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Lie Symmetry

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Lie Symmetry
Aperus
2018 Geophonic Records (CD)
Reviewed by Expose

On LIE SYMMETRY, Aperus creates an ambient work of highly saturated color and sound, blending resonant analog synths, warm textures and a compelling selection of field recordings. Here, he works as sonic sculptor, exploring the edges, carving the sound with a hands-on approach. The result is an organic nuanced expression of a synesthetic vision, unified with a presention of his artwork. Defying easy categorization, the album combines elements of ambient, electronic, environmental and drone music to create a wide array of emotional tones. With all of its layers and contours, LIE SYMMETRY is sure to reward repeated listens and appeal to fans of various ambient styles and deep drone spaces.
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1. VLA 1 6:12 
2. Frozen, Broken 7:10 
3. When the Mountains Wear Black Hats 4:12 
4. Himalaya 3:21 
5. VLA 2 7:46 
6. Marsh Lake, October 9:02 
7. Ephemeral River 5:37 
8. Unfrozen, Unbroken 5:11 


Maelstrom

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Maelstrom
Avant Garden (with Steve Roach)
2001 Blackfish Recordings BKFS-01 (CD)
 
1. Dragon FeedMP3 
2. Archemedes Tub  
3. OceaniaMP3 
4. Into the MaelstromMP3 
5. Path of the Far WindsMP3 

Steve Roach didgeridoos, percussion, loops, atmospheres

Not Far From a Distant Sun

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Not Far From a Distant Sun
Brain Laughter (with Steve Roach)
1995 Spotted Peccary Music SPM-D0102 (CD)
 
1. The First StepMP3 
2. A Distant Sun  
3. The DreakMP3 
4. Voices From The PastMP3 
5. Winter NightsMP3 
6. The HuntMP3 
7. Inner VoiceMP3 
8. SummitMP3 
9. Moving ForwardMP3 
10. Breaking New GroundMP3 
11. Fear Of The UnknownMP3 
12. Call Of The DesertMP3 
13. Open SpacesMP3 
14. ArrivalMP34:20 

5, 6, 11. with Steve Roach

Beneath Clouds

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Beneath Clouds
Thom Brennan
1997 Amplexus AY03 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. Part One 31:00 
2. Part Two 41:40 

Mountains

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Mountains
Thom Brennan (with Steve Roach)
1993 Rubicon RGBC 2312 (Cassette, CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. Green River PassageMP35:52 
2. Incense and RainMP35:06 
3. The Burning TempleMP33:33 
4. Habu ValleyMP310:29 
5. Mountains 27:48 
6. MonsoonMP318:27 

3. with Steve Roach

Angkor

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Angkor
Kelly David
2006 Rocky Mountain Records RMR 0002 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

After his strong debut release BROKEN VOYAGE, electronic artist Kelly David presents a big stride forward in his sound design, composition and flow. Going further into the themes of exotic distant places, here he draws on the specter found in the forbidding Southeast Asian jungles and to a distant past when the mighty Khmer civilization ruled from an immense temple city called Angkor. In a similar way that David Parsons taps into an East Indian atmosphere and spiritual dimension of that region, Kelly uses harmonically rich textures and surreal sounds, along with ethnic-inspired rhythmic passages, to express a risky travelogue of mystery, impending vastness and danger of an area that is still being understood and explored on many levels today. Sonically, the CD was created primarily on analog instruments resulting in a warm and rich sound. Mastered by Steve Roach, and highly recommended.
 
1. Winds of ChangeMP38:26 
2. Outside the Temperate ZoneMP38:21 
3. Temple of DawnMP37:38 
4. Living In Interesting TimesMP38:28 
5. Wisdom of the AncientsMP38:35 
6. Echoes of AngkorMP312:09 
7. Empire LostMP39:40 

Mastered by Steve Roach.


Broken Voyage


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Broken Voyage
Kelly David (with Steve Roach)
2002 Rocky Mountain Records (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Eclectic Earwig Reviews, KLEM, Sonic Curiosity

Colorado-based electronic artist Kelly David's debut CD sets course on an ambient-electro-tribal adventure. Drawing imagery from uncharted waters and travels between desolate islands in the South Pacific, the CD takes the shape of a soundtrack journey. Kelly's fascination with pure sound design combined with natural sound sources, mid tempo grooves along with deep textures lead straight to the heart of musical darkness... and light in an inviting sort of way. A strong debut by an artist who has been working quietly towards this release for several years. Mixed at the Timeroom by Steve Roach.
 
1. Off the MapMP316:59 
2. CoastwatcherMP34:07 
3. Shadow SideMP322:34 
4. Buka PassageMP37:35 
5. Cargo CultMP38:51 
6. Coastwatcher RepriseMP33:53 

3, 4. Steve Roach mixing, guest performance


A Night For Baku

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A Night For Baku
Djam Karet (with Steve Roach)
2003 Cuneiform RUNE169 (CD)
 
1. Dream PortalMP35:29 
2. Hungry GhostMP39:21 
3. Chimera MoonMP37:10 
4. Heads Of Ni-OhMP38:06 
5. Scary CircusMP33:44 
6. Falafel KingMP33:25 
7. Sexy BeastMP34:29 
8. Ukab MaerdMP37:58 
9. The Red ThreadMP310:32 

8. with Steve Roach

Collaborator

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Collaborator
Djam Karet (with Steve Roach)
1994 Cuneiform RUNE64 (CD)
 
1. Solar FlareMP3 
2. GondwanalandMP3 
3. The Anointing Of The SIckMP3 
4. The Day AfterMP3 
5. Foreign LesionMP3 
6. The 17th KarmapaMP3 
7. MooringsMP3 
8. Cliff SpiritsMP3 
9. SubmersionMP3 
10. Food ChainMP3 
11. Salt RoadMP3 
12. The Fearful VoidMP3 

4, 10, 12. with Steve Roach

Silent Conversations

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Silent Conversations
Paul Ellis (with Steve Roach)
2005 Groove Unlimited (CD) – import

Electronic artist Paul Ellis reaches deeper into his talent for rich, melodic based electronic music for the mind and comes up with a fully matured release of striking pieces. Elegant and sophisticated throughout, the CD covers a wider range of terrain than his previous release. He brings in a few acoustic elements as well, and knows how to blend these with the right touch. Add to this some fine guest performances, including Steve Roach on four tracks. Foundations for two of these tracks were created from live Timeroom improvs with Paul, Steve, Will Merkel and Jeffrey Koepper.
 
1. The Only Known Photograph of GodMP37:16 
2. TrilliumMP39:42 
3. Peripheral VisionMP35:22 
4. The Wind-Up Synthesizers of the Glass ReichMP37:01 
5. Trance FigureMP38:58 
6. Continental DriftMP310:51 
7. The Dumb Angel's PeriscopeMP36:45 
8. Silent Conversations 11:32 
9. Dialing In The SunMP39:00 

1. with Steve Roach, Jeffrey Koepper; 3. with Steve Roach, Will Merkle; 4. with Otso Pakarinen; 5. with Laurie Guild; 7. with Steve Roach; 8. with Brenda Erikson, Alison O'Connor; 9. with Steve Roach


The Sacred Ordinary

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The Sacred Ordinary
Paul Ellis
2004 Groove Unlimited GR-098 (CD) – Netherlands import
Produced by Steve Roach

On THE SACRED ORDINARY, Paul's artistry in creating a palette of rich emotional sounds sets a foundation from which he weaves a series of electronic web-like pieces with a keen sense of melodic invention and dimensional symmetry. There is a hint of nostalgia in these tracks as well, if one has been privy to the classic melodic sequencer-style electronic music periods over the past few decades. This brings another kind of depth to the experience, while at the same time this music is really about the here and now as it unfolds with a kind a graceful patience and awareness to detail that keeps pulling you in deeper with each play.
 
1. IconMP39:25 
2. ShiningMP311:11 
3. The Sacred OrdinaryMP39:33 
4. Blue HeronMP34:47 
5. The Still Center of a Turning WorldMP37:25 
6. PresenceMP35:11 
7. CascadeMP39:18 
8. After AllMP33:12 
9. Turning Towards the SunMP36:06 
10. Slowly Beating WingsMP36:50 

1, 2, 3, 7 with Rudy Adrian; Steve Roach post-production and final mix enhancements


Following the Ether Sun

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Following the Ether Sun
Forrest Fang
2017 Projekt PRO337 (CD)

Synthesist / multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang's mesmerizing and emotive electronic-ambience glides upon hypnotizing impressionistic floating formations. Space-music, world music and deep atmospheric zones combine and organically dissipate into a flow of drifting vapor trails. With a rich range of unconventional acoustic instruments, the 73-minute album is a fascinatingly filigreed multi-layered work.
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1. On the Edge of a MomentMP3 
2. Midnight RainMP3 
3. ChiaroscuroMP3 
4. The Last Technicolor DreamMP3 
5. HinterlandsMP3 
6. Receding PoolMP3 
7. A River in RetrogradeMP3 
8. Left of the SkyMP3 


The Sleepwalker's Ocean

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The Sleepwalker's Ocean
Forrest Fang
2016 Projekt PRO322 (CD)

THE SLEEPWALKER'S OCEAN, Forrest Fang's first 2-CD studio album, is a hypnotic deep-ambient exploration of the fantastical and elusive realm of the subconscious. Following quickly upon his 2015 LETTERS TO THE FARTHEST STAR, Fang gave free reign to his intuitive and instinctual side on this release, allowing the sonic landscape to drift into his interior world of elusive and impressionistic thoughts and images.
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Disc 1
1. Gone To GroundMP38:35 
2. Message In The SandMP38:49 
3. The Sleepwalker's Ocean - i. CloudburstMP35:14 
4. The Sleepwalker's Ocean - ii. BogMP35:08 
5. The Sleepwalker's Ocean -iii. Night Ferry 8:13 
6. The Sleepwalker's Ocean -iv. Geiger 6:52 
7. The Sleepwalker's Ocean -v. Lumin 4:31 
8. The Sleepwalker's Ocean -vi. Waywards 3:30 
9. DriftwoodMP36:57 
10. Not ForgottenMP311:05 
Disc 2
1. An Alternate Ocean (The Salton Sea)MP354:16 


Letters To The Farthest Star

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Letters To The Farthest Star
Forrest Fang
2015 Projekt PRO312 (CD)

LETTERS TO THE FARTHEST STAR is an ambitious and deeply personal dispatch: a far-reaching sojourn into the diverse ambient/electronic influences that helped shape the last three decades of Fang's unique "Fourth World" style. Fang began his tenth album with a challenge to himself: create a single work that acknowledged both past and present explorations while hinting at new avenues to come.
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1. The Unreachable Lands - i. SunsailMP3 
2. The Unreachable Lands - ii. Song of the CamelMP33:47 
3. The Unreachable Lands - iii. Water VillageMP3 
4. The Unreachable Lands - iv. HermitageMP3 
5. Burnt OfferingsMP3 
6. Veldt HypnosisMP3 
7. FossilsMP3 
8. Seven CoronasMP3 
9. LorenzMP3 
10. Lines to InfinityMP3 


The Wolf At The Ruins / Migration

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The Wolf At The Ruins / Migration
Forrest Fang
2013 Projekt PRO290 (CD)

Projekt opens the archives to bring back two formative ambient works. Originally released in 1989 and 1986 respectively, THE WOLF AT THE RUINS and MIGRATION have been out of print for over 20 years. They're from the period when he began his own fusion of electronics and traditional non-Western instruments into a modernist blend of electronics, ambient and world music. Re-released with two bonus tracks per album, and remastered by Robert Rich, this limited edition 2-CD reissue of 300 copies is the definitive way to experience Fang's early visionary blend of space music, hypnotic minimalism and earthy polyrhythms with a Far Eastern bent.

Originally released on Fang's cryptically named Ominous Thud label, these releases incorporate tape delay techniques first popularized by ambient pioneers Robert Fripp and Terry Riley, combined with a broadening palette of influences from non-Western folk music to ambient music to progressive rock. THE WOLF AT THE RUINS, released in 1989, was a particularly significant album for Fang that brought him to greater prominence with extensive airplay on nationally syndicated radio show such as Music From the Hearts of Space and Echoes.

"These albums were really a turning point for me, musically," says Fang. "With my exposure to traditional Chinese music and other non-Western forms such as Balinese gamelan, I was seeing and hearing new colors and textures that seem to form their own sound and language, maybe just a bit beyond my grasp but close enough for me to preserve the essence of what I was experiencing."

"Fang's compositional stylings applied to the genre of space music with exceptional results." -- Billboard

What reviewers have said about THE WOLF AT THE RUINS:

"THE WOLF AT THE RUINS is an intriguing album that freely mixes space music with multifaceted ethnic colorings in a way that is sure to appeal to connoisseurs of experimental global music." -- Allmusic.com

"An oriental-occidental fantasy world of music is created; not new age nor background music, but something deeper, evocative and involved." -- Audion

"[Fang's] release ... confirms his stature ... as being among the best American synthesists. However, Fang does not rely solely on electronics. He works with traditional non-Western instruments and musical styles (especially those from his Chinese heritage), and processes them through contemporary technology and a more modernist approach ... Simply put, Fang has produced a gorgeous piece of work." -- Option

What reviewers have said about MIGRATION:

"Dreamlike and meditative soundscapes." -- New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

"Layered keyboards are the dominant instrument or repetition-based pieces reminiscent of Terry Riley and Mike Ratledge." -- Sound Choice

 
Disc 1
1. The WindmillMP34:42 
2. Passage and AscentMP311:47 
3. The Luminous CrowdMP36:24 
4. AmeliaMP32:58 
5. An Amulet and a TravelogueMP323:58 
6. Karina Waits At The WindowMP32:22 
7. Silent FieldsMP37:12 
8. MeditationMP35:23 
9. A Quiet PlaceMP310:09 
Disc 2
1. InvocationMP31:14 
2. Through A Glass LandingMP36:43 
3. ComfortMP33:26 
4. KoshiMP33:27 
5. Before SunriseMP32:54 
6. Second ImpressionMP31:16 
7. PeruMP33:12 
8. Gradual Formation In SandMP37:20 
9. Lowland DreamMP35:04 
10. SleepMP34:25 
11. White FencesMP33:03 
12. Evening SongMP35:47 
13. ArpeggianaMP32:30 

1-8, 1-9, 2-12, 2-13: bonus tracks


Animism

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Animism
Forrest Fang
2012 Projekt PRO274 (CD) – Eco-Wallet
Reviewed by Relaxed Machinery

Multi-instrumentalist / electronic composer Forrest Fang has been creating his powerful blend of world instrument East-West-influenced sound art for over three decades. The pieces have the elegance and grace of "serious" composed music but the overarching feeling is pure, all-organic, and very human at the core. On his latest, ANIMISM, a long list of acoustic instruments and some synths are brought into play. The thick harmonic stew is created from a deep and heady slow boil of acoustic and electronic sources, treated with extreme audio processing, finding a shared cellular bond after what feels like a long marinade in deep reverberating spaces. Highly recommended!
 
1. Tailing WindMP36:49 
2. The Chameleon's PaintboxMP36:20 
3. Islands In The SkyMP38:55 
4. Evening ChorusMP35:21 
5. Passing SunsMP37:40 
6. A Tributary UnwindsMP38:15 
7. Sleeping SnakesMP37:12 
8. Resting PointMP39:40 


Sans Serif: Unbound

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Sans Serif: Unbound
Forrest Fang
2011 Projekt PRO257 (CD)

Forrest Fang had been creating outstanding minimal, ethno-ambient recordings since the 80's. This new release could easily be filed in the Immersion category. Five pieces hover and slowly shift in a cloud-like movement. The pure texture is created from a strata of sinuous harmonic layers. The ambiguous source of the of sound is rich, organic and at times other-worldly.
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1. Henon's AuroraMP313:20 
2. Chant of UrmMP38:52 
3. Lost OracleMP312:09 
4. A Silver SeasonMP312:28 
5. Tone In AliumMP310:32 


Phantoms

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Phantoms
Forrest Fang
2009 Projekt PRO230 (CD)

PHANTOMS is Forrest Fang's 9th solo album and the follow-up to his Projekt release, GONGLAND. Nearly eight years in the making, PHANTOMS builds on the gamelan-influenced soundscapes of its predecessor by weaving organic sounds of non-Western stringed and percussion instruments and filtering those sounds through a rich melodic tapestry of warm and vaporous atmospheres. Fang's subtly layered and continually evolving textures combine his Asian influences with his love of fractal algorithms that reflect the chaotic beauty of nature. The ambiences of PHANTOMS evoke a state of contemplation within a world in flux. The centerpiece of the album is a 23-minute ambient suite -- "The Hallucinations of Hung Tung" -- inspired by the otherworldly paintings of a Taiwanese fisherman and outsider artist.
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1. Distant FiresMP3 
2. The Great WheelMP3 
3. Little AngklungMP3 
4. A Walk Through the CloudsMP3 
5. The Hallucinations of Hung TungMP3 
6. Slow RiseMP3 
7. Ebb in WinterMP3 
8. FloatMP3 


Gongland

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Gongland
Forrest Fang
2000 Projekt (CD)

Veteran new music artist Forrest Fang returns to the ambient explorations shown on earlier albums like THE WOLF AT THE RUINS. On GONGLAND, Fang, to quote his liner notes, explores his "recent and continuing fascination with Indonesian gamelan music, fractals, alternate tunings, and esoteric algorithms."


Folklore

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Folklore
Forrest Fang (with Steve Roach)
1994 Cuneiform RUNE68 (CD)
 
1. The Bridge Of Chuan-Chou: I. Crossing The River  6:27 
2. The Bridge Of Chuan-Chou: II. The Dragon King's Advice  4:30 
3. The Bridge Of Chuan-Chou: III. Falling Stones (Kuan Yin)  4:28 
4. The Bridge Of Chuan-Chou: IV. An Offering Of Wood  6:03 
5. The Bridge Of Chuan-Chou: V. The Eight Immortals  9:15 
6. Ehecatl MP31:58 
7. Receiving The Approaching Spirit MP34:24 
8. The Healing Stick Of Cabaeza De Vaca   13:27 
9. Gender Lament MP33:46 
10. A Shaman In Pursuit Of Chabui's Image MP38:09 
11. Departure MP31:50 

8. with Steve Roach, Robert Rich

Temple in the Clouds

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Temple in the Clouds
Fayman & Fripp (Jeffrey Fayman, Robert Fripp)
2000 Projekt (CD)

The Soundscapes of Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp. This is the first collaboration between Fayman & Fripp, drawn from looped Frippertronics and dense Symphonic electronics. The result is in the vein of the classic Fripp & Eno NO PUSSYFOOTING collaboration. Released in conjunction with Jeffrey Fayman's Tranceportation imprint.
 
1. The Pillars of HerculesMP315:23 
2. The Sky BelowMP34:32 
3. A Temple in the CloudsMP330:59 
4. The Stars BelowMP33:30 


In a Garden of Eden

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In a Garden of Eden
The Heavenly Music Corporation (with Steve Roach)
1993 Silent Records SR9335 (CD)
 
1. cloud structure silenceMP35:04 
2. the quiet mindMP34:30 
3. ambient to be hereMP37:55 
4. dawn chorusMP35:20 
5. beautiful dreamMP34:55 
6. in a garden of edenMP314:02 
7. reentryMP36:50 

7. with Steve Roach

Transience of Love

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Transience of Love
Walter Holland (with Steve Roach)
1987 Coriolis CR-0105 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. The Flame of a CandleMP33:10 
2. Sharon's ThemeMP35:09 
3. Computer GamesMP32:16 
4. The Satin RobeMP33:10 
5. Love SequenceMP34:23 
6. The Meaningless QuestionMP32:50 
7. Surf & SandMP35:28 
8. Breakfast in BedMP33:33 
9. Sharon's Main ThemeMP33:47 
10. The Transience of LoveMP33:47 
11. The Good-Bye ThemeMP33:42 

1, 6, 9, 10. with Steve Roach; produced by Steve Roach and Walter Holland

Gunyal

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Gunyal
David Hudson (with Steve Roach)
1998 Celestial Harmonies 15033 (CD)
Reviewed by Hans Stoeve, Exposé

This is actually a full collaboration between Steve and David. Another visit to the Timeroom provided the didgeridoo solos that Steve then worked on his own over a few months. "Dreamtime Soundworlds" were created in ways that support the didgeridoo in an expansive and surreal setting.
 
1. BrungaMP36:48 
2. DreamroadsMP34:57 
3. Split RockMP36:01 
4. GooranaMP38:41 
5. YalangiMP39:46 
6. BulurruMP311:39 
7. JummaMP314:24 


The Art of the Didjeridu: Selected Pieces 1987 - 1997

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The Art of the Didjeridu: Selected Pieces 1987 - 1997
David Hudson (with Steve Roach)
1997 Celestial Harmonies 13071 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

A great collection of David's didg playing, produced by Steve from the three solo CDs listed.
 
1. DreamroadsMP34:57 
2. Bali DooMP35:31 
3. Message StickMP34:41 
4. Air CaveMP36:33 
5. Undara's Lava TubeMP34:43 
6. Land SoundMP35:14 
7. SonglineMP33:09 
8. OriginMP34:32 
9. Free Radicals, Track 1MP32:24 
10. JowelbinnaMP34:34 
11. Frog DreamingMP35:07 
12. RooMP33:59 
13. Split RockMP36:01 

1, 7, 13. with Steve Roach; 9. from Michael Askill's FREE RADICALS


Rainbow Serpent

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Rainbow Serpent
David Hudson (with Steve Roach)
1994 Celestial Harmonies 13096 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov

The second David Hudson album adds percussion and atmospheres from Steve to the mix.
 
1. Bali DooMP35:31 
2. Message StickMP34:41 
3. Undara's Lava TubeMP34:43 
4. Dreampipe RhapsodyMP34:43 
5. Laura's FestivalMP37:51 
6. Kuranda WarriorMP33:34 
7. Leprechaun CorroboreeMP34:30 
8. FrenzyMP32:55 
9. New BeginningMP311:49 


Woolunda: Ten Solos For Didgeridoo

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Woolunda: Ten Solos For Didgeridoo
David Hudson
1993 Celestial Harmonies 13071 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Hudson's first solo CD, and perhaps the first-ever recording to present the didgeridoo as a solo instrument on CD at the time of its release. Recorded at the Timeroom with Steve treating the didg through the Lexicon Digital Reverb. All pieces were recorded live.
 
1. JowelbinnaMP34:34 
2. Frog DreamingMP35:07 
3. RooMP33:59 
4. AircaveMP36:33 
5. My PeopleMP37:49 
6. DidgerijigMP33:00 
7. Bama KanbiMP31:59 
8. KadimakaraMP33:58 
9. EarthboundingMP34:00 
10. WoolundaMP36:44 


The Gathering

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The Gathering
Inlakesh (with Steve Roach)
1999 Inlakesh INL004 (CD)
 
1. Forest GatheringMP38:19 
2. Subterranean DeepMP38:21 
3. Fire GatheringMP37:20 
4. Dwelling Place of the Radiant MindMP310:42 
5. Eat Flowers... Breathe LightMP317:58 

5. with Steve Roach

Mirage at the Crossroads

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READING THE BONES (CD)
MIRAGE AT THE CROSSROADS (CD)
Mirage at the Crossroads
Biff Johnson
1999 Broad Vista Music BVM002 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Biff took a journey into the southwest to finish his 1999 CD, MIRAGE AT THE CROSSROADS. Co-produced by Steve, it contains 9 cuts with 72 minutes of music including the 15 minute epic piece "A Road From Somewhere." Somewhat more aggressive and intense than READING THE BONES,  it has the groove factor taking a more active role on some tracks. And, of course, Biff's signature harmonic textures are in full bloom.
 
1. Five Sticks Burning 6:27 
2. Urban Initiation 8:17 
3. Dawn Prey 6:49 
4. Rust on the Blade 12:13 
5. Feldspar and Mica 3:23 
6. A Road from Somewhere 14:47 
7. Lighthouse and Firmament 8:07 
8. Badaraca 5:23 
9. Rendezvous at the Crossroads 7:07 

Steve Roach mixing on 4, 6, 8, 9


Reading the Bones

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MIRAGE AT THE CROSSROADS (CD)
Reading the Bones
Biff Johnson
1997 Broad Vista Music BVM001 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Features interesting soundworlds in the ambient/electronic genre. Co-produced by Steve, the music follows in the footsteps of Roach, Rich, Obmana, Schutze, Parsons, O’Hearn and Eno. The use of folk-flutes and percussion gives an organic quality to the dark, mysterious sounds of the electronic palette.
 
1. Roadside Spectre 5:07 
2. Lost Caravan 7:20 
3. Bleached White 12:16 
4. Myth Continuity 4:12 
5. Earth Extraction 8:58 
6. Pre-History 8:24 
7. Native Space 3:19 
8. Sumgainala 4:55 
9. The Other Side of What 12:00 

Steve Roach additional recording and mixing


Living Labyrinths

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Living Labyrinths
Stephen Kent
2007 Family Tree (CD)

Outstanding didgeridoo player Stephen Kent has been pioneering the use of didgeridoo in today's music for years. His work with Lights in A Fat City and Trancesmission forged the role of the didgeridoo as a poweful center piece in a group setting. This was further explored on the tribal-trance adventure HALCYON DAYS release with Steve Roach and Kenneth Newby.
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1. The Longest DayMP314:33 
2. Bird by BirdMP31:45 
3. The First SparkMP33:22 
4. Warthogs AllMP34:34 
5. Harmonic TimeMP311:07 
6. A Thousand SoulsMP35:23 
7. Re-MemberingMP32:48 
8. Waking the LegMP31:54 
9. ElevationMP35:50 
10. The OneMP35:20 
11. For Dear LifeMP33:07 
12. ReconciliationMP36:55 


Khenany

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Khenany
Khenany (with Steve Roach)
1993 Celestial Harmonies 13078 (CD)
 
1. KacharpariMP3 
2. Ceremonia In La NaturalezaMP34:28 
3. Bonita (Pretty One)  
4. Danza del Zikuri (Zikuri Dance #1)  
5. Cambita (Dance from Argentina)  
6. Mis Llamitas (My Little Llamas)  
7. La Savanera (Columbian Festival Song)  
8. Rio Pucara-Amanece (Pucara River-Sunrise)  
9. La Partida (The Departure)  
10. Montes Ponku (Ponku Mountain)  
11. Dolencias (Anguish)  
12. Regreso a Caso (Returning Home)  
13. Cancion Prehispanica (Prehispanic Indian Song)  
14. Pajaro Campana-Huapango (Bell Bird-Huapango)  

2. with Steve Roach

Transmitter

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MANTRASEQUENT (CD)
TRANSMITTER (CD)
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TRANSMITTER (CD)
SCULPTOR GALAXY (CD)
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Transmitter
Jeffrey Koepper
2017 Projekt PRO348 (CD)

Keeping analog sequencer music alive in the 21st century... Poly-rhythmic sequential melodies of warm, engaging electronics propel Transmitter, an album created live-in-the-studio on vintage synthesizers and sequencers. Organic performances of six new tracks (and one from MantraSequent) glide through evolving epics with a classic 70's feel. Thick synthesizer textures and pulsating rhythms generate and modulate the pieces captured June 18th 2017 at WXPN's Star's End Radio, Philadelphia. Host Chuck Van Zyl writes:
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1. WhirlMP3 
2. IonsMP3 
3. TidesMP3 
4. QuasarMP3 
5. DarknessMP3 
6. HaloMP36:34 
7. CloudsMP3 


MantraSequent

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MantraSequent
Jeffrey Koepper
2017 Projekt PRO341 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Creating the music of tomorrow with the analog technology of yesterday... Poly-rhythmic sequential melodies of warm, emotional electronics propel MANTRASEQUENT, an album created on vintage synthesizers and sequencers. Koepper's reputation as a skilled composer in the Berlin school shines on his 10th release influenced by early EM artists Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze and Steve Roach.
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1. ParallaxMP312:42 
2. AuraMP37:43 
3. MandalaMP32:09 
4. ApparitionMP310:38 
5. AuroraMP33:51 
6. GatewayMP313:48 
7. HaloMP36:34 


Terrelektra

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Terrelektra
Jeffrey Koepper
2016 Air Space Records (CD)

TERRELEKTRA is the followup to last year's KONNEKTIONS. Koepper continues the electronic flow, utilizing exclusively vintage synthesizers and sequencers to create a beautifully evocative planet of sound. Deep atmospheres blend effortlessly with sequential rhythms to propel the listener to emotional memory, space and beyond.
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1. RadianceMP39:29 
2. Solar CurrentMP34:43 
3. Analog DriftMP34:36 
4. SatelliteMP37:24 
5. Odyssey Part I 11:04 
6. Odyssey Part IIMP37:06 
7. InterlogicMP39:53 
8. TelepathsMP37:16 
9. After the FallMP310:01 


Konnektions

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Konnektions
Jeffrey Koepper
2015 Air Space Records 007 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

KONNEKTIONS is the outstanding and long-awaited album from Jeffrey Koepper. On this new release, Koepper maintains his connection to the pure emotional impact of pure analog sound. All the music is composed entirely with vintage analog synths, drum machines and analog sequencers. The music explores deep emotional moods and atmospheres through a combination of ambient textures, sequencer-based structures and evocative soundscapes combined to create a compelling journey of discovery and stimulation the imagination. The music is emerges with an organic flowing feel, blooming into moods that reveal somber peacefulness as well as epic hopefulness. The final assembly, enhancements and mastering occurred with Steve at the Timehouse this summer. A release not to be missed.
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1. After GlowMP39:46 
2. OracleMP33:41 
3. PantheonMP38:45 
4. Trance ElectricMP311:10 
5. Astral MechanikaMP313:13 
6. Mercury CircuitMP310:45 
7. Among StarsMP35:10 
8. BeliefMP38:54 


Arctisonia

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Arctisonia
Jeffrey Koepper
2011 Air Space Records (CD)

Arctisonia is the seventh album in the superb discography of Jeffrey Koepper. Based on an arctic theme, this CD offers the listener seven tracks of frozen atmospheres, cold textures and icy forms, all realized with classic analogue synth sounds. Including gear by Moog, ARP, Sequential Circuits, Oberheim, Roland, Yamaha and many others from a bygone era, the equipment list reads like a keyboard catalog from the 70's and 80's. While Jean-Michel Jarre and Michael Garrison seem to hover over his music, Koepper communes with his machines in a fight against the notion that this genre belongs to history rather than the present. He knows well the territory of plugs, cables and jacks and crafts a pleasing palate of unique electronic tones. Upon this foundation a great deal of sonic architecture may be constructed.
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1. Arctic SunriseMP38:00 
2. Illulissat 10:25 
3. Ice FlowMP35:48 
4. Snow SequenceMP310:50 
5. GlacialMP37:13 
6. AvalancheMP320:53 
7. GreenlandMP39:31 


Quadranteon

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Quadranteon
Jeffrey Koepper
2009 Air Space Records (CD)

QUADRANTEON is Jeffrey Koepper's latest solo release. Like his previous albums, it is composed entirely with vintage analog synths, drum machines and analog sequencers. With this album Koepper explores deep emotional ambient worlds. Divided into four movements / parts, it is an emotional electronic journey through four moods. Koepper uses a combination of ambient textures, sequencer rhythms and deep atmospheres to create these lush electronic structures. QUADRANTEON has a very organic flowing feel between its parts, and touches on deep ambience as well as intense sequential rhythms.
 
1. Quadranteon Part IMP316:06 
2. Quadranteon Part IIMP319:42 
3. Quadranteon Part IIIMP327:54 
4. Quadranteon Part IVMP38:43 


Radiate

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Radiate
Jeffrey Koepper
2009 Ricochet Dream (CD)

Koepper's first live CD release was recorded at a Gatherings concert in Philadelphia on April 19, 2008. The CD presents a spirited set built on the warm analog instruments which create the foundation of his sound. The concert was also the debut of the album Sequentaria. Radiate contains live versions of tracks from Sequentaria, Momentium and Luminosity.
 
1. Blue Sector  
2. Astral Projection  
3. Timeline  
4. Byzantine MachineMP36:18 
5. Interphase  
6. Synchronous  
7. Parallel Being  
8. One Hundred Memories  
9. Creation  
10. Rising SunMP36:04 


Luminosity

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Luminosity
Jeffrey Koepper
2009 Air Space Records (CD)
Reviewed by Electroambient Space

This fourth solo release from electronic artist Jeffrey Koepper presents a more contempletive aspect of his warm analog synth-based sound creations. Delicate unfolding slow to mid-tempo melodic patterns create a meditative symmetry, while graceful harmonic textures intermix with the flow. The total effect is one of peaceful reflection.
 
1. ReflectionMP38:39 
2. Light and TruthMP39:53 
3. ArtifactsMP35:17 
4. Winter SpaceMP37:21 
5. Life ClockMP37:25 
6. EmitterMP37:20 
7. TransmissionMP311:06 
8. Dusk Till Dawn 10:23 
9. Rising SunMP36:04 


Sequentaria

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Sequentaria
Jeffrey Koepper
2008 Air Space Records (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Electroambient Space

SEQUENTARIA is Jeffrey Koepper's new solo release, and like his previous ETHEREA and MOMENTIUM, SEQUENTARIA relies completely on classic analog synths, drum machines and analog sequencers to construct an organic melodic-rythmic-sequential interweave. The overall feeling is playful and inspired, with a hint of nostalgia as the warmth of vintage analogue sounds and sequences emerge in forms that evolve from the interactive hands-on approach these instruments offer. Fans of classic Jean-Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream will be especially interested in this release. Mastered by Steve Roach.


Momentium

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Momentium
Jeffrey Koepper (with Steve Roach)
2006 Air Space Records 002 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

MOMENTIUM is Koepper's new solo release after his debut CD ETHEREA. On this one he amps-up the energy with a flow of pieces created around the sequencer as a tool to give the music momentum. Koepper is a long-time proponent of analog and hardware synths, thus allowing his hands-on approach to become essential in shaping the flow as it occurs. The first track alone is worth the price of admission, calling up the ghosts of Tangerine Dream in their glory days. Warm tones and hypnotic patterns intermix into a fine result throughout the entire set. Steve Roach was integral in the final arrangement, mastering and finishing treatments of MOMENTIUM.
 
1. Byzantine MachineMP36:18 
2. OutsideMP36:45 
3. Godspeed 2MP35:50 
4. Sense of TimeMP311:13 
5. Eternal SeaMP312:11 
6. 2600 A.D.MP33:13 
7. Sequential MeditationMP311:45 
8. AwakeningMP39:40 

2, 6, 7 with Steve Roach


Etherea

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Etherea
Jeffrey Koepper (with Steve Roach)
2003 Air Space Records 001 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Jeffrey Koepper has been creating electronic music since 1985. He has released material in the past with the groups Pure Gamma and Immortal. ETHEREA, produced with ambient legend Steve Roach, is his first full-length solo release. His influences by early electronic musicians Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze and Steve Roach will be heard in this release of warm pulsing meditations and serene soundscapes. These influences were the spark that ignited his creative spirit. True to his roots, Koepper uses a variety of analogue synthesizers and sequencers to create his evolving sound-world sculptures. His desire is to continue in the fine tradition of classic electronic music while bringing forth his unique approach of creating warm, emotionally-crafted music.
 
1. Between DreamsMP310:55 
2. Distant LightMP312:43 
3. TimelessMP36:08 
4. Ancient SunlightMP37:20 
5. SpiralingMP31:51 
6. Silent AgeMP32:07 
7. PassagesMP36:21 
8. Moments In TimeMP35:30 
9. TwilightMP35:25 
10. While We SleepMP313:52 

mastered by Steve Roach


Tripping Back Into the Broken Days

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Tripping Back Into the Broken Days
Lycia
2002 Projekt PRO134 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. broken daysMP3 
2. it's okay to be smallMP3 
3. the last winterMP3 
4. asleep in the riverMP3 
5. fades down farMP3 
6. give up the ghostMP3 
7. vacant winter dayMP3 
8. gray december desert dayMP3 
9. blue heronMP3 
10. halfway between here and thereMP3 
11. cat & dogMP3 
12. pale blue prevailsMP3 

premastering treatments by Steve Roach

Intention

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Intention
Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig
2014 Projekt PRO303 (CD)

Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig join forces again to focus and intensify the transformative power of their musical collaboration.
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1. IntentionMP322:33 
2. SurrenderMP39:47 
3. EncounterMP315:59 
4. FocusMP311:11 
5. VisionMP39:51 


Medicine Work

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Medicine Work
Byron Metcalf, Rob Thomas
2013 Dr. BAM's Music (CD)

Award-winning shamanic-trance drummer Byron Metcalf and master didgeridoo artist Rob Thomas of Inlakesh combine their musical and personal medicines to create an extremely potent sonic brew. MEDICINE WORK is a psychoactive offering -- synergistically forged in the timeless hearth of shamanic intent and ceremony and is designed to guide and support intrepid travelers into deeper territories of their inner worlds -- far beyond the known and familiar.
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1. This WayMP3 
2. A Deeper DescentMP3 
3. Medicine WorkMP3 
4. Gates of InitiationMP3 
5. Servants of the MysteryMP3 


Dream Tracker

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TALES FROM THE ULTRA TRIBE (CD)
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Dream Tracker
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Dashmesh Khalsa
2010 Dr. BAM's Music DBM006 (CD)
Reviewed by New Age Retailer

The essential ingredients of ancient and contemporary shamanic trance states are fully activated in this highly potent new release. Byron carved out a collection of incredible trance grooves for nearly a year, eventually bringing in the prana-infused didgeridoo of Dashmesh Khalsa on every track. Steve joined on in early January 2010 and poured his heart and soul-drenched soundworlds into the six pieces, covering a full range of ecstatic dreamtime flow: rhythm, breath and expansion. The end result is a full-blown dreamtime alchemy of all the elements. The living, breathing percussion, didgeridoo and soundworlds are unified in a single purpose: to open to the door out of the ordinary world, initiating the listener into an empowered journey of infinite possibilities for spiritual rebirth, illumination, and transcendence.
 
1. Dream TrackerMP320:18 
2. Dreamtime AlchemyMP310:04 
3. From the InsideMP39:18 
4. Thunder WalkMP311:47 
5. Roo RunnerMP39:55 
6. Realms of the Sacred SeedMP312:02 


The Shaman's Heart II: The Healing Journey

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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.
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1. The Shaman's Heart IIMP371:10 


A Warning From the Elders

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A Warning From the Elders
Byron Metcalf
2007 Dr. BAM's Music (CD)

In this latest solo project, Byron expands his sonic explorations of the shamanic path of soul-based and heart-centered living that is the foundation of his work. This work is centered around organic trance rhythms and interlocking hybrid grooves which drive the experience forward and deeper into the shamanic realms. A WARNING FROM THE ELDERS is the first project where Byron has used his overtone singing to create harmonic drones and soundscapes. With this potent emphasis on the raw, organic sounds of wood, skin, metal, clay, stone, and the human voice, Byron makes a big step forward in his production skills and the result is a delicious blend of fierce percussion, heart-opening textural voices and overtone singing; a powerful meditation of purpose, presence and compassion.
 
1. Facing The TruthMP3 
2. A Warning From the Elders  
3. Heart WarriorsMP3 
4. Fire PassageMP3 
5. Earth Om – Sacred ResonanceMP3 


The Shaman's Heart

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The Shaman's Heart
Byron Metcalf (with Steve Roach)
2005 Dr. BAM's Music DBM003 (CD) – 2010 Digipak re-release
Reviewed by Frank MacEowen, Hypnos Forum, Wind and Wire

This is a powerful and unique rhythmic and soundworld trance experience based on the traditional structures of shamanic drumming used for altering states of awareness. The entire journey is built using a collection of buffalo drums, frame drums and rattles. Presented as a continuous, unfolding rhythmic state, starting with lone peyote rattles and evolving into mandala-like polyrhythmic bliss. Through it all is a shapeshifting undercurrent of essential soundworlds specifically provided to create support for the intrepid inner traveler. This is unlike any of the solo or collaborations from Byron and Steve.
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1. Preparation PulseMP38:02 
2. Threshold of IntentionMP38:53 
3. Decision PointMP37:58 
4. The Call for Total SurrenderMP320:09 
5. Raven MedicineMP310:19 
6. Wisdom WorkMP311:51 
7. Unfolding ClarityMP35:51 


Wachuma's Wave


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Wachuma's Wave
Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig (with Steve Roach)
2003 Spotted Peccary Music SPM 1501 (CD)
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Wind and Wire

This project was built around Byron's evolving style of acoustic and processed percussion pieces pulsing in the spirit of THE SERPENT'S LAIR with Steve Roach. The spiritually rich overtone voice and flute of Mark Seelig creates a unique stirring blend that is organinc at the core. Although Steve was consumed with the creation of MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES, he joined in on the project later on, adding soundworlds and processing throughout. This release sets the stage for a second project in production now, a full collaboration between Byron, Mark and Steve that was mapped out during a recent week this summer at the Timeroom.
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1. Wachuma's Wave 14:47 
2. Gone... BeyondMP313:22 
3. Deep Time DreamingMP310:34 
4. Last Remnants of RealityMP313:53 
5. Dance of the Heart VoyagersMP310:41 
6. Across the WatersMP310:37 


Not Without Risk

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Not Without Risk
Byron Metcalf (with Steve Roach)
2001 Dr. BAM's Music DBMCD 002 (CD)

Byron Metcalf's new solo CD, featuring Steve Roach on several tracks, is available for a limited time. Cut from a similar fabric as disc one of THE SERPENT'S LAIR. This intense tribal percussion-heavy journey is not for the faint at heart, and while the word "shamanic music" gets used freely now, this is to be considered the real deal. It's a more stripped down sound from THE SERPENT'S LAIR, with various drums and percussion, didgeridoo and soundscapes combined for a powerful result.
 
1. Not Without Risk 7:58 
2. Fields of IntentionMP38:06 
3. Primordial RecognitionMP39:04 
4. Medicine StoryMP39:54 
5. Spirit GatheringMP39:52 
6. Dark BrewMP37:38 
7. Clan TravelersMP310:48 
8. Light From A Burning BridgeMP310:30 


Phase IX

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Phase IX
Lorenzo Montanà
2017 Projekt PRO339 (CD)

Playing frequently at The Timehouse, this outstanding new transmission is Italian soundcomposer Lorenzo Montanà's first American release. These electronic ambient mindscapes form nine phases of a trip of the psyche. Lorenzo focuses on the floating / experimental side of his work, as heard on his collaboration with Alio Die, Holographic Codex; it's a downtempo evolution on his fifteen previous albums, including work on the famed German Fax label where he published his first CD and the 5-CD Labyrinth collaboration series with Pete Namlook.
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1. Land's EndMP3 
2. Glopsyche EclipseMP3 
3. Dhalg FuMP3 
4. Mirror of ConsciousnessMP3 
5. Fall's OdysseyMP3 
6. Ura SenxetMP3 
7. Opal CaveMP3 
8. NaadmirMP3 
9. Strings of PatienceMP3 


The Venerable Dark Cloud

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The Venerable Dark Cloud
69-minute extended re-release

Loren Nerell
2016 Projekt PRO330 (CD) – limited edition of 300

An ambient hybrid of traditional Indonesian soundscapes and electronics. Originally released in 2000 on Italy's Amplexus label, Loren Nerell extends THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD's original 22 minutes to over 69 minutes, culminating in a complete vision capturing a sound that Sequences described as "modern ambient drone music (that) melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old".

In 2000, Glen Hammett wrote for The Raging Consciousness Desk, THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD "is spectacular, creative, and a delight to listen. Enchanting! The sensation the listener comes away with is one of a sacred mysterious quality, and I found myself wanting more when it ended".

Sixteen years later, the wait is over. Capturing an ambient sound informed by Indonesian gamelan music, and the concept of animism, Loren remarks, "What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong? You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong".

From the liner notes, Loren writes:

This project started back in 1998 when Stefano Gentile asked me to contribute to his Amplexus mini-CD ambient label. The timing was perfect: I had just finished my masters degree in ethnomusicology, it had been a while since I had any time to create music, and I was very eager to get back to creating again.

The first thing that came was the title; well, actually I stole the title. THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD is the English translation of the name given to the UCLA Javanese gamelan ensemble "Kyai Mendung". I felt this title fit the mood of the music I was writing, plus I also had this concept for what the album was about. Indonesia is predominately Islamic, but underneath there are many layers of other beliefs including Animism, the belief that everything has a soul. This has filtered down into everything including gamelan ensembles; it is thought that the spirit of the ensemble resides in its largest gong. As an outsider, I was fascinated. I wondered, "What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong?" You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong. "Within The Cloud" is how a gong would think created using only gamelan tones that I processed.

One unique aspect of the Amplexus concept that I found challenging was the short capacity of the little 3-inch CDs they released on; they held about 23 minutes rather than the 74 minutes on a standard CD. It was a challenge, but I found around 22 minutes of music to include. I felt and still feel it is the strongest work I have produced to date.

Fast forward about ten years; the CD is long out of print. Steve Roach suggested that I release the CD again but this time as a full-length version. I went back into my archives and found a couple of tracks that I did not include on the original release due to length. "Liquid Metal Statis" appeared on the Hypnos Compilation CD Weightless, Effortless and has been slightly remixed for this disc. The other was an alternative version of the song "Eclipse," now called "Another Cloud". Completing the vision are tracks "Tenganan Grove" and "Lambat Lane".

 
1. Dark HorizonMP36:15 
2. EclipseMP38:53 
3. Liquid Metal StasisMP37:42 
4. Another CloudMP39:08 
5. Tenganan GroveMP36:36 
6. Within the CloudMP33:49 
7. AblutionMP32:23 
8. Lambat LaneMP324:24 


Tree of Life

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Tree of Life
Loren Nerell, Mark Seelig
2014 Projekt PRO299 (CD)

Loren and Mark's electro-acoustic debut merges the ambient soundworlds of Southeast Asia, North & South America with the spiritual influences of Bali and India. One part droney soundscape, one part tribal deliberation, and one part ethnological exploration,TREE OF LIFE expands into a transformative experience. Loren's deep understanding of Balinese music, coupled with his expertise in sound engineering, effortlessly complements Mark's Bansuri flutes and harmonic overtone vocals and chants. Supported by Sarangi maestro Pankaj Mishra from India, and up-and-coming percussionist Max Link from Germany, the release follows up on ideas sparked during Loren and Mark's first time on stage together at the 2010 SoundQuest Fest in Tucson, Arizona.
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1. Wacah ChanMP3 
2. CintamaniMP3 
3. YggdrasilMP3 
4. KayonMP3 
5. AcaciaMP3 
6. Arbor VitaeMP3 


Slow Dream

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Slow Dream
Loren Nerell
2012 Projekt PRO271 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Relaxed Machinery

Loren Nerell creates a masterful release of deep ambient with SLOW DREAM, field recordings from the world of sleep. On his seventh solo release, Nerell's four lengthy tracks are all-encompassing sonic environments forged mainly from extremely processed location recordings made during his trips to Bali. Rich drones and shimmering highlights skirt over the organic textures, processed and layered into subtle, delicate resonant spaces. Glowing, amorphous drifts of sound create the impression of traveling along the supple contours of subterranean passageways. This SLOW DREAM takes ethereal shape as an exotic but compelling atmosphere that hovers between the waking and sleep state. When experienced at a lower volume and left to repeat play over the course of a few hours, the transportive effect of this soundscape is especially powerful and mind-altering.
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1. MentationMP328:40 
2. Slow DreamMP310:29 
3. A Sense of PresenceMP319:28 
4. Persistence of Dream ImageryMP38:31 


Taksu

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Taksu
Loren Nerell
2003 Soleilmoon (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Loren Nerell's dark and humid soundscape releases date back to his 1996 release LILIN DEWA, as well as the more recent INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES. TAKSU takes cues from both of these albums, blending environmental sounds he records during his Indonesian travels, and Balinese instruments together into a glowing, amorphous cloud of spine-tingling sound.
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1. TaksuMP369:19 

Steve Roach spatial treatments, mastering


Indonesian Soundscapes

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Indonesian Soundscapes
Loren Nerell
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
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1. Call To PrayerMP3 
2. Shadow PlayMP3 
3. Wind Through Bamboo ForestMP3 
4. Galungan CeremonyMP3 
5. Bus DepotMP3 
6. FrogsMP3 
7. Kecak (Monkey Chants)MP3 
8. Morning Insect SoundsMP3 
9. Maulud Nabi FestivalMP3 
10. Surabaya AirportMP3 
11. Gamelan Maker ShowroomMP3 
12. House BlessingMP3 
13. A Walk Through the MarketMP3 
14. Evening SoundsMP3 
15. Morning Rain  


The Venerable Dark Cloud

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The Venerable Dark Cloud
Loren Nerell
1999 Amplexus XUS12 (Mini CD)

Loren Nerell is known for his fondness for gamelan music. You get the idea of his blending of music elements when you see that his latest CD was recorded over the last few years in Bali, Java, and... Los Angeles. Modern ambient drone music melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old. As usual with Amplexus limited edition 3" singles, the packaging is beautiful, featuring a large 3-fold booklet with photography by the label's Stefano Gentile. Being a single, this is 21 minutes of new music. The journey of musical exploration ends far too soon, but it is very, very good while it lasts. The textures are rich, as drones blend with sparse tribal beats and ancient instruments, such as the crystal clear but other-worldly bell tones in "Eclipse". Just reading the credits for the instrumentation used is fascinating, as I couldn't tell you what most of them are. They are fused into a hypnotic mix of soothing sounds, truly transporting you to another place and time. The music is simultaneously dark and yet spiritually uplifting. "Within the Cloud" is appropriately named, as it is light and delicate, though again with a dark quality that keeps this far from new age realms. This track takes surprisingly smooth musical turns, given at least three distinct movements over its less than four-minute run. The disc is clearly intended to be played at one sitting, as it all runs together as a single piece of music. "Ablution" begins with flutes, rain, thunder, and a rooster crowing. The spatial effect is amazing, as the rainfall seems to be coming from deep within the speakers. Then, just when I'm fully drawn in, it's over. More, please. -- Phil Derby, Sequences
 
1. Dark HorizonMP36:15 
2. EclipseMP38:53 
3. Within the CloudMP33:49 
4. AblutionMP32:23 

rare limited edition 3-inch CD


Lilin Dewa

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Lilin Dewa
Loren Nerell
1996 Side Effects DFX 26 (CD)

Nerell is an American who became spellbound by Bali and Java's gamelan music after a chance encounter with it over 20 years ago. He merges field recordings of said music with his own studio manipulaitons (via synths and samplers), but only skilled ears could tell which is which. Nerell's tools include various Indonesian gongs, rain-stick, dholak and slenthem. LILIN DEWA should strike a resonant chord with Westerners receptive to contemplative musics, even if they don't have a clue about gamelan. The moan-and-groan drone of "Galungan" has ritualistic overtones that induce an uneasy, peaceful feeling, like being isloated in a desert. "Borobudur" is akin to Paul Schütze's cinematic take on Southeastern Asian ambience. Muted chanting and cricketsong add to the song's mesmerizing chill. "Bamboo, Iron, Resin, Bronze" is one of the most gorgeous and euphoric pieces of music since Don Cherry's "Brown Rice" (1975), conjuring the image of a stately glide down an Indoesian river. -- Dave Segal, Alternative Press
 
1. IramaMP310:49 
2. GalunganMP318:05 
3. Bamboo, Iron, Resin, BronzeMP36:15 
4. Hiasan (Ornament)MP320:00 
5. Borobudur 4 AM 15:51 


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Book of Alchemy
Loren Nerell (with Steve Roach)
1989 Odyle Productions LAN 002 (Cassette)
 
1. The World SpiritMP312:42 
2. The CrucibleMP314:32 
3. EssencesMP37:35 
4. Iron FilingsMP38:05 
5. CinnabarMP34:23 
6. Burned AlumMP36:35 

2. with Steve Roach

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Point of Arrival
Loren Nerell (with Steve Roach)
1986 Loren Nerell LAN 001 (Cassette)
 
1. EidolonMP3 
2. Sound ScapeMP3 
3. MatrixMP3 
4. GrowthMP3 
5. Waves of TimeMP3 

5. with Steve Roach

Ecology of Souls

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Ecology of Souls
Kenneth Newby
1994 Hearts of Space HS11046 (CD)

Kenneth was one third of the HALCYON DAYS release with Steve Roach and Stephen Kent. This was a brilliant ethno-ambient release that made large waves when it was released in the early 90's. As part of the group Trance Mission, Newby brought his experience from living in Indonesia, where he studied the country's music and culture. This release along with the Suspended Memories releases, SOMA and STRATA with Robert Rich, and HALCYON DAYS were defining tribal ambient releases on the Fathom label. ECOLOGY OF SOULS is out-of-print -- we bought the distributor's last few copies -- and it's unknown if it will ever be re-released.
Continued...

 
1. EquinoxMP311:47 
2. PersephoneMP317:22 
3. EphemeraMP312:37 
4. OdalanMP312:00 
5. Glossolalia (Persephone Return)MP34:17 


The River of Appearance

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The River of Appearance
10th Anniversary 2-CD edition

Vidna Obmana, Dreams in Exile
2006 Projekt PRO185 (CD)

Projekt re-releases Vidna Obmana's classic THE RIVER OF APPEARANCE with a bonus disc, the entire album performed by Oregon's Dreams in Exile. River was a high point of Obmana's early compositional style, presenting a minimal and serene flow utilizing sparse piano lines which intermingle with drifting keyboard loops and organic rainstick sounds. There is an overall harmonic unity on these 8 pieces, stripping dense walls back to reveal a slowly changing sound configuration. The second disc is not merely bonus tracks, but a complete re-creation of the original on traditional instruments.
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Disc 1: by Vidna Obmana
1. The Angelic AppearanceMP35:48 
2. Ephemeral VisionMP38:47 
3. A Scenic FallMP310:23 
4. Night-BloomingMP38:28 
5. The Solitary Circle 6:17 
6. Weaving ClusterMP35:15 
7. Streamers of StillnessMP37:25 
8. The Ominous DwellingMP36:35 
Disc 2: re-creation by Dreams in Exile
1. The Angelic AppearanceMP3 
2. Ephemeral VisionMP3 
3. A Scenic FallMP3 
4. Night-BloomingMP3 
5. The Solitary CircleMP3 
6. Weaving ClusterMP3 
7. Streamers of StillnessMP3 
8. The Ominous DwellingMP3 


Echo Passage

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Echo Passage
Vidna Obmana, Alio Die
2006 Projekt PRO190 (CD)
Reviewed by Phil Derby, AmbiEntrance

Vidna Obmana and Italian soundsculptor Alio Die unite their vision and realized this introspective work of sixty minutes. At times droning and abstract, sometimes ritualistic and ethnic. "ECHO PASSAGE clearly lives up to the reputations of Obmana and Musso while offering both ample opportunity to work outside of their ordinary parameters" -- Adam M. Bialek / Outburn (USA)
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1. Echoes of Light  
2. A Slip of Darkness  
3. The Passage  

2006 reissue in Digipak.


Legacy

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Legacy
Vidna Obmana
2004 Relapse Records RR66242 (CD)

LEGACY is Vidna Obmana's closing chapter in his critically acclaimed and challenging Dante trilogy. The evolution of these darkly surreal soundscapes and harmonic themes now merging with Vidna Obmana's insistent grooves makes this an especially powerful conclusion to a relentlessly uncompromised series. While the trilogy plays with the duality of choices, parallel to the epic Dante poem -- covering the conflict of opposites, between good and evil, black and white -- equals Vidna Obmana's personal longing for an artistic and creative change in pace, profile and style. LEGACY brings forward a fusion of industrial, ambient, fourth world and even some post-rock elements, performed on electric guitars, overtone flutes and an array of electronic devices. This new album also features Steven Wilson, originator and leader of the group Porcupine Tree, who performs a haunting and thematic electric guitar passage to conclude the trilogy.
 
1. CantoMP32:45 
2. BloodshiftMP37:05 
3. Torment and ResolutionMP311:56 
4. Sinner's TongueMP37:33 
5. The Virtual InsomniaMP313:06 
6. Cycle of AgonyMP38:55 
7. Impious RisingMP311:43 
8. Legacy 10:54 


Anthology 1984 - 2004

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Anthology 1984 - 2004
Vidna Obmana
2004 Projekt PRO157 (CD)

2004 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Vidna Obmana. These past 20 years signified Vidna Obmana as one of the most wilful independent exprimental artists around. He recorded more than 35 CD albums, whether solo or in collaboration, of music that explored the abrasive side of electronic composition, the freeform landscapes of the isolationist ambient aesthetic, the structured interactivity of Fourth World soundscapes, international music traditions and post-classical experimentations. Vidna Obmana's ANTHOLOGY 1984 - 2004 release marks this celebration and covers Vidna's oeuvre from 1984 up 'til 2004. For the first ever, this anthology links Vidna Obmana's most succesful ambient period with his most obscure earlier phase. A period in his career that Vidna Obmana refused to recognize until a year ago when he realized that his experimental and noise phase created the foundation for what he has produced so far. Twelve selections which range in style from ambient music in the vein of THE RIVER OF APPEARANCE and his ambient Trilogy to harsh noise electronics from the early 80's. An unique and provocative document confirming Vidna Obmana's essential position in the field of electronic and modern experimental music. This CD, the first in a series of anthologies, also stands for the birth of Vidna Obmana's own label Ikon (this first release is in alliance with Projekt). The circle is complete and a new path lies ahead. Be aware this is challenging, provoking listening, shifting between omninous sound eruptions and the more developed forms of later years.
 
1. Shallow faith (previously unreleased, from 'Legacy' studio sessions - Belgium, 2003/2004)  
2. Second praise for last hope (previously released, from 'Untitled' cassette, Ladd-Frith - USA, 1987)  
3. The noctural air (previously unreleased, from 'The River of Appearance' studio sessions - Belgium, 1995/1996)  
4. Ecstasy (previously released, from 'Hope and Die' cassette, V-tapes - Germany, 1984-1985)  
5. Kindred spirits (from 'Crossing the trail' studio sessions - Belgium, previously released on '1654-The Cave2' CD compilation, Hands Productions - Germany, 1998)  
6. Darkness overpowers it all (previously released, from 'Untitled' cassette, Ladd-Frith - USA, 1986)  
7. Soul dislocation (previously unreleased, from 'Spore' studio sessions - Belgium, 2001/2002)  
8. By abundant rain (live) (previously unreleased, from 'The Trilogy' studio sessions - Belgium, 1990/1993, live in concert at Diogenes, Nijmegen - The Netherlands, 1991)  
9. Only fear will survive (previously released from 'Only Fear will Survive' cassette, Ladd-Frith, USA - 1985, enhancement by Brian Ladd)  
10. Bemused amphibian (from 'Experience Artaud' cassette, self-released - Belgium, previously released on 'Ecstasy by Current II' LP compilation, Schizophonia - Austria 1988)  
11. Assimilate (previously unreleased, from 'Tremor' studio sessions - Belgium, 1999/2001)  
12. Arterial (previously released, from 'Landscape in obscurity' cassette, S.S.A. - The Netherlands, 1989)  


Subterranean Collective

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Subterranean Collective
Vidna Obmana (with Steve Roach)
2001 Projekt PRO110 (CD)

Ambient collectors have searched for the missing link for years: a search for the albums that reflect the transition from vidnaObmana's early minimalist-ambient work to his current tribal-ambient sound. ECHOING DELIGHT, PARALLEL FLAMING and THE SPIRITUAL BONDING – out of print for most of the 90's – are that missing link. This is the SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE.
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Disc 1
1. The Feather CycleMP311:20 
2. Narrow GloomMP3 
3. The Empty NightMP3 
4. NocturneMP3 
5. Spatial ProphecyMP3 
6. DoekoenMP3 
7. Challenging BoundariesMP35:19 
8. Triangle of DawnMP3 
Disc 2
1. The Spiritual BondingMP312:10 
2. Echoing DelightMP3 
3. The Interior Delight  
4. Fleeting SpaceMP3 
5. Crystal TravellingMP3 
6. Earth DanglingMP34:09 
7. From The Stepping StoneMP34:32 
8. Lifting CharmMP3 
9. The Nebulous PathwayMP35:39 


The Surreal Sanctuary

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The Surreal Sanctuary
Vidna Obmana (with Steve Roach)
2000 Hypnos (CD)
 
1. InfinityMP35:10 
2. LamentationMP37:15 
3. The First CoilMP38:52 
4. The Profound IsolatesMP310:05 
5. Jewel of the UndergroundMP37:50 
6. The Fragmented DomeMP317:53 
7. FlameMP314:02 

6. with Steve Roach

The Contemporary Nocturne

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The Contemporary Nocturne
Vidna Obmana (with Steve Roach)
2000 Hypnos (CD)

This is the second half of Vidna's special "dual" release for the Hypnos label, following THE SURREAL SANCTUARY, again with guest appearances by Jim Cole, Joris De Backer and Steve Roach. Continuing his focus on the avant-garde and atmospheric, Vidna Obmana reveals the solution and reaches the light at the end of the sonic tunnel with this second chapter.
 
1. DuelMP31:58 
2. Chasing the OdysseeMP310:40 
3. A Platform of SorrowMP36:04 
4. The Gaze in DissonanceMP33:26 
5. Mute GriefMP36:59 
6. RevelationMP39:57 
7. The Path DownwardsMP319:12 
8. InfinityMP314:40 

2. with Steve Roach


Memories Compiled 2

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Memories Compiled 2
Vidna Obmana
1999 Projekt (CD)

Remastered archival recordings from 1988 – 1991, resequenced by the artist, with an additional 30 minutes of unreleased music from that era added per disc.


Crossing the Trail

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Crossing the Trail
Vidna Obmana
1998 Projekt (CD)

For vidnaObmana, music is like water. It is a singular element with the unique ability to change form, flowing and changing, but never losing the qualities of movement and fluidity. It can be very lively and dramatic, but at the same time it can be very silent and cold.
 
1. Encountering TerrainMP38:13 
2. Trail DwellingMP310:55 
3. Forest ArrowMP38:59 
4. Mission GroundMP310:19 
5. The Esoteric SourceMP37:51 
6. The Giant TravellerMP38:21 
7. The Splendid PlaceMP314:17 

2. with Steve Roach


Twilight of Perception

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Twilight of Perception
Vidna Obmana
1996 Projekt (CD)

A 70-minute collection of previously unreleased and compilation-only tracks. "An indispensable look back along the path that has led to vidnaObmana's watershed work of recent years. Highly recommended." - Ink19.com
 
1. The Embrace In MotionMP35:48 
2. Traditional Spirit (Gülüm Seni) 4:59 
3. Sanctuary of ReplyMP316:14 
4. Over Blue MountainsMP36:11 
5. Primary (Gamelan 3)MP37:11 
6. Twilight CameMP38:30 
7. Charm MystiqueMP35:15 
8. Torch of RemembranceMP34:51 
9. Shamanistic ReturnMP36:53 
10. By Abundant RainMP36:25 


The River of Appearance

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The River of Appearance
Vidna Obmana
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." – Bill Schroeder, WEFT / Epiphanies Radio.
 
1. The Angelic AppearanceMP35:48 
2. Ephemeral VisionMP38:47 
3. A Scenic FallMP310:23 
4. Night-BloomingMP38:28 
5. The Solitary Circle 6:17 
6. Weaving ClusterMP35:15 
7. Streamers of StillnessMP37:25 
8. The Ominous DwellingMP36:35 


Memories Compiled 1

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Memories Compiled 1
Vidna Obmana
1994 Projekt (CD)

1998/1999 | A beautiful double-CD bringing together Vidna's first two cassettes, along with unreleased material from the same era. Comprising the majority of this Belgian composers work from his post-industrial period, these two hours focus on a dense dark ambient sound, with an un-nerving sub-texture. The packaging and music on this release amazingly capture Vidna Obmana in his dark prime.
 
Disc 1
1. Neo-NoirMP3 
2. Exhaust Dark CrownMP3 
3. Momentary StillnessMP3 
4. The Fall of Romantic SimplicityMP3 
5. Insects to HarmonyMP3 
6. Door of Secret RisingMP3 
7. ClosingMP3 
8. Isolation / RefugeMP3 
Disc 2
1. Dazzling Array 1MP3 
2. Lost in the Swirling DistanceMP3 
3. Inside the Empty MassMP3 
4. Dazzling Array 2MP3 
5. Before Mutual GraceMP3 
6. Upon Steel HeavenMP3 
7. Dazzling Array 3MP3 
8. Reflecting Deep StarsMP3 
9. Into Gray DividesMP3 
10. Gathering in Frozen BeautyMP3 


The Spiritual Bonding

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The Spiritual Bonding
Vidna Obmana (with Steve Roach)
1994 Extreme XCD 027 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. The Feather CycleMP311:20 
2. Spatial Prophecy (song of the tribal)MP310:52 
3. Challenging BoundariesMP35:19 
4. The Spiritual BondingMP312:10 
5. The Interior JourneyMP34:38 
6. Earth DanglingMP34:09 
7. From The Stepping StoneMP34:32 
8. The Nebulous PathwayMP35:39 

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. with Steve Roach

Terrace of Memories

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Terrace of Memories
Vidna Obmana, Sam Rosenthal
1992 Projekt (CD)

An ambient instrumental release from black tape for a blue girl's Sam Rosenthal in collaboration with Vidna Obmana.
 
1. These Ancient HallsMP3 
2. Dark Mist, RainMP3 
3. Terrace of MemoriesMP3 
4. From Within the Cold (A Fragment)MP3 
5. Of Silent CrossingsMP3 


See None, Hear None, Speak None

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See None, Hear None, Speak None
Brian Parnham
2011 Floating Point Records FPR1111 (CD)

In his most ambitious release to date, and his first solo album of new material since 2007's MANTLE from the steveroach.com label, Sound craftsman Brian Parnham offers an outstanding, intense electro-acoustic-trance/ambient experience in his latest work SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE. All the stops are pulled, and he is clearly working at the top of his evolving skills as a fine-tuned artist in sound. The pieces and moods shift like storm cells over a vast auditory range of churning internal mind states. With 15 definitive tracks, this album provides the listener with a dynamic ride of electro-acoustic-tribal ambient with an edge. Thought-provoking titles offer a few angles to ponder upon as well, deeper thoughts to existential bliss and the opposite places inbetween. Find your own way and meaning into this great must-have release.
Continued...

 
1. See None, Hear None, Speak NoneMP34:30 
2. Head in the SandMP35:15 
3. Suspended PlumesMP36:06 
4. Eroding ShoreMP34:35 
5. Race to the SourceMP35:08 
6. Half FullMP32:03 
7. Tipping PointMP31:46 
8. Half EmptyMP31:32 
9. Business As UsualMP32:53 
10. While We're HereMP33:52 
11. 1111MP311:11 
12. Earth MourningMP36:31 
13. Enjoy the RideMP35:41 
14. Everyone Gets Their TurnMP33:37 
15. Last BreathMP36:26 


The Broken Silence

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THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
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THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
BETWEEN HERE & THERE (CD)
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BETWEEN HERE & THERE (CD)
SEE NONE, HEAR NONE, SPEAK NONE (CD)
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The Broken Silence
Brian Parnham
2010 Floating Point Records (CD)

Ambient-electronic artist Brian Parnham has created a series of highly nuanced, beautifully recorded evocative tribal-ambient releases over the years, including MANTLE on our own steveroach.com label. After 10 years, his first official solo release has been re-released in a new way. Originally composed and recorded between December 1999 and April 2000, the original source and pre-master files were revisited, enhanced and remixed. A few brushstrokes were added and a melted down album mix "Forged From Silence" was created in March 2010. The result is a release that feels like it's from the near future, steeped in a heat-altered landscape that effectively pulls you in deeper with each listen. An auspcious release that stands the test of time, and a vital piece of tribal-ambient magic.
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1. ForthcomingMP37:39 
2. Solace in SolitudeMP327:58 
3. Silent MilleniumMP316:28 
4. Forged From SilenceMP314:53 


Mantle

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Combo Pack $23.00
THE BROKEN SILENCE (CD)
BETWEEN HERE & THERE (CD)
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Combo Pack $18.00
MANTLE (CD)
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Mantle
Brian Parnham (with Steve Roach)
2007 steveroach.com SR01 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Morpheus Music, Signal to Noise

This outstanding release plays like a surreal subterranean walkabout within the folds of Utah's alluring slot canyons. Steve Roach commissioned long-time friend and accomplished electronic artist Brian Parnham to drop into the deep end of his sound carving skills. The result presents an adroit sound artist coming into full form within this shadowed sonic wonderland drawn from the Earth's inner realms.
 
1. Skim the SurfaceMP36:51 
2. MeanderingMP35:29 
3. Rising TemperaturesMP37:06 
4. Strata PeelMP36:13 
5. Liquid AggregateMP36:05 
6. Scorpion DenMP35:32 
7. Minotaur's LairMP34:54 
8. MoltenMP37:38 
9. Altar of the UnderworldMP35:14 
10. Relentless FlowMP35:00 
11. BendsMP36:23 
12. Up For AirMP37:15 
 
-  Mantle (medley)MP3 

3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11. with Steve Roach; final assembly, production, spatial implants and mastering by Steve Roach


Between Here & There

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Between Here & There
Brian Parnham
2005 Floating Point Records (CD)

From the expansive atmospherics and rich textures to drones, didgeridoos and ethno-ambient inspired grooves, Brian Parnham creates a deep listening space to immerse the self and remove the awareness from the chaotic lifestyle that has become America.
Continued...

 
1. Tread to TrailMP33:03 
2. From Rush to RustMP37:18 
3. Here & GoneMP39:58 
4. Blaze to the CanyonsMP32:11 
5. Thru the CanyonsMP32:34 
6. OverlandMP32:12 
7. Arches & SpiresMP37:05 
8. Majestic ValleyMP39:24 
9. PropetteMP313:54 
10. Between Here & ThereMP39:29 

2, 9, 10. with Steve Roach


Full Circle

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Full Circle
Resonant Drift
2013 Flow Space Music / FloBob Music (CD)

The rising moan of an ominous electronic wind welcomes you to the first of several sound-worlds on Resonant Drift's new release, FULL CIRCLE, but don't worry; it quickly rectifies itself into a lighter and brighter thing, made of rich pads like the rising sun describing some wide open desert-ambient vista. And so it goes on this latest cross-style journey courtesy of Bill Olien and Gary Johnson. FULL CIRCLE moves in and out of quiet ambient places, most tinged with that desert feel, vast and airy and soaring, but also grinds its way through some grittier environments. Resonant Drift have always had an experimental edge that finds its way into the flow, and it's used here to temper the journey.
Continued...

 
1. Emerging CurrentsMP37:10 
2. Mists Have RisenMP33:48 
3. Aurora BreakingMP35:18 
4. And Then the RainMP38:10 
5. Cross CommunicationMP34:50 
6. Ocean MigrationMP35:32 
7. Soaring Over Elysian FieldsMP34:46 
8. Turning the Wheel of TimeMP39:59 
9. Fading MemoriesMP35:14 
10. DissolutionMP33:32 
11. Full CircleMP39:48 


Passages

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Passages
Resonant Drift
2011 Flow Space Music / FloBob Music (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Resonant Drift is the Southern California-based duo Bill Olien and Gary Johnson. The tools of today's soundscape-based music -- synthesizers, guitars, percussion, ethnic instruments, field recordings, looping and studio processing -- all find an equal place within their work. Having met at one of Steve's Master Classes in 2008, Bill and Gary went on to collaborate on 2009's The Call, which received enthusiastic reviews and airplay in the Ambient community. Their new release Passages makes great strides forward in the duo's sound. This release has the feel of being made from the moment, while at the same time woven with layers of subtle innerplay and amorphous, shifting spaces. The ten pieces and passages find inspiration in part from the challenges faced when traversing a path to enlightenment. Mastering and sonic enhancements by Steve Roach.
 
1. SummonsMP34:32 
2. DepartureMP38:42 
3. At First ThresholdMP34:15 
4. The TaskMP33:58 
5. InitiationMP33:59 
6. Seeing Through the VeilMP34:24 
7. Beyond the VisionMP35:17 
8. Crossing the ThresholdMP36:26 
9. Two WorldsMP33:10 
10. TransformationMP311:20 


The Call

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The Call
Resonant Drift
2009 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Resonant Drift, originality a moniker for Bill Olien's ambient explorations project The Drift took on a new direction when a fortuitous meeting occurred with ambient guitar artist Gary Johnson at a week-long Master Class with Steve Roach in 2008. They became fast friends though their mutual passions for sound explorations, and THE CALL was quickly fordged as the first release from the duo drawing enthuastic reviews and setting the course for future soundscape dreamings.
Continued...

 
1. The Call  
2. InvocationMP3 
3. Understand NowMP3 
4. RecapitulationMP3 
5. Beneath Strange FireMP3 
6. Deep Calls Unto DeepMP3 
7. The QuestionMP3 
8. Breaking FreeMP3 
9. The LongingMP3 
10. AscensionMP3 
11. AnswerMP3 
12. ReplyMP3 


Tonami

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Tonami
Jorge Reyes
1995 NO CD CD-NO 010 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. Tonami (The singer) 4:42 
2. Obsidian Butterfly 5:11 
3. Suddenly We Were Out of the Dream 4:53 
4. Dance of the Red Tezcatlipoca 4:07 
5. Omeyotl (The dual essence) 4:29 
6. Smoking Mirror, The Lord of Duality 5:29 
7. Seven Serpent 7:28 
8. Feast in the Mountain 2:41 

re-release of MEXICAN MUSIC: PREHISPANIC MUSIC FOR THE FORGOTTEN SPIRITS

The Flayed God

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The Flayed God
Jorge Reyes
1994 Staalplaat STCD 069 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. Agua CelesteMP33:27 
2. Al Filo De ObsidianaMP33:11 
3. Xipe Totec – The Flayed One 6:10 
4. Danza Del TamborMP32:55 
5. MacehualMP33:08 
6. Arbol SagradoMP31:30 
7. Nahual NegroMP34:21 
8. Luna CaracolMP34:20 
9. El Senor De La AuroraMP34:22 
10. Rio De Nueve CorrientesMP33:38 

El Costumbre

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El Costumbre
Jorge Reyes (with Steve Roach)
1993 Extreme XCD 021 (CD)

We managed to find a very small handful the ultra-rare, out-of-print Extreme label version of this 1993 classic -- still sealed. During this period of the early 90's, a steady stream of influential recordings by Jorge and Steve were created, fusing the ancient and modern spirit of shamanic ceremonial remembering. This release stands together with Suspended Memories, ORIGINS, ARTIFACTS etc. as essential releases which mapped the new landscapes that would soon be called tribal-ambient. Haunting, timeshifting atmospheres, various percussion, clay pots, and pre-Hispaninc flutes abound, along with Jorge's voice and chanting. All of this boils steadily throughout the journey into the "customs" of the new tribes.
 
1. El Costumbre / Cancion Medicinal / La Barrida / Adivinacion 12:00 
2. Omeoyocan, Lugar 2 4:18 
3. El HuarachitoMP33:15 
4. Peyote-Venado-Maiz / La Boca De Los Muertos / Viaja Sagrada a Virikuta / La Busqueda 15:00 
5. Danza De Los VoladoresMP34:16 
6. El DespedimentoMP33:10 

1, 4. with Steve Roach: atmospheres, hybrid grooves


El Costumbre

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El Costumbre
Jorge Reyes (with Steve Roach)
1993 Grabaciones Lejos Del Paraiso CDGLP052 (CD)
 
1. El Costumbre / Cancion Medicinal / La Barrida / Adivinacion 12:00 
2. Omeoyocan, Lugar 2 4:18 
3. El HuarachitoMP33:15 
4. Peyote-Venado-Maiz / La Boca De Los Muertos / Viaja Sagrada a Virikuta / La Busqueda 15:00 
5. Danza De Los VoladoresMP34:16 
6. El DespedimentoMP33:10 

1, 4. with Steve Roach

Disciple

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Disciple
Mark Seelig (with Steve Roach)
2005 (CD)

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)MP314:11 
2. Initiation (based on Raga Jhinjoti)MP320:34 
3. On the Path (based on Raga Khamaj)MP312:30 
4. Awakening (based on Raga Bageshri)MP319:11 


Disorientation Flow

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Disorientation Flow
Dirk Serries
2015 Projekt PRO316 (CD)

Serries' second album on Projekt is a suitable follow-up to his warm and welcoming 2014 release, THE ORIGIN REVERSAL. More than a critically-acclaimed re-boot of his classic Vidna Obmana sound, this is ambient music that flows from its discreet origins of sonic purity, washes of harmony, and languid textures. Unfurling with seductive deliberation and orchestrated with just a handful of effects and electric guitar, this album is again fully improvised and recorded in real-time.
Continued...

 
1. The Imperative EdgeMP313:40 
2. MetamorphosisMP312:52 
3. Disorientation FlowMP37:26 
4. BlisteringMP39:02 
5. The Lament BrokeMP313:30 


The Origin Reversal

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The Origin Reversal
Dirk Serries
2014 Projekt PRO309 (CD)

Dirk Serries returns to Projekt with THE ORIGIN REVERSAL, a re-boot of his classic Vidna Obmana sound. This is ambient music that flows from its discreet origins: sonic purity, washes of harmony, and organic textures which slow time to a phase of transcendence.
Continued...

 
1. Radiant DownMP310:53 
2. RemissionMP315:55 
3. The Dead Air RepriseMP311:44 
4. Notion of the InvertMP312:36 
5. Transfuse the PhantomMP321:19 


The Big Picture

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The Big Picture
Michael Shrieve, David Beal
Celestial Harmonies 17060 (CD)

For a limited time, we're offering this unique recording which was lost to many. Two of the foremost drummers of rock and new age blended their exceptional talents with the latest technology to create a landmark album. On THE BIG PICTURE, Michael Shrieve and David Beal produce fully orchestrated music using electronic drum pads and digital samplings. Through this system, a drum-pad can sound like a trumpet, violin, voice, or it can create a completely new sound. Though originally composed on computer, all the music on THE BIG PICTURE was played entirely with drumsticks. This album is a refreshing celebration of rhythm and melody. The pieces compose a dazzling menu, ranging from the exotic to the mischievous, all sharing a compelling vibrancy and excitement. THE BIG PICTURE opens a new door for percussionists. It puts the percussionist on a plane with traditional front line soloists and elevates him to orchestral arranger, with infinite combinations of sounds, timbres, rhythms, and instrumentations at his disposal.
 
1. The Invisible ArchitectMP35:45 
2. Mon AmieMP34:08 
3. Unspeakable DawnMP37:09 
4. IzibongoMP35:23 
5. Shaman's DrumMP35:30 
6. The Big PictureMP36:05 
7. Rocked in the Cradle of the DeepMP35:24 
8. Iron VoicesMP34:57 


Closer to Far Away

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Closer to Far Away
Douglas Spotted Eagle (with Steve Roach)
1996 Windham Hill 01934 11185 (CD)
 
1. Dii'saad'beh (With These Words)MP32:06 
2. Closer to Far AwayMP34:59 
3. Brother, Father, Warrior, SonMP35:31 
4. House Made of Dawn LightMP34:23 
5. DieshuMP35:20 
6. Little RitualMP34:16 
7. Nothing Like HomeMP36:01 
8. Closer StillMP34:42 
9. Native SonMP36:24 
10. Just OneMP33:39 
11. One World OursMP36:58 
12. ArrivalMP34:20 

6, 7, 11. with Steve Roach

Diyé

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Diyé
Takadja (with Steve Roach)
1996 Celestial Harmonies 15025 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. Diny'èMP34:46 
2. M'beguelMP34:20 
3. Siarré 4:19 
4. Le Génie du Village 6:27 
5. Séoufo 2:44 
6. Medley IvoirenMP33:47 
7. WamiMP34:52 
8. MamMP34:22 
9. M'bar - N'dorabineMP34:56 
10. Doumdoumfaré 4:16 
11. SignokhoyaMP35:15 
12. Les Enfants TakadjaMP33:12 

5. with Steve Roach

Tree of Patience

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Tree of Patience
Omar Faruk Tekbilek (with Steve Roach)
2006 Alif Records/Sony BMG Greece AR00011 (CD)
 
1. Common Spirit  
2. Elation  
3. Ghizemli  
4. Ole Aman  
5. Why  
6. Toros  
7. Adanam  
8. Karam  
9. Tree of Patience  

9. with Steve Roach

Crescent Moon

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Crescent Moon
Omar Faruk Tekbilek (with Steve Roach)
1998 Celestial Harmonies 13176 (CD)

Turkish master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek drawns from Persian mysticism, the sounds of Azerbaijani folksong and classical Arabian belly dancing. He even pays tribute, on the song "Yalel", to the famed Egyptian singer Omm Kulthum. (Tekbilek himself is half Egyptian.) Working with many of the same musicians who have made such distinctive contributions to Tekbilek's earlier albums, he creates a kind of global music, a music that acknowledges Greek, Indian, and of course Turkish music, and attempts to find a common ground between all of these. Perhaps his greatest achievement on CRESCENT MOON is that the album is more than the sum of its parts: it consistently evokes the ecstatic trance of the Sufi dervishes, the biting winds of the desert at night, the rich and exotic scents of an Oriental market, and yet it does so without clearly staying in any one musical tradition.
Continued...

 
1. Crescent Moon 7:56 
2. Yalel 6:57 
3. Salute to the Sun 8:57 
4. Tamzara 4:10 
5. Baglama Delight 5:31 
6. Hijaz Raks 4:59 
7. Last Moments of Love 4:56 
8. Adanali 5:10 
9. Azeri 7:23 
10. Yunus 10:12 

2, 3, 10. with Steve Roach


Earth Story

CD  $17.00 
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Earth Story
Temps Perdu?
2000 Amplexus AX01 (CD)

This year-2000 release from the Düsseldorf-based husband and wife team known as Temps Perdu? brings the full gamut of ethno-electro tribal ambient obsessions into play. It's like a flowing ride along a snaking river, where ethnic influenced electronic trance grooves come and go, as do a plethora of synth textures, organic sounds and instruments. Evidence of an earlier trip to the Timeroom, along with the influence of Jorge Reyes and Suspended Memories, is undeniable but this not clone zone music, as they feel it in their own way, and bring an evocative voice to the tribal gathering.
 
1. Woven Spirit 18:17 
2. The Patterned Flow 13:13 
3. Timanfaya 8:28 
4. Spiral 8:17 
5. Subterranean Sources 6:06 
6. Eclipse 9:28 


Terra Incognita

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Terra Incognita
Temps Perdu? (with Steve Roach)
1995 Timebase TIME3 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Temps Perdu? are a husband and wife team based in Düsseldorf, Germany with a love for creating ethno-electronic moods. TERRA INCOGNITA was recorded in the mid-90's; the sonic reference points of this period were Suspended Memories, Steve Roach's ethno-tribal period, and the work of Jorge Reyes. While more active in the 90's, this still holds its own with a sound that caught the ears of listeners worldwide.
Continued...

 
1. Desert Horizon 8:24 
2. Terra Incognita 8:02 
3. Gravitation Trance 7:54 
4. Firewalk 4:44 
5. Beneath the Surface 7:25 
6. Dance of the Insects 7:23 
7. Sonoran Night 8:25 
8. Sundown Sky 6:37 
9. 29 Palms 8:24 

7. with Steve Roach; 7, 9. produced by Steve Roach


Transmuting Currents

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Transmuting Currents
John Vorus
2006 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Hypnagogue

TRANSMUTING CURRENTS is an outstanding debut by ambient-electronic and accomplished didgeridoo artist John Vorus. John has been patiently evolving his sound and ambient sound creation approach since the 90's. Now we get to share in his travels with this debut release. Presented as a continuous blend of electro-acoustic atmospheres, natural sounds, hypnotic beatscapes and didgeridoo rhythms, all boiled down into a delicately simmering aquatic tidepool oozing with audio lifeforms melting from track to track like a balm for mind. The mixing and co-production was performed by Steve Roach in his Arizona based Timeroom studio during an intensive 5-day marathon session in 2005. Framing this sonic statement with a feeling of genuine artistic commitment and vision, the disc is packaged in an elegant custom-made die-cut fiber board CD wallet with slipcase, and printed using a special 6-color process. This is a real beauty to hold and to hear, and a must-have for connoisseurs of deep organic ambient.
 
1. TransmigrateMP39:29 
2. Ripple EffectMP35:49 
3. CoveMP36:58 
4. Tide PoolMP34:23 
5. Water Cairn 1 5:16 
6. Swampland DubMP39:12 
7. Remote ViewingMP35:31 
8. MeridianMP310:06 
9. KrillMP315:55 

1, 6. produced by Steve Roach; all mixes produced and performed by Steve Roach.




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