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Alio Die, Amelia Cuni
2001 Projekt (CD)
"Apsaras is breathtakingly beautiful, combining soothing electronic textures, drones, and organic sound samples from Italian soundpainter Alio Die (Stefano Musso) with the amazing North Indian dhrupad singing of Amelia Cuni." – Ink19.com. This one is currently Steve's favorite CD.
|1. ||Ambhas||MP3|| |
|2. ||Island Of The Rose Apple Tree||MP3|| |
|3. ||Aapaha||MP3|| |
|4. ||Water Memories||MP3|| |
|5. ||Churning Of The Ocean||MP3|| |
|6. ||Apsaras||MP3|| |
|Crossing the Trail|
1998 Projekt (CD)
For vidnaObmana, music is like water. It is a singular element with the unique ability to change form, flowing and changing, but never losing the qualities of movement and fluidity. It can be very lively and dramatic, but at the same time it can be very silent and cold.
|1. ||Encountering Terrain||MP3||8:13|| |
|2. ||Trail Dwelling||MP3||10:55|| |
|3. ||Forest Arrow||MP3||8:59|| |
|4. ||Mission Ground||MP3||10:19|| |
|5. ||The Esoteric Source||MP3||7:51|| |
|6. ||The Giant Traveller||MP3||8:21|| |
|7. ||The Splendid Place||MP3||14:17|| |
2. with Steve Roach
Mark Seelig (with Steve Roach)
DISCIPLE is Mark Seelig's first solo project after his powerful contributions on MANTRAM and the WACHUMA'S WAVE project. On this beautiful and meditative CD, Mark fully immerses himself into the traditional Indian Raga styles through his flute and voice overtoning, Guest musicians from India join Mark as do Byron Metcalf on percussion and overall production. Steve provides tambora-inspired analog drones and mastering. The music on the album reflects Mark's 23 years of being a disciple, an initiated seeker. Recorded in three countries -- India, Germany, and the U.S. -- DISCIPLE mirrors Mark's long-lasting connection to these lands.
|1. ||Call of the Divine (based on Raga Bihag)||MP3||14:11|| |
|2. ||Initiation (based on Raga Jhinjoti)||MP3||20:34|| |
|3. ||On the Path (based on Raga Khamaj)||MP3||12:30|| |
|4. ||Awakening (based on Raga Bageshri)||MP3||19:11|| |
2007 Projekt PRO208 (CD)
ELEUSIAN LULLABY blends the natural, warm and earthy ambient compositions of Alio Die with the elegant, neo-classical voice of Martina, merging notes and silence into an expanded dreamscape. This is lullaby music like an aural caress from darkness into the light. The combination of the vocal melodies with the abstract qualities of the loops and instruments creates a suspended near-dream space, intimate and sensual at the same time.
|1. ||The Oniroid Sleep||MP3|| |
|2. ||A Drone Song for Alienor||MP3|| |
|3. ||Eleusian Lullaby||MP3|| |
1999 Soleilmoon SOL 82 (CD)
Ethno-flavored field recordings. Given his inspired flair for ethnic music and affinity for travel, Loren Nerell is unquestionably the ideal candidate for producing an audio documentation of Indonesian culture. Compiled during a series of visits to Java and Bali between 1992 and 1997, INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES is a varied travel guide via intensive location recordings of native ceremonies, natural environments, and other places of interest. The most intriguing pieces tend to be the ceremonial entries such as the predawn sanctity of "Call to Prayer", the aggressive native percussion ensemble in "Galungan Ceremony", and most of all, the primal rage of gamelan monkey chants in "Kecak". Thoroughly effective are the tracks of natural ambience found in the self-explanatory "Frogs", "Morning Insect Sounds", "Evening Sounds", and "Morning Rain". -- Adam Bialek, Outburn Magazine
|1. ||Call To Prayer||MP3|| |
|2. ||Shadow Play||MP3|| |
|3. ||Wind Through Bamboo Forest||MP3|| |
|4. ||Galungan Ceremony||MP3|| |
|5. ||Bus Depot||MP3|| |
|6. ||Frogs||MP3|| |
|7. ||Kecak (Monkey Chants)||MP3|| |
|8. ||Morning Insect Sounds||MP3|| |
|9. ||Maulud Nabi Festival||MP3|| |
|10. ||Surabaya Airport||MP3|| |
|11. ||Gamelan Maker Showroom||MP3|| |
|12. ||House Blessing||MP3|| |
|13. ||A Walk Through the Market||MP3|| |
|14. ||Evening Sounds||MP3|| |
|15. ||Morning Rain||MP3|| |
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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2009 Projekt PRO230 (CD)
PHANTOMS is Forrest Fang's 9th solo album and the follow-up to his Projekt release, GONGLAND. Nearly eight years in the making, PHANTOMS builds on the gamelan-influenced soundscapes of its predecessor by weaving organic sounds of non-Western stringed and percussion instruments and filtering those sounds through a rich melodic tapestry of warm and vaporous atmospheres. Fang's subtly layered and continually evolving textures combine his Asian influences with his love of fractal algorithms that reflect the chaotic beauty of nature. The ambiences of PHANTOMS evoke a state of contemplation within a world in flux. The centerpiece of the album is a 23-minute ambient suite -- "The Hallucinations of Hung Tung" -- inspired by the otherworldly paintings of a Taiwanese fisherman and outsider artist.
|1. ||Distant Fires||MP3|| |
|2. ||The Great Wheel||MP3|| |
|3. ||Little Angklung||MP3|| |
|4. ||A Walk Through the Clouds||MP3|| |
|5. ||The Hallucinations of Hung Tung||MP3|| |
|6. ||Slow Rise||MP3|| |
|7. ||Ebb in Winter||MP3|| |
|8. ||Float||MP3|| |
As Lonely as Dave Bowman (Sam Rosenthal)
2007 Projekt PRO195 (CD)
POD is a fascinating new pure deep-dark-ambient release from darkwave maven Sam Rosenthal, founder and owner of Projekt and black tape for a blue girl. The isolation of deep space and the plight of film "2001" character Dave Bowman provides part of the sonic psychodrama of this mercurial mood piece. The sound is muted, consistent and distant as it seems to call out like some kind of haunting searchlight in the deep pockets of space. Perfect for late night excursions in the remote corners of cyberspace and beyond. (Note: This is the non-limited edition in a standard-size Digipak.)
2014 steveroach.com SR03 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Sonic Immersion
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.
|1. ||Beyond the Barriers||MP3||7:58|| |
|2. ||Beacon of Sound||MP3||7:20|| |
|3. ||Womb of Healing||MP3||8:42|| |
|4. ||Released||MP3||13:57|| |
|5. ||Twilight Weave||MP3||13:09|| |
|6. ||Strands||MP3||21:45|| |
2003 Soleilmoon (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Loren Nerell's dark and humid soundscape releases date back to his 1996 release LILIN DEWA, as well as the more recent INDONESIAN SOUNDSCAPES. TAKSU takes cues from both of these albums, blending environmental sounds he records during his Indonesian travels, and Balinese instruments together into a glowing, amorphous cloud of spine-tingling sound.
Steve Roach spatial treatments, mastering
Steve Roach, Loren Nerell
2006 Projekt PRO233 (CD)
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Tokafi
TERRAFORM is the first full collaborative album for longtime friends Steve Roach and Loren Nerell. The two composers met in LA in 1981, back in the early days of the electronic music scene. It was a time when like-minded musicians who understood the importance of emerging technology were coming together in local clubs and performance venues to share what they knew and learn from one another. After years of friendship and occasional musical collaboration the two decided to convene in a relaxed setting to see what they could distill from a blending of their collective talents and individual styles to accomplish common aims.
Unlimited edition in traditional jewel case.
2011 Projekt PRO265 (CD)
The Passage is a foray into the realms of pure ambient, in the spirit of Steve's Immersion series, from Black Tape For A Blue Girl founder/songwriter Sam Rosenthal. The two pieces on the hour-long album submerge the listener in a self-sustaining environment of warm electronics and minimal processings of deep, tender swells and an unresolved, yearning string theme. This is music which gently rotates around its own axis in a time-suspended haze.
|The Promises of Silence|
1993 Projekt PRO41 (CD)
Reviewed by Harbinger Hour
An excellent multi-artist collection compiled by Alio Die from 1993, this organic soundscape project includes Dwight Ashley and Tim Story, Temps Perdu?, vidnaObmana, Jeff Greinke, Black Tape For a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, Art of Primitive Sound, Alio Die, Robert Rich and others.