|Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces|
Part 2 (Discs 3 & 4)
2003 Projekt PRO143 (CD)
Reviewed by Sputnik Music
A cinematic epic for the ears, part 2 of MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES builds upon the swirling currents and massive harmonic landscapes established on part 1. On the first disc of part 2 (titled "Recent Future"), Roach creates a state of constant becoming: soundscapes shift and morph in perpetual motion as one space dissolves away only to reveal the next compelling place. This realm of unresolved, suspended beauty reaches a high plateau setting the stage for the final disc's departure into a single long form track, perfectly titled "Piece of Infinity." The serene, mysterious atmosphere of the 74-minute space completes the tour de force MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES.
Moving into the majestic realm of pure, non-rhythmic electro-acoustic soundworlds, MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES is a stunning 4-CD release marking a new milestone in Roach's history as a true artist of sound. His landmark statements -- including DREAMTIME RETURN, THE MAGNIFICENT VOID and STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE -- are all parts of the uninterrupted flow building to this release. After a recent run of rhythmically fused CD's, Roach moves into awe-inspiring sonic immersion, delving into a spiritual dimension of sound. Nearly 5 years in the making, this release offers a listening experience beyond entertainment and pop culture appeals, creating a new sense of 'ambient orchestration' through a constantly shifting flow of sounds and textures that enters a sacred realm of music.
"Abandoning all conventional notions of music as melody, harmony and rhythm, MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES allows the listener blissful hours on the high frontier between deep listening music and the spirituality of pure sound." -- Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Radio
Note: The 4-Disc Set has an extra $3 shipping charge for deliveries outside the U.S. and Canada.
|Disc 3: Recent Future|
|1. ||Open Heart||MP3||4:38|| |
|2. ||Turn to Light||MP3||9:19|| |
|3. ||Shift the Dimension||MP3||3:46|| |
|4. ||This Moment is a Memory||MP3||5:44|| |
|5. ||This Moment is Another Memory||MP3||4:32|| |
|6. ||Slightly Below||MP3||2:28|| |
|7. ||Essence of Phaedra||MP3||2:45|| |
|8. ||Left Perfectly Alone||MP3||2:29|| |
|9. ||A Subtle Body Current||MP3||5:15|| |
|10. ||Personal Nature||MP3||10:36|| |
|11. ||Grounding Place||MP3||7:48|| |
|12. ||Turning Back||MP3||3:38|| |
|13. ||The Spiral of Time's Fire Burns On||MP3||10:52|| |
|Disc 4: Piece of Infinity|
|1. ||Piece of Infinity||MP3||73:49|| |