Frank Beissel & Steve Roach – Nautical Twilight


Release data: Frank Beissel & Steve Roach – Nautical Twilight CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Soundquest Music, 2022 “Nautical Twilight” is the debut release of Steve Roach and New Mexico-based synthesist Frank Beissel, a highly in-depth atmospheric ambient journey into immersive soundscapes. From the promotional blurb, I learned most of the 71-minute outcome came to fruition during real-time sessions at Mr. Beissel’s studio while Mr. Roach took care…

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Steve Roach & Michael Stearns – Beyond Earth & Sky


Release data: Steve Roach & Michael Stearns  – Beyond Earth & Sky CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2021 Soundsculptors Steve Roach and Michael Stearns are both electronic music veterans with an extensive list of solo and collaborative releases under their belt. Their last collaboration (“Kiva”) though saw the light of day some 26 years ago, so what a joy to see them team up again for…

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Steve Roach Stephen Kent Kenneth Newby – Halcyon Days


  Release data: Steve Roach Stephen Kent Kenneth Newby – Halcyon Days CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Hearts of Space/Fathom, 2018 It’s time for another heavyweight from the past. This particular collaboration between Steve and the aforementioned duo is definitely foddering for fans of Suspended Memories and Newby’s solo album “Ecology of Souls.” Kent and Newby have already made their mark in groups like Lights in a Fat…

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Steve Roach – As it is


Release data: Steve Roach – As it is CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2021 I confess I had various doubts about the clinical vibe and digital-ish sound design surfacing on some of Steve’s sonic creations of late. Fortunately, none of this is present or sensed on “As it is”, a work Roach describes as a simmering, churning, moving appointment with reality, because it’s conceived as a…

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Steve Roach – Into the Majestic


Release data: Steve Roach – Into the Majestic CD/Digital Download, Timeroom Editions, 2021 Here’s a floating soundscape from ambient master Steve Roach that shows he once more has found his way back time into an expansive space of embracing warmth and comfort. “Into the Majestic”, featuring two lengthy pieces is rich in sound as it reveals its inner sanctum of beauty through subtle, gentle evolving…

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Steve Roach – Tomorrow


Release data: Steve Roach – Tomorrow CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2020 Drawing from a vast, unique and deeply personal authenticity, Steve’s works are and always have been fueled by the momentum of a lifetime dedicated to (what he refers to as) The Soundcurrent. “Tomorrow” offers equal parts serene floating space music, as well as kinetic movement and minimalist sequencer-based forms that breathe life and energy. The…

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