Roach, Steve

The multitalented producer and syntheizer musician ouf of Arizona.
Roach, Steve
Steve Roach + Roger King - Dust To Dust

Artist: Steve Roach & Roger King
P: 1998    
Conceptually the focus of this collaboration between Steve Roach and Roger King is a historic Western theme. To that effort, the duo incorporates many classic elements derived from the period of the American settling of the Wild West.
Tracks like 'Rattler' and 'Ghost Train' are obvious references to the poisonous bane on the cowboy who forgot to check his boot, or the stable travel route across the rugged plain country.
Other tracks such as 'Gone West' or 'First Sunrise' evoke moods based similar experiences by some of the early American pioneers.
'Dust to Dust' sure brings back memories, although in a radically different manner that you might expect.

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Steve Roach + S.Kent + K.Newby - Halcyon Days

Artist: Steve Roach & S.Kent & K.Newby
P: 1996    
Halcyon Days is an amazing amalgam of electronics, drones, and non-European instrumentation assembled seamlessly by Steve Roach and Trance Mission members Stephen Kent and Kenneth Newby. Roach's soundscapes provide a perfect texture for the overlay of music of indigenous peoples, as was demonstrated in his collaboration with Stearns and Sunsinger last year on Kiva. In Halcyon Days, Newby brings his knowledge of the instruments and musical traditions of Indonesia, Kent demonstrates his mastery of the digeridoo, and Roach provides the landscape in which the drama takes place. The music is pregnant with the mystery of existence, and conveys a sense of the earth as both mother and destroyer. Rather than the sense of solitude which pervades much of the solo work of Roach, Kent and Newby create a sense of community - of a small group of people living close to the land with both reverence and fear. "Halcyon Days", "First Day", and "Riding the Atlas" are especially primal and social, with heavy percussion and digeridoo.
"Slow Walk at Stone Wash" and "Calyx Revelation" crackle with the heat of the desert and impart the feeling of open spaces. Although the album is dedicated to the halcyon days of winter (when the album was actually recorded), days of peace, creativity, and prosperity, the music frames those days with allusions to the sinister and hostile world.

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Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana - Cavern of Sirens

Artist: Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana
P: 1997    
On their collaboration, Cavern of Sirens, Roach and Obmana uncover yet another level of artistry within their shared passion for un compromised sound worlds. The result is at once alluring and focused, fusing the duo's continuously evolving signature of trance-percussion and rich harmonic textures that defy any sense of known location or origin. The release gathers four stirring pieces which lead to a final harmonic reflection which suggests what's in store on their next project, already in the works. Cavern of Sirens encompasses nearly 74 minutes of music presented in an elegant booklet featuring the organic visions of Belgian photographer Martine Verhoeven. Stepping outside a world obsessed with categorizing every fragment of experience, Roach and Obmana explore subtle shades of nuance that words cannot touch. Together, they bring to life insights and apparitions that can only be charted by those willing to ride the lush and treacherous sound currents spiraling ever deeper through the Cavern of Sirens.

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Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana - Circles + Artifacts

Artist: Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 
P: 2000    
LTD 1000
This enhanced CD unites Martina Verhoeven's photography (seen on the CAVERN OF SIRENS cover) with an exclusive soundtrack by Vidna Obmana & Steve Roach, and Linda Kohanov's intense and breathtaking poetry. The audio portion, 60 minutes long, plays on any CD player, while the multimedia presentation requires a Windows PC. (Mac users can use Virtual PC from Connectix.)
Dark music with effect to the pictures.

Here the last copy.

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Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana - Inner Zone

Artist: Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana
P: 2002    
Surrealist soundsculptures Steve Roach and Vidna Obmana return with InnerZone, their first new collaborative work since 1999's quickly sold-out limited edition box set Ascension of Shadows. Venturing off safe and well travelled roads, the duo step into a chilling and beautifully haunted realm of shapeshifting soundscapes mixed with fascinating rythmic forms. This compelling release reminds the listener why Roach/Obmana are the masters of atmospheric electronic music. An unusual combination of acoustic and electronic instruments expands the zones of their previous CDs together. Vidna Obmana's fujara, a Hungarian overtone flute, weaves with Roach's ultra-textural and expansive guitar zones to create a hybrid electro-acoustic mix. On InnerZone, the final merging of surreal acoustic, electronic elements and deep “inner” rhythms present an ambiguous and at the same time inviting space to visit; taking the duo to the next level of their collaborative work.
 

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Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana - Somewhere Else

Artist: Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana 
P: 2005   
First released as a limited edition of 2000 in 1998, the 3-CD box set Ascension Of Shadows quickly sold out, and has remained a highly-desired prize for Roach and Obmana fans.
The first release in the series is the long-form piece "Somewhere Else". This track is without doubt among the most serene, purely atmospheric and non-threatening of Roach and Obmana's recorded work together, and was originally presented in the Ascension Of Shadows 3-CD box set, which was subtitled "Meditations For the Millennium".
The intentions for creating a place of solace for what the artists were sensing, with the approaching anticipation of the year 2000 and beyond, feels especially potent and nourishing when heard now.

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Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana - Spirit Dome+Live Archive

Artist: Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana 
P: 2009
Out of print and hard to find, Spirit Dome and Live Archive are re edited in a double-cd set by the label. An excellent initiative which gives a second chance to discover this strange collaboration between the American western synthesist with Belgian multi- instrumentalist Dirk Serries, alias Vidna Obmana. Strange collaboration? Certainly! And you have to hear this surprising Live Archive to understand to seize all the dimension of my statement. Recorded in concert during European and American tours at the end of the 90s, Live Archive is a collection of eight tracks which fit in a long musical piece to heterogeneous tones that float in the hazes of a sweet ethereal synth. A strange artistic association which forms a pure sound fantasy where infiltrates the ramparts of darkness with the musical corridors as strange as charming. Live Archive is very different and more woken up than Spirit Dome; a more serene album which always exploits the suspicious meanders of an always unknown universe, but with a more poetic sweetness, stigmatizing the disturbing sound monument whom is Live Archive. It is in the room 314, on the night of May 24th, 2002 that the duet Roach / Obmana improvised Spirit Dome. A musical communion in the heart of the sleepy blackness of Philadelphia, which depicts admirably well the chemistry that lights up the sound ascent of two artists to convergent artistic ideals. Divided into eight segments Spirit Dome espouses the somber crepuscular movements with a light underground lapping which gives life to Spirit Dome I's intro. Quiet, the movement progresses following the wisdom of its delicacy, with a soft hollow breath which waves by following the smooth walls of a subterranean grotto which blazes from the iridescent specters of rattlers and other jumping insects which glide in this fanciful universe.

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Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana - Well of Souls

Artist: Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana 
P: 1995
When the habits of logic evaporate in the trances of an unbridled sun, you begin to recognize the things your eyes prefer to hide. From American composer Roach and Belgian prodigy Obmana comes this new collaboration, articulating its own secret world, a dimension beyond the limits of classification such as "atmospheric" and "tribal-ambient" often employed to describe these artists. Well of Souls is a double CD set with each disc exploring the nuances of two very different yet interconnected perspectives -- a world that simmers with meaning during the day and whispers a whole set of other insights at night. Taken together, these pieces bring to life a multi-faceted, continuously evolving portrait of those things which the eyes like to hide but the heart longs to embrace.

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Steve Roach + Vir Unis - Blood Machine

Artist: Steve Roach & Vir Unis
P: 2001    
This is the next highly-anticipated chapter in the BODY ELECTRIC / LIGHT FANTASTIC story, except this time its a new book altogether. Steve Roach and Vir Unis have pulled out all the stops to create a musical experience that flows with the natural precision of the body's life-blood, by way of a constant enfoldment of hyperstate fractal grooves and luminous soundworlds that are unique to their collaborative spirit. These ideas first explored and developed on Body Electric and Light Fantastic merge to create a multi-dimensional voyage into the lifeblood of the man/machine concept. This project has gone through several phases in its development over the past two years. Numerous pieces were created and set aside as the artists made new discoveries and continued to push the envelope further than ever before. The music was first visualized in stages of constant dialog and conceptualizing along with mapping out of early pieces as a blueprint or schematic. Many of these pieces were absorbed into the blood machine much later in fractalized from as the shape of the music was constantly shifting and morphing into its current form. Like the transparent overlays in a book of human anatomy, the veins, organs, and skin of the body were used as a metaphor as the pieces were born and raised in the bio-electric lab-studio. With both artists working in identical nonlinear hard disk systems, they were able to collaborate on a high level where complete sessions were going back and forth between studios and literally picking up where the other left off. This focus and creative use of the latest technology along with a strong inner vision paved the way for a fusion of collaboration and collective innovation.

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Steve Roach + Vir Unis - Body Electric

Artist: Steve Roach & Vir Unis
P: 1999    
The music is a unique blend of smooth ambient textures, techno rhythms and various acoustic and natural recordings. The artwork on the album was created by computer artist Steven Rooke. Instead of a booklet, this CD comes with four cards. The first card contains the front cover and on the reverse side the liner notes while the other three cards feature a panel of artwork on each side.
Get ready for a new level in bio-electronic "soul stirring body music, forged out of the reflections from the gene pool from which we crawled out." This collaboration has brought about a powerful step forward for both artists. Judging from those who have previewed this recording, it is sure to surprise, delight and perhaps short-circuit fans of dynamic electronic-organic music. This album was created on the instruments of our time by two artists who have reached deep into the heart of the machines, pulling out the passion captured on
BODY ELECTRIC.

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Steve Roach + Vir Unis - Light Fantastic

Artist: Steve Roach & Vir Unis
P: 1999
On this project, I set out to create a perfect blend of searing, light-filled soundworlds of relentless beauty merged with a constantly shifting interplay of "mandala grooves" that never overwhelm the atmospheres, taking the music to a high place. For me, it's the answer to the question of balance between the two dynamic elements in my music that are always calling me deeper. It's also a fitting metaphor in day to day life as well: the motion of momentum and the call to repose. I feel like this one came together in all the right ways, with the build to "Touch the Pearl", "Realm of Refraction" and "The Luminous Return" expressing a quality of emotions that I have been reaching toward for years.

1999 Steve Roach

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Steve Roach - A Deeper Silence

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2008 
This new long-form zone billows out like a big sigh of time, breathing steady and strong. Minimal and infinite in its essence, like all of Steve's long-form zones this is a functional soundworld specifically created to enhance the atmosphere of your personal sanctuary, your living environment and beyond. Lower volume playback increases the potency. This sound space serves as a kind of portal to states of subtle awareness, and is perfect for the support of deeper sleeping as well.

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Steve Roach - Afterlight

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2009    
After the stillness comes the AFTERLIGHT. Created in the Spring of 2009, in the afterglow of DYNAMIC STILLNESS, this long-form piece delivers the listener deep inside a multi-dimensional realm of forming clouds, an endless expanse with no boundaries or sense of temporal limits. Amorphous strands of harmonic lumina emerge and recede in a constant unfolding and reconfiguring state for the duration of this pure atmospheric suspension. This piece, along with its two companion releases DESTINATION BEYOND and IMMERSION: FOUR were created over the the same time period, and all share a common sense of breath, interconnection and pursuit of timelessness. Refined over several months, the piece was kept in constant low-volume playback during sleep, rest and times of reflection. The ongoing experience of living with the piece, and shaping it before its release into the world, has become a vital part of Steve's immersion process, going back to 1984's STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE.

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Steve Roach - Alive in the Vortex (2CD)

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2015 

In many ways this is the pinnacle moment in the soundworlds of Steve Roach. A singular expression of an artist reaching for a high plateau in his artistic vision and life's work. This release was created live within this rarefied setting, a realm of total sonic immersion. The fortuitous alignment of everything surrounding the event combined to make ALIVE IN THE VORTEX a unique moment. The audience became part of what evolved into a live-in-the-studio experience while sharing a collective aural-visual dream. Includes a 16-page booklet filled with concert images and more.

In Steve's words...

The immense preparation to present this sonic journey in this perfect environment started nearly a year in advance. The first version of this set was presented at the Ambicon Festival earlier in the year, and the arc of this music reached its zenith in the Dome. After hearing the recording, I felt this was the document I wanted to leave behind for someone to experience in 50 years. The extraordinary visual worlds of Audri Phillips' live animated immersion was integral to the complete experience, wrapping us all in a womb-like expansiveness.
Held in the throbbing heart of downtown Los Angeles, this marked my live concert return to L.A. after a seventeen-year absence. With many years living in the desert and presenting my work worldwide, the journey back to where so much started for me in the 80's added a dimension of emotion drawn from the reflections of time's passage. On many levels, this informed the evolution of the set throughout the night.
As the final breath of sound faded back into void at the concert's conclusion, the churning of the world outside created a dramatic return. The roar of traffic, sirens in the distance, the whirling of helicopters outside the safety of the Dome provided a surreal and poignant contrast for everyone who had been transported within the space. At this moment, we all felt a little more alive within the vortex of life.

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Steve Roach - All Is Now

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2002
Fresh from concerts in 2002, this purely live double-CD release presents the current evolution of Steve's iconoclastic live experience captured at select U.S. dates earlier this year. For the duration of the first half of this year, Steve was on a constant program of performing on the road, then returning home for a few weeks at a time, setting up the live system in The Timeroom to create new sounds and reflect on previous concerts. This proved to be a refreshing alternative to the tour-'til-you-drop approach as the evolution of the music and soundworlds were greatly enhanced by this process. Elements from CORE, STREAMS & CURRENTS, EARLY MAN and INNERZONE are here, but the spontaneous moments within these two CD's, along with many new pieces and spaces created just for these events, gives this experience an atmosphere than can only come from stepping out from the safety of the studio environment. From the intimate to the immediate, the intensity of these sound journeys with the audience onboard is clearly captured and alive. The 'mobile Timeroom' events were recorded at Sedona Arizona, Oakland and San Francisco California, Portland Oregon, and the SFMOMA / Yoko Ono event.

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Steve Roach - Arc of Passion

Artist: Steve Roach
P:
2007
Three striking new pieces born from the moment. Steve Roach's new 2-CD set seamlessly fuses three long unfolding soundworlds into a vibrant sonic odyssey. The result can only be described as a living, breathing ARC OF PASSION. As one of the pioneers of electronic music, Steve's career has many musical highpoints; ARC OF PASSION proves to be another definitive statement along the path. Advanced response from listeners places this album at the top of the list of must-have releases from Steve's body of work. Steve reaches into his sonic palette to weave elements drawn from his three definitive styles into a continuous, evolving flow. Rich harmonic chords, spiraling sequences and deep sky soundworlds move fluidly within this 2-hour set.
A vibrant immediacy is alive on ARC OF PASSION; recorded in a studio-like environment at Analogue Haven with an audience of 80 people, the sonic textures and evolving nature of the pieces reach into the core of the present moment bringing it into form with elegance and energy.
The opening 19-minute track billows outwards with rich and shadowed harmonic movement; deep chords ebb and flow like the thunder clouds of a summer storm, entering the realm of the hauntingly serene MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES or THE MAGNIFICENT VOID albums. The set flows into the 60-minute title track built from layers of percussive and melodic patterns interwoven and evolving while holding a steady pulse and direction. Waves of emotion from intertwining sequencers provide the foundation for the evolving trance patterns that develop into full mesmerizing, passionate form. The closing 20-minute piece is deep primal ambience mixed with processed didgeridoo hovering within an expansive soundscape. Long, arching tendril-like forms breathe within this infinite soundfield.
Steve comments: "This arc represents a trajectory of emotion infused with energy from a radiant, serene core that comes from within the creative moment."
ARC OF PASSION is a deep and vibrant expression of life lived passionately.


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Steve Roach - Artifacts

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 1994
This release explores his growing ability with instruments such as didgeridoos, framedrums, dumbek, rainsticks, ocarina, and clay flutes and displays a level of electronic artistry that is approaching legendary. Textured rhythms create a unique, trance-like quality that sounds equally primal and futuristic.
Natural and artificial artifacts, from past and future; artifacts touched by a divine light; artifacts still hidden in the folds of time and earth, come back to life through a higher will and by natural cycles not ruled by Man. Frogs that come from nowhere at sunset to lift their secular verse towards heaven; invisible noises of water and air; rain, earth and fossils united in a cosmic chant; vegetal seeds, wood, clay. Everything is music and sound in this new spiritual testament from Steve Roach, a sonic spiral dreamt in one of the many nights spent in the desert searching for his own identity. By now Roach has found his way and appears each time to be more in a state of grace, thanks to his repeated contacts with australian aborigines and to his companion Linda Kohanov who, in my opinion, is his link to heaven.
Roach, the Chosen One, is closer than ever to the sound of silence, to the music of the origin, to contemplation.

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Steve Roach - At the Edge of Everything

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2013
AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING documents a peak moment in Steve Roach's live concert odyssey in Europe over a ten-year span. Recorded at the E-Live festival in The Netherlands, 2000, it represents the zenith of that period in his deep organic / tribal ambient sound, fused with a vibrant core of trance grooves and sequencer passages, shamanic electronic and atmospheric soundworlds. The entire concert is taken to the next level with guests Vidna Obmana on fujara (overtone flute) and Jeffrey Fayman on frame drum. The interaction on "Apparition Collaboration" especially shows the spirit of riding the edge, with Steve on didgeridoo and Vidna Obmana on fujara in full bloom. AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING is volcanic in its expression of the power of sound and the spontaneous, focused energy drawn from the moment. Equally impressive is the dynamic serpentine set as it emerges from what feels like the near future. Truly music for the time of now, as we are at the edge of everything.

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Steve Roach - Atmosphere for Dreaming

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2019
On ATMOSPHERE FOR DREAMING, Steve Roach presents a masterfully realized immersive habitat that is instantly transportive, organic and alive. The verdant environment of hovering, sustained earthbound atmospherics comingle with a surreal processed Australian outback ambience resulting in a sonic ecosystem of tranquility and renewal. This 74 minute long-form immersion zone is an evolution of the pre-concert soundworld that quietly permeated the performance venue before the start of the 2018 "Return to the Dreamtime" shows in Tucson and Santa Fe, and experienced on the SomaFM concert broadcasts. This release also shares its intention and spirit with the longform classic THE DREAM CIRCLE, which was also born as a pre-concert atmosphere before evolving to its current state. ATMOSPHERE FOR DREAMING is designed for infinite looped playback.

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Steve Roach - Atmospheric Conditions

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 1999
"Atmospheric Conditions" by Steve Roach was inspired and later compiled from several experiences in the concert setting, further proving the value of a gathering of listeners centered around a musical performance. "Atmospheric Conditions" evolved out of Roach's travels and concerts in such diverse places as the beautiful hills of Tuscany and the urban setting of the studios where STAR'S END radio originates.
"Atmo" is one lengthy piece, moving slowly between four movements. The studious fan of subterranean soundworlds will find several reference points throughout this recording. After a stormy beginning, the clouds slowly part and we embark on a steady, subtle section of soft percussion and new rhythm patterns. The CD closes with a gentle track evocative of the reverent Deep Listenings weekend where the piece was recorded.

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