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Alive in the Vortex
Alive in the Vortex
Large-format (12" x 15") 46-page hardcover book on heavy paper, with CD's

Steve Roach
2015 – pre-order

This is the Ultra-Limited Vortex Collectors' Set. Includes ALIVE IN THE VORTEX (2-CD), VORTEX IMMERSION ZONE, and large-format (12" x 15") 46-page hardcover book on heavy paper, filled with a collection of images from the performance, both from the audience's perspective and from Steve's vantage point captured by five GoPro cameras. The visual wonder worlds that were created live by Audri Phillips make this book a complete immersion meditation while listening to ALIVE IN THE VORTEX.

Vortex Immersion Zone
Vortex Immersion Zone
Steve Roach
2015 Timeroom Editions 36 – pre-order

The Dome Zone Within... Created at The Timehouse studio between 2013 and 2015, this ultra-deep zone was first inspired by plans to perform at the Los Angeles Center Studios' Vortex Dome in 2013. Entering this space created an immediate immersive experience, even with no music or visual stimulation within the dome. VORTEX IMMERSION ZONE was born from this geodesic, womb-like space in the same way a natural environment or magnificent cathedral inspires an artist to explore new places within. Over the course of time, portions of this immersion piece were presented live, which in turn would help to magnify how the piece would evolve in the studio. Additional new atmospheres created from the live mode and studio experiments continued to add to the potency and allure of this sonic space, shape-shifting the experience into a new depth as it was completed in late 2015.

Alive in the Vortex
Alive in the Vortex
Steve Roach
2015 Timeroom Editions 35 – pre-order

In many ways this is the pinnacle moment in the soundworlds of Steve Roach. A singular expression of an artist reaching for a high plateau in his artistic vision and life's work. This release was created live within this rarefied setting, a realm of total sonic immersion. The fortuitous alignment of everything surrounding the event combined to make ALIVE IN THE VORTEX a unique moment. The audience became part of what evolved into a live-in-the-studio experience while sharing a collective aural-visual dream. Includes a 16-page booklet filled with concert images and more.

Steve Roach
2015 Vinyl on Demand VOD139.SR

NOW was the first full album release from Steve Roach. Originally self-produced and released on cassette in 1982, the music shows Steve's early inspiration from the Berlin School of Synthesizer Music; Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze in particular. While these roots are heard here, his personal voice and imagination is on full display. Reviews at the time called NOW an "auspicious debut" and later appraisals consider it well ahead of its time. Recorded almost entirely in real-time, there is an urgent and vital current running inside all these pieces. If you ask Steve about this music and the time it was created, it's direct and telling to the music: "Nothing else mattered".

Bloodmoon Rising
Bloodmoon Rising
The Complete 5-Hour Collection

Steve Roach
2015 Timeroom Editions 34

Bloodmoon Rising: The Complete 5-Hour Collection is a tour-de-force of deep-ambient noir. These long-form ultra deep sound immersion zones were created for the four consecutive Blood Moon lunar eclipses which started in April of 2014, and will complete on September 28 2015. This collection holds the four 70-minute Bloodmoon Rising pieces, and is presented in a beautiful, 4-disc limited edition (1000) Eco-Wallet, each signed and numbered. All pieces have been carefully mastered for this CD release by Howard Givens of Spotted Pecarry Studios. The final mastered versions will all be available at Bandcamp, iTunes and as high resolution downloads from Spotted Peccary.

Jeffrey Koepper
2015 Air Space Records 007

KONNEKTIONS is the outstanding and long-awaited album from Jeffrey Koepper. On this new release, Koepper maintains his connection to the pure emotional impact of pure analog sound. All the music is composed entirely with vintage analog synths, drum machines and analog sequencers. The music explores deep emotional moods and atmospheres through a combination of ambient textures, sequencer-based structures and evocative soundscapes combined to create a compelling journey of discovery and stimulation the imagination. The music is emerges with an organic flowing feel, blooming into moods that reveal somber peacefulness as well as epic hopefulness. The final assembly, enhancements and mastering occurred with Steve at the Timehouse this summer. A release not to be missed.

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October 11, 2015:  Video profile by Chuck Van Zyl of The Gatherings

September 24, 2015:  Tune into Drone Zone on SomaFM this Sunday for the premiere of Bloodmoon Rising, Night 4.

August 9, 2015:  Don't miss the Echoes Interview Podcast, available for download and from iTunes.

August 1, 2015:  

The 4-CD Bloodmoon Rising set will ship the week of September 14th. The wonderfully deep and newly-completed Night 4, along with the previously-unreleased Night 1, will complete this set of four 74-minute zones inspired by the four Bloodmoon Tetrad nights which began last April, and will end on September 28th. The 4-CD Bloodmoon Rising set will ship the week of September 14th. The wonderfully deep and newly-completed Night 4, along with the previously-unreleased Night 1, will complete this set of four 74-minute zones inspired by the four Bloodmoon Tetrad nights which began last April, and will end on September 28th.

May 17, 2015:  Skeleton Keys (CD and vinyl) and The Skeleton Collection are in stock and shipping now. All pre-orders will be shipped no later than May 20th.

March 8, 2015:  

Primal Reunion Workshop, April 18-20

Linda Kohanov and Steve Roach will present a rare workshop together combining the transformative power of sound and music with the profound opening in consciousness that occurs through equine-human interaction. This is a rare opportunity to work with two masters of their field in an intimate setting at their ranch in Southern Arizona. Questions:

December 29, 2014:  Steve Roach Live in Tucson, February 13-14 2015

After two sold-out shows last year, Steve's return to the Galactic Center is on the horizon. Steve's Tucson concerts are always special as there is no place like home. Immerse thyself in the deep end of the soundcurrent at Solar Culture's Galactic Center, complete with meditation caves in the back corners of an incredible environment. The center is an intimate performance space in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The shows will be part of the pinnacle weekend of the multi-week Tucson Gem and Mineral Show which brings in a large global culture to the entire city. Capacity is just under 80 per show. Part of the room will be open for on-the-floor seating, with pillows and couches available. Tickets are on-sale now.

December 19, 2014:  Back in stock, and at Bandcamp: Immersion Five - Circadian Rhythms.

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

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