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Dreamtime Return

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Dreamtime Return
30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition

Steve Roach
2018 Timeroom Editions (Cassette)

30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition, 90-minute cassette. Limited edition, 200 copies. Please note the track listing is different from the CD version, due to time limitations of the cassette format.
 
Disc 1
1. Towards the DreamMP37:05 
2. The ContinentMP34:48 
3. SonglineMP33:09 
4. Airtribe Meets the Dream GhostMP36:59 
5. A Circular CeremonyMP39:36 
6. The Other SideMP313:13 
Disc 2
1. Magnificent GalleryMP35:08 
2. Australian Dawn - The Quiet Earth Cries Inside 6:07 
3. Looking for Safety (edit)MP311:10 
4. The Ancient DayMP36:04 
5. Red Twilight With The Old OnesMP39:48 
6. The ReturnMP38:30 


Dreamtime Return

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Dreamtime Return
30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition

Steve Roach
2018 Telephone Explosion (Vinyl)

30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition, double LP in gatefold sleeve. Please note, the track listing is different from the CD version, due to time limitations of the LP format.
 
Disc 1
1. Towards the DreamMP37:05 
2. The ContinentMP34:48 
3. SonglineMP33:09 
4. Airtribe Meets the Dream GhostMP36:59 
5. A Circular CeremonyMP39:36 
6. The Other SideMP313:13 
Disc 2
1. Magnificent GalleryMP35:08 
2. Australian Dawn - The Quiet Earth Cries Inside 6:07 
3. Looking for Safety (edit)MP311:10 
4. The Ancient DayMP36:04 
5. Red Twilight With The Old OnesMP39:48 
6. The ReturnMP38:30 


Dreamtime Return

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Dreamtime Return
30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition

Steve Roach
2018 Projekt PRO175 (CD)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Deep Listenings, Echoes, Electroambient Space, Exposé, e|i magazine, e|i magazine, Hearts of Space, Morpheus Music, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, Synth Music Direct

Steve's 1988 classic, remastered in 2018 and re-released in a beautiful 6-panel Digipak with 16-page booklet.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Includes a digital download code in the package with your order.

The Return of a Masterpiece!
30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition

Since its release in 1988, DREAMTIME RETURN has earned its reputation as a genuine classic. The two-CD magnum opus is one of the most important, widely known and highly respected release in Steve Roach's vast body of work. It serves as an essential benchmark within the Electronic-Ethno-Atmospheric genre.

Roach's travels in the Australian outback, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in California were the lifeblood for this recording which even today sounds like a transmission from the near future and the very distant past.

"Musically DREAMTIME RETURN richly deserves its classic status, but Roach also deserves credit for leading electronic musicians out of their sheltered studios and into an active relationship with the landscape, the wider world, and deep cultural history. The whole genre is stronger and more relevant for his example." -- Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Radio

Three decades after its release, the true expansive depth of this iconic masterpiece has been meticulously unveiled, revealing an entirely new listening experience. With this 30th Anniversary High-Definition remastered edition, mastering engineer Howard Givens utilizes his years of technical knowledge with electronic music, an extensive array of analog and digital tools, and his passion for this seminal work, to restore the original sonic nature and visionary intention, taking the listener deeper into the dreamtime.

"Steve Roach demonstrates that electronic music's greatest potential may lie in bringing our most elusive dreams and ancient memories into focus through potent, highly imaginative soundscapes. In addition to the atmospheric harmonies and rhythms that literally engulf you for two hours the artist's compelling style is his uncanny ability to create the illusion of suspended time. Altered chords that breathe ever so slowly, floating textures, digitally sampled aboriginal timbres, and arresting special effects lead you through a gently unfolding maze of sonic dimensions that depict a sense of mystery and confrontation with the unknown. The effect is mesmerizing, increasingly introspective, yet curiously comforting as if the primitive wisdom and renewed connection to nature this music conveys is something you were craving all along. This is without question Steve Roach's masterpiece." -- Linda Kohanov, (excerpt from) CD Review, August 1989

"Surrounding every masterpiece there is an arcane and indecipherable energy, a divine breath that blows. Works like DREAMTIME RETURN change the course of history and accomplish a prodigious jump forward. It is a recording that has inspired a whole generation of musicians and that contains within its two hours astounding artistic intuitions, the starting point for all of the esoteric and tribal music that is produced today. The drones of the didgeridoo, the ceremonial drums, the alien ambiences, the voices from the past, the eternal silences, the tribal atmospheres, the dilation of time, and the sculpture of space have created the tribal-ambient genre, of which Roach was the first techno-shaman. The record can be considered a soundtrack for an adventure at the edge of time, an experience that has deeply and indelibly marked Roach, whose life from that moment will no longer be the same. The channel is open." -- Gianluigi Gasparetti, Deep Listenings, August 2005

 
Disc 1
1. Towards the DreamMP37:05 
2. The ContinentMP34:48 
3. SonglineMP33:09 
4. Airtribe Meets the Dream GhostMP36:59 
5. A Circular CeremonyMP39:36 
6. The Other SideMP313:13 
7. Magnificent GalleryMP35:08 
8. Truth in PassingMP38:41 
9. Australian Dawn -- The Quiet Earth Cries InsideMP36:18 
Disc 2
1. Looking for SafetyMP331:17 
2. Through a Strong EyeMP36:50 
3. The Ancient DayMP36:04 
4. Red Twilight With The Old OnesMP39:48 
5. The ReturnMP38:30 

Many thanks to Howard Givens who devoted months of passion to this new high resolution-edition.


Live Transmission

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SPIRAL MEDITATIONS (CD)
AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING (CD)
LIVE TRANSMISSION (CD)
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Live Transmission
From the Drone Zone at Soma FM

Steve Roach
2013 Projekt PRO293 (CD)

Created in a single two-hour session two days after his epic May 2013 Ambicon concert, LIVE TRANSMISSION is Steve Roach doing what he does best: creating transcendent electronic music emerging from an elemental, instinctual mode. With months of preparation absorbed into his system, Steve's slow-flow moods and evocative soundscapes blend with ecstatic rhythmic sections born from hands-on analog sound creation. The result is a direct transference of creative energy from the artist through his instruments out to the listener.

For this release, Steve traveled with a portable version of his Timeroom Studio to the San Francisco-based headquarters of internet radio station SomaFM. For the past twelve years, SomaFM's "Drone Zone" channel has exposed a global audience to the best of electronic excursions with Steve as one of their regularly featured artists. Over the past few years, Soma founder Rusty Hodges and Steve have discussed creating a first-time-ever live electronic transmission directly from the SomaFM home base. As an in-the-studio immersion experience, this event unfolded with a large worldwide audience tuning in; Steve channeled that awareness into this expanded excursion. The set weaves all-new soundworlds with evolving themes from classic pieces into a seamless odyssey.

On LIVE TRANSMISSION the musical journey is experienced in its pure form of creation: potent sounds unfolding in front of the listener like an act of nature. Surging heartbeats blend with deep atmospheric cloudbursts and serene moments of repose soon dissolve into shapeshifting landscapes. LIVE TRANSMISSION is the place where Steve’s music thrives, created at the leading edge of now.

 
Disc 1
1. In the Light of DayMP321:54 
2. Zone of DronesMP37:46 
3. Looking for Safety (edit)MP314:32 
4. Reflecting ChamberMP311:31 
5. Kairos PortalMP34:39 
Disc 2
1. Vortex ImmersionMP332:26 
2. WestwindMP316:49 
3. Today 16:40 


Dreamtime Return

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Dreamtime Return
Steve Roach
2005 Projekt PRO175 (CD)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Deep Listenings, Echoes, Electroambient Space, Exposé, e|i magazine, e|i magazine, Hearts of Space, Morpheus Music, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, Synth Music Direct

Since its release in 1988, DREAMTIME RETURN has earned its reputation as a genuine classic. The two-CD Magnum Opus is perhaps the most important, widely known and highly respected release in Steve Roach's vast body of work. it serves as an essential benchmark within the Ambient-Ethno-Atmospheric genre. DREAMTIME RETURN still sounds like a transmission from the near future and the very distant past. Roach's travels in the Australian outback, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in California were the lifeblood for this recording which still defies the boundaries of genre classification 17 years after its release... This 2005 edition has been lovingly remastered using a 24-bit process, and sounds better than ever. It also features never-before seen photos from Steve's Australian adventure during the making of this recording.

"Steve Roach demonstrates that electronic music's greatest potential may lie in bringing our most elusive dreams and ancient memories into focus through potent, highly imaginative soundscapes. This is without question Steve Roach's masterpiece." -- 10-10 rating, CD Review

"Musically DREAMTIME RETURN richly deserves its classic status, but Roach also deserves credit for leading electronic musicians out of their sheltered studios and into an active relationship with the landscape, the wider world, and deep cultural history. The whole genre is stronger and more relevant for his example." -- Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space
 
Disc 1
1. Towards the DreamMP37:05 
2. The ContinentMP34:48 
3. SonglineMP33:09 
4. Airtribe Meets the Dream GhostMP36:59 
5. A Circular CeremonyMP39:36 
6. The Other SideMP313:13 
7. Magnificent GalleryMP35:08 
8. Truth in PassingMP38:41 
9. Australian Dawn -- The Quiet Earth Cries InsideMP36:18 
Disc 2
1. Looking for SafetyMP331:17 
2. Through a Strong EyeMP36:50 
3. The Ancient DayMP36:04 
4. Red Twilight With The Old OnesMP39:48 
5. The ReturnMP38:30 

24-bit digital remaster with additional artwork. Re-released February 2016 in a beautiful double-Digipak with booklet.


Dreamtime Return


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Dreamtime Return
Steve Roach
1988 Fortuna 18055 (CD, Cassette, Vinyl)
Reviewed by Linda Kohanov, Alternative Press, CD Review, Echoes, Exposé, Hearts of Space, Muze, Synth Music Direct

"Steve Roach demonstrates that electronic music's greatest potential may lie in bringing our most elusive dreams and ancient memories into focus through potent, highly imaginative soundscapes. This is without question Steve Roach's masterpiece." 10-10 rating, CD Review

Perhaps the most important release in Steve's body of work. Since its release in 1988, DREAMTIME RETURN has proven to be a true classic recording according to countless testimonies of listeners, reviews and radio programmers worldwide. Roach's travels in Australia, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and his desert walkabouts in California were the catalyst for this breakthrough recording that brought the atmospheric, contemplative and ethno-influenced rhythms into a common ground. It was also during this time Roach met up with Aboriginal didgeridoo master David Hudson who taught Steve to play the didg as well as create three didgeridoo recordings during the following ten years. Newcomers to Steve's music would be wise to start here for a moving look into the fabric that has become Roach's distinct style.
 
Disc 1
1. Towards the DreamMP37:05 
2. The ContinentMP34:48 
3. SonglineMP33:09 
4. Airtribe Meets the Dream GhostMP36:59 
5. A Circular CeremonyMP39:36 
6. The Other SideMP313:13 
7. Magnificent GalleryMP35:08 
8. Truth in PassingMP38:41 
9. Australian Dawn -- The Quiet Earth Cries InsideMP36:18 
Disc 2
1. Looking for SafetyMP331:17 
2. Through a Strong EyeMP36:50 
3. The Ancient DayMP36:04 
4. Red Twilight With The Old OnesMP39:48 
5. The ReturnMP38:30 

1-8, 2-1: CD-only bonus tracks; 2-1: CD extended version; re-released 1998 with new packaging, and 24-bit remastered in 2005





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