|Healing Arts — Music specifically proven over time to enhance the path to wellness and deep inner peace. Supportive of Yoga, Meditation and body work. Feel free to e-mail us for specific questions or recommendations.
|A Deeper Silence|
2008 Timeroom Editions 19 (CD)
Reviewed by e/i magazine, Electroambient Space, Sonic Curiosity, Sonic Immersion
This new long-form zone billows out like a big sigh of time, breathing steady and strong. Minimal and infinite in its essence, like all of Steve's long-form zones this is a functional soundworld specifically created to enhance the atmosphere of your personal sanctuary, your living environment and beyond. Lower volume playback increases the potency. This sound space serves as a kind of portal to states of subtle awareness, and is perfect for the support of deeper sleeping as well.
|1. ||A Deeper Silence||MP3||73:43|| |
2013 Projekt PRO289 (CD) – now shipping
The evolving, inexplicable nature of Steve Roach's musical soundworld is fully realized on his new textural electronic/ambient release, FUTURE FLOWS. Within the eight tracks on this seventy-minute album, a renewing, contemplative mood emerges by way of the shifting interconnected sonic forms that emerge from a constant source somewhere in the near future.
|1. ||An Omnipresent Sense Prevails||MP3||10:58|| |
|2. ||Spectrum of Change||MP3||9:35|| |
|3. ||Air Meditation||MP3||5:55|| |
|4. ||The Texture of Remembering||MP3||11:14|| |
|5. ||Rapt in Night||MP3||4:03|| |
|6. ||Heart of Light||MP3||3:52|| |
|7. ||The Future Flows From Here||MP3||16:59|| |
|8. ||Regeneration Revelation||MP3||8:21|| |
|Live at Grace Cathedral|
2010 Timeroom Editions 23 (CD) – double CD
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Guts Of Darkness, Hypnagogue, Tokafi
An essential live recording revealing a powerful moment in Steve's live performance history. An extended set of sacred sonic spaces and immersive atmospherics embrace the senses within the expanse of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.
|1. ||Embracing the Space||MP3||43:21|| |
|1. ||Merging with Grace||MP3||73:08|| |
Note: MP3 excerpts are edited medleys.
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig
2004 Projekt PRO160 (CD)
Reviewed by Amazon.com, e|i magazine, Hypnagogue, Morpheus Music
Like the living, breathing, meditative movement of the Sufi trance dance, MANTRAM is grounded in a reverence for the slowing of time which allows the natural reflective process to emerge. Slow heartbeat-like acoustic frame drum, overtone voice, Didgeridoo, Bansuri flute, and Tamboura drones mix with a majestic tapestry of organic electronic textures, offering the sonic equivalent of the power found when gazing into timeless Mandala images found in classic sacred art. The entire CD holds a consistent interconnected feeling that seems to spiral outwards when experienced in repeat playback.
|1. ||One||MP3||14:54|| |
|2. ||Two||MP3||8:24|| |
|3. ||Three||MP3||3:54|| |
|4. ||Four||MP3||3:38|| |
|5. ||Five||MP3||14:12|| |
|6. ||Six||MP3||11:34|| |
|7. ||Seven||MP3||10:35|| |
|8. ||Eight||MP3||6:21|| |
|Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces, Parts 1 & 2|
2003 Projekt PRO142 (CD, Poster)
Reviewed by Hannah M.G. Shapero, Frank MacEowen, Gilles Bédard, Jim Brenholts, Ambient Musings, Beneath the Icy Floe, Deep Listenings, Disquiet, Echoes, Eclectic Earwig Reviews, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Morpheus Music, Sonic Curiosity, Sputnik Music, Synth Music Direct, Wind and Wire
MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES is truly among the creme de la creme of Steve's distinct work. It is an astonishing series of recordings. At times I found myself facing the darkest of the dark in the collective unconscious. Just as I thought I had reached the edge of where I could go in my voyaging, a tonal shift would occur and carry me into a delicious and heart-achingly beautiful space of unparalleled hope and faith. These recordings are both initiatory, and a veritable soul-retrieval in this time of widespread soul loss. In essence, this is healing sound. Arranged as a collection of four discs, each is a stand-alone musicscape experience. Yet, as a full collection MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES is nothing short of initiation, each disk building upon the energy of the previous one, opening out into vast domains and vistas, carrying us deep into subterranean realms of luminosity. MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES is a vibrant topography, a map leading us to the dwelling places of sentient and divine energy." -- Frank MacEowen, author of From the Celtic Dreamtime, The Mist-Filled Path, and Chasing The Deer
Poster measures 12" x 17".
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig
2008 Projekt PRO222 (CD)
Reviewed by e/i magazine, Electroambient Space, Guts Of Darkness, Musique Machine, Sonic Curiosity
NADA TERMA merges the boundaries of ambient, world music and sacred-meditative styles. On NADA TERMA (translated as "discovering spiritual treasures through the world of sound") East Indian tonalities blend with Sufi-like trance percussion immersed in atmospheres, drifts and drones, arriving at a state of relaxed, focused awareness. The continuously-woven 73-minute piece is sequenced into seven discrete segments, perfect for any listener looking for extended states of awareness, creative enhancement, yoga, bodywork, and deep listening.
Following upon the groundbreaking work of 2006's MANTRAM, NADA TERMA is the second Projekt collaboration between Arizona's Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf with Germany's Mark Seelig. On NADA TERMA they reach deeper into the mystical / spiritual realm, presenting a blend of diverse worlds skillfully combined in an organic fashion. Deep-trance frame drums, clay pots and percussion meet with harmonic overtone vocals (akin to Tuvan throat singers) and the yearning sounds of the stringed Indian Dilruba, and East Indian bansuri flute, bringing a melodic and spiritual-contemplative highlight to the release. All of this exists within an enigmatic world of shadow and shifting light developed by way of artful enhancements and processing of the acoustic instruments. These complements are part of a constant, slowly breathing subtext of drones and atmospheres in which the entire experience lives.
|1. ||Nada Terma||MP3||73:22|| |
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|Prayers to the Protector|
Steve Roach, Thupten Pema Lama
2000 Fortuna 13183 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk
The relationship between Thupten Nyandak Pema Lama and Celestial Harmonies goes back to the mid-eighties when producer David Parsons recorded the first album by the monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery in Dharamsala, India, for Fortuna Records, Sacred Ceremonies. At the time of this writing, there are three volumes in the Sacred Ceremonies series, with more in various planning stages. The recordings have been well received by a wide audience in many countries, from lay people interested in Buddhist culture to followers of the religion to listeners like director Bernardo Bertolucci who used some of their chants in 'Little Buddha'.
|1. ||Gyab Do (refuge prayer for all sentient beings) / Ganden Lhagya (prayer for tsonkhapa, the founder of the gelugpa sect)|| ||2:08|| |
|2. ||Dechen Ngangle Rangnyi Lama Le (blessing of the place of meditation)||RealAudioMP3||15:01|| |
|3. ||Djew Takgya Lingchee Lhunbur Dje (prayer for the world or planet)||RealAudio||8:48|| |
|4. ||Tokme Dune Meeke Dikbeele (purification prayer to dissolve all sins committed in past lives)||RealAudio||8:32|| |
|5. ||Prayer to the Protector (instrumental)|| ||4:58|| |
|6. ||Yonden Jungne Tsultrim Gyatso Dje (prayer to wisdom, to knowledge and religious vows)||RealAudio||13:57|| |
1998 Timeroom Editions 1 (CD)
Reviewed by Exposé, Progressive World, The Raging Consciousness Desk
This is the first release in a Special Edition series that continues in the spirit of the infinite playback sound-world environments explored on THE DREAM CIRCLE and "To The Threshold of Silence" from WORLD'S EDGE. SLOW HEAT rises and falls, breathes in and exhales a constant flow of calming influence. Shaped over two summers of evaluation on Steve's patio playback system, the sounds of the warm desert nights were found to be in perfect tune to the sound-world playing back for hours on the speakers outdoors. These sounds were recorded by stretching 50 foot mic cables from the Timeroom out into the desert night, capturing a pure moment of natural magic to be included in the piece. Perhaps no other long-form piece from Steve has placed the listener in such an intimate and subtle expression of the sensual nature of the desert atmosphere.
|Structures From Silence|
2001 Projekt PRO119 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Alternative Press, Ink 19, Muze, Q Magazine, Sonic Curiosity, Sputnik Music, Yoga Journal
While the term "classic" is used freely these days, since its release in 1984 STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE has earned its "classic" status. The breathing suspended embrace of rhythmless, cloud-like atmospheres and serene melodies introduced a new sound for its time. Generating an abundance of listener feedback via cards and letters long before the dawn of e-mail, STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE is a breakthrough release that serves as a living example of the true healing quality that music can hold. Now for 2001, this new edition provides the chance to rediscover this timeless music as well as introduce the music to a new audience. The CD was recently listed in Yoga Journal as one of the all-time top 10 CD's for the Movement and Meditation process.
|Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations|
The Complete Hildegard von Bingen Vol. 1
1996 Celestial Harmonies 13127 (CD)
Like the HARMONIC MEETINGS recording, this is another release that Steve draws inspiration from as a transition to silence. A rich atmosphere of medieval mysticism is felt at the heart of this music.
|1. ||Honey and Milk Beneath Her Tongue (Dripping Honeycomb - avus destillans)|| ||7:46|| |
|2. ||Ursula's Virgins (et ideo puelle)||MP3||2:28|| |
|3. ||The Devil's Suggestion (O You Who Are Illumined - o tu illustrata)|| ||7:09|| |
|4. ||Place of the Ancient Heart (O You Angels - o vos angeli)|| ||9:02|| |
|5. ||Zeal of Divinity (studium divinitatis)||MP3||0:57|| |
|6. ||O Fiery Spirit (o ignes spiritus)||MP3||7:16|| |
|7. ||Red River Falling (o rubor sanguinis)||MP3||4:02|| |
|8. ||O Orzchis Ecclesia||MP3||2:12|| |
|9. ||Living-Light Angels (o glorissimi lux vivens angeli)|| ||6:37|| |
|10. ||The Clouds Are Grieving (our king is swift-rex noster promptus est)|| ||4:28|| |
|11. ||The Firstwoman (deus enim in prima muliere)|| ||1:43|| |
|12. ||From Their Homeland (de patria)||MP3||1:37|| |
|13. ||But the Devil Mocked (sed diabolus in invidia)||MP3||2:27|| |
|14. ||Song To Ecclesia (nunc gaudeant materna viscera ecclesia)||MP3||3:02|| |
|The Serpent's Lair|
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf
2000 Projekt PRO107 (CD)
Reviewed by amazon.com, AmbientVisions, Interface, Muze, NAPRA Review, Sonic Curiosity, The Raging Consciousness Desk
Beginning as a collaboration between Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf, the music on THE SERPENT'S LAIR evolved over the past year into an epic 2-CD set, augmented with a myriad of guests. This release has it all: Steve's ultra-soundworlds, hybrid grooves and magical production, combined with Byron's acoustic-organic tribal trance patterns. Aligning with themes of shamanic initiation found throughout the world, the music is rooted in the organic... the earth... the ancestors... It is here that one is confronted with all the essential elements of danger and possibility.
|Disc 1: The Serpent's Lair|
|1. ||The Lair||MP3||12:14|| |
|2. ||Rite of Passage||MP3||14:09|| |
|3. ||Shedding the Skin||MP3||5:39|| |
|4. ||Big Medicine||MP3||12:53|| |
|5. ||Future Tribe||MP3||8:30|| |
|6. ||Birthright||MP3||5:59|| |
|7. ||Osmosis||MP3||4:04|| |
|8. ||Egg Chamber Dreaming||MP3||8:53|| |
|Disc 2: Offerings From the Underworld|
|1. ||Offering in Waves||MP3||10:55|| |
|2. ||Impending Sense of Calm||MP3||9:03|| |
|3. ||Cave Dwellers||MP3||23:08|| |
|4. ||Primal Passage||MP3||4:47|| |
|5. ||Serpent Clan||MP3||5:02|| |
|6. ||Beating Heart of the Dragon Mother||MP3||6:50|| |
|7. ||Ochua||MP3||9:26|| |
|The Shaman's Heart II: The Healing Journey|
Byron Metcalf (with Steve Roach)
2010 Projekt PRO268 (CD)
THE SHAMAN'S HEART II is an entrancing 70-minute shamanic journey of uninterrupted, evolving tribal-trance drumming and percussion that continuously builds in rhythmic complexity and dynamic intensity. Byron is joined by Steve Roach who provides the harmonic and textural psychotropic stew created from a rich, organic and analog blend. The alchemy with the percussion results in an ecstasy that helps hold the space for the listener to journey far and deep into powerful and sustained shamanic states of consciousness. The journey culminates in a bursting forth through the full spectrum portal of pure existence -- returning safely home to the heart-centered presence and potential of the true self.
|1. ||The Shaman's Heart II||MP3||71:10|| |
|Vine ~ Bark & Spore|
Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes
2000 Timeroom Editions 5 (CD)
Reviewed by Gary Andrews, Jim Brenholts, Incursion, Sonic Curiosity, Star's End, The Raging Consciousness Desk
VINE ~ BARK & SPORE captures a pure, organic sound that is rich with a potent magical atmosphere. The remote and mysterious locations deep in Mexico's historic landscape, as well as the hallucinogenic terrain of the Sonoran desert in Southern Arizona, provide the ground where this music takes place. The musical elixir was created from a surreal blending of acoustic and electronic instruments, along with voice and location recordings. With strong shamanic undercurrents, it creates an opening to step through time and again. VINE ~ BARK & SPORE offers music as medicine for the soul. The music of Roach and Reyes acts as a transmitter of the attitudes that ancient cultures had towards music and the spiritual aspects of life, while merging with the currents of today.