP3||12:30|| |
|4. ||Awakening (based on Raga Bageshri)||MP3||19:11|| |
|Hi-Res 24-bit 96 kHZ |
30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition
2018 Projekt PRO175 (CD)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Deep Listenings, Echoes, Electroambient Space, Exposé, e|i magazine, e|i magazine, Hearts of Space, Morpheus Music, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, Synth Music Direct
Steve's 1988 classic, remastered in 2018 and re-released in a beautiful 6-panel Digipak with 16-page booklet.
Many thanks to Howard Givens who devoted months of passion to this new high resolution-edition.
2013 Projekt PRO289 (CD)
The evolving, inexplicable nature of Steve Roach's musical soundworld is fully realized on his new textural electronic/ambient release, FUTURE FLOWS. Within the eight tracks on this seventy-minute album, a renewing, contemplative mood emerges by way of the shifting interconnected sonic forms that emerge from a constant source somewhere in the near future.
|1. ||An Omnipresent Sense Prevails||MP3||10:58|| |
|2. ||Spectrum of Change||MP3||9:35|| |
|3. ||Air Meditation||MP3||5:55|| |
|4. ||The Texture of Remembering||MP3||11:14|| |
|5. ||Rapt in Night||MP3||4:03|| |
|6. ||Heart of Light||MP3||3:52|| |
|7. ||The Future Flows From Here||MP3||16:59|| |
|8. ||Regeneration Revelation||MP3||8:21|| |
David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir
1992 Celestial Harmonies (CD)
This is a long-time favorite CD of Steve, who listens to this when its time to get away from music, using it as a bridge to silence. A remarkable recording that nourishes with every listen.
|1. ||Lines To a Great Lord||MP3|| |
|2. ||Harmonic Relation||MP3|| |
|3. ||Kyrie Opening||MP3|| |
|4. ||Foregather In the Name||MP3|| |
|5. ||Kyrie Fragments||MP3|| |
|6. ||Eleison Closing||MP3|| |
|7. ||Brotherhood||MP3|| |
|8. ||Hallelujah|| || |
|Limited-edition CD out of stock|
2007 Projekt PRO196 (CD) – 3-CD's
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Musique Machine, Sonic Curiosity, Tokafi
IMMERSION: THREE is the next chapter in an ongoing series of long-form, steady state "zones" created specifically as tone meditations for the living space. Gently immersive and especially effective at low volume, the non-dynamic nature of these spaces support focused day and night activities. Immersion is perfect for creative states, sleeping, reading, long hours at the computer and other functions where traditional music could be considered invasive. Minimal in nature and sonically uninterrupted without beginning or end, this 3-CD set of all-new material (nearly four hours long) brings Steve's years as a sound painter of deep subtle spaces to a place of quiet mastery. This release is especially effective in dissolving the sense of linear time.
Limited edition is presented in a DVD-sized Digipak, regular edition in a CD-sized Digipak. Re-released in 2011 in an Eco-Wallet.
1999 Soleilmoon SOL 82 (CD)
Ethno-flavored field recordings. Given his inspired flair for ethnic music and affinity for travel, Loren Nerell is unquestionably the ideal candidate for producing an audio documentation of Indonesian culture. Compiled during a series of visits to Java and Bali between 1992 and 1997, INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES is a varied travel guide via intensive location recordings of native ceremonies, natural environments, and other places of interest. The most intriguing pieces tend to be the ceremonial entries such as the predawn sanctity of "Call to Prayer", the aggressive native percussion ensemble in "Galungan Ceremony", and most of all, the primal rage of gamelan monkey chants in "Kecak". Thoroughly effective are the tracks of natural ambience found in the self-explanatory "Frogs", "Morning Insect Sounds", "Evening Sounds", and "Morning Rain". -- Adam Bialek, Outburn Magazine
|1. ||Call To Prayer||MP3|| |
|2. ||Shadow Play||MP3|| |
|3. ||Wind Through Bamboo Forest||MP3|| |
|4. ||Galungan Ceremony||MP3|| |
|5. ||Bus Depot||MP3|| |
|6. ||Frogs||MP3|| |
|7. ||Kecak (Monkey Chants)||MP3|| |
|8. ||Morning Insect Sounds||MP3|| |
|9. ||Maulud Nabi Festival||MP3|| |
|10. ||Surabaya Airport||MP3|| |
|11. ||Gamelan Maker Showroom||MP3|| |
|12. ||House Blessing||MP3|| |
|13. ||A Walk Through the Market||MP3|| |
|14. ||Evening Sounds||MP3|| |
|15. ||Morning Rain|| || |
70-minute CD version
2015 Timeroom Editions 32 (CD)
INVISIBLE is a new long-form zone world Steve created while hunkering down in the Timeroom during the last few cold and rain-filled days of 2014. INVISIBLE is an ultra deep primordial dreamscape of shifting mercurial zones. Mist-shrouded amorphous phantasms appear and recede as distant substrata murmurs are felt as much as heard. Just a few days after its creation, it was offered as a gift on New Year's Eve and many were able to travel deeply into the new year in a collective global soundcurrent experience.
Re-released in 2019 in Digipak sleeve.
2008 LP11 (CD)
This amazing debut release presents a unique and totally original expression of rarified mystic states. The sense of a sacred ceremony occurring at the site of the Oracle of Delphi or some unknown sacred site in the ancient past or distant future is conjured up at once. The best part of this etheric encounter is how it creates a palpable experience of Sacred Space. On each play of the CD, the spaces seems to appear and recede to places that live beyond the recorded medium. A must-have for deep listeners looking for deep spaces for renewal and reflection. Mastering and sonic enhancement by Steve Roach.
|1. ||Breathing Life||MP3||9:27|| |
|2. ||I'll Meet You There||MP3||14:53|| |
|3. ||Stillpoint||MP3||8:51|| |
|4. ||Beyond the Wind||MP3||14:48|| |
|5. ||The Blossom and the Fruit||MP3||9:09|| |
|Live at Grace Cathedral|
2010 Timeroom Editions 23 (CD) – double CD
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Guts Of Darkness, Hypnagogue, Tokafi
An essential live recording revealing a powerful moment in Steve's live performance history. An extended set of sacred sonic spaces and immersive atmospherics embrace the senses within the expanse of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.
|1. ||Embracing the Space||MP3||43:21|| |
|1. ||Merging with Grace||MP3||73:08|| |
Note: MP3 excerpts are edited medleys.
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig
2004 Projekt PRO160 (CD)
Reviewed by Amazon.com, e|i magazine, Hypnagogue, Morpheus Music
Like the living, breathing, meditative movement of the Sufi trance dance, MANTRAM is grounded in a reverence for the slowing of time which allows the natural reflective process to emerge. Slow heartbeat-like acoustic frame drum, overtone voice, Didgeridoo, Bansuri flute, and Tamboura drones mix with a majestic tapestry of organic electronic textures, offering the sonic equivalent of the power found when gazing into timeless Mandala images found in classic sacred art. The entire CD holds a consistent interconnected feeling that seems to spiral outwards when experienced in repeat playback.
|1. ||One||MP3||14:54|| |
|2. ||Two||MP3||8:24|| |
|3. ||Three||MP3||3:54|| |
|4. ||Four||MP3||3:38|| |
|5. ||Five||MP3||14:12|| |
|6. ||Six||MP3||11:34|| |
|7. ||Seven||MP3||10:35|| |
|8. ||Eight||MP3||6:21|| |
|Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces|
Part 1 (Discs 1 & 2)
2003 Projekt PRO142 (Poster, CD)
Reviewed by Frank MacEowen, Gilles Bédard, Jim Brenholts, Hannah M.G. Shapero, Ambient Musings, Beneath the Icy Floe, Deep Listenings, Disquiet, Echoes, Eclectic Earwig Reviews, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Morpheus Music, Sonic Curiosity, Sputnik Music, Synth Music Direct, Wind and Wire
Moving into the majestic realm of pure, non-rhythmic electro-acoustic soundworlds, MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES is a stunning 4-CD release marking a new milestone in Roach's history as a true artist of sound. His landmark statements -- including DREAMTIME RETURN, THE MAGNIFICENT VOID and STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE -- are all parts of the uninterrupted flow building to this release. After a recent run of rhythmically fused CD's, Roach moves into awe-inspiring sonic immersion, delving into a spiritual dimension of sound. Nearly 5 years in the making, this release offers a listening experience beyond entertainment and pop culture appeals, creating a new sense of 'ambient orchestration' through a constantly shifting flow of sounds and textures that enters a sacred realm of music.
Poster measures 12" x 17".
|Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces|
Part 2 (Discs 3 & 4)
2003 Projekt PRO143 (CD)
Reviewed by Sputnik Music
A cinematic epic for the ears, part 2 of MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES builds upon the swirling currents and massive harmonic landscapes established on part 1. On the first disc of part 2 (titled "Recent Future"), Roach creates a state of constant becoming: soundscapes shift and morph in perpetual motion as one space dissolves away only to reveal the next compelling place. This realm of unresolved, suspended beauty reaches a high plateau setting the stage for the final disc's departure into a single long form track, perfectly titled "Piece of Infinity." The serene, mysterious atmosphere of the 74-minute space completes the tour de force MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES.
|Prayers to the Protector|
Steve Roach, Thupten Pema Lama
2000 Fortuna 13183 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk
The relationship between Thupten Nyandak Pema Lama and Celestial Harmonies goes back to the mid-eighties when producer David Parsons recorded the first album by the monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery in Dharamsala, India, for Fortuna Records, Sacred Ceremonies. At the time of this writing, there are three volumes in the Sacred Ceremonies series, with more in various planning stages. The recordings have been well received by a wide audience in many countries, from lay people interested in Buddhist culture to followers of the religion to listeners like director Bernardo Bertolucci who used some of their chants in 'Little Buddha'.
|1. ||Gyab Do (refuge prayer for all sentient beings) / Ganden Lhagya (prayer for tsonkhapa, the founder of the gelugpa sect)|| ||2:08|| |
|2. ||Dechen Ngangle Rangnyi Lama Le (blessing of the place of meditation)||MP3||15:01|| |
|3. ||Djew Takgya Lingchee Lhunbur Dje (prayer for the world or planet)||8:48|| |
|4. ||Tokme Dune Meeke Dikbeele (purification prayer to dissolve all sins committed in past lives)||8:32|| |
|5. ||Prayer to the Protector (instrumental)|| ||4:58|| |
|6. ||Yonden Jungne Tsultrim Gyatso Dje (prayer to wisdom, to knowledge and religious vows)||13:57|| |
1998 Timeroom Editions 1 (CD)
Reviewed by Exposé, Progressive World, The Raging Consciousness Desk
This is the first release in a Special Edition series that continues in the spirit of the infinite playback sound-world environments explored on THE DREAM CIRCLE and "To The Threshold of Silence" from WORLD'S EDGE. SLOW HEAT rises and falls, breathes in and exhales a constant flow of calming influence. Shaped over two summers of evaluation on Steve's patio playback system, the sounds of the warm desert nights were found to be in perfect tune to the sound-world playing back for hours on the speakers outdoors. These sounds were recorded by stretching 50 foot mic cables from the Timeroom out into the desert night, capturing a pure moment of natural magic to be included in the piece. Perhaps no other long-form piece from Steve has placed the listener in such an intimate and subtle expression of the sensual nature of the desert atmosphere.
2014 steveroach.com SR03 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Sonic Immersion
STRANDS is the second transmission from the enigmatic electronic artist Radiant Mind. Choosing to work in anonymity with Steve as the producer and interface, this artist draws from space-music forms and textures -- long unfolding drifts and slow suspensions. On this new release of deep-in-the-night travels, STRANDS is purely atmospheric, probing into the darker regions and outer edges of sonic space. All the sounds and textures were created specifically for each piece. Along with mastering the music, Steve added spacial processing enhancements and subtle looping to the final stages.
|1. ||Beyond the Barriers||MP3||7:58|| |
|2. ||Beacon of Sound||MP3||7:20|| |
|3. ||Womb of Healing||MP3||8:42|| |
|4. ||Released||MP3||13:57|| |
|5. ||Twilight Weave||MP3||13:09|| |
|6. ||Strands||MP3||21:45|| |
Structures From Silence
|CD out of stock|
|Vinyl out of stock|
|Cassette out of stock|
1984 Fortuna FOR-024 (CD, Vinyl, Cassette)
Structures From Silence
|CD out of stock|
2001 Projekt PRO119 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Alternative Press, Ink 19, Muze, Q Magazine, Sonic Curiosity, Sputnik Music, Yoga Journal
While the term "classic" is used freely these days, since its release in 1984 STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE has earned its "classic" status. The breathing suspended embrace of rhythmless, cloud-like atmospheres and serene melodies introduced a new sound for its time. Generating an abundance of listener feedback via cards and letters long before the dawn of e-mail, STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE is a breakthrough release that serves as a living example of the true healing quality that music can hold. Now for 2001, this new edition provides the chance to rediscover this timeless music as well as introduce the music to a new audience. The CD was recently listed in Yoga Journal as one of the all-time top 10 CD's for the Movement and Meditation process.
|Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations|
The Complete Hildegard von Bingen Vol. 1
1996 Celestial Harmonies 13127 (CD)
Like the HARMONIC MEETINGS recording, this is another release that Steve draws inspiration from as a transition to silence. A rich atmosphere of medieval mysticism is felt at the heart of this music.
|1. ||Honey and Milk Beneath Her Tongue (Dripping Honeycomb - avus destillans)|| ||7:46|| |
|2. ||Ursula's Virgins (et ideo puelle)|| ||2:28|| |
|3. ||The Devil's Suggestion (O You Who Are Illumined - o tu illustrata)|| ||7:09|| |
|4. ||Place of the Ancient Heart (O You Angels - o vos angeli)|| ||9:02|| |
|5. ||Zeal of Divinity (studium divinitatis)|| ||0:57|| |
|6. ||O Fiery Spirit (o ignes spiritus)|| ||7:16|| |
|7. ||Red River Falling (o rubor sanguinis)|| ||4:02|| |
|8. ||O Orzchis Ecclesia||MP3||2:12|| |
|9. ||Living-Light Angels (o glorissimi lux vivens angeli)|| ||6:37|| |
|10. ||The Clouds Are Grieving (our king is swift-rex noster promptus est)|| ||4:28|| |
|11. ||The Firstwoman (deus enim in prima muliere)|| ||1:43|| |
|12. ||From Their Homeland (de patria)||MP3||1:37|| |
|13. ||But the Devil Mocked (sed diabolus in invidia)|| ||2:27|| |
|14. ||Song To Ecclesia (nunc gaudeant materna viscera ecclesia)||MP3||3:02|| |
|The Precipice of Choice|
Byron Metcalf (with Steve Roach)
2020 Dr. BAM's Music BAM11 (CD)
A tribal-shamanic wake-up call, featuring Steve on three tracks. Now, more than at any time in our planetary history, we have become a global civilization inextricably intertwined within a living tapestry of interconnectedness, and all of our choices affect the whole.
|1. ||The Precipice of Choice|| ||9:02|| |
|2. ||Hope is Not a Plan|| ||9:57|| |
|3. ||Interior Excavation|| ||9:37|| |
|4. ||Requiem For the Decaying Remains of Hubris|| ||8:45|| |
|5. ||Calling Huachuma's Medicine Spirit|| ||10:24|| |
|6. ||A Final Warning|| ||10:23|| |
|7. ||At the End, It's Only You|| ||12:37|| |
|The River of Appearance|
1996 Projekt PRO65 (CD)
"Nothing in Vidna's previous releases will prepare you for the glories, the passion, and the transcendental beauties of this release. This is a crowning achievement; in the heavenly, soaring, shimmering, meditative vein. This is a must-have release for all lovers of space and ambient music." â€“ Bill Schroeder, WEFT / Epiphanies Radio.
|The Serpent's Lair|
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf
2000 Projekt PRO107 (CD)
Reviewed by amazon.com, AmbientVisions, Interface, Muze, NAPRA Review, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk
Beginning as a collaboration between Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf, the music on THE SERPENT'S LAIR evolved over the past year into an epic 2-CD set, augmented with a myriad of guests. This release has it all: Steve's ultra-soundworlds, hybrid grooves and magical production, combined with Byron's acoustic-organic tribal trance patterns. Aligning with themes of shamanic initiation found throughout the world, the music is rooted in the organic... the earth... the ancestors... It is here that one is confronted with all the essential elements of danger and possibility.
|Disc 1: The Serpent's Lair|
|1. ||The Lair|| ||12:14|| |
|2. ||Rite of Passage|| ||14:09|| |
|3. ||Shedding the Skin|| ||5:39|| |
|4. ||Big Medicine|| ||12:53|| |
|5. ||Future Tribe||MP3||8:30|| |
|6. ||Birthright|| ||5:59|| |
|7. ||Osmosis|| ||4:04|| |
|8. ||Egg Chamber Dreaming|| ||8:53|| |
|Disc 2: Offerings From the Underworld|
|1. ||Offering in Waves|| ||10:55|| |
|2. ||Impending Sense of Calm|| ||9:03|| |
|3. ||Cave Dwellers|| ||23:08|| |
|4. ||Primal Passage|| ||4:47|| |
|5. ||Serpent Clan|| ||5:02|| |
|6. ||Beating Heart of the Dragon Mother|| ||6:50|| |
|7. ||Ochua|| ||9:26|| |
|The Shaman's Heart II: The Healing Journey|
Byron Metcalf (with Steve Roach)
2010 Projekt PRO268 (CD)
THE SHAMAN'S HEART II is an entrancing 70-minute shamanic journey of uninterrupted, evolving tribal-trance drumming and percussion that continuously builds in rhythmic complexity and dynamic intensity. Byron is joined by Steve Roach who provides the harmonic and textural psychotropic stew created from a rich, organic and analog blend. The alchemy with the percussion results in an ecstasy that helps hold the space for the listener to journey far and deep into powerful and sustained shamanic states of consciousness. The journey culminates in a bursting forth through the full spectrum portal of pure existence -- returning safely home to the heart-centered presence and potential of the true self.
|1. ||The Shaman's Heart II||MP3||71:10|| |
|The Way Beyond|
2003 Spectral Spiral Music 5 (CD)
This is the latest inspiring release from overtone / harmonic voice artist Jim Cole. He is indeed finding the way beyond from his previous release GODSPACE, which was a gem of sacred space-music. Created entirely from his vocal overtoning and harmonic techniques, with the support of live looping and spacious reverb. His evolution as a living, breathing instrument is beautifully presented here as it is something to behold in the current day of tech-based music and endless options for sound creation. THE WAY BEYOND offers the path to a pool of reflective waters drawn from a pure source.
Vine ~ Bark & Spore
|CD out of stock|
Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes
2000 Timeroom Editions 5 (CD)
Reviewed by Gary Andrews, Jim Brenholts, 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.