The music on “Landmass” was especially composed and played live in the studio in May 2007 by Steve Roach for Chuck Van Zyl’s Star’s End radio program. In Steve’s words, the surreal shape shifting adventure recording “transcends the idea of what a live recording can be”.
Those familiar with his previous long form ambient works will find a lot of their liking here, as Steve’s slow morphing, ever expanding ambient textures and soft pulsating sequencing have found a way to shape shift and curl in a surreal yet organic manner, constantly moving between minimal shaped forms and trance-induced soundscaping.
The outcome, six tracks in one continuous flow, is immersive but always softly sparkling underneath the waves of sound, making it another companion for infinite playback.
Although sonically not presenting anything new, the almost 68-minute “Landmass” (which celebrates the 20th release on Steve’ own Timeroom Editions-label) makes a nice addition to his already existing collection of desert music.
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