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Day Out of Time

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Day Out of Time
10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with 'Time of the Earth'

Steve Roach
2012 Projekt PRO272 (Video)
Reviewed by Richard Gurtler

Elegantly repackaged for its 10th anniversary, DAY OUT OF TIME (Deluxe Edition) includes a special value-added DVD: Steve Lazur's film TIME OF THE EARTH: A Desert Dreamtime Journey. For the first time, the film and its CD soundtrack are presented in one cohesive package. As an added bonus, THE DREAM CIRCLE is included as an alternate audio track on the DVD.

The power of the desert has been a core inspiration of Roach's work, and this release presents a compendium of tracks recorded at the zenith of that period. As a comprehensive overview of Steve's influential tribal-ambient and desert-ambient soundworlds, DAY OUT OF TIME weaves together classic tracks along with out-of-print and hard-to-find pieces.

Sustained and expansive, the atmospheric majesty of this soundtrack represents some of Steve's finest work in the tribal-ambient genre. In the midst of a deeply stratified soundscapes, dynamic earthbound tribal percussion passages rise up from the landscape under the shadows of billowing, glass-bottomed clouds. Part tribal, part haunting drifts, and purely time suspending, the release is essential Steve Roach. Like the stone monuments and forever vistas that inspired the music, this release majestically stands up to the test of time. It sounds as if it emanates from deep desert canyons in a realm from the near future or ancient past.

Never before available in stores, the DAY OUT OF TIME audio CD and its companion DVD paints visceral soundworlds from vast desert vistas, jagged peaks, and iconic stone pinnacles carved by wind, sand, and water into fantastic alien sculptures. The music tells the wordless story of the desert dreamtime.

For electronic music aficionados, established as well as new Steve Roach fans, DAY OUT OF TIME -- with its companion DVD TIME OF THE EARTH -- is a vital and rewarding listening and viewing experience.
 
Disc 1: Day Out of Time CD
1. Underground CloudsMP35:04 
2. Begins Looking Skyward (edit)MP36:20 
3. Walking Upright (edit)MP36:49 
4. This Life (edit)MP34:35 
5. The Dreamer Descends (edit) 11:40 
6. True West (edit)MP33:05 
7. The Holy Dirt (edit)MP37:29 
8. Merciful Eyes (edit)MP34:54 
9. Two Rivers DreamingMP34:48 
10. The Eternal Expanse (edit)RealAudioMP310:10 
11. The Return (edit)MP38:22 
Disc 2: Time of the Earth DVD
1. Underground CloudsMP35:04 
2. Begins Looking SkywardMP36:20 
3. Walking UprightMP36:49 
4. Sound of Stone  
5. This LifeMP34:35 
6. The Dreamer Descends 11:40 
7. True WestMP33:05 
8. The Holy DirtMP37:29 
9. Merciful EyesMP34:54 
10. Two Rivers DreamingMP34:48 
11. The Eternal ExpanseRealAudioMP317:52 
12. The ReturnMP38:22 
13. The Dream CircleRealAudioMP373:57 


Day Out of Time

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Projekt CD  $16.00 
ON SALE, $13.00 
Original CD out of stock
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Day Out of Time
Steve Roach
2002 Timeroom Editions 9 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, Hannah M.G. Shapero, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Progression Magazine

This soundtrack contains classic tracks along with out-of-print and hard-to-find pieces woven together to tell the wordless story originally released on the recent desert dreamtime DVD on Projekt, TIME OF THE EARTH. As such, it provides a comprehensive view of Steve's influential tribal-ambient and desert-ambient soundworlds. Like last year's PURE FLOW collection, the sequence of the tracks melding into one continuous flow reflects a new perspective on the different eras of Steve's work.

Supporting the theme is a hauntingly beautiful cover image that Steve has been saving for the right release, ever since 1987. This black & white image is from a remote part of Mono Lake in California, and taken by reknown nature photographer Jim Stimson. The image itself seems to emanate a world of sound that occurs on this day out of time.
 
1. Underground CloudsMP35:04 
2. Begins Looking Skyward (edit)MP36:20 
3. Walking Upright (edit)MP36:49 
4. This Life (edit)MP34:35 
5. The Dreamer Descends (edit) 11:40 
6. True West (edit)MP33:05 
7. The Holy Dirt (edit)MP37:29 
8. Merciful Eyes (edit)MP34:54 
9. Two Rivers DreamingMP34:48 
10. The Eternal Expanse (edit)RealAudioMP310:10 
11. The Return (edit)MP38:22 

Re-released by Projekt, May 2016 (PRO272).


Time of the Earth

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DVD Video out of stock
Time of the Earth
A Desert Dreamtime Journey

Steve Roach, Steve Lazur
2001 Projekt PRO123 (Video)
Reviewed by Alternate Music Press, ArtByte, Audio Media, Barnes & Noble.com, Sonic Curiosity, spacemusic mailing list, StarVox, The Digital Bits

TIME OF THE EARTH offers a unique DVD immersion experience. Either as an engaging audio-visual odyssey or for the environmental enhancement of one's living space, this captivating film experience invites repeat viewings. Two completely different soundtracks complement the visual-ambient atmosphere.

Running time: 77 minutes. All-region (except Japan) playback. NTSC. Features scene search and two full-length Dolby Digital stereo soundtracks. Also available on high-quality VHS.
 
1. Underground CloudsMP35:04 
2. Begins Looking SkywardMP36:20 
3. Walking UprightMP36:49 
4. Sound of Stone  
5. This LifeMP34:35 
6. The Dreamer Descends 11:40 
7. True WestMP33:05 
8. The Holy DirtMP37:29 
9. Merciful EyesMP34:54 
10. Two Rivers DreamingMP34:48 
11. The Eternal ExpanseRealAudioMP317:52 
12. The ReturnMP38:22 
13. The Dream CircleRealAudioMP373:57 

13. second audio track; also released on VHS by Timeroom Editions without second audio track; track times shown are approximate.


Early Man


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CD  $20.00 
ON SALE, $16.00 
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Early Man
Steve Roach
2001 Projekt PRO111 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, All Music Guide, Alternative Press, AmbiEntrance, CD Services (UK), Incursion, Ink 19, Ink 19, Muze, Outburn, Sonic Curiosity, Star's End, StarVox, The Raging Consciousness Desk, Tower Pulse!

Best described as primeval innerspace deep ambient. EARLY MAN brings into form an ancient landscape of bubbling pools and steamy marshlands, verdant arroyos and monolithic rock formations. Cave paintings and ancient memories come to life in a slow soul-dance of evolutionary magic. The accolades from press and listeners alike tell that EARLY MAN belongs to Roach's classic body of work which includes DREAMTIME RETURN, ORIGINS, THE MAGNIFICENT VOID and last year's quietly successful MIDNIGHT MOON.
 
Disc 1: Early Man
1. Early DawnMP311:58 
2. Early ManMP325:28 
3. Begins Looking SkywardMP36:20 
4. Walking UprightMP36:49 
5. Hunting & GatheringMP312:33 
6. Flow StoneMP35:42 
Disc 2: Early Man Decomposed
1. Slow DissolveMP36:33 
2. Walking Upright IIMP38:49 
3. Fossil and FernMP39:49 
4. MastodonMP34:58 
5. ElementalMP311:33 
6. Late DawnMP310:39 
7. TimelineMP35:38 
8. CarbondateMP37:56 
9. Below AlwaysMP34:30 


Early Man


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Ltd. Edition CD $100.00
iTunes 
Early Man
Steve Roach
2000 Manifold (CD)
 
1. Early DawnMP311:58 
2. Early ManMP325:28 
3. Begins Looking SkywardMP36:20 
4. Walking UprightMP36:49 
5. Hunting & GatheringMP312:33 
6. Flow StoneMP35:42 

limited edition, packaged between two slabs of real slate




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