STEVE ROACH & ROBERT RICH
CD, Hearts of Space, 1991
"Soma" is the follow-up to the duo's strong debut "Strata", offering another 57-minute blend of fine tribal ambient music.
A gentle wash of organic and shamanic soundworlds continue the journey, a nice melting pot of melodic flute and mystic synthscapes while quite an extensive portion of tribal groove percussion lead the way. It all makes very earth-bound music which winds down beautifully on the smooth, velvet guitar lingerings of "Touch".
All in all, "Soma" makes a perfect contemplative ambient soundtrack.