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Other Artists — These are some of Steve's favorite albums, each hand-picked and personally recommended.
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Holographic Codex

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PHASE IX (CD)
HOLOGRAPHIC CODEX (CD)
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Holographic Codex
Alio Die, Lorenzo Montanà
2015 Projekt PRO311 (CD)
Reviewed by Music TAP, Prog Archives, Textura

Crossing styles and boundaries, Holographic Codex is a mixture of atmospheric ambience, IDM sequences and psybient textures; these cult Italian musicians create a blending of ritualistic soundscapes and technogenic landscapes. Alio Die has over 60 releases, some on America's Projekt label and others on his own Hic Sunt Leones label. Montana recorded five collaborations with Pete Namlook on Pete's German FAX label, plus released 10 solo albums with various European imprints.
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Deconsecrated and Pure

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Deconsecrated and Pure
Alio Die
2012 Projekt PRO270 (CD)

DECONSECRATED AND PURE is an evocative liturgy from the realm where electronic music meets acoustic drones, found objects, sacral voices and field recordings.
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1. Layers of FaithMP3 
2. Obliterated AlcoveMP3 
3. Peel Away This Mortal CoilMP3 
4. Cerulean FacadeMP3 
5. De-altaredMP3 


Eleusian Lullaby

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Eleusian Lullaby
Alio Die
2007 Projekt PRO208 (CD)

ELEUSIAN LULLABY blends the natural, warm and earthy ambient compositions of Alio Die with the elegant, neo-classical voice of Martina, merging notes and silence into an expanded dreamscape. This is lullaby music like an aural caress from darkness into the light. The combination of the vocal melodies with the abstract qualities of the loops and instruments creates a suspended near-dream space, intimate and sensual at the same time.
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1. The Oniroid SleepMP3 
2. A Drone Song for AlienorMP3 
3. Eleusian LullabyMP3 


Sunja

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Sunja
Alio Die, Zeit
2003 Hic Sunt Leones HSL024 (CD)

Magic has blown its precious spores into the air. A human rite, humble and quiet, has evoked a red hot globe that gently illuminates the path toward the borders of SUNJA, the dream place where all vibrations start. Sometimes the light comes down from the sky, clear like a crystal. Sometimes it climbs slowly from the earth's depths, but it's always comforting. Crossing the thresholds of SUNJA is like landing on an uncontaminated island, its white sea-shores lapped by tepid foamy waters, inebriated with wide floral smells and saltiness in secret inland places and in caves dug from time, on top of the plateau from where it's possible to see beyond... SUNJA is creative strength enclosed in two long tracks of incredible intensity, rich in levels of knowledge, pure enchantment and beauty. The deep sound has an extraordinary symbolic and evocative power with a supreme purification owing to millenial percolations across the rocks. Music shines, beholds, resounds at the bottom of ourselves, lives and spreads out. We realize, in listening, that a light warmth closes in upon us, everything loses its own original sense, the gates open... the road is beaten. (Artist's description)
 
1. The Gates Are OpenMP3 
2. At the Threshold of SunjaMP3 

hand-numbered, packaged with collages and hand-made prints


The Sleep of Seeds

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The Sleep of Seeds
Alio Die, Saffron Wood
2003 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 026 (CD)

With its special hand-made package, containing seeds, leaves and other organic material, no two copies are alike. The title "The Sleep of Seeds" is also the opening track of this macroscopic journey into a world which spontaneously engages us when we travel through it... a link between life and earth, a passageway between time and change... an organinc sonic itinerary in which an hourglass often makes no sense, with only the sound of articulated and fragmentary notes... 50 minutes to wander between a seed and a grain of soil, into an infinite space while listening to a far away earth-longing sound. Recorded in Savona Italy August 2002 with various flutes, tubes, accordion, found objects, rattles, shells, bells and drones. Loops, effects, editing and mastering on ProTools at Temple Studio Milano, Spring 2003.
 
1. The Sleep of SeedsMP3 
2. Awakening in a New FormMP3 
3. A Dream of Mother GroundMP3 


Khen Introduce Silence

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Khen Introduce Silence
Alio Die
2003 Hic Sunt Leones HSL025 (CD)

Taking basic improvisations from sounds produced only by a Khen (a mouth-organ from Thailand / Laos) and processed by different filters, pans and effects, Stefano Musso looks for a vibrational enviroment that is like a special point of view, where time changes its meaning and sometimes becomes absolutely relative, finding a place for contemplation, like being in the clouds and breathing with the sound of the spheres. Observe the circular harmony of seasons in its never-ending flow. It speaks like old poetry that is familiar to the soul. (Artist's description)
 
1. Puntar orecchio alle sfereMP3 
2. Gli ossidi del divenireMP3 
3. Accarezzando soma come si fa con una piumaMP3 
4. Fu' cosi'il sogno a tessere radici a terra ed a provvedere al nutrimentoMP3 
5. Una vena preziosaMP3 
6. Introduce silence  
7. In vulvica risonanzaMP3 


Apsaras

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Apsaras
Alio Die, Amelia Cuni
2001 Projekt (CD)

"Apsaras is breathtakingly beautiful, combining soothing electronic textures, drones, and organic sound samples from Italian soundpainter Alio Die (Stefano Musso) with the amazing North Indian dhrupad singing of Amelia Cuni." – Ink19.com. This one is currently Steve's favorite CD.
 
1. AmbhasMP3 
2. Island Of The Rose Apple TreeMP3 
3. AapahaMP3 
4. Water MemoriesMP3 
5. Churning Of The OceanMP3 
6. ApsarasMP3 


Leaves Net

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Leaves Net
Alio Die
2001 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 019 (CD) – Italian import, artist-direct

The third part of an ambient trilogy, a creative path of the music of Alio Die presented with artwork and text by painter Janusz Gilewicz. Natural and acoustic sounds and noises, electronically treated and reworked, are integrated in a meditative and spiritual context that often - in the feeling - become close to a prayer. This music is rich with hidden sounds, with layers of elements to discover at each listening. Alio Die's artful music creates a melting of technology and mysticism, like a new ritual with echoes of a medieval time, deep and grounded in introspection.
 
1. Still RaptureMP3 
2. Breathing AgainMP3 
3. First PerceptionMP3 
4. Leaves Net  
5. A Chaos of DesireMP3 
6. A Fragment of FireMP3 
7. The Way of FireMP3 
8. Concerning Simple FireMP3 
9. Rgnration  
10. DesireMP3 


Le Stanze della Trascendenza

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Le Stanze della Trascendenza
Alio Die
1999 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 016 (CD) – Italian import, artist-direct

This is a deeper look into the microscopic views that Also Die creates with a sense of ceremony and ancient sacredness. As with PASSWORD FOR ENTHEOGENIC EXPERIENCE and LEAVES NET, the foundation is drawn from acoustic and environmental sounds deconstructed and processed into a landscape of organic forms and visceral textures.
 
1. Alternate RealitiesMP3 
2. Cicada's LoopMP3 
3. Il Fondo del PozzoMP3 
4. Melancholic RootsMP3 
5. Desire (instrumental)MP3 
6. Molecular DanceMP3 


Password for Entheogenic Experience

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Password for Entheogenic Experience
Alio Die
1998 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 015 (CD) – Italian import, artist-direct

This 1998 continuous longform piece is a standout solo work from Italy's sound artist Alio Die. His artistry and understanding of organinc inner-space music is alive on this understated and gently intense flowing soundscape. Created to support his own psychoactive journeys, it creates a warm and shadowy nest to curl up within. This is among Steve's favorite Alio Die solo releases.
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1. Password for Entheogenic ExperienceMP364:01 


Eolian Reflections

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Eolian Reflections
Alpha Wave Movement
2012 Periphery OTP1112 (CD)

Periphery is very pleased to present the new Alpha Wave Movement album EOLIAN REFLECTIONS, a stunning slice of contemporary ambient music that draws from the wellspring of Steve Roach, early Robert Rich, Brian Eno, et al, but with its own characteristic flavor and aesthetic. A longtime yet under-recognized figure on the electronic scene, Gregory Kyryluk continues his long-standing tradition of knocking genre straw men down, taking traditional musical forms and spinning his own adjunct sound designs outward, whether it's his unique take on ambient dub-techno as Within Reason, or the myriad timeswept sensations of AWM.
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1. Canyon ReverieMP3 
2. Cliff Dwellers DominionMP3 
3. Dune ReflectionsMP3 
4. Full Moon at Window ArchMP3 
5. Natural GeometryMP3 
6. The Crossroads of Time & SilenceMP3 


Intangible

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Intangible
Loren Nerell, A Produce
2011 Hypnos HYP3160 (CD)

The first collaboration between two artists well-known to listeners of ambient and experimental music in general. While INTANGIBLE has a meditative and tranquil drifting quality, it also incorporates more melodic and rhythmic elements than most ambient music of the present day. Listeners who like their ambience musical will enjoy this as much as those who like their drones deep and mystical.
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1. IntangibleMP38:14 
2. Planet AtmoMP313:09 
3. String TheoryMP33:54 
4. Area 51.1MP37:02 
5. Lost in TransformationMP39:26 
6. Meadow DuskMP36:11 
7. Pot Covers at DawnMP36:39 


Reflect Like a Mirror, Respond Like an Echo

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Reflect Like a Mirror, Respond Like an Echo
A Produce
1997 Trance Port TPT-CD-107 (CD)

Many of you know highly-regarded veteran ambient artist A Produce passed away in 2011. We are offering three standout releases that represent some of his fine work. We received these in limited amounts directly from his family, and they're being offered while supply lasts.
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1. A Smooth Surface (Short Version)  
2. Reflect Like A Mirror, Respond Like An EchoMP3 
3. Healing TouchMP3 
4. OpeningMP3 
5. Near and Far AwayMP3 
6. Slow VoyageMP3 
7. Clear PoolsMP3 
8. Native PulseMP3 
9. Speaking In TonguesMP3 
10. Rousseau's JungleMP3 
11. The Marble StaircaseMP3 
12. SunstreamMP3 
13. A Smooth Surface (Extended)MP3 

Special edition in jewel case with three bonus tracks.


Inscape & Landscape

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Inscape & Landscape
A Produce
1996 Trance Port TPT-CD-106 (CD)

Many of you know highly-regarded veteran ambient artist A Produce passed away in 2011. We are offering three standout releases that represent some of his fine work. We received these in limited amounts directly from his family, and they're being offered while supply lasts.
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1. Dwell 1MP3 
2. Inscape & Landscape  
3. Sea of BreathMP3 
4. The Mystic CircleMP3 
5. First GlimpseMP3 
6. The Hidden ObserverMP3 
7. IsuaMP3 
8. The Golden NeedleMP3 
9. Choir of IndustryMP3 
10. Empty PauseMP3 
11. Dwell 2  

Presented in a hand-printed limited-edition tri-fold portfolio.


White Sands

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White Sands
A Produce
1995 Trance Port TPT-105 (CD)

Many of you know highly-regarded veteran ambient artist A Produce passed away in 2011. We are offering three standout releases that represent some of his fine work. We received these in limited amounts directly from his family, and they're being offered while supply lasts.
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1. TunnelsMP3 
2. OwachomoMP3 
3. October 1stMP3 
4. The ClearingMP3 
5. A Smooth Surface (edit)MP3 
6. Reflect Like A Mirror, Respond Like An EchoMP3 
7. Native PulseMP3 
8. OpeningMP3 
9. Clear PoolsMP3 
10. Within Reach (previously unreleased)MP3 
11. This Heat (previously unreleased)MP3 
12. Dragon's Breath  
13. Heart of the Dunes (Whiter Sands Mix)MP3 
14. Insect JusticeMP3 
15. The Far Shore (Solo Version)MP3 

Presented in a hand-printed limited-edition tri-fold portfolio.


Le Serpent Rouge

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Le Serpent Rouge
Arcana
2005 Projekt PRO171 (CD)

Re-visit a specially featured re-release from Projekt: Wicked Middle-Eastern trance percussion and loop structures with wordless voice callings all rising up like writhing serpents from the ether of a lost time, intertwined with deep textures into haunting results. Any fans of Peter Gabriel's Passion soundtrack and Steve's tribal trance releases will appreciate this release.
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1. In Search of the DivineMP3 
2. Le Serpent RougeMP3 
3. CatharMP3 
4. Under the SunMP3 
5. AmberMP3 
6. Seductive FlameMP3 
7. Serpents DanceMP3 
8. The PassageMP3 
9. The NemesisMP3 


Pathless Ways

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Pathless Ways
Arundas
2005 (CD)

This CD is one of those rare releases that is so unique and evocative that it can only be (unfairly) compared to what has come before, to help give a feel for what's in store. Dead can Dance and other 4AD releases, Soul Whirling Somewhere, ECM, non-specific world and Eastern percussion and etheric voices are only part of this ambitious project. Passionately performed 12-string guitar and sitar are also woven into the mystical fabric. Surprisingly no synths or samplers were used, yet you still hear a wash of atmosphere throughout. Steve Roach was invited to do the final mastering, but did not add any processing or additional sounds. This is the kind of music you might hear wafting from deep within a misty overgrown forest as the light wanes into twilight.
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1. acrossMP3 
2. the wanderingMP3 
3. pathless waysMP3 
4. summoningMP3 
5. the risingMP3 
6. of our starMP3 
7. whose everMP3 
8. joyous lightMP3 
9. echoes in the gardenMP3 


Monolith

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Monolith
As Lonely As Dave Bowman
2015 Projekt PRO318 (CD)

A 73-minute electronic space music album from Projekt's Sam Rosenthal. Unlike Sam's work in Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Dave Bowman is full-on electronic music: droning space, wordless drift with long suspended passages. Covering Bowman's journey to the Monolith near Jupiter, the album touches the edges of isolation and glacial solitude, with a discernible warm human core. MONOLITH's epic expanses, asteroid flybys, serene ambient moments, vast open textures, and warmer hues of sparse remoteness are barren, yet without leaving the listener abandoned. Think of it as drone insulation rather than drone isolation.
 
1. Failure of the AE-35 unit Radio AntennaMP37:23 
2. Moon-skimmerMP318:01 
3. Manoeuvring over the Jupiter monolithMP36:51 
4. A long, dark corridor filled with lights. A memory. And then a bright room with air.MP340:44 

Limited edition of 300 in 4-panel DVD-sized Digipak


POD

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POD
As Lonely as Dave Bowman (Sam Rosenthal)
2007 Projekt PRO195 (CD)

POD is a fascinating new pure deep-dark-ambient release from darkwave maven Sam Rosenthal, founder and owner of Projekt and black tape for a blue girl. The isolation of deep space and the plight of film "2001" character Dave Bowman provides part of the sonic psychodrama of this mercurial mood piece. The sound is muted, consistent and distant as it seems to call out like some kind of haunting searchlight in the deep pockets of space. Perfect for late night excursions in the remote corners of cyberspace and beyond. (Note: This is the non-limited edition in a standard-size Digipak.)
 
1. POD OneMP3 
2. POD TwoMP3 
3. POD ThreeMP3 
4. POD FourMP3 
5. POD FiveMP3 


Secret Observatory

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Secret Observatory
Between Interval
2007 Spotted Peccary Music SPM1601 (CD)

SECRET OBSERVATORY is the exploration of depth, discovery, and subtlety. Four long-form mixes of timeless dimensionless atmospheres traverse the abyss of space, seeking -- and finding -- glimpses of other, distant worlds. Through a powerful imaginary "telescope" comprised of delicate harmonics, sublime electronic tonalities, and deep space atmospherics, trance-electronic composer Between Interval searches the skies, discovering beauty and darkness throughout, and revealing with real purpose the co-existence of the past, present, and the future. This is fine deep space music and a standout release in this new artist's catalog.
 
1. EntropyMP3 
2. Forested VeinsMP3 
3. Surreptitious RitualMP3 
4. Garden of the DivineMP3 


Halo Star

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Halo Star
black tape for a blue girl (with Steve Roach)
2004 Projekt PRO158 (CD)
 
1. GlowMP3 
2. TarnishedMP3 
3. the GravediggersMP3 
4. Your love is sweeter than wineMP3 
5. Indefinable, yetMP3 
6. Knock three timesMP3 
7. ScarecrowMP3 
8. Damn swan!MP3 
9. Already forgottenMP3 
10. the Fourth footstepMP3 
11. DaggerMP3 
12. Halo star  

2, 5, 7, 12 Steve Roach pre-mix processing

Light Within Time

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Light Within Time
Chandeen (with Steve Roach)
1995 Hyperium 391 0146 (CD)
 
2. Change 6:12 
3. Before Sunrise 6:07 
4. Imagination 6:50 
5. Fire & Water 4:56 
6. Before Sunrise (edit) 5:58 
7. Imagination (remix) 6:16 
8. On land (remix) 7:30 

8. with Steve Roach

The Way Beyond

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The Way Beyond
Jim Cole
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.
 
1. The Way BeyondMP373:39 


Godspace

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Godspace
Jim Cole
2002 Spectral Spiral Music (CD)

This outstanding release was created only from vocal overtoning-harmonic singing, and it's truly a deep and beautiful space that comes recommended by Steve. We will only carry it for a limited time. Jim was featured on THE SERPENT'S LAIR.


Fade

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Fade
Rick Cox
2005 Cold Blue Music CB0020 (CD)

Extending deeper into the sound of Rick's MARIA FALLING AWAY, FADE is beautiful, casually evolving music for guitar, piano, bass and electronics. The release extends Cox's continuum of lush, elusively shaped music. Features the composer's idiosyncratic guitar playing and textures and performances by noted composer Thomas Newman and bassist/producer Peter Freeman. "Rick is a hidden master of the crepuscular and the diaphanous." -- Ry Cooder
 
1. FadeMP325:00 


Maria Falling Away

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Maria Falling Away
Rick Cox
2002 Cold Blue Music CB0006 (CD)

Six elegant, dark, sensuous soundscapes in which emotions seem to bubble just below cool surfaces. Much of this harmonically rich and texturally subtle music features composer/performer Cox's innovative and idiosyncratic electric guitar playing techniques (which include the use of preparations and unusual objects setting the strings in motion). Other performers joining him on this CD are celebrated composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell, popular film composer Thomas Newman (piano), and composer/performer/instrument designer Chas Smith (pedal steel guitar). Critics reviewing Cox's earlier recordings noted his music's "graceful lyric lines" and "wistful harmonic suspensions." Those of you who enjoyed Steve's STREAMS & CURRENTS will especially enjoy this release of a similar feel.
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1. All the While Towards Us 4:02 
2. Maria Falling Away 7:30 
3. Beige 2MP39:09 
4. The Years in the StreamsMP322:01 
5. Longdistance 8:11 
6. All the While Towards Us II 4:11 


From Pale Hands To Weary Skies

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From Pale Hands To Weary Skies
Darshan Ambient
2008 Lotuspike (CD)

This is a special release that really hits the sweet spot: chill-based in nature with a crafted elegant and understated sound woven from blissful beats and gentle-emotional melodic forms.
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1. The Furniture of TimeMP35:08 
2. Slowly Toward the NorthMP36:09 
3. The Look of AmberMP33:34 
4. Palace of the Windowed RocksMP37:17 
5. Multiplication of the ArcsMP34:35 
6. Suffering Softens StonesMP34:39 
7. The Rapidity of SleepMP36:06 
8. Tomorrow (for Nicky)MP33:48 
9. The Geometer of DreamsMP34:32 
10. From Pale Hands to Weary Skies 6:14 
11. I Await YouMP34:43 


Lucid

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Lucid
Dream Jungle
2008 Third Ear (CD)

Outstanding exotic-composite trance ambient groove music. Dream Jungle is the brain transmission of Bay Area electronic-music artist Dwight Loop. Chilled body beats and fourth-world undercurrents weave with sensual siren-like voices, trance chants and vocal incantations from the Bay Area's Taressa Bell. This release oozes with the translucent atmosphere of a dusty crimson sunset at Burning Man, coming on in well-proportioned waves as the tribes of modern man spin and twirl into a coil of perfect trance.
 
1. Entrance to the DreamMP3 
2. InitiationMP3 
3. TantranceMP3 
4. UshmaMP3 
5. Treasure's SmileMP3 
6. AsimaMP3 
7. AntiquityMP3 
8. CompassionMP3 
9. KrishnaMP3 
10. Gateway to Wisdom  


The Future of Man

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The Future of Man
Duff Egan
2016 Black Dingo Records (CD)

Duff Egan is an emerging Seattle-based ambient deep zone artist who has produced an impressive stream of Bandcamp releases over the past few years. THE FUTURE OF MAN represents his first CD release. This double-CD of ultra-deep steady-state dronescapes hovers low to the ground like shifting fog over a wet forest floor, while converging with the undercurrent churn of a distant city. A must have for hardcore Drone connoisseurs.
 
Disc 1
1. Silent Thunder 40:38 
2. Endangered Quiet Beauty 18:44 
3. The Quiet Path 4:03 
Disc 2
1. Urban Wilderness 10:22 
2. Natures Symphony In Decline 6:14 
3. Your Personal Quest For Quiet 21:08 
4. Spirit Echoes 19:18 


A Temperament for Angels

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A Temperament for Angels
Michael Jon Fink
2004 Cold Blue Music CB0017 (CD) – CD single in Digipak

Music that combines equal measures of beauty and grit. A moody, elusively shaped textural music that is compelling in its power and grace from its very first violin note to its final shimmer of decaying cymbals. For an ensemble of violins and cellos, percussion and electronic/sampled sounds.
 
1. A Temperament for AngelsMP329:00 


Descansos, Past

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Descansos, Past
Jim Fox
2005 Cold Blue Music CB0021 (CD)

"Jim Fox's DESCANSOS, PAST inhabits the same haunted soundscape as his 2004 release, THE CITY THE WIND SWEPT AWAY -- the unconventional scoring (pizzicato bass and nine bowed cellos) produces a sort of lush bleakness that evokes the windswept open spaces of the American West. Perhaps Descansos evokes the strange roadside memorials that gave Fox his title, but to these Eastern ears, it is reminiscent of the brooding lyricism of England's Gavin Bryars. This is a music that seems to linger even after the recording itself has ended." -- John Schaefer, WNYC, New Sounds "Fox achieves an impressive balance between delicate and troubled." -- All-Music Guide "Fox usually works with quiet, beautifully ominous... slow-creeping tonalities... emotions from quiet grief to indefinable hope." -- Misfit City (UK)
 
1. Descansos, PastMP315:00 


The City the Wind Swept Away

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The City the Wind Swept Away
Jim Fox
2004 Cold Blue Music CB0015 (CD) – CD single in Digipak

A haunting music for trombones, strings and piano. A fragile music of rarefied and quietly rumbling harmonies that, like drifting clouds, seem to float in and out of "view." A music that is both motionless and moving forward with a strange sense of inevitability.
 
1. The City the Wind Swept AwayMP323:00 


Long Night

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Long Night
Kyle Gann
2005 Cold Blue Music CB0019 (CD)

LONG NIGHT is exquisitely drifting, ever-unfolding music for three pianos that sometimes play independently and at other times in synchronization with one another. For this recording, all three piano parts were recorded by Sarah Cahill. Gann calls this "the most successful piece from my early, Brian-Eno-influenced, ambient period, a variable-length piece for three nonsynchronized pianos at different tempos." Kyle Gann is a force of nature. Composer, performer, author, critic, scholar, educator... Like the weather, he seems to be everywhere at once; a commanding presence in the landscape of American music. First and foremost, Gann is a composer. Like the man himself, his music is passionate, fiercely intelligent and one of a kind. Gann's music embraces a broad range of influences but sounds like no other." -- John Luther Adams, NewMusicBox (American Music Center)
 
1. Long NightMP325:00 


Cities in Fog 2

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Cities in Fog 2
Jeff Greinke
2011 Projekt ARC010b (CD)

The seeds for this project were sown in early 1995, when Naut Humon (of Sombient Records) invited me to contribute music to a compilation (the first part of a trilogy) entitled Throne of Drones. After accepting this offer, I found myself thinking of musical terrain I had all but abandoned some years earlier. I subsequently composed music for the compilation, as well as for the second part of the trilogy, that strongly reminded me of my earlier work. Out of this renewed interest in exploring such musical landscapes came the notion of making, 10 years later, a sequel to my first album, Cities in Fog.
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Weather From Another Planet

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Weather From Another Planet
Jeff Greinke
2003 First World Music (CD)

Greinke's follow-up to his highly acclaimed 2002 release WIDE VIEW is a more upbeat ride over and through richly textured terrain. There's an unobtrusive yet deep rhythmic feel to this work that lends an utterly appealing liquid quality to his overall signature sound. This music is warm, spacious, multilayered, and highly enjoyable.
 
1. Sunday AfternoonMP34:37 
2. ClimbMP35:26 
3. VisitorMP36:38 
4. Dark GlassMP35:14 
5. SpinMP34:50 
6. KrakatoaMP36:56 
7. Big StrideMP36:14 
8. Rolling SquareMP35:17 
9. Little Dust DevilsMP34:51 
10. FlightMP36:22 


Wide View

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Wide View
Jeff Greinke
2002 Hypnos (CD)

Exquisite, subtle, timeless, intimate, organic, and melancholic. A listening experience that is relaxing, yet remains engaging on many levels. After focusing for several years on his group projects, Land and Hana, Greinke returns in 2002 with his first solo and truly ambient record in years. A listening experience that is relaxing, yet remains engaging on many levels. "The way he incorporates synth pads, resonant strings, chimes, and piano into such finely honed compositions is truly a marvel to hear." (Outburn)
 
1. Wide View  
2. GlideMP3 
3. One SeptemberMP3 
4. SubmergeMP3 
5. InterludeMP3 
6. CloudburstMP3 
7. Slow CirclesMP3 
8. BounceMP3 
9. Last WaveMP3 


Lost Terrain

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Lost Terrain
Jeff Greinke
1999 Hypnos (CD)

Lustrous, shimmering, beautiful. Although slightly ominous, these compositions maintain an underlying quality of peace throughout. These rich luminous soundscapes conjure a wonderful strange world.
 
1. Terrain of MemoryMP3 
2. The CryMP3 
3. The MoorMP3 
4. River of WoodMP3 
5. Falling AwayMP3 
6. The PrecipiceMP3 
7. SpiresMP3 
8. Rendered MotionlessMP3 
9. ConfluenceMP3 

remastered from the 1992 Silent Records release


Places of Motility

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Places of Motility
Jeff Greinke
1998 Hypnos (CD)

Greinke's follow-up to his ground-breaking first album CITIES IN FOG. "Skates the edge of incomprehensibility... has some of the spaciousness of new age, but it's dark instead of pretty. Maybe we could call it dark age music." (Keyboard)
 
1. UprisingMP3 
2. Suspended In DarknessMP3 
3. Centuries PassedMP3 
4. Billowing Smoke  
5. Fallacy  
6. Unfamiliar VoicesMP3 
7. A Dank PlaceMP3 
8. PolaritiesMP3 
9. Spoken With AuthorityMP3 
10. Oceanic LiftMP3 
11. DroppedMP3 
12. SwayedMP3 
13. Travelling SecretsMP3 
14. The WellMP3 
15. CirrusMP3 


Cities in Fog

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Cities in Fog
Jeff Greinke
1997 Projekt (CD)

Dark ambient pioneer Greinke's first album from 1985 is finally issued on disc with a bonus CD in the same sonic terrain. Moody soundscapes from a true original.
 
Disc 1
1. Moving Through Fog  
2. Urban PastureMP3 
3. CreviceMP3 
4. UpwellingMP3 
5. Maintain CirculationMP3 
6. ScudMP3 
7. Foreign CorridorMP3 
8. Metal From the SkyMP3 
9. Offshore SearchMP3 
10. Among IcebergsMP3 
Disc 2
1. Harbor IslandMP3 
2. BetweenMP3 
3. Still FallMP3 
4. MeltMP3 
5. The CornerMP3 
6. City LightMP3 
7. NightcrawlerMP3 
8. BelowMP3 
9. Low CeilingMP3 


Over Ruins / Moving Climates

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Over Ruins / Moving Climates
Jeff Greinke
1996 Projekt (CD)

Jeff Greinke's unique process of sound-layering creates electronic music that is rich in texture, depth, mood, and subtle detail.
 
1. Lead and Stream  
2. Regions Rendered BarrenMP3 
3. CanalMP3 
4. Runaway FreightMP3 
5. Over Ruins  
6. Inhabited TunnelMP3 
7. Pillars of LightMP3 
8. Across Vast PlainsMP3 
9. Island ArcMP3 
10. Difficult WordsMP3 
11. Their Final HourMP3 
12. Open DuctMP3 
13. Stray ThoughtsMP3 
14. Gathering ForceMP3 
15. Red TideMP3 
16. Traffic WarsMP3 
17. Towering CumulusMP3 


Timbral Planes

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Timbral Planes
Jeff Greinke
1994 Linden Music (CD)

"This music has a sense of mystery and danger that is absolutely compelling" (Ear). A 1989 release that incorporates a wide variety of ethnic sounding percussive timbres into Greinke's otherwise droning strange-world landscapes. There are only a few copies left of this soon to be out-of-print Linden Music release.
 
1. Timbral PlanesMP3 
2. Slow FallMP3 
3. RiftMP3 
4. A Splash and ThunderMP3 
5. Glacial ReturnMP3 
6. Rolling Black CloudMP3 
7. The WaitingMP3 
8. In CagesMP3 
9. River's EdgeMP3 
10. Upon ReflectionMP3 
11. MirrorsMP3 
12. Difficult Worlds  
13. Cloud SwellMP3 


Big Weather

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Big Weather
Jeff Greinke
1994 Linden Music (CD)

With his third release on Linden Music, Greinke energizes his filmic compositions with a plethora of exotic rhythms and sonic meteorological phenomena. This music gets under your skin.
 
1. PlateauMP3 
2. Last WordsMP3 
3. The Happy IslesMP3 
4. Their Secret GameMP3 
5. SwimmingMP3 
6. River LimbaMP3 
7. Exploding White StarsMP3 
8. Hot WireMP3 
9. OverlayMP3 
10. Dirt RoadMP3 
11. OrbitsMP3 
12. Brastagi NightMP3 


In Another Place

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In Another Place
Jeff Greinke
1993 Linden Music (CD)

On this album, Greinke's travels through Southeast Asia become ever more apparent. Distant ringing tones sounding like a gamelan orchestra slowed way down blend with strange animal and insect noises, dark drones, and other unidentifiable sounds.
 
1. UlanMP3 
2. In Another PlaceMP3 
3. Sing/SplashMP3 
4. ReturnMP3 
5. Sometimes ClimbingMP3 
6. The Cauldron  
7. AnglesMP3 
8. BaluranMP3 
9. Little SummitMP3 
10. The StalkerMP3 
11. CirclefallMP3 
12. Wind WordsMP3 
13. LanuMP3 


Of Microcosmic Origins

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Of Microcosmic Origins
Groupthink
2012 Periphery OTP5012 (CD)

Launched in 2011 by i/e and e/i magazine founder, music historian, writer, and sound artist Darren Bergstein, the mandate informing the electronic music label Periphery is that it has no definitive mandate. Housed in burnished silver circular tins, all Periphery issues are limited-edition artworks marrying the ephemeral with the tactile in equal measure, featuring artists who mine the deep seams nestled between electronic music's eclectic styles.
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1. Peeking Over the HorizonMP35:53 
2. Region of MirrorsMP314:10 
3. Bullet Train to OsloMP310:02 
4. At the Southernmost Tip of Basking FallsMP312:02 
5. Absolute DoubtMP38:34 


The Crossing

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The Crossing
Jon Jenkins, David Helpling
2010 Spotted Peccary Music SPM9073 (CD)

Since the release of their first collaboration, Treasure, David Helpling and Jon Jenkins have spent the past two years in the depths of deep exile carefully crafting a new recording, and are now ready to resurface with THE CROSSING. With this latest collaboration, Helpling and Jenkins embark on a fresh sonic expedition: a cinematic, powerful and deeply melodic triumph that lifts their music to new heights.
Continued...

 
1. AwakeMP34:13 
2. Two PathsMP36:57 
3. From the Smallest SeedMP35:35 
4. The Same SkyMP36:07 
5. The CrossingMP35:58 
6. Above AllMP33:28 
7. For the FallenMP39:29 
8. The LessonMP36:38 
9. To the Ends of the EarthMP38:23 
10. Not ForgottenMP37:16 
11. LiftedMP36:35 


Treasure

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Treasure
Jon Jenkins, David Helpling
2007 Spotted Peccary Music SPM9071 (CD)

This is a beautiful new release from the synth and ambient guitar duo of Helpling and Jenkins; six years after it's inception, it finally comes to light and it's worth the wait. They strike a fine balance between evocative ambient moodscapes and graceful, alluring melodies in the vein of Patrick O'Hearn and Eric Wøllo. Where they stand out is in creating majestic, broad landscapes suggesting dusk and dawn all at once. A current favorite here.
 
1. Grand CollisionMP3 
2. Treasure  
3. The KnowingMP3 
4. Beyond WordsMP3 
5. Into The DeepMP3 
6. Not A Soul, Not A SoundMP3 
7. The Frozen ChannelMP3 
8. Now More Than EverMP3 
9. This Day ForwardMP3 
10. The First GoodbyeMP3 


Dream Theory In the IE

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Dream Theory In the IE
Henderson / Oken
2011 Firepool Records FR003 (CD)

File under Progressive Ambient. We are bringing in some new titles from old friends that are more in the progressive ambient, rock and experimental vein. Always aiming to keep it interesting and unpredictable, these are centered in this mode of stimulation.
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1. Alive Enough?MP38:10 
2. Forgotten SpiritsMP38:03 
3. Deeper WatersMP36:47 
4. Dream Theory In the IEMP38:36 
5. Zombi AttackMP37:09 
6. When All The Birds Die AwayMP312:25 
7. John Henry Changes The RulesMP324:54 


Departure From the Northern Wasteland

CD  $15.00 
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Departure From the Northern Wasteland
Michael Hoenig
1978 Celestial Harmonies KUCKUCK CD 079 (CD)

An historic look back at a pinnacle release for the 70's German Electronic Music scene that still holds the magic. Michael Hoenig worked briefly with Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, but this monumental solo recording released in 1978 is one of the true electronic classics to emerge from the so-called Berlin School of that time. This release presents a twist on the sequencer-dominated sound of that time. Short, melodic analog sequencer patterns are woven into a polyrythmic array that shift and phase constantly creating a meditative study of tonal and rhythmic motion. Warm harmonic analog synth and guitar textures and melodies support the movement of the pieces creating a pastoral undertone. Hoeing's influences of Philip Glass, Terry Riley and especially Steve Reich are part of what takes the era's standard approach to sequencer-based music into a place that is still unmatched in its minimal elegance. As vital-sounding today as it was upon its release, this one is among Steve's top all-time favorite "roots" CD's. The 21-minute title track is simply epic.
 
1. Departure From the Northern WastelandMP320:46 
2. Hanging Garden TransferMP310:56 
3. Voices of WhereMP36:19 
4. Sun and MoonMP34:16 


A Distant Light

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A Distant Light
Hollan Holmes
2010 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

Hollan Holmes has created some stunning visual art for Steve, including IMMERSION: ONE, PLACES BEYOND: THE LOST PIECES 4, and the graphic design elements for the IMMERSION STATION app. A DISTANT LIGHT is his debut release as an artist in sound, and a fine debut it is. His artistic touch seen in the visual realms translates directly to his sonic visions. Light-filled spaces and shimmering harmonic zones unfold in their own time and space. And space is the place for this release; file under Classic Space-Music, a'la Music From the Hearts of Space. Sonic enhancements and mastering by Steve Roach.
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1. DriftMP37:36 
2. WellspringMP36:13 
3. InevitabilityMP311:03 
4. MalusMP34:20 
5. Mist And MythMP310:35 
6. ThresholdMP37:51 
7. The ArrivalMP38:38 
8. TwilightMP38:32 


Harmonic Meetings

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Harmonic Meetings
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.
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1. Lines To a Great LordMP3 
2. Harmonic RelationMP3 
3. Kyrie OpeningMP3 
4. Foregather In the NameMP3 
5. Kyrie FragmentsMP3 
6. Eleison ClosingMP3 
7. BrotherhoodMP3 
8. Hallelujah  


Current Circulation

CD  $15.00 
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Current Circulation
David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir
Celestial Harmonies 13010 (CD)

In CURRENT CIRCULATION, David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir expand beyond the scope of the traditional tantric Tibetan Buddhist chant, in which the singer holds one steady note and one unmoving harmonic. They also expand beyond the traditional Mongolian Hoomi singing, in which the singer projects soaring harmonic melodies from the overtone series of the steady fundamental. In CURRENT CIRCULATION, the singers create new melodies and chords by simultaneously moving both the harmonic and fundamental notes, sometimes in converging directions, or by holding the high harmonic while varying the fundamental. This kind of harmonic chanting is very demanding for the singers, and can be for the listener as well. The listener may choose to focus on the complicated tunings between harmonics and fundamentals, and the chords between the singers as they move among the notes of the inverted harmonic scale. Or, the listener may choose to let his mind soar through the architectural spaces created by the intangible energies emanating from the Harmonic Choir. The vibrations both define the space and inhabit it, shimmering through the air in a timeless dimension.
 
1. Subject to ChangeMP35:02 
2. Current Circulation 31:44 
3. Solstice KyrieMP36:50 
4. Inward CallingMP311:07 


Passengers

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Passengers
Green Isac
2015 Spotted Peccary Music SPM-1303 (CD)

The celebrated Norwegian ethno-electronic sound-sculpting duo Green Isac (Andreas Eriksen and Morten Lund) is back with their first full length release in 10 years. PASSENGERS is minimalist tribal ambient adventure constantly moving through sublime atmospheric spaces, interwoven melodies, hybrid percussion and electronics, and otherworldly soundscapes. These artists are working at a high level of skill on all levels here. A great set for driving and mental travel, it's getting lots of airtime in Steve's car and at the mail-order HQ.
 
1. Ormen LangeMP3 
2. Particle TalkMP3 
3. CommandanteMP3 
4. Passengers  
5. PalomatronicsMP3 
6. CSAMP3 
7. GepraMP3 
8. FisherMP3 
9. ZakopaneMP3 
10. Na TarikoMP3 
11. RecycleMP3 
12. 1034MP3 


Beyond City Light

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Beyond City Light
Jon Jenkins
2005 Spotted Peccary Music SPM0403 (CD)

Spotted Peccary artist Jon Jenkins is one of the standout artists on this California based New Age-ambient label. His style leans more towards the melodic-themematic, which always exists within a lush atmospheric space created from an array of synths and processing. This is a stand out release from his body of releases. If you enjoy the classic period Patrick O'Hearn and Eric Wøllo, then this could be a new discovery for you.
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1. The CallingMP3 
2. Zzyzx RoadMP3 
3. Through City LightMP3 
4. Secrets of the VirginMP3 
5. LegacyMP3 
6. Deep Sleep and Dying EmbersMP3 
7. The SourceMP3 
8. Sky of SurrenderMP3 
9. Through Different EyesMP3 
10. ForeverMP3 


Lapis Ensemble

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Lapis Ensemble
Lapis Ensemble
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.
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1. Breathing LifeMP39:27 
2. I'll Meet You ThereMP314:53 
3. StillpointMP38:51 
4. Beyond the WindMP314:48 
5. The Blossom and the FruitMP39:09 


Somnific Flux

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Somnific Flux
M.J. Harris, Bill Laswell
1995 Sentrax 2080 (CD) – rare out-of-print UK import

This compelling deep zoneworld, first released in the mid-90's, is best described as an alien form that oozes within a stark landscape with lava-like drones and thick textures boiled up from a primoridal tar pit. It recently reappeared at the listening station here in our mail-order office, and after a week of constant play we had a chance to pick up nine copies of this out-of-print British import.
 
1. Distal Sonority 35:08 
2. Capacious 30:45 


Sculptor Galaxy

CD  $16.99 
ON SALE, $8.00 
Combo Pack $22.00
BIOSONIC (CD)
SCULPTOR GALAXY (CD)
Combo Pack $22.00
TRANSMITTER (CD)
SCULPTOR GALAXY (CD)
Combo Pack $20.00
SCULPTOR GALAXY (CD)
ECLIPSE MIX (CD)
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Sculptor Galaxy
Robert Logan
2017 Projekt PRO348 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Exposé

After six solo electronic/ambient albums and his 2016 collaborations with Steve Roach (Biosonic and Second Nature, Projekt) Robert Logan's new album blends surprising electronic and acoustic sources, terraforming bright, melodic molten sound with an enraptured experience of the natural world.
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1. SovereignMP37:36 
2. ClimberMP34:23 
3. Be TallMP33:16 
4. Binary StarMP35:59 
5. The Weave 6:12 
6. Endless SeaMP34:02 
7. SenescenceMP32:27 
8. Plantal SequenceMP34:45 
9. MetazoaMP35:49 
10. VoyagerMP36:26 


Mystery's River

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Mystery's River
Dwight Loop
2004 Third Ear 100-101 (CD)

Sound artist Dwight Loop has been around the new music and electronic music scene for years. After a long run in the New Mexico circuit doing radio, performing in and promoting concerts including the presentation of Steve's first performances in Albuquerque (early 80's) and Santa Fe (early 90's). Eventually Dwight moved to the Bay Area to continue to explore sound in his own way. MYSTERY'S RIVER is astonishingly his first official solo release after many years of electronic music recording and performance. The result is a deep night drift moving downstream far from civilization. On this river one's awareness seems to pass fog-laden villages and strange ephemeral shapes just beyond view and at the edge of hearing. The CD brings an overall calm and a well-connected interweaving of enchanting muted atmospheres. At the same time it's apparent that this bamboo raft you're sitting upon is floating freely towards a heart of darkness... MYSTERY'S RIVER indeed.
 
1. Planet to PlanetMP39:00 
2. Continental DriftMP36:05 
3. KundimaMP35:36 
4. Swept Away (Upstream Mix)MP35:00 
5. Ohm Light OmMP33:07 
6. Colors of the WindMP34:55 
7. BuyaMP35:45 
8. Swept Away (Downstream Mix)MP35:03 
9. PeaceMP39:40 
10. Desert BlueMP34:36 
11. Voice of the Desert Stream 5:26 


Metavoid

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Metavoid
Lustmord (with Steve Roach)
2001 Nextera ERA20082 (CD)

The seventh Lustmord release, and the first since 1994's The Place Where The Black Stars Hang, METAVOID presents the logical development of the unmistakable Lustmord sound and pushes further into the cracks between remote psychological/existential sonic states. This sought-after Czech Republic import is now back in print, and here while supplies last. While musical fads and fashions all too often dictate form and function, Lustmord has no desire to be constrained by categories. His series of releases are defining Dark Ambient signposts. While METAVOID is born of its original industrial and soundtrack roots, and passes through contemporary electronica, it looks forward and beyond the new dark age. The Power of Sound.
 
1. The Ambivalent AbyssMP312:14 
2. Blood Deep In DreadMP37:54 
3. The Eliminating AngelMP311:45 
4. OblivionMP36:35 
5. The Outer ShadowMP36:44 
6. Infinite DomainMP38:27 
7. A Light That Is DarknessMP34:54 
8. InsignificanceMP35:00 

3. Bullroarer samples by Steve Roach; 4. co-written by B. Lustmord and Paul Haslinger


The Waiting Room

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The Waiting Room
Ukab Maerd
2012 (CD)

Ukab Maerd translates as a hyper-creative progressive ambient audio trip generated by synth and percussion maven Chuck Oken, Jr. and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Gayle Elliot. This might be the music playing while in THE WAITING ROOM for an appointment with agents of destiny in some future edition of the Matrix film series. Moods and unresolved states shift and dissolve in a continuous cloud burst of serene to scintillating mind states. The power of this music comes from the live interaction captured in the studio as foundation tracks. Guest artist Richard Pinhas, founder of the legendary French electronic group Heldon, is featured on three tracks.
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1. The CaveMP323:35 
2. White Light, No HeatMP311:28 
3. God's Elastic AcreMP318:16 
4. Sati & The TrainmanMP311:14 


Between Worlds

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Between Worlds
Erik Wøllo, Deborah Martin (with Steve Roach)
2009 Spotted Peccary Music SPM9062 (CD)

BETWEEN WORLDS is a dynamic and daring collaboration between widely-respected and well-known artists Deborah Martin and Erik Wøllo. This album delivers from the first track to the last, a profound experience that teleports the listener to a place, or more succinctly, a ceremonial space, honoring and invoking the spirit of the American Indian.
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1. Between WorldsMP3 
2. Spirit SongMP3 
3. AnasaziMP3 
4. The Thunder and the WaterMP3 
5. Ancestral WhispersMP3 
6. CanyonlandMP3 
7. A Healing WayMP3 
8. Gathering at SunriseMP3 
9. Distant VoicesMP3 
10. From Earth to the SkyMP3 
11. Sunrise at WhiteriverMP3 
12. Winds of TimeMP3 

Features Steve Roach on six pieces.


The Deception of Reality

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The Deception of Reality
Numina
2012 Hypnos HYP3262 (CD)

Numina is the recording entity of Denver-based solo synth artist Jesse Sola. He has been creating a steady chain of releases steeped in the textural-deep space side of ambient for quite a while. This release is a standout in his already impressive catalog, and we are happy to offer his music on this release for the first time at steveroach.com
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1. The Illusion TransmissionMP317:17 
2. Our Elegant ExperienceMP316:59 
3. In Cerulean HazeMP39:32 
4. Empire of NothingMP319:23 
5. Translunary ReturnMP311:55 


Sanctuary of Dreams

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Sanctuary of Dreams
Numina
2004 Hypnos HYP2445 (CD)

Recording under the name Numina, Denver based space-music-ambient artist Jesse Sola has been working steady at crafting his sound-art since the mid 90's. His earlier releases mapped his progression with promise and demonstrated a real talent for original sound design. With SANCTUARY OF DREAMS his penchant for creating serene yet contrasting cloud-like textural landscapes has matured and come into focus on this beautiful release, which is sure to appeal to pure space-music listeners. Featured on the "Music From the Hearts of Space" radio program, where it felt right at home.
 
1. Awaken Within A Deeper RealmMP39:05 
2. Lost on Silica RidgeMP34:42 
3. Elements of TimeMP35:54 
4. In Loneliness, the Landscape FadesMP36:23 
5. Beneath the Silver SurfaceMP37:08 
6. Thrown Into OblivionMP36:31 
7. Fractured EyesMP35:34 
8. Dream Recognition (Silhouette of the Past)MP35:58 
9. Lucid AscensionMP38:40 
10. The Waking BreathMP312:58 


Slow Time

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Slow Time
Patrick O'Hearn
2005 Patrick O'Hearn (CD)

Patrick has just released a fine new CD, which in some ways is a bit of a departure from his more rhythmic signature sound. The pieces move between subtle and more minimal analog synth studies along with deep textural soundscapes. It has an ambient (in the true sense of the word) and drifting sense of space, atmosphere and mood. While a few dreamy rhythmic pieces are well-placed towards the middle, the ephemeral zones and textural themematic expanses are what especially speak out and keep calling you back into the slow time of O'Hearn's beautiful alluring world.
 
1. Music For Three VibraphonesMP38:14 
2. Slow Time 5:04 
3. Let's Move OnMP34:48 
4. I Could Live HereMP37:36 
5. Where We Once StoodMP33:18 
6. I Remember NowMP36:37 
7. A Welcome SightMP33:48 
8. Still StandingMP34:39 


Beautiful World

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Beautiful World
Patrick O'Hearn
2003 Patrick O'Hearn (CD)
Reviewed by Bert Strolenberg, Echoes

As a soundsmith and composer of melodic elegance and grace, Patrick O'Hearn stands tall as a true original. This new release on his own label is a perfect balance of lush textures, melodic understatement and emotional space. The world needs more of this beauty.
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1. Facing the SunMP3 
2. Magnificent RiverMP3 
3. ChanceMP3 
4. Beautiful WorldMP3 
5. Night Becomes HerMP3 
6. Approaching SummitMP3 
7. An Evening SkyMP3 


So Flows the Current

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So Flows the Current
Patrick O'Hearn
2001 Patrick O'Hearn 80462-81003-2 (CD)

This Year 2000 release is a high point in Patrick's solo career. It is on this release where his gift at creating pieces for an ensemble comes into focus, with a more acoustic sound -- while still wrapped in warm, lush, melancholic sound fields. He is joined by long-time collaborators Peter Maunu (guitar) and David Torn (guitar) as well as cellist Pat Johnson and Robin Tolleson on drums, cymbals, and shakers. This release has the best elements of the classic O'Hearn sound during his Private Music days, yet something occurs with this ensemble that shades the music with contrast and an even more mahogany-like color and mood. O'Hearn's noble melodic and textural themes have often been emulated but never matched.
 
1. A Lovely Place to BeMP3 
2. So Flows the CurrentMP3 
3. The Cold Sea's EmbraceMP3 
4. Panning the SandsMP3 
5. Beyond This MomentMP3 
6. Along the WaterfrontMP3 
7. Northwest PassageMP3 
8. Like So Much Lost TimeMP3 
9. Traveler's RestMP3 


Metaphor

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Metaphor
Patrick O'Hearn
1996 Paras Recordings PRC1118 (CD)

A fine, classic O'Hearn release at a special price. Thematic and majestic road trip music at its best. Like all of Patrick's music his gift for creating uplifting emotional soundtracks for your own movie comes from a natural melodic instinct and a veteran's wish-list of experience from working with legend Frank Zappa, jazz great Charles Lloyd, and Ravi Shankar to name a few. His sound has a consistent and familiar comfort about it and the quality is always high.
 
1. Patience My FriendMP34:51 
2. Crossing the DivideMP34:51 
3. Peace Be With YouMP33:51 
4. The Women of LachaiseMP35:07 
5. DriveMP35:33 
6. Let Truth PrevailMP35:25 
7. Images In StoneMP34:06 
8. All Quiet Now 4:00 
9. Faith and EnduranceMP35:49 


Trust

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Trust
Patrick O'Hearn
1995 Deep Cave Records 1001 (CD)

Nominated for a Grammy award in 1995. Billboard Magazine wrote: "Patrick O'Hearn is one of the pioneers of modern instrumental music, and his 1985 solo debut, Ancient Dreams, remains influential. TRUST maintains a fidelity to that sound, brimming with dark, vaguely ethnic rhythms, O'Hearn's rubbery bass work, and the kind of lush, textured electronic timbres that have been his trademarks. O'Hearn sports a languorous sound design and makes a poetic, portentous melodic understatement."
 
1. LibertyMP36:17 
2. Two ContinentsMP35:41 
3. EquinoxMP36:31 
4. TrustMP36:32 
5. SynergyMP35:46 
6. The Lone ManMP33:21 
7. 3 CirclesMP35:57 
8. FarewellMP35:25 


Subterranea

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Subterranea
Oöphoi, Tau Ceti
2003 Nextera (CD) – Czech Republic import

Deep mystical soundscapes that hover between waking and sleep. There is a potent ancient atmosphere captured here that lingers like smoke from a sacred temple's altar. Rich and shadowed textures from electronic and natural sources build towards a union with the Tibetan bowls of Klaus Wiese. File under pure drifting sacred space soundscape. Imported from the Czech Republic -- limited supply. Oöphoi: synths, loops, flutes, percussion, shells, stones, crystals; Tau Ceti: synths.
 
1. In the Wake of OuranosMP39:55 
2. Vril-YaMP37:59 
3. OmphalosMP34:00 
4. Aph-LinMP310:07 
5. Rex MundiMP321:36 
6. The Chamber of EternityMP313:40 

6. with Klaus Wiese


Peyote

CD  $15.00 
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Peyote
O Yuki Conjugate
1992 Projekt PRO33 (CD) – 2006 reissue

"O Yuki Conjugate create music which inhabits some netherworld between ethnic, ambient, improvised and experimental sounds."– Option Magazine. This is a tribal-ambient classic, and one of the genre's essential releases.
 
1. Snake CharmMP35:56 
2. A Darker BeliefMP35:04 
3. Earth Loop FragmentMP33:42 
4. Long PigMP37:14 
5. Alia MaMP37:05 
6. Dusk, Dead HeartMP34:59 
7. Still BreathMP35:20 
8. Tidal DanceMP34:24 


Akash

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Akash
David Parsons
2010 Celestial Harmonies 13301 (CD)

New Zealand-based electronic artist David Parsons continues his etheric and expansive sound journey that remains connected to his recent releases JYOTI and EARTHLIGHT. This release further presents his artful skill at creating mystical soundscapes that always seem to convey the visitation to sacred sites high up in a mist-filled landscape. The feeling of the music being created right in front of you is present, and the inclusion of delicate sequenced patterns provides a sense of ascending even higher into the clouds.
 
1. AkashMP312:31 
2. MandalaMP315:40 
3. Wind HorseMP37:31 
4. Sky SpiritsMP313:31 
5. VayuMP312:16 


Jyoti

CD  $15.00 
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Jyoti
David Parsons
2009 Celestial Harmonies (CD)

David's new release plays like a deeper extract from the 2008 Earthlight release. The live feel is evident and the flow is effortless thoughout the six pieces. Elongated sound textures and delicate use of unique sounds and subtle rhythmic elements intermix in classic Parsons style, transcendent and earthy. While this release is fully electronic, his years of playing Indian music and recording volumes of indigenous projects for Celestial Harmonies has provided his personal music with a special quality that is infused into the overall atmosphere of his masterful soundscape music.
 
1. JyotiMP310:29 
2. IncarnationMP311:02 
3. The Valley BelowMP39:35 
4. City of SpiritsMP310:02 
5. Tsaparang MoonMP39:32 
6. They ComeMP310:07 


Earthlight

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Earthlight
David Parsons
2008 Celestial Harmonies 13231 (CD)
Reviewed by e/i Magazine / Audio Verite

"Over his past few releases, New Zealand veteran electronic composer David Parsons has deliberately been refining his electronic composition approach and overall sound sense, drawing from a keen awareness of tone and nuance and a sense of inner and outer spaces in balance. This awareness has developed over many years from both pure electronic music explorations and a deep connection to the music of south Asia. Having traveled extensively through India, Thailand, Indonesia and beyond, recording the indigenous music from these cultures, his many diverse recordings are featured on the Celestial Harmonies label. David's years of experience and the understanding drawn from these acoustic realms has infused EARTHLIGHT in a deep and powerful way."
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1. EarthlightMP37:20 
2. Altai HimalayaMP313:01 
3. Beyond the LightMP39:33 
4. CoronaMP38:42 
5. The Winged OnesMP37:32 
6. Bathing LightMP320:05 


Surya

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Surya
David Parsons
2008 Celestial Harmonies 13227 (CD)

This new release from New Zealand-based David Parsons feels like a natural and welcomed progression of the deep atmospheric realms of his recent INNER PLACES release. With the focus on texture and purity of analog-based and inspired sounds, David stands in a small circle of electronic composers who continue to use "real" stand alone hardware synths for his sound creation. The rich sound quality and visceral impact is proof positive of why these instruments in the hands of a true sound artist generate transcendent work. Essential, and a current favorite of Steve's.
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Inner Places

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Inner Places
David Parsons
2005 Celestial Harmonies (CD)

INNER PLACES is an outstanding new release from New Zealand-based veteran synth and Indian music artist David Parsons. This is one of drifting, mysterious beauty. No rhythmic elements are present on the CD, leaving the focus towards the mystical atmospheres and cloud-like pieces. Highly recommended to those who want to float into a pure mystical drift.
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1. Pahla LokaMP310:19 
2. Dusra LokaMP310:13 
3. Tisra LokaMP39:31 
4. Chautha LokaMP39:01 
5. Panchwan LokaMP310:01 
6. Chhatha LokaMP312:03 


In Retrospect: 1980-2003

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In Retrospect: 1980-2003
David Parsons
2004 Celestial Harmonies 14204 (CD) – 2-CD

"What a long strange trip it's been." It was the Grateful Dead who sang that line, but it's David Parsons who has actually lived it. In Retrospect: 1980-2003 is a double CD retrospective of David Parsons' recording career, one heavily influenced by other cultures and extensive travel.
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Disc 1
1. IntrospectMP35:05 
2. Varuna GhatMP37:26 
3. Tibetan PlateauMP313:26 
4. Dhauladhar DreamingMP37:00 
5. Whirling Into The LightMP39:31 
6. Urartu To UbudMP37:06 
7. ManasarovarMP328:07 
Disc 2
1. MaitreyaMP311:59 
2. Dorje LingMP320:28 
3. SeparationMP35:38 
4. HimalayaMP319:21 
5. ShamanMP37:01 
6. Dawa GompaMP314:00 

1.1, 1.4 previously unreleased


Dorje Ling

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Dorje Ling
David Parsons
2002 Celestial Harmonies 17076 (CD)

Since 1975, David Parsons has made numerous trips to India to absorb the culture, study the music, and record performances by indigenous artists. In addition to producing two albums of Tibetan ritual music, in the Sacred Ceremonies series, the composer and synthesist has translated the essence of his journeys into the lush, yet, profound soundscapes of Himalaya and Yatra, two critically acclaimed albums of original music.
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1. TantraMP314:26 
2. TsaparangMP316:04 
3. Lahaul ValleyMP312:26 
4. Dorje LingMP320:28 
5. K-2MP36:50 


Maitreya: The Future Buddha

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Maitreya: The Future Buddha
David Parsons
2002 Celestial Harmonies (CD)

These spiritual odysseys of sound are created from a variety of synthesizers and acoustic instruments. They will appeal to anyone who enjoys the long form pieces and deep sound meditations found on WORLD'S EDGE, DREAMTIME RETURN, and EARLY MAN, to name a few. David Parsons has been a label mate with Steve on Fortuna / Celestial Harmonies for many years, and their music could be considered as sharing a kindred spirit in its essence and intention.
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1. AbhisekhaMP3 
2. ManiMP3 
3. TirthaMP3 
4. Realm of the Hungry GhostMP3 
5. Under the Bodhi TreeMP3 
6. ShambhalaMP3 
7. MaitreyaMP311:59 


Parikrama

CD  $22.00 
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Parikrama
David Parsons
2000 Celestial Harmonies (CD)

These spiritual odysseys of sound are created from a variety of synthesizers and acoustic Instruments. They will appeal to anyone who enjoys the long form pieces and deep sound meditations found on WORLD'S EDGE, DREAMTIME RETURN, and EARLY MAN, to name a few. David Parsons has been a label mate with Steve on Fortuna / Celestial Harmonies for many years, and their music could be considered as sharing a kindred spirit in its essence and intention.
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Ngaio Gamelan

CD  $15.00 
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Ngaio Gamelan
David Parsons
1999 Celestial Harmonies 13171 (CD)

Longtime fans of David Parsons' sampling and synthesizer originals of the 1980's will be pleased with the musician's return to the studio. After a long hiatus as a composer/performer, Parsons' Ngaio Gamelan was unmistakably his magnum opus to date.
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1. Urartu To UbudMP37:06 
2. TjampuhanMP311:16 
3. LaplapanMP312:34 
4. Ararat LegongMP310:06 
5. Jalan JalanMP310:50 
6. Sarangi SaronMP310:12 


Yatra

CD  $24.99 
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Yatra
David Parsons
1991 Fortuna 18072 (CD)

David Parsons has long been fascinated by India and Tibet, two ancient worlds characterized by potent mythologies, mystical sacred sites, and sublime musical traditions. Over the years, this respected electronic composer has made numerous yatras (journeys, in Sanskrit) to India, experiencing the sites and sounds of this exotic land. Yatra is Parsons' first comprehensive attempt to log the essence of his Far Eastern adventures.
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Disc 1
1. Yatra 3:50 
2. Bengal VillageMP38:05 
3. The HimgiriMP35:43 
4. AssiMP35:37 
5. Varuna GhatMP37:26 
6. Adobe of Shiva 29:39 
Disc 2
1. Ram BhaktaMP35:05 
2. Earth MotherMP38:15 
3. Maha PujaMP321:53 
4. ManasorovarMP328:06 


Himalaya

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Himalaya
David Parsons
Celestial Harmonies 17059 (CD)

This is a musical journey through India and the Himalaya Mountains. Using a variety of synthesizers, David Parsons creates a beautiful and vivid musical picture. We hear and feel the driving wind and sense the mystery of the deserted snowy mountain meadows. In "Rishikesh", an underlying growling depicts the awesome feeling of standing at the base of the majestic Himalaya Mountains and looking up. The full-bodied rumble of "Kailasa" portrays the power of the shrine of Lord Shiva. In "Varuna Deva" rhythms are used like brushes to paint the lively Ganges River. Spiced with recordings of natural sounds, such as thunder and chanting, HIMALAYA is a passionate view of India and her mighty mountain range.
 
1. HimalayaMP319:21 
2. KailasaMP312:52 
3. AkbarMP36:00 
4. Varanasi DawnMP310:21 
5. RishikeshMP314:01 
6. Varuna DevaMP310:12 


Shaman

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Shaman
David Parsons
Celestial Harmonies 13181 (CD)

In composing SHAMAN, David Parsons "imagined a gathering of mystics, headed by a high shaman, at night in a remote desert valley." This recording is his "impression of a complete ceremony where mantras are chanted and dervishes are whirling in ecstatic trances to the rhythm of the music." It is Parsons' intention to leave the listener to imagine what the track titles mean, as they will surely mean different things to different people. The CD is filled with a rich composite of electronic and acoustic rhythmic and melodic elements. At their center, most pieces are pulsing sequencer-based patterns, very hypnotic and centered in the body but not overstated. If you appreciate the movement on THE SERPENT'S LAIR and CORE by Steve, this release will prove a nice surprise.
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1. The GatheringMP38:00 
2. ShamanMP37:01 
3. They ComeMP310:31 
4. Whirling Into The LightMP39:31 
5. Trance - FormationMP313:08 
6. The ReturnMP38:30 


Tibetan Plateau / Sounds of the Mothership

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Tibetan Plateau / Sounds of the Mothership
David Parsons
Celestial Harmonies 17013 (CD)

This CD brings together selections from David Parsons' early recordings, TIBETAN PLATEAU and SOUNDS OF THE MOTHERSHIP. The collection includes eight compositions that evoke the sounds of remote, deep space through the soaring voices of Parsons' synthesizers in combination with classical Indian instruments. Inspired by the ancient Vedic songs of India, Parson's music lies at the well-springs of consciousness, tempered by soothing sounds from the physical world: the soft chirping of crickets, the calls of songbirds, and the restless sounds of the four winds. The music serves as a centering point for the mind amid the swirling vortex of the temporal plane.
 
1. Tibetan PlateauMP313:26 
2. GangotriMP311:35 
3. Meditation on a Lonely PoolMP34:15 
4. DevalokaMP310:24 
5. SeparationMP35:38 
6. Tree SpiritsMP310:50 
7. DurgaMP36:12 
8. SpheresMP311:36 


Strands

CD  $15.00 
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Strands
Radiant Mind
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 BarriersMP37:58 
2. Beacon of SoundMP37:20 
3. Womb of HealingMP38:42 
4. ReleasedMP313:57 
5. Twilight WeaveMP313:09 
6. StrandsMP321:45 


Sense

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Sense
Radiant Mind
2012 Periphery OTP7012 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach

SENSE is the debut release by US artist Radiant Mind. Steve Roach helped nurture this release into being with production and sonic contributions. Radiant Mind's first offering delivers a warm and inspiring soundworld experience. While this is the first release from Radiant Mind, the artist has been creating electronic music for many years, choosing to create away from the public platform.
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1. Inner DimensionMP38:16 
2. Sense OneMP35:49 
3. Sanctuary in LightMP36:37 
4. Sense TwoMP35:55 
5. Sense ThreeMP35:05 
6. Reaching the BeyondMP39:06 
7. Radiant MindMP322:48 
 
-  medleyMP314:01 

Limited edition in round metal tin.


Ishati

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Ishati
Rajna
2001 Projekt (CD)

The French trio Rajna have a definite Dead Can Dance vibe. Instrumentalists Fabrice Lefebvre and Gerard Chambellant weave medeival, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern modes with traditional Tibetan, Indian and Middle Eastern instruments.
 
1. KaharMP3 
2. YakMP3 
3. Silnen KempurMP3 
4. RajnaMP3 
5. SanctuaryMP3 
6. OpheliaMP3 
7. BilakiMP3 
8. NomineumMP3 
9. Lahul NatiMP3 
10. Sien  
11. NundreMP3 
12. TraghodhiaMP3 
13. SharanghiMP3 


The Passage

CD  $13.00 
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The Passage
Sam Rosenthal
2011 Projekt PRO265 (CD)

The Passage is a foray into the realms of pure ambient, in the spirit of Steve's Immersion series, from Black Tape For A Blue Girl founder/songwriter Sam Rosenthal. The two pieces on the hour-long album submerge the listener in a self-sustaining environment of warm electronics and minimal processings of deep, tender swells and an unresolved, yearning string theme. This is music which gently rotates around its own axis in a time-suspended haze.
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1. The PassageMP3 
2. RaeMP3 


The Witch Hammer

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The Witch Hammer
Shinjuku Thief
Projekt (CD)

Shinjuku Thief's 1993 opus, THE WITCH HAMMER, is a classic Gothic Industrial masterpiece paying homage to German expressionist film of the 1920's and supernatural horror from the 1500's. Dark, orchestral timbres set into rich soundscapes, interspersed with outbursts of violence and power.
 
1. Tollkorn  
2. Waltz of the MidwivesMP3 
3. The Witch Hammer  
4. Smell of NightfallMP3 
5. A Midnight MassMP3 
6. WolfzahnMP3 
7. Poena DamniMP3 
8. Trespassing the GatesMP3 
9. The Darkened PsalmMP3 
10. TotenheerMP3 
11. Burkhardt of WormsMP3 
12. Flight of the Screech OwlsMP3 
13. Warm as Blood Beneath the ClodsMP3 
14. In the Path of Walpurga's AshesMP3 


Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations

CD  $15.00 
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Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations
The Complete Hildegard von Bingen Vol. 1

Sinfonye
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.
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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 EcclesiaMP32:12 
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)MP31:37 
13. But the Devil Mocked (sed diabolus in invidia) 2:27 
14. Song To Ecclesia (nunc gaudeant materna viscera ecclesia)MP33:02 


Nostromo

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Nostromo
Sleep Research Facility
2008 Cold Spring CSR34CD (CD)

Ultra deep ambience, droning, churning, groaning and pulsing soundscapes based on the first 8 minutes of the movie "Alien" which depicts the deep space haulage vessel slowly moving through the void. The disc takes you through a slow trip into the ship via tracks Deck A - E, deeper and deeper into the bowels of the "Nostromo". Colossal dark ambience from the abyss, with beautiful artwork that evokes the sinister atmosphere of the ship. NOSTROMO was first released in 2001, and was reissued in December 2007 with the bonus track "Narcissus".
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Deep Frieze

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Deep Frieze
Sleep Research Facility
2007 Cold Spring CSR72CD (CD)

Ultra deep, glacial ambient based around Antarctic coordinates. The polar regions are awe-inspiring environments of inhospitable minimalism, and at the same time there's a beautiful serenity to be found in their uncharted bleakness. There's a powerful purity and a timelessness to be found there; snow which has lain un-trampled for millennia and ice which formed eons ago; mountain ranges and deserts and rivers to be found if you look. DEEP FRIEZE is Sleep Research Facility's second album for Cold Spring and here deep, resonant, abyss-like drones shine forth from icy chasms below. SRF's previous release DEAD WEATHER MACHINE was a favorite here at steveroach.com mail-order HQ, and this release is currently a new favorite. Outstanding dark ambient.


Nakadai

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Nakadai
Chas Smith
2009 Cold Blue Music (CD)

Iconoclast composer and instrument builder Chas Smith's music has always been a favorite at steveroach.com HQ. His classic NAKADAI has at last made its way from vinyl LP to CD. The textures found inside these rising and falling sheets of sound and harmonically compacted drones are simply chilling, evoking the vast interior of a forbidden desert region or maybe Nevada's Trinity test site in its current day.
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1. Nakadai 14:37 
2. HollisterMP310:30 
3. A Judas Within - SeductionMP36:00 
4. A Judas Within - BetrayalMP315:08 
5. The Ghosts on WindowsMP311:56 
6. Joaquin MurpheyMP37:01 


An Hour Out of Desert Center

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An Hour Out of Desert Center
Chas Smith
2003 Cold Blue Music CB0013 (CD)

This highly-recommended release suggests the stark and chilling beauty of the desert heat's mirage, high streaming clouds, and abandoned desert towns that pass along mid-day drives down nameless desert roads. This release is a current favorite of Steve's and is in constant rotation around the mail-order office. A beautiful, unique release by a true original. A perfect statement of pure harmonic textures and space all on steel guitar, along with instruments invented and built by Chas Smith.
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1. An Hour Out of Desert CenterMP38:41 
2. Absence of RedemptionMP313:29 
3. Albuquerque 5402 - A Curse of BeautyMP38:00 
4. A '75 ScircuraMP324:15 


Aluminum Overcast

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Aluminum Overcast
Chas Smith
2002 Cold Blue Music CB0007 (CD)

Bowed, struck and caressed into a hovering cloud of tone and texture, Smith's world of sound mercilessly lights up the imagination while creating a constant sense of suspending time. Created on his instruments made from various metals, strings, rods and aluminum sheets and plates, this is a fasinating place to visit and feel the effects of.
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1. Uncovered The NestMP37:59 
2. GateMP35:24 
3. A Wasp on Her Abdmomen 7:01 
4. Rubic of Green 6:10 
5. Aluminum OvercastMP38:38 
6. Nachthrxen 14:54 


Eztica

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Eztica
Soriah
2011 Projekt PRO264 (CD)

EZTICA, brethren follow up to 2009's ATLAN, draws a heavy, hungry first breath like that of the first man Quetzalcoatl created from maize. Soriah's virtuoso Tuvan throat-singing, Central Asian stringed instruments and hand percussion is perfectly melded with the neo-ancient airs of Ashkelon Sain's exquisite darkwave guitars, celestial electronics, and hypnotizing poly-rhythms. EZTICA has its roots in the ceremonial: ritualism, shamanism, butoh. It is a deeply organic experience, the voice drawing out the primordial spell, touching the earth, reaching for the sky. Captivating percussive sections with driven vocals glide effortlessly across windswept steppes, while otherworldly overtones hang like clouds in a frosted mountain range, all amid deep expanses of slowly shifting, mesmerizing tones. And when the Quetzalcoatl Kundalini of Soriah's lyrical throat singing fires down the spine, everything goes astral.
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1. IixMP39:47 
2. TicochitlehuaMP33:51 
3. EzticaMP34:43 
4. Nica AnahuatlMP32:36 
5. EhecatlMP33:51 
6. ChocatiuhMP31:47 
7. XimehuaMP38:41 
8. TemicteopanMP36:55 
9. XiuhcoatlMP38:38 
10. OmeyocanMP38:53 
11. AmochantzincoMP38:25 


Atlan

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Atlan
Soriah, Ashkelon Sain
2009 Projekt PRO232 (CD)

This release will be a must have for fans of late Jorge Reyes, as well as Steve's deep shamanic explorations and overtone spaces from Mark Seelig and Byron Metcalf. Totally unique and a true crossroads of ancient and modern. Highly recommended!
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1. YoallicuicatlMP3 
2. CehuiMP3 
3. TonacayoticaMP3 
4. Temictli AtlanMP3 
5. CitlalpolMP3 
6. XopancuicatlMP3 
7. AtlanMP3 
8. MorguulMP3 
9. BorbakMP3 
10. Tona AtoyaatlMP3 
11. Amo CahuitMP3 


Inframundis

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Inframundis
Antonio Testa
2009 Hic Sunt Leones FAR00014 (CD) – Russian import

Italian sound-sculptor Antonio Testa presents a series of sonic environments that are often suggestive of found sound or musical representations of wondrous places. The listener is inclined to envision the musician working in low light somewhere below ground in harmony with his space, each taking equal part: artist and expanse. Softly clanging chimes are scattered against bird song and water movement, a low drone even and measured permeating everything. Meditative evolving strains are rippled by unidentifiable sonorous percussives, almost rhythmic. Reverberating fluids, spills and streams run across smooth synthetic textures. Turbulence gently heaves whilst a soft female voice speaks. We even get to hear Rahien Testa's first cry on the opening eponymous track. The impression is one of timelessness; ancient simplicity against contemporary clarity. The gear list includes stalagmites and field recordings as well as contributions from fellow musicians Alio Die (samples, textures, drones, soundscapes from Thailand), Susana Beatriz Alvear and Maurizio Dall'olio (voice), Daniela Risser (crystal bowls) and others.
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1. Rahien  
2. Xibalba  
3. Inframundis  
4. Moon  
5. Natural Stones  
6. Pachamama  
7. Celestium  
8. The Cave  
9. Asmaghiti  
10. Stalagmite  


RadioForest

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RadioForest
Antonio Testa
2005 Tantric Harmonies (CD)

Antonio Testa specializes in organic sound and the creation of musical atmospheres through the use of a vast array of mostly native and shamanic instruments, together with his own creations made from organic and recycled materials. Tribal-Ethno-Ambient is a genre merging musical forms and cultural sensibilities of the world's indigenous cultures sent through the filters of today's sound artists. By using state-of-the-art recording tools and processing technology, common ground is found between animal skin drum, the shaman's rattle and the digital domain. While the outlines of this style can be easily suggested and co-opted through more superficial cut and paste computer methods, RADIOFOREST shows that Testa clearly understands how powerful the authentic ethno-ambient form can be when created with a deep sense of the primal mind. Shifting trance percussion, ocarina, flutes, and synth textures co-mingle with field recordings from Mexico, Africa and Italy. In Antonio's words, the "radio" aspect is the music or the tribal drum transmitting outwards, a calling of the spirits to help the state of our planet. If you appreciate the solo music of Jorge Reyes, Testa and Alio Die, Suspended Memories, TUU, or Steve's ORIGINS and ARTIFACTS, then this is a must-have release.


Prayer For the Forest

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Prayer For the Forest
Alio Die, Antonio Testa
2002 Green House Music GHM201 (CD) – rare last copies!

This is a real favorite around here, sharing the same enchanting atmosphere as HEALING HERB'S SPIRIT. The percussive element is a bit stronger, and while its not specific to one region or style, the processed hand drums shift between somewhere in Africa and South America, then beyond to the new world. The gurgling soundscapes and organic textures give the feeling that you might find moss growing on your speaker ports by the time this CD is over. This and HEALING HERB'S SPIRIT are a must-have if you are drawn to the ethno- shamanic sound blends.
 
1. African DreamMP3 
2. A Mechanical Dust Sphere  
3. Ancestor's BreathMP3 
4. Walking Through the CampMP3 
5. Prayer For the Forest  
6. An Active Foggy PathwayMP3 


Healing Herb's Spirit

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Healing Herb's Spirit
Alio Die, Antonio Testa
1999 Crowd Control Activities Crowded13 (CD)

Alio Die is well known and respected worldwide for his ultra organic-soundscapes that often use extensively-processed natural sounds as the foundation for his hallucinogenic sound gardens. Here with fellow Italian Antonio Testa, the direction moves towards the shamanic as Testa brings his long list of ethnic percussion instruments to the mix. This is an outstanding stream of consciousness trip carried along by gentle rhythms, muted drones and Alio Die soundscapes hovering like a rainforest canopy.
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1. ShuarMP39:46 
2. RahienMP38:05 
3. DreamingMP35:12 
4. IcarosMP37:43 
5. YacarunaMP310:25 
6. VimuktitaMP36:29 
7. TuriyaMP37:37 


Beyond the Horizon Line

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Beyond the Horizon Line
Mike VanPortfleet
2004 Silber Records 034 (CD)

This highly evocative fine dark-ambient release comes from the inner sanctum of Mike VanPortfleet, founder of the acclaimed ethereal band Lycia. The soundscapes on this solo release consistently portray a vast sense of environmental and human loneliness, steeped in a feeling of resolute isolation as if shipwrecked on another planet with no hope of rescue. The thick slow waves of harmonic movement have an almost geological texture, as if the ocean waves of this planet have turned to a dry oozing magma-like substance which one could hold in hand. Occasional slow and distant processional dirge beats emerge outwards to join with thematic strands, further inflicting a potent reminder of a parallel life back home. While the atmosphere is dark, there is comfort in these shadows. -- Review by Steve Roach
 
1. Deep in the Morning SunMP3 
2. Echoes of the Lost SeaMP3 
3. Towards the Blinding GlareMP3 
4. The Call of the Horizon LineMP3 
5. Stellar Buckshot AwaitsMP3 
6. Night Sky IlluminationMP3 
7. Dark GatewayMP3 
8. Strange Star TransmissionsMP3 
9. Stellar Shower BeginsMP3 
10. Unsettled New DayMP3 


Transient Broadcasts

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Transient Broadcasts
Within Reason
2013 Anodize AD1301 (CD)

Within Reason, aka longtime aural mystifier Gregory Kyryluk, forges a bond between 70's Euro space fantasias, the skanking digital substreams of Basic Channel, and contemporary slo-mo rhythmic auteurs such as Bvdub, Vladislav Delay, and Wolfgang Voigt's Gas project. Within Reason's prior Periphery release, SUBTLE SHIFT, found Kyryluk transcending historical genre constraints in the service of fomenting something other than a twist on accepted modes. TRANSIENT BROADCASTS codifies his previous recording's sultry velvet groove and logically progresses forward, auguring a headspace of sumptuous dynamics amidst its rippling digital environs.
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1. Assign EmotionMP38:23 
2. Soul PillowMP38:09 
3. CorrelateMP39:40 
4. Amorphic DesignMP36:28 
5. Morke 9:45 
6. DiaphanousMP37:21 
7. Sunrise EkkoMP37:35 
8. Contemplate.dreamMP39:12 

Limited collectors' art edition housed in a lustrous, hinged rectangular tin containing two-panel insert.


Subtle Shift

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Subtle Shift
Within Reason
2012 Periphery OTP4012 (CD)

Launched in 2011 by i/e and e/i magazine founder, music historian, writer, and sound artist Darren Bergstein, the mandate informing the electronic music label Periphery is that it has no definitive mandate. Housed in burnished silver circular tins, all Periphery issues are limited-edition artworks marrying the ephemeral with the tactile in equal measure, featuring artists who mine the deep seams nestled between electronic music's eclectic styles.
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1. Subtle Shift 8:40 
2. Memory Filament 6:56 
3. Bodhi 8:39 
4. Grey Area 10:58 
5. Carbon Interface 6:40 
6. Nimbus 9:21 
7. Liquid Language 8:31 
8. Deeper Below 7:49 


The Complete Tibetan Bells

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The Complete Tibetan Bells
Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings
2004 Celestial Harmonies 19917 (CD) – limited box set

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the recording of the seminal deep meditation classic Tibetan Bells by Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings (recorded 1971, issued 1972), Celestial Harmonies is offering for the first time ever all five Wolff and Hennings CD's as a complete limited edition set. In 1972 the world was listening to heavy, intense, high-energy music. In the midst of this rock explosion Chris Blackwell of Island Records released Tibetan Bells in the U.K. to critical acclaim. This release became one of the founding stones that built an international interest in sacred world cultures.
Disc 1: Tibetan Bells
Disc 2: Tibetan Bells II
Disc 3: Tibetan Bells III: The Empty Mirror
Disc 4: Yamantaka
Disc 5: Tibetan Bells IV: The Bells of Sh'ang Sh'ung
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Different Spaces

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Different Spaces
Erik Wøllo
2017 Projekt PRO338 (CD)

Different Spaces presents Erik's first 2-CD studio release, clocking in at 2 hours and 45 minutes. This release marks nine years since Steve introduced Erik's music to the Projekt label with the Stream of Thought collaboration. Projekt has gone on to support a long list of beautiful releases from Wøllo over this time, all consistent in quality, style and artistry. In this set, the Norwegian artist moves away from the stately themes and measured compositions of past releases and into a new place that feels lively and spontaneous. Shorter pieces and passages move through, as the title suggests, different spaces on this sonic travelogue. Marking 35 years as an artist-in-sound, Erik's influences and inspirations appear more on the sleeve in some of these pieces. Be it Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, Steve Roach's Towards the Dream from DREAMTIME RETURN, and the pulsing sequencer weavings of Tangerine Dream and Euro electronic classics, the echoes of these and more are felt throughout the release. Wøllo's trademark guitar signature sound and graceful melodic touch remain a constant throughout.
 
Disc 1
1. Low Winter Sun (Introduction 1)MP34:46 
2. Points in TimeMP38:24 
3. SolarisMP36:40 
4. High PlainsMP38:08 
5. Church MountainMP34:39 
6. Similar WorldMP36:18 
7. Past ThemeMP35:38 
8. HydraMP38:01 
9. KaleidoscopeMP38:47 
10. Evening IslandMP36:05 
11. Memory SpaceMP36:53 
Disc 2
1. Mystical Sun (Introduction 2)MP35:10 
2. ChromaMP36:27 
3. Motion BlueMP35:43 
4. The MorphMP37:39 
5. RundreiseMP35:55 
6. Circle DreamMP34:46 
7. Pilgrim WayMP38:41 
8. Cascade FallsMP38:53 
9. Mirror LakeMP36:06 
10. AfterglowMP36:31 
11. ElysiumMP37:12 


Star's End 2015

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Star's End 2015
Silent Currents 4

Erik Wøllo
2016 Projekt PRO335 (CD)

This electronic/ambient release is Erik Wøllo's 2015 live performance at the late-night Star's End radio show on WXPN in Philadelphia. This is a long-form, introspective 60-minute piece with thirteen sections of enigmatic textural components organically flowing into each other. Eschewing the melody and harmony found in Wøllo's studio work, STAR'S END 2015 is an intricate expression of ambience and this artist's potent skills at creating space and ever-expanding sound-universes.
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Earth Luminous

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Earth Luminous
Byron Metcalf, Erik Wøllo
2016 Projekt PRO328 (CD)

Electronic musician Erik Wøllo joins tribal-trance percussionist Byron Metcalf for an elegant album weaving melodic, vibrant soundscapes with subtle, grounding rhythms.
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1. Days of MagicMP38:49 
2. Light and GroundMP37:57 
3. Far WanderedMP38:35 
4. Valley of SpheresMP38:27 
5. Distant FutureMP37:52 
6. DiomedeaMP38:47 
7. Earth LuminousMP37:26 
8. Linked StarsMP35:21 


Echotides

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Echotides
Erik Wøllo
2015 Projekt PRO320 (CD)

Echo: a reflection of sound, arriving at the listener some time after the direct sound. Tides: the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth.
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1. EchoTides No. 1MP3 
2. EchoTides No. 2MP3 
3. EchoTides No. 3MP3 
4. EchoTides No. 4MP3 
5. EchoTides No. 5MP3 
6. EchoTides No. 6MP3 
7. EchoTides No. 7MP3 


Blue Radiance

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Blue Radiance
Erik Wøllo
2015 Projekt PRO314 (CD)

As a bridge leading to a new uncharted continent, Erik Wllo's BLUE RADIANCE transports the listener along innovative, shimmering and sonorous musical pathways. The nineteenth solo album from this renowned Norwegian ambient/electronic artist continues to develop and refine his masterfully crafted soundworld into an intensely detailed fusion of elegant compositions and deep atmospherics.
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1. Terra Novus 1MP3 
2. Terra Novus 2MP3 
3. Blue RadianceMP3 
4. PathwayMP36:30 
5. OsmosisMP3 
6. Moon AboveMP3 
7. Revealed in TimeMP3 
8. Crystal OrbitsMP3 
9. SepiaMP3 
10. TimemorphMP3 
11. Earth SkyMP3 


Tundra

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Tundra
Erik Wøllo
2014 Projekt PRO306 (CD)

The TUNDRA EP finds Erik Wøllo creating fascinating atmospheric and rhythmic instrumental electronic music. This 30-minute 5-song EP features all new, previously-unreleased tracks that showcase Erik's ability to incorporate new and fresh elements into his music while remaining true to his unique style. A strong emphasis on sequenced rhythmic passages and grooves mixes with spacious deep ambient soundscapes and melodic themes provided by electric guitars and various synthesizers.
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1. TundraMP37:07 
2. PermaMP35:43 
3. TaigaMP35:43 
4. The Native ChantMP35:16 
5. Swirled LightsMP35:14 


Timelines

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Erik Wøllo
2014 Projekt PRO298 (CD)

TIMELINES is the 18th solo album from veteran Norwegian ambient/electronic artist Erik Wøllo. It's a warm, epic and shimmering cycle of memorable electronic music. Noted for his many Echoes Radio albums of the month -- and placement on "Best of the Year" lists at Amazon, Zone Music Reporter, Schallwelle Award (Germany), and others -- TIMELINES continues in that tradition with nine engaging pieces exploring the idea of music and time: how elements of past, present and future affect a listener's perceptions.
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1. InceptionMP36:39 
2. Blue RondoMP37:01 
3. Color of MindMP35:01 
4. VisionsMP36:11 
5. PathfinderMP37:29 
6. Spirit of the Place 5:15 
7. Along the JourneyMP36:39 
8. TimescapeMP34:54 
9. OceanMP35:20 


Airborne

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Airborne
Erik Wøllo
2012 Projekt PRO278 (CD)

"Erik Wøllo manages to synthesize influences from Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd to Steve Reich and modern electronica. But as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary instrumental music, he's truly morphed these sounds into a image-evoking modality that is wholly his own." -- John Diliberto, Echoes Radio
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1. Spring Equinox (prelude)MP34:10 
2. The DriftMP35:17 
3. Red EarthMP37:00 
4. Airborne 1MP35:39 
5. Circle LakeMP34:30 
6. Lost and FoundMP36:40 
7. Airborne 2MP35:30 
8. The Longest DayMP36:02 
9. Time RiverMP36:37 
10. North of the MountainsMP35:14 
11. The Magic SpotMP36:00 
12. Airborne 3MP35:08 


Silent Currents: Live at Star's End

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Silent Currents: Live at Star's End
Erik Wøllo
2011 Projekt PRO262 (CD)

The 2-CD SILENT CURRENTS showcases a different side of Erik Wøllo's sound. Here he explores fascinating electronic / ambient landscapes with slow-motion structures, surreal soundscapes and floating currents. Drawn from two separate live radio broadcasts, 104 minutes of music traverse a more ambient, atmospheric and textural side than experienced on his other albums. Recorded in the studio of the famous Star's End radio show in Philadelphia, these performances from 2002 and 2007 are each a disc-long continuous piece with several chapters. With more focus on the deep drones than on melody and rhythm, zones drift and morph, organically flowing into each other. Layers of electronics and processed sound combine with light touches of electric guitar melody floating on top. Quiet, sparse and gentle electronic music with ambient passages mix with occasions of sequencer pulses.
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Disc 1
1. Silent Currents 1 (Philadelphia, PA, April 27 2002)MP352:28 
Disc 2
1. Silent Currents 2 (Philadelphia, PA, October 28 2007)MP351:43 


Gateway

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Gateway
Erik Wøllo
2010 Projekt PRO244 (CD)

Since the mid-80s, Wøllo has released a string of mesmerizingly melodic, textural, original albums culminating in Gateway, his 14th solo release. His recent collaboration with Steve Roach, STREAM OF THOUGHT, helped introduce a new audience to his personal signature of introspective atmospherics. Working over two years creating Gateway, Wøllo presents a fine-tuned collection of carefully crafted compositions; electro-symphonies morph through a wide variety of moods, guitar expositions and crescendos. With a minimalist's restrained elegance, Wøllo creates evocative passage through imaginary landscapes by blending dark and light elements. The resulting music is visual, kindling the feeling of nature inspired by the Nordic landscapes of Wøllo's homeland. These epic dimensions are reflected in the beautiful album cover images created by Polish artist Michal Karcz; dramatic, vast, and untouched landscapes symbolize purity and beauty.
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1. Land of MythsMP34:50 
2. First ArrivalMP37:08 
3. The CrossingMP38:25 
4. A Sublime PlaceMP33:16 
5. GatewayMP35:36 
6. Blue UniverseMP33:57 
7. The TravelerMP36:12 
8. There Will Be SnowMP35:20 
9. The Mental TrailMP35:16 
10. Full CircleMP36:15 
11. WetlandsMP35:22 
12. ThuleMP38:35 


Elevations

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Elevations
Erik Wøllo
2007 Spotted Peccary Music SPM1205 (CD)

Erik Wøllo's elegant forms and effortless melodic style remains a long-time favorite around here. His latest is beautiful and highly recommended. -- "Erik Wøllo creates evocative electronic scores for the cinema of sleep. The imaginative soundtracks on his CD ELEVATIONS conjure up vast panoramas and limitless horizons. The music is spacious and uncluttered, and has a fresh and natural quality to it. Elegant melodies wander through soundscapes of gentle beats and take the listener from states of dreamlike stillness, to frozen brilliance, to warm enchantment. Strikingly similar to his exalted early works Traces and Images of Light, ELEVATIONS opens up spaces and serenely fills them with music. Wøllo's signature use of shining, consonant chord structures, tender melodic phrasing, and masterful sound design are what give ELEVATIONS its adventurous and vibrant character. These 12 deceptively simple compositions are a reading of the spirit as Wøllo infuses this work with his own being. Through his guitar and synthesizers, the summoned music arises, and Wøllo's vaporous ideas chill into form." -- Chuck van Zyl, Star's End
 
1. ElevationMP36:14 
2. Blue OdysseyMP35:43 
3. The WandererMP36:52 
4. EvolutionMP36:42 
5. Sphere - Into the DreamMP34:32 
6. Red OdysseyMP36:05 
7. NovalisMP34:31 
8. A Sea of StepsMP36:42 
9. Skyskape 2:29 
10. Green OdysseyMP35:47 
11. Arrow of TimeMP34:28 
12. The Land of BirdsMP32:38 


Emotional Landscapes

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Emotional Landscapes
Erik Wøllo
2003 Spotted Peccary Music (CD)

Based in Norway, Erik Wøllo has been composing his own world of music for over 20 years. His sound is rich with emotion and is spun with a gifted melodic hand. Plain and simple, this is beautiful music. While the guitar, both processed and more recognized, is found in much of his music, the synth textures and rhythms are always warm and uplifting. If you enjoy classic Patrick O'Hearn then this could be for you. This release is another beauty crafted with melodic grace and flow.
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1. In the PictureMP3 
2. MetaphorMP3 
3. PrismMP3 
4. Second TotemMP3 
5. Sounds of the Seen, Part IMP3 
6. ValleyMP3 
7. Virtual WorldMP3 
8. Mountain BeachMP3 
9. Sounds of the Seen, Part IIMP3 
10. SatelliteMP3 
11. Echo Of Night / CadenceMP3 


Wind Journey

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Wind Journey
Erik Wøllo
2001 Spotted Peccary Music (CD)

Based in Norway, Erik Wøllo has been composing his own world of music for over 20 years. His sound is rich with emotion and is spun with a gifted melodic hand. Plain and simple, this is beautiful music. While the guitar, both processed and more recognized, is found in much of his music, the synth textures and rhythms are always warm and uplifting. If you enjoy classic Patrick O'Hearn then this could be for you. Steve adds, "I never go on a road trip without Erik Wøllo's music cued up for the drive. Last year while driving through Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado, WIND JOURNEY seemed composed for every turn of the road and the unfolding views."
 
1. BeginningMP3 
2. Wind Journey 1MP3 
3. Blue MoonMP3 
4. Dream LinesMP3 
5. Going NorthMP3 
6. AwakeningMP3 
7. InsulaMP3 
8. Wind Journey 2MP3 
9. SeaMP3 
10. Open LandMP3 
11. Spring PoemMP3 
12. RainMP3 
13. Distant ViewMP3 
14. Huldra 2MP3 
15. Early AutumnMP3 
16. FrostMP3 
17. Winter ShineMP3 
18. Winter LakeMP3 
19. Passage Of TimeMP3 
20. DestinationMP3 
21. Aurora BorealisMP3 
22. CloudscapesMP3 
23. HomeMP3 


Asunder

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Asunder
Nathan Youngblood (with Steve Roach)
2007 steveroach.com SR02 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Morpheus Music, Relaxed Machinery, Signal to Noise, Tokafi

ASUNDER is the debut release by Nathan Youngblood. Carved from dense harmonically rich acoustic and electronic material, this set of tone zones move at glacial speed, hovering very close to the Earth's surface for the duration. Emotionally contained in a sphere of isolation, the gentle tension effectively holds your interest subliminally, and continues to permeate into your physical and mental environment.
 
1. Vesper NestMP38:22 
2. KanashibariMP311:48 
3. UmbraSphereMP36:32 
4. ShearwaveMP319:40 
5. FlumeMP310:54 
6. UnderlandMP36:45 

2, 3. with Steve Roach; production, sonic enhancements, and mastering by Steve Roach




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