This tribal album is a spin-off from Steve’s second journey to Down Under, which led earlier to his masterpiece “Dreamtime Return”.
The sonic invocations encountered on “Australia: Sound of the Earth” have strong organic roots, surely when it comes down to the solo tracks where Mr Hudson presents his raw, roaring didgeridoo. Steve and Sarah on the other hand deliver a textural voice by sketching out mysterious and atmospheric spheres, even entering darker territory from time to time.
On each of the 10 tracks, the sound current acts like a pure, ancient voice, being intense, spacious and quite primordial all the way through, while Steve’s synth wizardy adds the contemporary nod. It’s the combination of past and futuristic sounds along the profound electro-acoustic nature embedded in “Australia” which makes this a special but also though project to listen to.
Although sonically different from “Quiet Music” and “Structures from Silence”, this albums also breaths the deep end and is worth buying for the Roach pieces.
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