Roach, Steve

The multitalented producer and syntheizer musician ouf of Arizona.
Roach, Steve
Steve Roach - Shadow of Time

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2016

Shadow of Time reconnects to deep breathing atmospherics, textural electronics and zen-like immersion spaces. The inner stillness and sumptuous shimmering of warm analog synthesizers pulse and overlap in harmony as if waves gently touching upon a cosmic shore. A rich 74-minute deep listening experience. "Like all of Roach's best meditative pieces, the silence between and around the chords is as important as the sounds themselves." - Ambient Music Guide

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Steve Roach - Sigh of Ages

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2010
Emotions quietly stir and resonate in this deeply self-reflective album exploring the terrain between melodic electronic/ambient and modern minimalism. These six pieces utilize gentle melody, harmony and sonic tonality to poignantly reflect upon the passage of time, life lived, lives passed and a time of renewal: a sigh of the ages expressed in sound.
SIGH OF AGES is the result of extended periods of solitude and personal reflection for acclaimed composer Roach. Resulting directly from dynamic personal and cultural events, these pieces developed over time and in the moment. After 10 months of early morning and late night sonic meditations, Roach collected these various pieces and found they portrayed a poetic theme of sonic interpretations from this experience. Sculpted and refined in the artist's deft hands, the source material of life itself took on a voice that spoke from a deep emotional well of subtle contemplation. A sacred realm of inner reflection.
"The title came to me as I was creating the pieces," Roach recalls. "Titles always seem to emerge through the hours of working on the music combined with the place the sound takes me. What emerged was the sense of what it feels like to release a big sigh after a challenging time or a long run in life. A poignant sense of nostalgia and longing, breathing a collective sigh of release which carries forth into psychological and spiritual space. That is where the music and eventually the title grew from."
SIGH OF AGES taps into a lineage of signpost releases starting with the '80s melodic era of STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE and QUIET MUSIC up through the textural tour de force of 2003's MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES and 2009's DYNAMIC STILLNESS. For this journey, Roach drew on his essential collection of beloved analog synthesizers including a classic 40-year-old Arp String Ensemble, a historic polyphonic synthesizer that breathes life into the track "Morning of Ages," swirling and rolling upon itself like the strong currents of a rushing mountain river. "The View from Here" unfolds in a stately motion on a majestic sequenced pulse with voluminous melodic synthesizer clouds unfolding along the horizon. This alchemy of sounds creates a deeply nuanced album filled with shadow and light, unique within the language of Roach's soundworlds.
While the passage of time and expansive breath is an ongoing theme for Roach, the reflections and perceptions expressed on SIGH OF AGES delves into a contrasted intimate space only accessed in times of solitude. It is the deeply-layered, subtley-nuanced emotional language which is the ongoing, unseen undercurrent of our lives.

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Steve Roach - Skeleton Keys

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2015

There's a worldwide analog modular synthesizer resurgence in full swing. Pioneering electronic musician Steve Roach taps into the zeitgeist on SKELETON KEYS, a 74-minute album recorded using the Synthesizers.com large format analog modular synthesizer­/sequencer-based system. These are eight emotional and mind-expanding spiraling mandalas-of-sound made from interwoven tapestries of melody, rhythm, tone and musical space. "SKELETON KEYS connects directly to my first love in electronic music," Steve Roach explains. "This form of music creates a living portal to a unique place in consciousness, emotion, body awareness and expansion of perception. It's a place that can only be reached by way of this genre and these instruments, in particular the sequencer: a tool common within electronic music since early in its inception. I have been obsessed with the sound this instrument facilitates since my arrival as a composer in the late 70's." With the availability of a new era of hardware instrument builders to draw from, in early 2014 Steve set out to create his ideal large format modular synthesizer­/sequencer-based system. "My intention was single-minded," Steve says, "to make these 'Keys' in particular. The instant this system was in place, the compulsion to create was unleashed. Each piece on this release is an aural skeleton key providing entry through these arcane doors to what awaits inside. In addition, the momentum of my life's experience was vital in helping turn the skeleton key to open these doors at this precise moment." Steve's artistic path is filled with new discoveries, both nuanced and dramatic. He brings to the table years of dedication and experience exploring sound via hands-on synthesis. With the sense of an artist working in three dimensional space, Steve's skill set creates an album that breathes power, passion and vital life energy. On SKELETON KEYS Steve connects to the European EM masters at the roots of his electronic heritage while simultaneously mapping the soundworld of today's contemporary technology-based music. The result is warm and engaging retro-futurism, a continuing evolution upon the musical structures Steve has unlocked in the restless pursuit of his soundquest.

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Steve Roach - Slow Heat (2018 remaster)

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 1998 / 2018
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Roach once again shows that less is more. After repeated listenings the mind opens up, time slows down, and previously-hidden colors come into new light. Slow Heat captures the desert atmosphere, isolation, and calming stillness as only Roach can. The first of Roach's new Timeroom Editions, "Slow Heat" follows in Roach's ever-evolving ambient style that has produced recent memorables "The Magnificent Void" and "The Dream Circle." Sporting a dazzling cover by digital artist Andy McIntyre, the CD consists of one 71-minute atmospheric piece designed to be played in continuous playback mode.
"Slow Heat" resonates with Roach's desert impressions. It does have a very warm feel to it, reminding me of shimmering desert mirages and hot, quiet summer days. As Roach reflects in the booklet, "there are certain times of the day when everything falls silent, as if the birds, cicadas, and even the trees are under the spell of the heat." This feel is effectively reproduced in the atmospheres, an environmental ambience that swelters and recedes, a wide pallet of sounds that varies lazily over the CD's course. Since "Structures From Silence," Roach continues to produce longform work of very high quality, and "Slow Heat" is perhaps his best yet. The sounds echo the vastness of open spaces, the hum of nature, and the placidity of peace and solemnity; the complex polytonal chords give rise to intense human emotions; and the dynamics range from undercurrent to thunderous.

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Steve Roach - Soul Tones

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2012
Steve Roach's artistic medium is sound. Every true artist finds their original voice in their tone. Through Steve's innate sense of rich tonal color and complex harmonic creation comes his unique signature voice.
From the inside-outwards, this quality is his inherent soul tone. Over the span of several decades the tone has evolved and yet feels connected to a constant source. This sonic genesis is one of the original promises of electronic music in Steve's hands. It is fully alive and present on all of his releases. His signature voice is one of creating hand-made sounds from which the music emerges. SOUL TONES is an evolving expression of expansive breath. Rich color blends into into dark space. Massive sheets of harmonic meditations filter down to the edge of silence. Like a visual painter, Steve chooses his musical spaces as his canvas and blends his sounds -- his paints -- to connect to a higher need.
SOUL TONES is the wing of the gallery where pieces like A DEEPER SILENCE, AFTERLIGHT, and "Piece of Infinity" would be found. Like all of his long-form pieces, Steve lives the music, playing it and listening to it many hours of the day and night, shaping it into its mercurial form over months or even longer.
This release is the first of a three CD series, each disc arriving about four months apart. This offers a different perspective: inner-connected pieces with space and time between each. It encourages full absorption by the listener. FLOW STATES is the second part of the series and is scheduled to be released on Projekt in the spring of 2013. The third part will be released a few months later.

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Steve Roach - Space and Time

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2003    
SPACE AND TIME offers a unique overview of the nearly 20 years of groundbreaking recordings from ambient pioneer Steve Roach.
Excerpting tracks from his thirteen Projekt CD's, Roach selected and mixed these pieces into a perfect flow which serves as an ideal insight into his vast recorded history. "Space" and "time" are two themes that run constant in all Roach's music. Rich with emotion and nuance, his sound creations evoke a strong sense of space and atmosphere while simultaneously altering the perception of time within that space. From the expansive, time-suspending landscapes reflected in releases such as 1984's STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE and 2003's MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES to the fire breathing, rhythmic-shamanic expressions woven from all things electric and organic on 1989's DREAMTIME RETURN and 2000's THE SERPENT'S LAIR, Roach has earned his position in the international pantheon of major ambient-atmospheric-electronic artists. Fueled by his prolific nature and uncompromising approach, SPACE AND TIME invites the listener on a 74-minute journey into the extraordinary soundworlds of Steve Roach.

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Steve Roach - Spiral Meditations

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2013
On SPIRAL MEDITATIONS, Steve Roach captures sacred geometry in motion. Seven shimmering, spiraling, gravity-defying musical mandalas create a kind vibrancy and energy that feeds the senses in a way that only nuanced, emotion-filled sequencer-based music can. At the same time, an overall atmosphere of tranquility permeates the listening space as each spiral meditation unwinds into the elegant beauty of the next piece, revealing delicate lattice-like melodic and rhythmic strands woven into intricate patterns. Created in the Timeroom in 2013, this is music to invigorate the heart, mind, spirit -- and imagination.

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Steve Roach - Spiral Revelation

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2016

The sound of life, interconnected and unfurling... The spiral, a visual symbol of eternity, is a reoccurring metaphoric theme in Steve Roach's pioneering electronic work. Interpreted into musical form, these six spiraling sonic experiences offer a living activation that connects with a sense of the infinite. Roach's long history and love of analog sequencer-based styles reveal a continuing, evolving awakening within SPIRAL REVELATION's 63 minutes. Using only analog and hardware instruments to focus the mind's ear upon a filigree of intricate patterns woven with a direct hands-on approach, the artist sculpts and caresses sound into being in real time. An emotional through-line brings life to these pieces as the unfurling of time's windings connects to the vivid present and illuminates with anticipation a life-affirming future. A masterful expression of an artist who has infused his soul into the art form of electronic music.

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Steve Roach - Storm Surge

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2006    
For an uninterrupted 45 minutes, Steve Roach captivated the NEARfest audience in 2005 with a hyper-charged set designed to create an exhilarating ride through the many worlds found in his sonic landscapes. Fire-breathing primal-voiced synths, pulsing rhythms and haunting didgeridoo passionately intertwine as STORM SURGE progresses to an emotional climax. This is a well-timed release, as those who are experiencing the KAIROS DVD can hear first-hand one of the many concerts that helped shaped the outcome of the DVD. This abbreviated set was supported by visuals that were part of the developing KAIROS project. STORM SURGE: LIVE AT NEARFEST is presented just as it occurred, with no edits or post studio fixes; the sound of the hall and the audience is all a part of the impact of this powerful live document.

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Steve Roach - Stormwarning

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 1989 / 1999    
STORMWARNING takes you to the outer edges of Steve Roach's music where he engages in a driving high-energy sound first explored on albums EMPETUS, and NOW / TRAVELER. In the live performances of STORMWARNING, Roach unlocks the synchronous perfection of sequencers, creating elaborate, interlocking patterns that weave into infinite, Escher-like designs, set against Roach's skyscraping synthesizer fury.STORMWARNING has been brought back to life as a release on Steve's Timeroom Collector Series. Since the original was only 51 minutes long, "Day Three", a 21 minute sequencer piece of epic proportions has been added. This piece was recorded on Steve's first tour of Germany, and definitely feels like a missing piece to the puzzle in terms of its musical content and energy. Those who love the high-energy dramatic sequencer era of Steve's work will love this rare piece recorded in the land of its stylistic origin. 24-bit remastered and over 70 minutes total playing time.

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Steve Roach - Streams + Currents

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2002

Steve's continuing evolution of atmospheric processed guitar-based zones provides a harmonically rich world full of nuance and subtlety, built from webs of melody and pure texture. STREAMS & CURRENTS is imbued with an ephemeral quality that seems to linger at the edge of conscious perception, creating an introspective, enveloping flow of mood-altering pieces. The album progresses into deeper, darker, warmer, and quieter zones, towards a beautiful submerged ending. The mercurial ebb and flow found within STREAMS & CURRENTS creates a sanctuary that is rarely found in today's music. Recommended for continuous playback.

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Steve Roach - Structures from Silence

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 1984/ 2001    
While the term "classic" is used freely these days, Structures from Silence has earned the "classic" status in the years following its release in 1984. The breathing suspended embrace of atmospheres and serene melodies on this breakthrough release introduced a new sound for its time, generating an abundance of feedback via cards and letters from listeners long before the dawn of email. Structures from Silence is a living example of the true healing quality that music can hold. Now, for 2001, Projekt gives you the chance to rediscover the music for yourself and reintroduce the music to your friends.
Remastered, with beautiful new cover artwork by Steve Roach.

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Steve Roach - Structures from Silence 30th Anniversary Remastered Edition (3-CD)

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 1984 / 2014
STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE's breathing, suspended embrace of atmospheres and serene melodies instantly struck a chord with listeners in 1984; the album continues to reiterate its timeless resonations with new listeners today.
In 1983, as Steve Roach began work on his third album, the dedication to finding his voice as a composer and artist was coming into full bloom. On this landmark recording of gentle proportions, he emerged with a sound completely outside of the 80's era in which it was created. The three long-form tracks on STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE were the birth of something new; it was an original and pure statement, a dramatic departure from his earlier works in the German-influenced electronic space music genre. Striking a balance between diaphanous and gentle, deep and reflective, the listening experience evoked a sense of silence within the music as well as the space between the chords. It expresses the breath of life and offers a meditation on delicate strands of subtle awareness.
During its creation, Steve let the music take form in moments of focused stillness within the studio. At the time of the recording, Steve wrote, "I spent much time in silence, a beautiful place. Feeling the sound move through that space was vital in its development... For me the essence of the music is what is felt when it ends, a returning to the silence."

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Steve Roach - Texture Maps (The Lost Pieces Vol.3)

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2003

This purely atmospheric set maps the shift from the tonal serenity found on Steve's earlier work towards the harmonically rich and contrasted souldworlds of late. The centerpiece of TEXTURE MAPS is a pivotal 20-minute piece recorded the same week as "Looking for Safety" from DREAMTIME RETURN. Titled "Grey and Purple", it's a genuine lost piece from 1987 that foreshadows Steve's sonic evolution as later realized on THE MAGNIFICENT VOID and ultimately MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES.
1. "Gray and Purple" (1987) -- This pivotal piece was recorded live in the studio the same week as "Looking for Safety" from DREAMTIME RETURN. In listening now, I can feel how it was forecasting the oncoming contrasted harmonic climates that would become most realized on THE MAGNIFICENT VOID and MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES. The shift from the serene nature of QUIET MUSIC and STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE is clear on this recording.
2. "Artifact Ghost" (1993) -- This atmosphere has continued to haunt me from the moment it was made. It first was heard supporting the momentum of the rhythmic forms on ARTIFACTS and WELL OF SOULS. This pure version was used as a "walk in" atmosphere for many concerts around this time. While it's around nine minutes on this CD, the original length was 90 minutes. I found the circular - spiraling - aspect of this steady state space especially effective when it was played in continuous low volume loop playback in the house for many days and nights around this time.
3, 4, 5. "Spiral Triptych" (2001) -- These three interconnected spaces are part of a large collection of unreleased zones that shaped the direction of the MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES project early on.
6. "Bottomless 2" (1999) -- An alternate mix of a piece featured on a compilation for the Hypnos label. It is poured from a similar material that made THE MAGNIFICENT VOID, and created around this same time.
7, 8. "Quiet Sun" and "Soul Light" (2003) -- These two spaces are a few of the many created live in the studio after MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES was complete. The creative momentum continued pulling me deeper in as I was coming back up to the surface upon the official conclusion of the four Mystic CD's. The pieces kept coming, and this one in particular feels like a fitting bookend in relationship to the opening piece from 1987, "Gray and Purple".

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Steve Roach - The Delicate Beyond

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2014
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The special limited-edition release, included free with hardcopy purchases of THE DELICATE FOREVER, was gone in no time. After many requests, Steve has created a second limited-edition run. This is serenity at a cellular level, the essence of hearing beyond and into forever. Presented on CD in Eco-Wallet.

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Steve Roach - The Delicate Forever

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2014
Steve Roach's new studio release THE DELICATE FOREVER presents a reverie of gentle and etheric ambient sound meditations that awaken complex and resonant states of emotional and psychological perspectives. The nuanced, minimal electronics interplay with a masterful use of musical space, breath, silence, and rich textural colors in a subtle dynamic flow. Nurturing the senses in inexplicable ways, these sound paintings become an evocative environment for activating a state of rarefied reflections.
As a pioneer of ambient-electronic-contemplative music, Steve Roach has dedicated nearly four decades to creating a music that connect into a deep well of inspiration and innovation. His expansive, time-suspending sound worlds earned his position in the global pantheon of major new music artists. His live concerts are events that draw avid participants from around the world. His studio work blends seamlessly into the live setting just as the in-the-moment live energy informs the core of his work in the studio.
Roach says the process of revisiting his classic STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE, for its recent 3-CD 30th anniversary reissue, helped inspire the pieces that evolved into THE DELICATE FOREVER.
Roach reflects, "After placing such detailed focus on the Structures From Silence remaster, along with the new pieces on the second and third disc, I was taken through the eye of the needle in many ways. This new sense in my fingertips awoke when using the analog instruments, giving way to a new level of subtle, delicate sonic shifts of harmonic texture and form. At the same time, a kind of hearing through an 'inner' ear seemed to occur. A reaching towards new tonalities and colors became my obsession: making this conscious is where I am living now, day and night. The 'forever' is directly connected to the underlying current of life: mortality. THE DELICATE FOREVER maps out a new phase in my current work, reaching further towards a deeper ineffable experience.

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Steve Roach - The Desert Collection 1

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 2014

The Desert Experience:
This release started as a collection of desert-themed tracks sequenced for summer road trips between Arizona and California, sometimes in dark of night cloaked from the heat, other trips in the broad searing rays of the Summer sun. Drawing from over three decades of desert music, this magical blend creates a set that places one directly into the dramatic and emotive, immersive Southwest landscapes.

The Land Of Extremes:
My daily life and creative motivations are constantly infused with the relationship that has evolved for me within this land of extremes. The expansive beauty, harsh and dramatic, still and quiet, it's all here. While much of my music is not directly about the desert, the constant influence of this land that is my spiritual home is the calibration tone I set my life to. It continues to burn away the insignificant and illuminate with a perfect light what matters.
The Desert Collection:
Since before I was making music, I was making mix-tapes (first on 8-track and then cassettes) of road music for drives through the SoCal desert and mountain backroads. The music soundtrack to these drives would somehow play to where the dynamic pieces would time out with dramatic shifts in the landscapes, most always by chance and always making the moment larger than ordinary life. I love the freedom of driving—alone, in the Southwest with music. It unfurls the knotted mind and cleanses the palette for new creative thoughts to emerge over the drone of the engine mixed with a well-crafted set of music. It seems to propel the car towards the horizon as the sun sets or rises. Countless numbers of my albums have been evaluated, mapped-out and road tested over thousands upon thousands of miles over the years. It's true to say this mix-tape was 30 years in the making. When I hit play on this soundtrack on the way out of Gila Bend recently heading west, thermometer at 105 an hour before sunset, the sky was bleeding orange and red. The first track on THE DESERT COLLECTION emerged. and so did the chills and wet eyes as I was feeling those non-motorized Western travelers from not so long ago -- like me -- looking to "go west". On-board the Ghost Train indeed.

The cover: Elephant Head Dreaming
The images, taken by Steve's wife Linda Kohanov, are about ten minutes from the where a portion of The Timeroom sits. Often Steve and Linda hike out to this area to take in the sunset. It's close to home yet eons away from the things we take for granted every day. The massive rock guardian, Elephant Head, is the archetype of the Cathedral in its pure and essential form; a stone Ganesh of multi-symbolic radiance. The afternoon light upon this icon is always a marvelous spectacle.

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Steve Roach - The Dream Circle

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 1994 / 1999
Since it sold out a few years ago, the requests and feedback from listeners and musicians have shown this piece to be the most admired infinite repeat soundworld created by Steve so far. THE DREAM CIRCLE was first released in 1994 as a signed and numbered DigiPak, limited to 2500 copies. After it sold out, word continued to spread and the requests turned into demands. Through the inspiration of listener feedback, THE DREAM CIRCLE has been re-released on the Timeroom Editions series. This is not a limited release. It comes in a jewel case, not signed or numbered. Now is your chance to feel the slow heat of the dream circle.

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Steve Roach - The Lost Pieces Vol.1

Artist: Steve Roach
P: 1993

A great collection of "lost" pieces that came shortly after the completion of a project, or from multi-artist samplers between 1988 and 1992. Steve's various styles from that time are presented here in a way that flows effortlessly from one space to the next. Another good introduction to Steve's music.

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Steve Roach - The Skeleton Collection 2005 - 2015

Artist: Steve Roach 
P: 2015

This collection of new and previously unreleased pieces tracks the origin of Skeleton Keys. The first five tracks, recorded in 2005, set the idea into motion of creating a project of pure analog synth/sequencer-based music. I wanted to place the attention directly on these pure kinetic forms, intentionally stripped down to the essentials. The focus remains on the purity of the analog sound and the interweave of the patterned melodic strands and the ever-present pulse. Those elements all work together to create the keys for opening into a place of perception only obtained though this form of music. Analog modular creation is all about spontaneous hands-on interaction and the visceral connection in the body and mind as the sound is spiraling forth from the speakers. No second guessing here: the priority is engaging with the immediacy of live electronic music on hardware instruments. Feel it, go with it, shape it by hand, record it, move on. After orbiting around this project for several years, I continued to return to the original 2005 recordings, still feeling the growing desire to explore the "essence of the sequence" direction. By early 2014, I built a large format analog system on the synthesizers.com platform. This was essential in giving me the tools to unlock the passages that would become the definitive SKELETON KEYS release. Once this album was complete, the momentum remained at a high point. All I could do was keep capturing peak live moments in the studio. By February 2015, tracks 6, 7, and 8 arrived. Including these on this album felt like a perfect perspective on the tracks that started the SKELETON KEYS project a decade ago. It's all here now.

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