Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms
by Bert Strolenberg, Sonic Immersion
April 2011


Meant to explore a new direction for the immersion experience, IMMERSION FIVE - CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS nicely continues the series with two long-form tracks of 73 minutes each, intended for infinite playback. The album's sub-title is named after physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism's environment.

The beautiful title track filling the first CD is a smooth and slow-flowing affair in three uninterrupted phases, incorporating "harmonic suspension and sparse melodic mantra-like patterns hovering over rhythmic spaces and mercurial zones". Next to the glurpy and somewhat scorching sounds in Steve's well-known expansive soundworlds, I especially love the analogue, groovy sonic current running underneath this piece, gently whirling along in this deep atmospheric ambient work.


Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms

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Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms
Steve Roach
2011 Timeroom Editions 24 (CD)
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Guts of Darkness, Hypnagogue, MusicTAP, Sonic Curiosity, Sonic Immersion

The Immersion series takes a compelling turn, moving towards a new perspective on Steve's Immersion experience. Disc one, "Circadian Rhythms" explores a sensual flow of harmonic suspension and sparse melodic mantra-like patterns hovering over rhythmic spaces and mercurial zones. Opening up within an organic analog modular garden of sound, a pulsing undulating groove spiral emerges, creating a suspended sensation of constant flow while hovering in the now. "Circadian Rhythms" moves through a continuous 73-minute flow in three phases.

Disc two, "Shroud of Night" was created from a blend of Steve's unique textural electric guitar and harmonic synth alchemy. The strands of emotion contained within this long-form atmosphere take on a feeling of clouds illuminated by full moonlight wafting into the deep hours of the night. This is a place of pure immersion and sonic warmth. Tested on infinite-repeat mode for over a year throughout all times of the day, into the night and beyond. Immerse thyself, once again.

Also available: SOUNDS FROM THE INBETWEEN BOX SET, joining THE DESERT INBETWEEN and IMMERSION FIVE - CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS in a limited-edition box, autographed and personally hand-numbered by Steve (autographs may be omitted by special request). Each box contains a CD-sized postcard with additional glyphs hand-scribed by Steve, every one unique.

 
Disc 1
1. Circadian RhythmsMP373:44 
Disc 2
1. Shroud of NightMP373:33 



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