by Bryan Reesman,

The first and finer of the two Roach/ Rich collaborations, STRATA is an amazing aural voyage that organically meshes the sounds of synths, didgeridoo samples, hand percussion, flute, and steel guitar, although not necessarily in that order. These two masterful and highly prolific sound sculptors perform 10 compositions that are ablaze with imagination. The sinuous, exotic percussion of "Mica" plays like a sensual jungle dance; the intense electronic ebb and flow of "Magma" transports you into volcanic caverns; and the psychedelic ambience of "Persistence Of Memory" effectively translates Salvador Dali's famous surreal painting of the same name into sound. STRATA provides an ideal soundtrack for lucid dreaming.


CD  $15.00 
ON SALE, $12.00 
Steve Roach, Robert Rich
1990 Hearts of Space HS11019 (CD)
Reviewed by,, Muze, RhythmUS

A tribal-ambient cornerstone. Electronic and acoustic lines start to blur. Steve and Robert bring the best out of each other's talents on this important collaboration. Ethnic and electronic drums, flutes and expansive atmospheres of searing beauty only start to describe this music.
1. FearlessMP34:32 
2. MicaMP35:00 
3. ForeverMP34:50 
4. The Grotto of Time LostMP39:03 
5. IguanaMP37:23 
6. MagmaMP33:37 
7. Persistence of Memory (for Dali)MP35:09 
8. RemembranceMP32:22 
9. Ceremony of ShadowsMP36:12 
10. La LunaMP310:39 

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