Streams & Currents
by Mark Burbey, Alternative Press
Steve Roach is an artist who works intuitively and instinctually, and STREAMS & CURRENTS comes closest to capturing the soundscapes that drift through his mind in his most introspective moments. As a continued exploration of – and not a sequel to – the guitar-based atmospherics first heard on MIDNIGHT MOON
, Roach has created an album that compels the listener to reach into the subliminal darkness, to swim in a realm of passive thought. As a radical departure from the percussive power of Roach's tribal electronics, STREAMS & CURRENTS is a unique work that evokes a space of contemplative silence.
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2001 Projekt PRO128 (CD)
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STREAMS & CURRENTS creates a sanctuary that is rarely found in today's music. The perfect atmosphere for contemplation and dreaming with eyes open.is imbued with an ephemeral quality that seems to linger at the edge of conscious perception, creating an introspective, enveloping flow of mood-altering pieces. The album progresses into deeper, darker, warmer, and quieter zones, towards a beautiful submerged ending. The mercurial ebb and flow found within STREAMS & CURRENTS creates a sanctuary that is rarely found in today's music. The perfect atmosphere for contemplation and dreaming with eyes open.