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STEVE ROACH

Progressive Electronic • United States


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Born 1955-02-16 (La Mesa, California, USA)

Leader and pioneering figure of the L.A Sacred space music movement. Steve Roach made a name in the 1980 with the release of outstanding lysergic-binaural musical experiences dominated by synth analog chords, sustained by magnificent spiritual-epiphanic cosmic grooves. His music sometimes reveals an ethno-ritual and acoustic instrumentation and tranced-out rhythms. Structures from Silence (Fortuna, 1984), Dreamtime Return (Fortuna, 1988) are considered to be his finest. He released a handful of collaborative works with many notorious artists such as Michael Stearns, Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana...). Steve Roach's music is a strong inspiration on a new generation of musicians and bands such as Oophoi, Matthias Grassow, Alio Die, Jeff Pearce (...)

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Lost Pieces by Steve Roach (1997-06-10)Lost Pieces by Steve Roach (1997-06-10)
Projekt
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EmpetusEmpetus
Fortuna Records 1992
$5.95
$3.20 (used)
Dreamtime Return (30th Anniversary High Definition Remastered Edition)Dreamtime Return (30th Anniversary High Definition Remastered Edition)
Projekt Records 2018
$15.79
$13.49 (used)
MercuriusMercurius
Projekt Records 2019
$14.07
$14.05 (used)
Quiet Music: The Original 3-Hour CollectionQuiet Music: The Original 3-Hour Collection
Projekt Records 2011
$16.61
$12.79 (used)
Molecules Of MotionMolecules Of Motion
Projekt Records 2018
$14.07
$14.05 (used)
Cavern of SirensCavern of Sirens
Projekt Records 1997
$15.99
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STEVE ROACH discography


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STEVE ROACH top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.96 | 4 ratings
Now
1982
3.00 | 2 ratings
Traveler
1983
3.02 | 18 ratings
Structures From Silence
1984
3.33 | 6 ratings
Quiet Music 1
1986
4.00 | 4 ratings
Empetus
1986
4.50 | 2 ratings
Quiet Music 2
1986
4.00 | 1 ratings
Quiet Music 3
1986
4.00 | 1 ratings
Western Spaces
1987
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Leaving Time
1988
3.44 | 20 ratings
Dreamtime Return
1988
4.00 | 1 ratings
Desert Solitaire
1989
4.50 | 4 ratings
Strata
1990
3.00 | 2 ratings
Australia: Sound of the Earth
1990
5.00 | 1 ratings
Forgotten Gods ( as Suspended Memories)
1992
4.67 | 3 ratings
Soma (with Robert Rich)
1992
3.57 | 7 ratings
World's Edge
1992
3.50 | 4 ratings
Origins
1993
3.80 | 5 ratings
The Dream Circle
1994
3.80 | 5 ratings
Artifacts
1994
5.00 | 1 ratings
Earth Island (as Suspended Memories)
1994
4.00 | 2 ratings
Well of Souls
1995
5.00 | 1 ratings
Kiva
1995
4.00 | 1 ratings
Halcyon Days
1996
4.07 | 8 ratings
The Magnificent Void
1996
4.00 | 2 ratings
On This Planet
1997
4.00 | 2 ratings
Cavern of Sirens
1997
5.00 | 1 ratings
Dust to Dust
1998
4.00 | 2 ratings
Slow Heat
1998
4.00 | 2 ratings
Body Electric
1999
4.50 | 2 ratings
Ascension of Shadows - Meditations for the Millennium
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Light Fantastic
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Atmospheric Conditions
1999
3.86 | 3 ratings
Midnight Moon
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Vine ~ Bark & Spore
2000
0.00 | 0 ratings
Circles & Artifacts
2000
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Serpent's Lair
2000
4.00 | 2 ratings
Blood Machine
2001
4.50 | 4 ratings
Core
2001
4.50 | 2 ratings
Early Man
2001
4.42 | 14 ratings
Trance Spirits
2002
4.00 | 8 ratings
Darkest Before Dawn
2002
0.00 | 0 ratings
InnerZone
2002
0.00 | 0 ratings
Streams & Currents
2002
4.50 | 2 ratings
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (Part 1)
2003
4.50 | 2 ratings
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (Part 2)
2003
5.00 | 1 ratings
Life Sequence
2003
3.50 | 2 ratings
Holding the Space: Fever Dreams II
2004
4.00 | 2 ratings
Spirit Dome
2004
3.00 | 2 ratings
Mantram
2004
5.00 | 1 ratings
Fever Dreams
2004
0.00 | 0 ratings
Somewhere Else
2005
4.00 | 1 ratings
Possible Planet
2005
0.00 | 0 ratings
New Life Dreaming
2005
3.67 | 3 ratings
New Life Dreaming
2005
4.00 | 1 ratings
Immersion : One
2006
4.00 | 1 ratings
Immersion : Two
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Terraform
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Proof Positive
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Fever Dreams III
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
Immersion : Three
2007
0.00 | 0 ratings
Nada Terma
2008
4.00 | 4 ratings
Arc of Passion
2008
4.51 | 7 ratings
A Deeper Silence
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
Immersion : Four
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Stream of Thought
2009
4.67 | 3 ratings
Dynamic Stillness
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Afterlight
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Destination Beyond
2009
5.00 | 1 ratings
Nightbloom
2010
5.00 | 1 ratings
Dream Tracker
2010
4.00 | 2 ratings
Sigh of Ages
2010
4.50 | 2 ratings
Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms
2011
5.00 | 2 ratings
The Road Eternal
2011
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Desert Inbetween
2011
4.00 | 1 ratings
Low Volume Music
2012
4.50 | 2 ratings
Soul Tones
2012
3.67 | 3 ratings
Back to Life
2012
4.20 | 5 ratings
GROOVE IMMERSION
2012
5.00 | 1 ratings
Tales from the Ultra Tribe
2012
5.00 | 4 ratings
Spiral Meditations
2013
4.05 | 3 ratings
FUTURE FLOWS
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Long Night (with Kelly David)
2014
4.29 | 9 ratings
The Delicate Forever
2014
4.00 | 6 ratings
The Delicate Beyond
2014
3.91 | 8 ratings
Bloodmoon Rising
2014
3.91 | 4 ratings
The Ancestor Circle (with Jorge Reyes)
2014
3.50 | 2 ratings
Bloodmoon Rising - Night 2
2014
4.00 | 3 ratings
Monuments of Ecstasy (with Byron Metcalf, Rob Thomas)
2015
3.04 | 5 ratings
Bloodmoon Rising - Night 3
2015
3.00 | 6 ratings
Skeleton Keys
2015
4.00 | 3 ratings
Etheric Imprints
2015
3.98 | 4 ratings
Bloodmoon Rising - Night 4
2015
3.50 | 4 ratings
Vortex Immersion Zone
2015
4.00 | 3 ratings
Emotions Revealed
2015
3.68 | 6 ratings
Invisible
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Skeleton Collection 2005-2015
2015
3.95 | 2 ratings
Biosonic (Steve Roach & Robert Logan)
2016
3.95 | 5 ratings
Second Nature (Steve Roach & Robert Logan)
2016
2.25 | 4 ratings
This Place To Be
2016
4.16 | 18 ratings
Shadow of Time
2016
3.04 | 4 ratings
Fade To Gray
2016
4.33 | 10 ratings
Spiral Revelation
2016
4.00 | 2 ratings
Painting In The Dark
2016
4.00 | 4 ratings
THE PASSING
2017
0.00 | 0 ratings
Nostalgia for the Future
2017
4.00 | 2 ratings
Long Thoughts
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ecplise Mix
2017
4.02 | 10 ratings
Molecules of Motion
2018
3.91 | 3 ratings
Mercurius
2018
4.00 | 4 ratings
Atmosphere for Dreaming
2018
3.79 | 5 ratings
HelioSphere (Radiant Mind & Steve Roach)
2019
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gesture of History (with Sam Rosenthal & Nick Shadow)
2019

STEVE ROACH Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 4 ratings
Stormwarning
1989
3.00 | 1 ratings
Live Archive
2000
4.00 | 2 ratings
All Is Now - Live 2002
2002
5.00 | 1 ratings
Storm Surge: Steve Roach Live at NEARfest
2006
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ultra Immersion Concert
2007
4.00 | 5 ratings
Landmass
2008
3.50 | 4 ratings
Steve Roach - Live at Grace Cathedral (2010)
2010
4.50 | 2 ratings
Journey of One
2011
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live at SoundQuest Fest
2011
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live Transmission
2013
0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Edge Of Everything
2013
4.50 | 2 ratings
Alive In The Vortex
2015
4.95 | 3 ratings
Live in Tucson: Pinnacle Moments
2016
4.33 | 3 ratings
Return to the Dreamtime
2018
5.00 | 4 ratings
Electron Birth
2018

STEVE ROACH Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Structures from Silence
1987
0.00 | 0 ratings
Space Dreaming
1987
0.00 | 0 ratings
Earth Dreaming
1989
0.00 | 0 ratings
Into the Soundcurrent
1997
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Electric Body
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Time of the Earth
2001
0.00 | 0 ratings
Kairos: The Meeting of Time and Destiny
2006

STEVE ROACH Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Quiet Music
1988
3.00 | 1 ratings
Now / Traveler
1992
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Pieces
1993
0.00 | 0 ratings
Back to the Roots
1997
0.00 | 0 ratings
Dreaming... Now, Then: A Retrospective 1982-1997
1998
0.00 | 0 ratings
Truth & Beauty
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Pure Flow: Timeroom Editions Collection 1
2001
0.00 | 0 ratings
Day Out of Time
2002
0.00 | 0 ratings
Space and Time: an Introduction to the Soundworlds of Steve Roach
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
Texture Maps
2003
4.50 | 2 ratings
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces
2003
0.00 | 0 ratings
Places Beyond: The Lost Pieces 4
2004
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dreamtime Box
2005
3.00 | 1 ratings
2009 Box Set
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Spirit Dome - Live Archive
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Quiet Music: The Original 3-Hour Collection
2011
0.00 | 0 ratings
Sounds from the Inbetween
2011
3.00 | 1 ratings
2012 Box Set
2012
0.00 | 0 ratings
Rasa Dance - The Music of Connection
2013
3.96 | 6 ratings
The Desert Collection - Volume One
2014
4.71 | 5 ratings
Structures From Silence (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition)
2014
3.00 | 1 ratings
Now
2015
4.00 | 2 ratings
Bloodmoon Rising (Complete 5-Hour Collection)
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Early Years (rarities from the Empetus era)
2017

STEVE ROACH Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
The Dreamer Descends...
1995
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Tucson 2000
2013
0.00 | 0 ratings
Today
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Light Of Sundays
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Skeleton - Spiral Passage (Extended Version - Live In Tucson 02-14-15)
2015

STEVE ROACH Reviews


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 Atmosphere for Dreaming by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2018
4.00 | 4 ratings

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Atmosphere for Dreaming
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

4 stars A slow burning one track bright, mid-tone and dark soundscape which, as its title implies, dwells into the highly visited territory of dreams or sleep activity.

Add some field recordings of wild birds, which Mr. Roach rarely uses, and it all makes sense. From material reality to musical unreality in 73+- minutes. It achieves what it intends, music composition/performance wise it works out. So as you may suspect, this is no speed freak´s thrill.

Now as far as how many times I will consider Steve Roach´s Atmosphere For Dreaming (2018) a recurring choice could hardly be considered essential (he alone offers tons of alternatives), but like a good movie or book I will eventually give it a spin. Because if not essential as such beautiful it still is.

4 PA´s stars. For Prog. Electronic/Ambient followers as well as his own flock.

 HelioSphere (Radiant Mind & Steve Roach) by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2019
3.79 | 5 ratings

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HelioSphere (Radiant Mind & Steve Roach)
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars American electronic/ambient icon Steve Roach drops his first release for 2019 with the stunning `HelioSphere', a collaboration with Radiant Mind, another artist working in similar styles who prefers to remain anonymous. This is the third time that Roach has worked in conjunction with the mysterious Mind, and for this release, the two are perfectly aligned in the hypnotic, meditative and immersive soundworlds they weave together. Much of `HelioSphere' retains a constantly droning ambient backing devoid of rhythmic elements, and an array of exquisitely ethereal touches are constantly introduced throughout to take the disc in some very affecting and surprising directions.

Crystalline synths gently ring throughout languorous opener `Sphere 1', soaring surges tear around `Sphere 2' holding traces of unexpected unease, and `Sphere 3' manages to be equally haunting, lulling and wondrous as it gradually unfurls. There's soundtrack-like elegance to the gently sweeping electronic caresses of `Sphere 4' and `5', churning drones throughout `Sphere 6' begin trickling to life, and `Sphere 7' introduces lightly pulsing beats for a seamless diversion into subdued electronica. `Sphere 8' is then a final shimmering come-down that surprisingly slinks back to shadows and darker contemplative corners.

Those who prefer more compact electronic compositions or ones driven by percussive elements will likely prefer to look elsewhere, but if you have the patience for very abstract and subtle soundscapes (and, still, this one is hardly the most unapproachable or intimidating example of that approach you could find!), a stunning disc is waiting to be discovered here. `HelioSphere' proves to be a truly captivating and evocative work of atmospheric electronic ambiance from two intelligent artists, and hopefully there's even further collaborations between the pair in the near future.

Four stars.

 Structures From Silence  by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 1984
3.02 | 18 ratings

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Structures From Silence
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by patrickq

1 stars I have a confession to make here: the expectations under which I purchased Structures from Silence impacted my initial opinion of it. In short, the album wasn't at all what I expected - - it was much less, in fact. I don't think that this impacts my review here, coming as it does more than ten years later, but it seems fair to mention that in researching artists whose music I might enjoy as much as the early period of my beloved Klaus Schulze, the name Steve Roach came up. And, in different, but overlapping research, I heard of the intriguing Steve Reich. At some point later I came across Structures from Silence on itunes. I gave it a quick preview, and made an impulse buy.

Oops.

My bad. The interestingly titled Structures from Silence turned out to be the most new-agey album I would ever listen to more than once. In and of itself, New Age music isn't bad, but as Schulze and others have proved, it is certainly possible to create long, evolving, non-virtuosic synthesizer pieces that are also challenging and rewarding to the listener.

Structures from Silence is, unfortunately, none of this. When he wanders a bit from an ordinary scale, Roach nonetheless leans toward resolutions in unsurprising, off-the-shelf chords. Most of the album seems to be built on regularly changing chords played on synthesizer pads - - and even if the chord progressions aren't always predictable, the structure is formulaic.

I can see where such regularity may be a positive quality to some listeners, and perhaps most. Indeed, Roach has many fans, many of whom are undoubtedly discerning. In my case, Structures from Silence is likely to be the only Steve Roach work I listen to closely. If his other works are significantly better, I'd argue that my rating of one star is appropriate insofar as such a rating indicates an album "for completionists."

 Mercurius by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.91 | 3 ratings

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Mercurius
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars American progressive-electronic/ambient composer Steve Roach divides his releases these days between rhythmic-based energetic discs (often highlighting his vintage/Berlin School influences) and more unhurried ever-expanding long-form works, with his latest, 2018's `Mercurius' being one of the latter. It holds plenty of those ever-reaching and subdued ambient caresses the artist is known for, but is performed with the endless grace, keen intelligence and complete sophistication that only comes from a lifetime of honing his craft. Roach describes this album as a meditation and reflection on impermanence, and that balance of appreciating the moment, looking back in both gratitude and regret, contentment with the present as well as excitement and apprehension of what's to come is all kept in perfect unison, with the disc never being overwhelmingly uplifting nor too melancholic.

For an artist that frequently works in electronic drones of the most minute of perceptible changes, `Liminal' instead is constantly undulating and weaving with sweeping synth lines of constant movement that drift and swoon with inviting beckoning and comforting romance (it's even ever so slightly whimsical too!), and being a shorter piece at seven minutes makes for a more approachable and easily-welcoming opener. There's an orchestral-like elegance that sustains throughout the hauntingly mesmerising `Immanent', its ethereal ambient embraces stretching on to lulling infinity, and its carefully emerging shimmering finale quivers with the possibility of life and love.

`Aeon' soundtracks the ups-and-downs, the unpredictability and reality of life itself, drowsy and lightly disorientating in its opening minutes with an infiltrating unease, before expanding out with unravelling bursts of awakening light that proves almost overwhelming in its intensity. The closing title-track `Mercurius' holds a pensive air of placid rising and retreating synth pools that ultimately reveal renewed strength and self-belief, lifting even higher in the final moments that prove defiant and victorious.

This probably isn't the place to start for more green prog-electronic/ambient and Roach newcomers, nor will it likely click with listeners who prefer the man's more driving and dynamic compositions. But many of those established Roach fans who connect with his carefully building percussive-free collections will discover a very special and deeply moving electronic work here full of contrasting emotions, and `Mercurius' proves to be poignant, deeply immersive and exceptionally powerful.

Four stars.

 Molecules of Motion by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2018
4.02 | 10 ratings

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Molecules of Motion
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars With Molecules of Motion master of electronic music Steve Roach has produced one of his most delightful and surprisingly refreshing albums in some time.

1. "Molecules of Motion" (24:22) If some of Stefano Musso's or Laraaji's zither tracks were sped up and set within some Berlin School electronic sequences, this is what you might get. Definitely a modern computer take on the Berlin School art of sequencing. (8.5/10)

2. "Grace Meditation" (23:40) my favorite song on the album and the one that got me to buy it. The multiple octave lower register synth sequence is just awesome--especially for the genius fact that it's mixed in the foreground while the spacey synths are in the background. There are also several awesome "key changes" throughout the song that keep it interesting, make you think and observe different elements of the sequence. Absolutely brilliant! Even the excessively long fade is okay by me. This is what Progressive Electronic and modern Berlin School music should be sounding like. (10/10)

3. "Phase Reverie" (10:11) bouncy, quirky, yet still hypnotic and beautiful. (9/10)

4. "Empath Current" (15:03) fro the first nine and a half minutes there is a constant flow of nice spacey slow-attack and slow-decaying synth wash notes and chords lilting gently in the middle while beneath it plays a multi-track sequence of rhythmic staccato computerblipping, with the the tracks purposely out of synch with one another. Interesting. I'm not sure it works for me. During the final five minutes, the rhythm track has been faded out and is absent allowing the spacey synth to float us around until it, too, eventually fades away. (8.5/10)

4.5 stars; a near-masterpiece of progressive electronic music with one certifiable masterpiece of a prog epic!

 Midnight Moon by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.86 | 3 ratings

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Midnight Moon
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by Dobermensch
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This one's like being drawn up to heaven in slow motion after being blown to pieces in Verdun 1916.

If you're familiar with Steve Roach you'll know what I mean. For those who don't, Steve Roach uses no drums, bass or vocals. What you're gifted with here are droning time-tunnel swathes of sound and slowly evolving electronic chords of melancholia. The kind of music you'd expect to hear after dying as your hand reaches out to God, like that Michelangelo painting depicting the creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel.

It's all very quiet and subdued with an eerie, atmospheric sound. Similarities may be found with parts of Brian Eno's 1982 "On Land - Ambient 4" recording.

Some listeners may find this miserable. I find it life affirming and colourful.

You get the usual Steve Roach massive reverb and decay, from each note played on his unworldly guitar and seemingly vast array of keyboard effects.

'Midnight Moon' becomes increasingly darkly hypnotic the longer it progresses, with huge filters and electronic gadgets being utilised . This is so much better than the spacial Aboriginal percussive recordings he made during the previous years. Beat-less is better in this case.

A semblance of tune rears its head in "Broken Town". This sounds like the remaining tracks, a Post-Apocalyptic nightmare where all human civilisation has suddenly ground to a standstill. The total and utter silence of human intervention. Yes folks... it really is that grim, but in a beautiful way.

"Midnight Moon" is either funereal or meditational, depending on your state of mind and is yet another excellent huge slab of Ambient Prog from Mr Roach.

 Electron Birth by ROACH, STEVE album cover Live, 2018
5.00 | 4 ratings

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Electron Birth
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

5 stars The number of studio albums from American progressive-electronic/ambient icon Steve Roach may vastly outnumber his live discs, but when those ones do show up, the results are always electrifying and particularly special! Roach performed a handful of live concerts in Tucson earlier in the year that this disc is taken from, and along with the `Return to the Dreamtime' double set released alongside it, `Electron Birth' sees the master composer deliver a thrilling and energetic performance teeming with life that completely captures the evocative imagery hinted at in the title.

`Electron Birth' runs just shy of fifty-five minutes, and while it opens with lulling electronic caresses, within seconds looping and ringing pulses are infiltrating the piece, and it only races fervently ahead from there. As it progresses, it picks up a heavier dynamic energy, bombarded with an unceasing and relentless array of varying skittering and jangling sequencer beats, subtly diverting into sly variations and low-key direction changes without losing momentum for even a second, and its backdrop slinks and dazzles as strident sweeping themes slowly permeate with dramatic purpose. Many early stretches call to mind `Ricochet'-era Tangerine Dream just given a modern approach, and the lengthy piece truly revels in the initial Berlin School/German electronic masters inspiration of Steve's earlier works, but it always remains instantly recognisable as pure Roach and comes from the same mindset as his recent studio albums `Skeleton Keys, `Spiral Revelation' and `Molecules of Motion'.

A shorter studio-created `Cloud Currents' is then seamlessly integrated into the performance and strips things back for a purer ambient closer of drowsy and surreal crystalline washes that lap at the listeners' senses, but still retains haunting drifting moods and the most subtle of darker stormy textures.

Prog-electronic listeners (and especially fans of the above mentioned seminal Seventies years of the German electronic masters) perhaps unsure of where to start in Roach's admittedly intimidating back catalogue of endless titles would find `Electron Birth' the perfect introduction. By embracing the Berlin School sound of old without ever sounding like mere rehash or lacking originality, and avoiding the beatless drones of much of his last two decades that some less patient listeners struggle with, Steve has crafted an inviting and instantly approachable performance that doesn't skimp on his usual intelligence and humanity.

`Electron Birth' is Steve Roach looking to the past for a renewed purpose of ever-seeking new directions to pave the path to the future, and another sublime example of a master electronic musician at the top of his game and more inspired than ever despite a career of over forty years to date.

Five stars.

 Molecules of Motion by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2018
4.02 | 10 ratings

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Molecules of Motion
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars There's no shortage of recent albums from American modern electronic/ambient icon Steve Roach that offer drifting drones of impossibly subtle touches, but here the atmospheric master offers up one of his spaciest and most urgent works in some time, 2018's `Molecules of Motion'. Roach infuses his lulling, meditative synth washes with unceasing yet elegantly implemented rhythmic touches, making it not only one of his most colourful, exciting and actually quite accessible performances of the last couple of years, but one teeming with life and full of all the movement at its core that the album title promises.

The opening title track `Molecules of Motion' and `Grace Meditation' (both running around twenty-four minutes each) set much of a template for the entire disc. Carefully unfolding synth veils float and weave around jangling sequenced patterns, gurgling electronic distortions and seductive enveloping ambient shrouds, with the latter piece being the lightly more coolly soothing of the two. Full of mystery, expansive aural presence and the slightest hints of recurring little melodic touches rising and retreating back and forth, they even surge into brief ringing darker edges and mind-expanding contemplations. `Phase Reverie' holds graceful and gently lethargic synth caresses to lull the listener into a drowsy dream state, and closer `Empath Current' dances with ringing sequencer programming over placid ambient pools, achieving a perfect unison of carefully frantic and sparsely laid-back before a ruminative come-down in the final minutes.

Despite a vast back-catalogue of studio albums, collaborations, live performances and archival releases, it can be extremely daunting for both newcomers and more restrained collectors of Roach to know which works to approach, but `Molecules of Motion' makes for ideal next choice to look into for many reasons. It's far removed from his more challenging droning works, the constant rhythmic elements mean it's full of liveliness and movement, and it even delicately reminds of German Berlin School originator Klaus Schulze's deep-space atmospheres anchored by driving programming in many spots.

`Molecules of Motion' is truly one of the most thrilling and defining works from Roach that can rank among his best releases, from an artist that always puts out intelligent and thoughtful works that have never unashamedly attempted to ever be commercial, and prog-electronic fans are going to find endless things to love about this one.

Four and a half stars.

 Long Thoughts by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Long Thoughts
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars Defining American prog-electronic/ambient artist Steve Roach returns at the half-way point of 2017 with `Long Thoughts', another of those slowly unwinding, ever-evolving, lightly psychedelic sound-collages that this master of the genres often delivers with impeccable precision and subtle taste. More along the lines of Roach's `Immersion' series of releases, his recent `Fade to Grey' work or his four-volume `Bloodmoon Rising' set, `Long Thoughts' is a lengthy single continuous electronic aural canvas that weaves a hypnotic spell and concocts a distinctly mesmerizing atmosphere where time seems to blur and stretch on forever.

With no obvious themes or percussive elements appearing throughout this seventy-three minute piece, `Long Thoughts' lurches to life as a drowsy and dream-like surreal electronic ambient soundtrack. An unceasing lulling drone at its core, eerie and lightly stormy thrumming reverberations are rippled with ringing crystalline shimmers and churning electronic caresses. Some moments take on an icy coolness, others a gentler lulling embrace, but all culminate in drifting pools of serenity and mystery, where the most minute of transitions happen so seamlessly they're intangible.

Those after a modern Roach release with more melodic and rhythmic qualities a little closer to a firmer prog-electronic sound should perhaps head to `Skeleton Keys', `Spiral Revelations' or his Robert Logan collaboration `Biosonic' first, alternatively those wanting a more approachable or varied example of the purer ambient styles he works in frequently these days might prefer recent discs like `Painting in the Dark' or `Nostalgia for the Future', released directly alongside this one.

But if you're a fan of Mr Roach's subtle and sedate long-form works, `Long Thoughts' is undiluted, pure ambient music that still holds weight and quiet intelligence, and it will prove to be a great reward for the most patient of listeners, a piece that reminds us to step back and slow down in this busy fast-paced blur of a time we live in.

Three stars for casual listeners, four stars for experienced ambient/electronic fans.

 THE PASSING by ROACH, STEVE album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 4 ratings

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THE PASSING
Steve Roach Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Dynamic stillness.

I will be the first one to distrust serial simultaneous releases, by any musician, even more, when they sum up to 3 or 4 or 5...but Steve Roach, for starters, is quiet a surprising musician/magician.

"The Passing", 2017, a one track, a bit short of an hour long composition, is simply enticing, hypnotic and extremely well crafted.

The permanent flow of its ethereal, but solid, minimalistic elements depicts a dynamic stillness which is not necessarily placid, as one may assume, when the word dream appears in a sentence.

No pulse driven sections nor deeply disturbing nightmarish symphonic like passages, the long melodic structures are linear and expansive the same as vaporous and delineated and they subtly emanate a detached nostagia which permeates the gliding atmospheres, adding up for a very personal human touch which connects anyone with its passing.

**** 4.5 PA stars.

Thanks to Philippe Blache for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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