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The Ancestor Circle
The Ancestor Circle
Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes
2014 Projekt PRO310 – now shipping

Conjuring images of a primal futurism, this alchemical blending-of-sound is a ceremonial offering to the forgotten gods. THE ANCESTOR CIRCLE is a new tribal-ambient-electronic collaboration, the first recording from Roach and Reyes since VINE ~ BARK & SPORE. This is the lost chapter of a long soulful journey that has taken twists and turns in its unfoldment. The music feels steeped in a frothy mind-altering blend, waiting for years as the potency increased. Roach and Reyes combined their instinctual nature -- developed over almost a decade of worldwide live and studio adventures -- leading up to the core of what became THE ANCESTOR CIRCLE. It is in this circle that their sound is unearthed from deep within their primordial soundworld, where prehistory meets future-tech creating a sound impossible to carbon date. Like the audio artifacts of a lost tribe, the studio source recordings that form this album's foundation were uncovered in 2013 on a cryptically-marked set of tapes. Created the week before Roach and Reyes' May 2000 concert at Tucson's Temple of Music and Art, this is their last joint studio project, as Reyes passed on to the ancestor circle in 2009.

Bloodmoon Rising
Bloodmoon Rising
Steve Roach

This piece was created over the last few days leading up to the Blood Moon night of October 7th, 2014. So much of my work is born from the deep end of the night immersion. Staying aware of the moon's many phases, from full to new, has always been a part of my creative undercurrent; the opportunity to acknowledge this moment in time without question made this piece flow forth. Tuning into this Blood Moon feeling -- mixed with the sense in the air right now of the season's change -- is inside this piece, and now I quietly offer it up to the moon and to you in a more spontaneous way, only through Bandcamp.

The Delicate Beyond
The Delicate Beyond
Steve Roach
2014 Projekt PROMO42-2

The special limited-edition release, included free with hardcopy purchases of THE DELICATE FOREVER, was gone in no time. After many requests, Steve has created a second limited-edition run. This is serenity at a cellular level, the essence of hearing beyond and into forever. Presented on CD in Eco-Wallet, 24-bit 96 kHZ high resolution download, and FLAC/MP3 from Bandcamp.

Radiant Mind
2014 SR03

STRANDS is the second transmission from the enigmatic electronic artist Radiant Mind. Choosing to work in anonymity with Steve as the producer and interface, this artist draws from space-music forms and textures -- long unfolding drifts and slow suspensions. On this new release of deep-in-the-night travels, STRANDS is purely atmospheric, probing into the darker regions and outer edges of sonic space. All the sounds and textures were created specifically for each piece. Along with mastering the music, Steve added spacial processing enhancements and subtle looping to the final stages.

Quiet Friends
Quiet Friends
A 30th Anniversary Tribute to Steve Roach's Structures From Silence

Various Artists
2014 Free Floating Music FFM30

How do I begin to put into words my thoughts and feelings regarding STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE? For me, STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE is like food, or water, or clothing. It is not music in the traditional sense. It is a place for the mind, body, and spirit to inhabit. It has surrounded and nourished me through almost every aspect of my life; every emotion, every major event, every mundane task. It has been my reading companion, my nursemaid, my co-worker, my therapist. My quiet friend.

The Origin Reversal
The Origin Reversal
Dirk Serries
2014 Projekt PRO309

Dirk Serries returns to Projekt with THE ORIGIN REVERSAL, a re-boot of his classic Vidna Obmana sound. This is ambient music that flows from its discreet origins: sonic purity, washes of harmony, and organic textures which slow time to a phase of transcendence.

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October 19, 2014:  Steve reminisces about the Oberheim DMX during an interview with The Vinyl Factory.

October 19, 2014:  Bloodmoon return, the big picture...

A tremendous thank you for your overwhelming response to the "Bloodmoon Rising" piece. The spontaneous expression and immediate sharing was, like that night, a unique and inspiring experience. We will do it again! Mark your calendar for April 4th 2015. This is the date for the next audio chapter in the Bloodmoon Rising Tetra, with a new piece to be created in the days leading up to the event, then going live that evening on Bandcamp. On September 28th 2015, the final piece in the Bloodmoon Tetra cycle arrives. A limited 4-CD set will feature all four long-form pieces created for these moments in time.

April 27, 2014:  Two new releases from Byron Metcalf, Loren Nerell and Mark Seelig are now available. Also, Dream Tracker is back in stock.

April 13, 2014:  Read (and hear) all about the re-release of Structures From Silence: Echoes Podcast interview; Tucson Weekly profile; FACT Magazine review; Ambient Music Guide interview.

March 9, 2014:  Listen to Steve's interview for the At Water's Edge podcast, recorded just prior to last October's Vortex Dome concerts.

October 22, 2013:  At Water's Edge, hosted by Rebekkah Hilgraves, returns to Stillstream Internet Radio this Saturday at 9pm Pacific (11pm Central), featuring a live stream of Steve Roach's third and final Immersion concert from Los Angeles. After the music is done, stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Steve.

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September 29, 2013:  Fluid Radio has published an epic profile: Riding the Soundwave: Scenes of life and death from the biography of ambient pioneer Steve Roach.

August 18, 2013:  Tickets are now on-sale for Steve's three Vortex Dome Immersion Concerts in Los Angeles. Each show only seats 120, so if you'd like to attend, act quickly!

August 4, 2013:  We just added 8 David Parsons CD's to our Summer Monsoon Sale page. Move quickly to get half-off on these classic titles!

August 4, 2013:  Author Ben Kettlewell has graciously shared his 2001 Steve Roach interview with us, from the book Electronic Music Pioneers.

June 1, 2013:  Steve is excited to announce his live concert return to Los Angeles on Friday October 25th and Saturday the 26th, a total of three shows in a Dome theater in Downtown LA. This will be produced with immersive 360-surround visuals, sound and more. Only 130 people per show. Not to be missed. More on this soon! (Note the new dates; was originally October 12th/13th.)

May 25, 2013:  Steve's full Ambicon performance is now online.

May 19, 2013:  Circles & Artifacts at Bandcamp!

After the release of their monumental Ascension of Shadows 3-CD set, in 1999/2000 Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana collaborated by mail on the soundtrack for a limited-edition interactive CD-ROM of photography by Martina Verhoeven. The hour of all-new material never appeared on a standalone CD, but here it is, for the first time, as a digital release. A floating long-from meditative piece, it's a unique ambient environment, immersing the listener in a carefully designed soundworld; rewarding whether just below the threshold of perception, or through active listening. The gradual shifting and drifting is music to get lost in. Though the changes over time are subtle — almost imperceptible — there is growth and change.

April 14, 2013:  MP3 clips for Steve's new album FUTURE FLOWS have been posted, and the album is available now at Bandcamp.

March 24, 2013:  Check out the great new profile on Steve at Ambient Music Guide.

February 16, 2013:  Many thanks to all for your orders and great feedback on SOUL TONES and TALES FROM THE ULTRA TRIBE. Please take a look at the Bandcamp page for ongoing new high-resolution additions. Steve is in the final stages of FUTURE FLOWS, timed for release before the Ambicon 2013 festival. Lots of other news to report; a newsletter is coming soon!

February 16, 2013:  Download "Today" free from Bandcamp! Recorded live Saturday morning February 16, 2013. Created with my mobile live studio. I set up for a few days in the house I grew up at in San Diego, California. The house is empty now, the memories of the past meet with today. Hope you enjoy this gift to my friends of the music. -- Steve

January 26, 2013:  

'The Music is the Medicine' Workshop

December 16, 2012:  Select titles are now available for digital download as uncompressed FLAC's (or other formats). Check out the Steve Roach and Projekt pages at Bandcamp.

December 16, 2012:  Now Shipping! Soul Tones and Tales From the Ultra Tribe.

December 3, 2012:  MP3's for Soul Tones and Tales From the Ultra Tribe have been posted.

October 14, 2012:  Mix Magazine Blog: A Few Moments with Steve Roach

September 3, 2012:  As long-time guests of know, every so often we offer free CD's as a thanks for your direct support. Starting now through Sunday September 9th, we're including a free copy of Steve's 2009 Afterlight on Timeroom Editions, a perfect release to merge with the shifting light and weather changes as Summer begins to recede.

For orders to U.S. addresses, we'll automatically include a free copy of Afterlight with any order of 1 CD or more. For orders outside the U.S., order 2 or more CD's to qualify. Don't add Afterlight to your shopping cart, it will be included when we prepare your shipment.

New Releases

A few great new releases were just added to our online store, including The Deception of Reality by Numina and a new Eric Wøllo studio release Airborne. Also be sure to visit the Other Artists and Kindred Spirits section of the store to check out the other new adds.

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The complete edition of Stormwarning and Pure Flow are now available from the iTunes Music Store.

In The Works

Steve is currently mixing and adding final touches to a new collaboration with Byron Metcalf, Tales From the Ultra Tribe. He's also working on a new solo work from the deeper end of the mystic pool; Steve has been living, breathing and birthing this into form during the past year. This is shaping up for a late 2012 release. More on this soon.

April 8, 2012:  Featured new limited-edition releases on Periphery, a new boutique label, while supplies last...

Launched in 2011 by i.e.. and e.i. magazine founder music historian, writer, and sound artist Darren Bergstein, the mandate informing the electronic music label Periphery is that it has no definitive mandate. Housed in burnished silver circular tins, all Periphery issues are limited art editions marrying the ephemeral with the tactile in equal measure, featuring artists who mine the deep seams nestled between electronic music's eclectic styles.

Periphery features the kind of surprise releases you might discover at your local independent record store, back in the day, and leave with them in your bag. Hand-made eclectic electronic music in a cool package, with true limited-edition collector runs. All Periphery releases are featured while the limited supply lasts. Coming soon, rare unreleased tracks from Thomas Ronkin, pure German-style sequencer action, and a great release from Radiant Mind, produced by Steve.

Subtle Shift
First up is Subtle Shift by Within Reason, a.k.a. Gregory Kyryluk (usually trading under his regular moniker Alpha Wave Movement). Within Reason's gorgeous ambient/dub/techno works a nether-region where post-Basic Channel defectors co-habitate with the ghosts of Tangerine Dream's past, late Mille Plateaux-era minimalisms, and the Echocord crew, but rearranges existing aural vocabularies into vivid and refreshing new shapes.

Of Microcosmic Origins
Then there's Of Microcosmic Origins, the debut by Groupthink. A duo comprised of Darren Bergstein (iPhemera, found objects, percussives, voice) and Edward Yuhas (guitar, electronics, loops, iPhemera), Groupthink erect vast drones of machinic elegance buttressed by windswept atmospheres, sentient noises, and the odd rhythmic pulse. Utilizing all manners of instruments analog and digital, archaic and contemporary, the duo improvise with wild abandon, yielding, thanks to their various iPhemera, ambience with teeth.

January 29, 2012:  

Steve Roach, The Timeroom, 1982

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