Steve Roach – Long Thoughts


Release data: RON BOOTS Derby! CD, Groove Unlimited, 2009 During his decades-long career Steve Roach has composed lots of longform ambient for looped infinite low volume playback mode to wander off gently and disappear in. The completely freeform environment “Long Thoughts” is presented as a vital sanctuary of deep resonance and reflection to us humans as a constant deluge of overstimulation from all directions challenges…

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Steve Roach – The Passing


Release data: Steve Roach – The Passing CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Timeroom Editions, 2017 “The Passing” (a surprise birthday present from Steve to all his fans in February 2017) is a 60-minute contemplation on human life of which the first seeds go back to the late ‘90’s. It contains one longform piece of highly emotive ambient soundscapes and deep atmospheric textures where Steve shows his mastered expertise…

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Steve Roach – Spiral Revelation


Release data: Steve Roach – Spiral Revelation CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2016 Since a couple of years I’ve found it very hard and too demanding to keep up with the high speed of Steve’s releases. Besides serious time constraints to investigate them properly, also the quality of some I listened to didn’t appear as solid and captivating anymore. “Spiral Revelation” is a continuous ambient journey…

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Steve Roach – Shadow of Time


Release data: Steve Roach – Shadow of Time CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2016 The aural musings making up “Shadow of Time” mark another return to Roach’s style heard on his classic recordings “Structures from Silence” and “Quiet Music”. We’re talking about expansive and minimal sound worlds of breathing atmospherics and zen-like immersion spaces, all unfolding slowly. These most subtle and warm synth waves keep washing…

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Steve Roach – This Place to be


Release data: Steve Roach – This Place to be DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Timeroom Editions, 2016 The Bandcamp-exclusive “This Place to be” is a 72-minute longform set of atmospheres in the same spirit as “Invisible” or “Bloodmoon Rising”. It’s offered on a name-your-price basis while simultaneously trying to raise appetite for two purely atmospheric releases scheduled for August 19, 2016 (“Shadow of Time”and “Long Thoughts”). Sure, the…

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Steve Roach & Robert Logan – Second Nature


Release data: Steve Roach & Robert Logan – Second Nature CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2016 “Second Nature”, a work of processed grand piano and synth textures, was released simultaneously with the duo’s “BioSonic”. Sonically, it’s a totally different story though as the four tracks feature calming, ethereal ambient travelling into introspective, melancholic and mysterious territory. Lots of reverb and subtle layering was applied to come…

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