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2012 Projekt PRO278 (CD)
"Erik Wøllo manages to synthesize influences from Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd to Steve Reich and modern electronica. But as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary instrumental music, he's truly morphed these sounds into a image-evoking modality that is wholly his own." -- John Diliberto, Echoes Radio
|1. ||Spring Equinox (prelude)||MP3||4:10|| |
|2. ||The Drift||MP3||5:17|| |
|3. ||Red Earth||MP3||7:00|| |
|4. ||Airborne 1||MP3||5:39|| |
|5. ||Circle Lake||MP3||4:30|| |
|6. ||Lost and Found||MP3||6:40|| |
|7. ||Airborne 2||MP3||5:30|| |
|8. ||The Longest Day||MP3||6:02|| |
|9. ||Time River||MP3||6:37|| |
|10. ||North of the Mountains||MP3||5:14|| |
|11. ||The Magic Spot||MP3||6:00|| |
|12. ||Airborne 3||MP3||5:08|| |
|Amplexus: Collected Works|
1997 Projekt PRO72 (CD)
The artists created these three, 20-minute pieces for the Amplexus series in Italy, originally presented on a 3-inch CD, each limited to 1000 copies. Roach and Vidna Obmana draw from the tribal-ambient well, while Brennan provides a driving, hypnotic sequencer-style piece.
2012 Projekt PRO274 (CD) – Eco-Wallet
Reviewed by Relaxed Machinery
Multi-instrumentalist / electronic composer Forrest Fang has been creating his powerful blend of world instrument East-West-influenced sound art for over three decades. The pieces have the elegance and grace of "serious" composed music but the overarching feeling is pure, all-organic, and very human at the core. On his latest, ANIMISM, a long list of acoustic instruments and some synths are brought into play. The thick harmonic stew is created from a deep and heady slow boil of acoustic and electronic sources, treated with extreme audio processing, finding a shared cellular bond after what feels like a long marinade in deep reverberating spaces. Highly recommended!
|1. ||Tailing Wind||MP3||6:49|| |
|2. ||The Chameleon's Paintbox||MP3||6:20|| |
|3. ||Islands In The Sky||MP3||8:55|| |
|4. ||Evening Chorus||MP3||5:21|| |
|5. ||Passing Suns||MP3||7:40|| |
|6. ||A Tributary Unwinds||MP3||8:15|| |
|7. ||Sleeping Snakes||MP3||7:12|| |
|8. ||Resting Point||MP3||9:40|| |
|Anthology 1984 - 2004|
2004 Projekt PRO157 (CD)
2004 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Vidna Obmana. These past 20 years signified Vidna Obmana as one of the most wilful independent exprimental artists around. He recorded more than 35 CD albums, whether solo or in collaboration, of music that explored the abrasive side of electronic composition, the freeform landscapes of the isolationist ambient aesthetic, the structured interactivity of Fourth World soundscapes, international music traditions and post-classical experimentations. Vidna Obmana's ANTHOLOGY 1984 - 2004 release marks this celebration and covers Vidna's oeuvre from 1984 up 'til 2004. For the first ever, this anthology links Vidna Obmana's most succesful ambient period with his most obscure earlier phase. A period in his career that Vidna Obmana refused to recognize until a year ago when he realized that his experimental and noise phase created the foundation for what he has produced so far. Twelve selections which range in style from ambient music in the vein of THE RIVER OF APPEARANCE and his ambient Trilogy to harsh noise electronics from the early 80's. An unique and provocative document confirming Vidna Obmana's essential position in the field of electronic and modern experimental music. This CD, the first in a series of anthologies, also stands for the birth of Vidna Obmana's own label Ikon (this first release is in alliance with Projekt). The circle is complete and a new path lies ahead. Be aware this is challenging, provoking listening, shifting between omninous sound eruptions and the more developed forms of later years.
|1. ||Shallow faith (previously unreleased, from 'Legacy' studio sessions - Belgium, 2003/2004)|| || |
|2. ||Second praise for last hope (previously released, from 'Untitled' cassette, Ladd-Frith - USA, 1987)|| || |
|3. ||The noctural air (previously unreleased, from 'The River of Appearance' studio sessions - Belgium, 1995/1996)|| || |
|4. ||Ecstasy (previously released, from 'Hope and Die' cassette, V-tapes - Germany, 1984-1985)|| || |
|5. ||Kindred spirits (from 'Crossing the trail' studio sessions - Belgium, previously released on '1654-The Cave2' CD compilation, Hands Productions - Germany, 1998)|| || |
|6. ||Darkness overpowers it all (previously released, from 'Untitled' cassette, Ladd-Frith - USA, 1986)|| || |
|7. ||Soul dislocation (previously unreleased, from 'Spore' studio sessions - Belgium, 2001/2002)|| || |
|8. ||By abundant rain (live) (previously unreleased, from 'The Trilogy' studio sessions - Belgium, 1990/1993, live in concert at Diogenes, Nijmegen - The Netherlands, 1991)|| || |
|9. ||Only fear will survive (previously released from 'Only Fear will Survive' cassette, Ladd-Frith, USA - 1985, enhancement by Brian Ladd)|| || |
|10. ||Bemused amphibian (from 'Experience Artaud' cassette, self-released - Belgium, previously released on 'Ecstasy by Current II' LP compilation, Schizophonia - Austria 1988)|| || |
|11. ||Assimilate (previously unreleased, from 'Tremor' studio sessions - Belgium, 1999/2001)|| || |
|12. ||Arterial (previously released, from 'Landscape in obscurity' cassette, S.S.A. - The Netherlands, 1989)|| || |
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." â€“ 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|| |
|Arc of Passion|
2007 Projekt PRO202 (CD)
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Musique Machine, Signal to Noise, Sonic Curiosity, Sonic Immersion, Star's End, Tokafi
Three striking new pieces born from the moment. Steve Roach's new 2-CD set seamlessly fuses three long unfolding soundworlds into a vibrant sonic odyssey. The result can only be described as a living, breathing ARC OF PASSION. As one of the pioneers of electronic music, Steve's career has many musical highpoints; ARC OF PASSION proves to be another definitive statement along the path. Advanced response from listeners places this album at the top of the list of must-have releases from Steve's body of work. Steve reaches into his sonic palette to weave elements drawn from his three definitive styles into a continuous, evolving flow. Rich harmonic chords, spiraling sequences and deep sky soundworlds move fluidly within this 2-hour set.
|1. ||Moment of Grace||MP3||19:05|| |
|2. ||Arc of Passion||MP3||31:36|| |
|1. ||Arc of Passion (continued)||MP3||28:44|| |
|2. ||Views Beyond||MP3||21:29|| |
|- ||Disc 1 MP3 Excerpts||MP3|| |
|- ||Disc 2 MP3 Excerpts||MP3|| |
Ascension of Shadows
|CD out of stock|
Meditations For the Millennium
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
1999 Projekt (CD)
Reviewed by Muze, Star's End, Wind and Wire
The next chapter in the collaborative work between Steve Roach and Vidna Obmana is sure to delight those who appreciate the more serene, atmospheric side of their work together. On Ascension, the artists return to a more minimal core of sounds and approaches to reveal an atmosphere that flows for over three hours. As the acceleration toward the new century builds, this music offers a space for repose so needed these days.
limited edition 3-CD set in black cloth box
Soriah, Ashkelon Sain
2009 Projekt PRO232 (CD)
This release will be a must have for fans of late Jorge Reyes, as well as Steve's deep shamanic explorations and overtone spaces from Mark Seelig and Byron Metcalf. Totally unique and a true crossroads of ancient and modern. Highly recommended!
|1. ||Yoallicuicatl||MP3|| |
|2. ||Cehui||MP3|| |
|3. ||Tonacayotica||MP3|| |
|4. ||Temictli Atlan||MP3|| |
|5. ||Citlalpol||MP3|| |
|6. ||Xopancuicatl||MP3|| |
|7. ||Atlan||MP3|| |
|8. ||Morguul||MP3|| |
|9. ||Borbak||MP3|| |
|10. ||Tona Atoyaatl||MP3|| |
|11. ||Amo Cahuit||MP3|| |
Steve Roach, Robert Logan
2016 Projekt PRO326 (CD)
Reviewed by Prog Archives, Textura, The Answer Is In The Beat
BIOSONIC's labyrinth of bio-electrical rhythmic pieces mixes with passages of deep drifting textural magnetism. Nine tracks possessed with intense fire and driving dynamism push down to the molecular level, while entrancing groovescapes inhabit new textural worlds of mind-expanding power. The music's intention is ecstasy and intensity -- like the frenzied rush of red blood cells, nerve impulses or the firing of pistons -- such tendencies are balanced by an undercurrent of tranquility and yearning.
|1. ||Desires : Birth||MP3||5:39|| |
|2. ||OmniGen||MP3||5:37|| |
|3. ||Ecdysis Activation||MP3||3:21|| |
|4. ||Primal Confluence||MP3||6:35|| |
|5. ||Erososphere||MP3||7:38|| |
|6. ||Atrium||MP3||3:16|| |
|7. ||The Biomechanoid Lifecycle Revealed||MP3||10:19|| |
|8. ||BioSense||MP3||7:19|| |
|9. ||Amniotic Universe||MP3||20:29|| |
2019 Projekt PRO364 (Cassette, CD, Vinyl)
BLOOM ASCENSION is a resplendent expression of elegant futurism. The rich melodic and rhythmic symmetry of this kaleidoscopic bloom of interlocking electronic music was created specifically for the canvas of time inherent to the LP format. BLOOM ASCENSION's spiraling analog synth/sequencer-driven sound conveys vibrant energy and radiant optimism woven into the core of these living, breathing musical mandalas.
|1. ||The Beauty Relentless|| || |
|2. ||Motivating Factor|| || |
|3. ||Synesthete|| || |
|4. ||Bloom Ascension|| || |
2015 Projekt PRO314 (CD)
As a bridge leading to a new uncharted continent, Erik Wøllo's BLUE RADIANCE transports the listener along innovative, shimmering and sonorous musical pathways. The nineteenth solo album from this renowned Norwegian ambient/electronic artist continues to develop and refine his masterfully crafted soundworld into an intensely detailed fusion of elegant compositions and deep atmospherics.
Steve Roach, Vir Unis
1999 Projekt PRO90 (CD)
Reviewed by Alternative Press, AmbiEntrance, Exposé, Groove Unlimited, Illinois Entertainer, Progressive World, Star's End, Synth Music Direct, Usenet's rec.music.newage
Get ready for a new level in bio-electronic "soul stirring body music, forged out of the reflections from the gene pool from which we crawled out." This collaboration has brought about a powerful step forward for both artists. Judging from those who have previewed this recording, it is sure to surprise, delight and perhaps short-circuit fans of dynamic electronic-organic music. This album was created on the instruments of our time by two artists who have reached deep into the heart of the machines, pulling out the passion captured on BODY ELECTRIC.
|Cities in Fog|
1997 Projekt (CD)
Dark ambient pioneer Greinke's first album from 1985 is finally issued on disc with a bonus CD in the same sonic terrain. Moody soundscapes from a true original.
|1. ||Moving Through Fog|| || |
|2. ||Urban Pasture||MP3|| |
|3. ||Crevice||MP3|| |
|4. ||Upwelling||MP3|| |
|5. ||Maintain Circulation||MP3|| |
|6. ||Scud||MP3|| |
|7. ||Foreign Corridor||MP3|| |
|8. ||Metal From the Sky||MP3|| |
|9. ||Offshore Search||MP3|| |
|10. ||Among Icebergs||MP3|| |
|1. ||Harbor Island||MP3|| |
|2. ||Between||MP3|| |
|3. ||Still Fall||MP3|| |
|4. ||Melt||MP3|| |
|5. ||The Corner||MP3|| |
|6. ||City Light||MP3|| |
|7. ||Nightcrawler||MP3|| |
|8. ||Below||MP3|| |
|9. ||Low Ceiling||MP3|| |
|Cities in Fog 2|
2011 Projekt ARC010b (CD)
The seeds for this project were sown in early 1995, when Naut Humon (of Sombient Records) invited me to contribute music to a compilation (the first part of a trilogy) entitled Throne of Drones. After accepting this offer, I found myself thinking of musical terrain I had all but abandoned some years earlier. I subsequently composed music for the compilation, as well as for the second part of the trilogy, that strongly reminded me of my earlier work. Out of this renewed interest in exploring such musical landscapes came the notion of making, 10 years later, a sequel to my first album, Cities in Fog.
|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
2017 Projekt PRO338 (CD)
Different Spaces presents Erik's first 2-CD studio release, clocking in at 2 hours and 45 minutes. This release marks nine years since Steve introduced Erik's music to the Projekt label with the Stream of Thought collaboration. Projekt has gone on to support a long list of beautiful releases from WÃ¸llo over this time, all consistent in quality, style and artistry. In this set, the Norwegian artist moves away from the stately themes and measured compositions of past releases and into a new place that feels lively and spontaneous. Shorter pieces and passages move through, as the title suggests, different spaces on this sonic travelogue. Marking 35 years as an artist-in-sound, Erik's influences and inspirations appear more on the sleeve in some of these pieces. Be it Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, Steve Roach's Towards the Dream from DREAMTIME RETURN, and the pulsing sequencer weavings of Tangerine Dream and Euro electronic classics, the echoes of these and more are felt throughout the release. WÃ¸llo's trademark guitar signature sound and graceful melodic touch remain a constant throughout.
|1. ||Low Winter Sun (Introduction 1)||MP3||4:46|| |
|2. ||Points in Time||MP3||8:24|| |
|3. ||Solaris||MP3||6:40|| |
|4. ||High Plains||MP3||8:08|| |
|5. ||Church Mountain||MP3||4:39|| |
|6. ||Similar World||MP3||6:18|| |
|7. ||Past Theme||MP3||5:38|| |
|8. ||Hydra||MP3||8:01|| |
|9. ||Kaleidoscope||MP3||8:47|| |
|10. ||Evening Island||MP3||6:05|| |
|11. ||Memory Space||MP3||6:53|| |
|1. ||Mystical Sun (Introduction 2)||MP3||5:10|| |
|2. ||Chroma||MP3||6:27|| |
|3. ||Motion Blue||MP3||5:43|| |
|4. ||The Morph||MP3||7:39|| |
|5. ||Rundreise||MP3||5:55|| |
|6. ||Circle Dream||MP3||4:46|| |
|7. ||Pilgrim Way||MP3||8:41|| |
|8. ||Cascade Falls||MP3||8:53|| |
|9. ||Mirror Lake||MP3||6:06|| |
|10. ||Afterglow||MP3||6:31|| |
|11. ||Elysium||MP3||7:12|| |
|Hi-Res 24-bit 96 kHZ |
30th Anniversary High-Definition Remastered Edition
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.
Many thanks to Howard Givens who devoted months of passion to this new high resolution-edition.
|Dust to Dust|
Steve Roach, Roger King
1998 Projekt PRO79 (CD)
Reviewed by AmbiEntrance, Brett Neely, John Pemble, Alternative Press, CounterPunch, Illinois Entertainer, Muze
Western Music in the truest sense. It is a bold step in a new direction: Where sounds paint pictures with a range of colors drawn from the land, where stories are told with the instruments of old and new pioneers. Guitars, harmonicas and washboard rhythms find their place next to a wagon full of electronics. This is the music, and even more the soundtrack, to the lingering ghosts and the lost and not-so-forgotten dreams of the restless souls driven to "Go West by God!" The story shifts between the present and the recent past when a dust trail was the only road west. The rails were freshly laid, still wet with sweat and blood. For better or worse, hopes and dreams turned real in the vast southwestern deserts, becoming a metaphor for a clean slate and a better life.
2009 Projekt PRO228 (CD) – 2-CD
Reviewed by Echoes Radio, Guts Of Darkness, MusicTAP, Sonic Curiosity
DYNAMIC STILLNESS is a vast new work that has progressed over the past three years, evolving in its own time alongside the many other releases that were created and released during this period. The opening for these pieces was accessed through long periods of solitude at Steve's high desert studio and beyond. This environment was essential for informing the inner breath of this work and revealing a mastery within the art of original sound creation, bold harmonic structures, silence and sonic space. DYNAMIC STILLNESS reaches into a realm of amorphous soundworlds filled with a sense of unresolved expansion and mystery, blooming into cloudlike form.
|1. ||Birth of Still Places||MP3||40:28|| |
|2. ||Long Tide||MP3||19:41|| |
|3. ||A Darker Light||MP3||7:34|| |
|4. ||Opening Sky||MP3||5:06|| |
|1. ||Nature of Things||MP3||8:50|| |
|2. ||Further Inside||MP3||16:58|| |
|3. ||Slowly Revealed||MP3||23:55|| |
|4. ||Canyon Stillness||MP3||23:17|| |
2001 Projekt PRO111 (CD)
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, All Music Guide, Alternative Press, AmbiEntrance, CD Services (UK), Incursion, Ink 19, Ink 19, Muze, Outburn, Sonic Curiosity, Star's End, StarVox, The Raging Consciousness Desk, Tower Pulse!
Best described as primeval innerspace deep ambient. EARLY MAN brings into form an ancient landscape of bubbling pools and steamy marshlands, verdant arroyos and monolithic rock formations. Cave paintings and ancient memories come to life in a slow soul-dance of evolutionary magic. The accolades from press and listeners alike tell that EARLY MAN belongs to Roach's classic body of work which includes DREAMTIME RETURN, ORIGINS, THE MAGNIFICENT VOID and last year's quietly successful MIDNIGHT MOON.
Byron Metcalf, Erik Wøllo
2016 Projekt PRO328 (CD)
Electronic musician Erik Wøllo joins tribal-trance percussionist Byron Metcalf for an elegant album weaving melodic, vibrant soundscapes with subtle, grounding rhythms.
|1. ||Days of Magic||MP3||8:49|| |
|2. ||Light and Ground||MP3||7:57|| |
|3. ||Far Wandered||MP3||8:35|| |
|4. ||Valley of Spheres||MP3||8:27|| |
|5. ||Distant Future||MP3||7:52|| |
|6. ||Diomedea||MP3||8:47|| |
|7. ||Earth Luminous||MP3||7:26|| |
|8. ||Linked Stars||MP3||5:21|| |
Vidna Obmana, Alio Die
2006 Projekt PRO190 (CD)
Reviewed by Phil Derby, AmbiEntrance
Vidna Obmana and Italian soundsculptor Alio Die unite their vision and realized this introspective work of sixty minutes. At times droning and abstract, sometimes ritualistic and ethnic. "ECHO PASSAGE clearly lives up to the reputations of Obmana and Musso while offering both ample opportunity to work outside of their ordinary parameters" -- Adam M. Bialek / Outburn (USA)
|1. ||Echoes of Light|| || |
|2. ||A Slip of Darkness|| || |
|3. ||The Passage|| || |
2006 reissue in Digipak.
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|| |
|CD out of stock|
2-CD Collectors Edition
2008 Projekt PRO218 (CD)
Reviewed by e/i magazine, MusicTAP, Musique Machine, Sonic Curiosity
The rights to Steve's 1986 release Empetus reverted back to him, and this along with some recently discovered "lost pieces" inspired a 2-CD Collectors Edition. The second disc, "The Early Years", features two amazing long-form sequencer pieces circa 1982. The first piece, "Harmonia Mundi" was recorded live in the L.A.-based Timeroom with Swiss-born electronic musician Thomas Ronkin. At 45 minutes, this is one of the more possessed and intense analog sequencer trance pieces you're likely to hear. "Release" is a 24-minute solo statement of emotion and energy connected to the early years of Steve's evolution in sound, harkening to NOW and TRAVELER. By the time Empetus was released, the approach of these longer German School styles were morphing into a new sound heard on Empetus and beyond.
"Harmonia Mundi" with Thomas Ronkin
2011 Projekt PRO264 (CD)
EZTICA, brethren follow up to 2009's ATLAN, draws a heavy, hungry first breath like that of the first man Quetzalcoatl created from maize. Soriah's virtuoso Tuvan throat-singing, Central Asian stringed instruments and hand percussion is perfectly melded with the neo-ancient airs of Ashkelon Sain's exquisite darkwave guitars, celestial electronics, and hypnotizing poly-rhythms. EZTICA has its roots in the ceremonial: ritualism, shamanism, butoh. It is a deeply organic experience, the voice drawing out the primordial spell, touching the earth, reaching for the sky. Captivating percussive sections with driven vocals glide effortlessly across windswept steppes, while otherworldly overtones hang like clouds in a frosted mountain range, all amid deep expanses of slowly shifting, mesmerizing tones. And when the Quetzalcoatl Kundalini of Soriah's lyrical throat singing fires down the spine, everything goes astral.
|1. ||Iix||MP3||9:47|| |
|2. ||Ticochitlehua||MP3||3:51|| |
|3. ||Eztica||MP3||4:43|| |
|4. ||Nica Anahuatl||MP3||2:36|| |
|5. ||Ehecatl||MP3||3:51|| |
|6. ||Chocatiuh||MP3||1:47|| |
|7. ||Ximehua||MP3||8:41|| |
|8. ||Temicteopan||MP3||6:55|| |
|9. ||Xiuhcoatl||MP3||8:38|| |
|10. ||Omeyocan||MP3||8:53|| |
|11. ||Amochantzinco||MP3||8:25|| |
2004 Projekt PRO154 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, amazon.com, amazon.com, Ambient Musings, Ambient Review, Ambient Visions, Ambient Visions, CD Services (UK), Electroambient Space, Electronic Shadows, Hypnagogue, Morpheus Music, Ping Things, Sonic Curiosity, Tokafi, Tokafi, Valley Scene (San Fernando Valley, California), Wind and Wire
Within the opening moments of FEVER DREAMS' first track, "Wicked Dream" featuring Patrick O'Hearn on bass, it is clear that a new chapter is opening on Steve Roach's long and winding pursuit of potent soundworlds far off the traveled path. The music's foundation is built upon long mid-tempo hybrid grooves with strong bass elements created from a combination of acoustic and electronic means. Steve Roach's atmospheric and loop-spun melodic guitar textures rise and fall, intermix with his synth and computer alchemy to create an aura of complex emotional import. The overall feeling of FEVER DREAMS is one shrouded in an exotic amber-colored light filtering through an overgrown mental landscape of last night's lingering FEVER DREAMS; the sensual atmosphere is especially present on the 30 minute track "Tantra Mantra" featuring percussionist Byron Metcalf. This release of floating, hypnotic groove meditations sets the course on a new direction presented over the three interconnected "Fever releases" planned throughout 2004.
|1. ||Wicked Dream||MP3||18:41|| |
|2. ||Fever Pulse||MP3||10:34|| |
|3. ||Tantra Mantra||MP3||29:36|| |
|4. ||Moved Beyond||MP3||14:30|| |
With Patrick O'Hearn (bass), Byron Metcalf (percussion).
2013 Projekt PRO289 (CD)
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|| |
2010 Projekt PRO244 (CD)
Since the mid-80s, Wøllo has released a string of mesmerizingly melodic, textural, original albums culminating in Gateway, his 14th solo release. His recent collaboration with Steve Roach, STREAM OF THOUGHT, helped introduce a new audience to his personal signature of introspective atmospherics. Working over two years creating Gateway, Wøllo presents a fine-tuned collection of carefully crafted compositions; electro-symphonies morph through a wide variety of moods, guitar expositions and crescendos. With a minimalist's restrained elegance, Wøllo creates evocative passage through imaginary landscapes by blending dark and light elements. The resulting music is visual, kindling the feeling of nature inspired by the Nordic landscapes of Wøllo's homeland. These epic dimensions are reflected in the beautiful album cover images created by Polish artist Michal Karcz; dramatic, vast, and untouched landscapes symbolize purity and beauty.
|1. ||Land of Myths||MP3||4:50|| |
|2. ||First Arrival||MP3||7:08|| |
|3. ||The Crossing||MP3||8:25|| |
|4. ||A Sublime Place||MP3||3:16|| |
|5. ||Gateway||MP3||5:36|| |
|6. ||Blue Universe||MP3||3:57|| |
|7. ||The Traveler||MP3||6:12|| |
|8. ||There Will Be Snow||MP3||5:20|| |
|9. ||The Mental Trail||MP3||5:16|| |
|10. ||Full Circle||MP3||6:15|| |
|11. ||Wetlands||MP3||5:22|| |
|12. ||Thule||MP3||8:35|| |
2000 Projekt (CD)
Veteran new music artist Forrest Fang returns to the ambient explorations shown on earlier albums like THE WOLF AT THE RUINS. On GONGLAND, Fang, to quote his liner notes, explores his "recent and continuing fascination with Indonesian gamelan music, fractals, alternate tunings, and esoteric algorithms."
black tape for a blue girl (with Steve Roach)
2004 Projekt PRO158 (CD)
|1. ||Glow||MP3|| |
|2. ||Tarnished||MP3|| |
|3. ||the Gravediggers||MP3|| |
|4. ||Your love is sweeter than wine||MP3|| |
|5. ||Indefinable, yet||MP3|| |
|6. ||Knock three times||MP3|| |
|7. ||Scarecrow||MP3|| |
|8. ||Damn swan!||MP3|| |
|9. ||Already forgotten||MP3|| |
|10. ||the Fourth footstep||MP3|| |
|11. ||Dagger||MP3|| |
|12. ||Halo star|| || |
2, 5, 7, 12 Steve Roach pre-mix processing
2006 Projekt PRO181 (CD)
Reviewed by Nathan Poorman, Frank MacEowen, Back On the Tracks, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Morpheus Music, MusicTAP, Musique Machine
IMMERSION: ONE is the first of an ongoing series of long form, steady state "zones" created specifically as tone meditations for the living space. Gently immersive and especially effective at low volume, the non-dynamic nature of this space can support sleeping as well as creative states, reading and other functions where "music" is considered invasive. Purposely untitled, minimal in nature and sonically uninterrupted for 74 minutes, this "tone zone" brings Steve's years as a sound painter of deep subtlety to a point where the "brush" has only a few bristles and nothing more is needed.
|1. ||Immersion: One||MP3||73:40|| |
|Limited-edition CD out of stock|
2007 Projekt PRO196 (CD) – 3-CD's
Reviewed by Electroambient Space, Musique Machine, Sonic Curiosity, Tokafi
IMMERSION: THREE is the next chapter in an ongoing series of long-form, steady state "zones" created specifically as tone meditations for the living space. Gently immersive and especially effective at low volume, the non-dynamic nature of these spaces support focused day and night activities. Immersion is perfect for creative states, sleeping, reading, long hours at the computer and other functions where traditional music could be considered invasive. Minimal in nature and sonically uninterrupted without beginning or end, this 3-CD set of all-new material (nearly four hours long) brings Steve's years as a sound painter of deep subtle spaces to a place of quiet mastery. This release is especially effective in dissolving the sense of linear time.
Limited edition is presented in a DVD-sized Digipak, regular edition in a CD-sized Digipak. Re-released in 2011 in an Eco-Wallet.
2006 Projekt PRO183 (CD)
Reviewed by amazon.com, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, Hypnagogue, Musique Machine, Ping Things, Sonic Curiosity, Tokafi
The second in an ongoing series of atmospheric zones by master sound painter Steve Roach, IMMERSION: TWO presents a subtle shift from the luminous steady state harmonic current of IMMERSION: ONE. On this 73 minute, long-form soundscape, a sinuous weblike mist seems to emanate from the speakers. Mysterious yet calm and introspective, this is the perfect sound environment for the deeper hours after midnight, or anytime a quiet, engulfing audio landscape is desired. If Nag Champa or Sandalwood incense had a sound, this might be it.
2018 Projekt (CD)
After nearly four decades and 40 albums of ambient electronics, veteran Norwegian composer Erik WÃ¸llo takes a different approach -- there are no synthesizers! INFINITE MOMENTS is performed entirely on electric guitars processed with the diffused sustain of the EBow and layered note structures of harmonizers. No rhythms, only long, vast and engaging soundscapes. Minimal, extended and infinite in its essence, the album is a meditative inward journey of stillness and reflection -- an emotional mapping of the mind, beautifully weightless and contemplative.
|1. ||Infinite Moments Part 1||MP3|| |
|2. ||Infinite Moments Part 2||MP3|| |
|3. ||Infinite Moments Part 3||MP3|| |
|4. ||Infinite Moments Part 4||MP3|| |
|5. ||Infinite Moments Part 5||MP3|| |
|6. ||Infinite Moments Part 6||MP3|| |
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
2002 Projekt PRO132 (CD)
Reviewed by Ambient Visions, AMBIENT.us, Ink 19, Sonic Curiosity, Star's End, StarVox, Under the Volcano
Step into the INNERZONE with surrealist soundsculptors Steve Roach and vidnaObmana on their first new collaborative work since 1999's quickly sold-out limited-edition box set ASCENSION OF SHADOWS. Venturing off safe and well travelled roads, the duo head into a chilling and beautifully haunting realm of shape-shifting soundscapes mixed with fascinating rhythmic forms. An unusual combination of instruments both acoustic and electronic can be heard on this compelling release. Central is the fujara, an Eastern European overtone flute, and the electric guitar — both creatively altered with a multitude of audio processing equipment to create a hybrid elecro-acoustic mix. The final merging of surreal acoustic, electronic elements and deep "inner" rhythms creates a bold new atmospheric music experience.
|1. ||At the Edge of Everything||MP3||6:08|| |
|2. ||Strands||MP3||8:39|| |
|3. ||Cloud Space||MP3||6:18|| |
|4. ||Encounter Passage||MP3||2:13|| |
|5. ||Isolation||MP3||14:04|| |
|6. ||Spires||MP3||10:39|| |
|7. ||InnerZone||MP3||25:23|| |
2001 Projekt (CD)
The French trio Rajna have a definite Dead Can Dance vibe. Instrumentalists Fabrice Lefebvre and Gerard Chambellant weave medeival, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern modes with traditional Tibetan, Indian and Middle Eastern instruments.
|1. ||Kahar||MP3|| |
|2. ||Yak||MP3|| |
|3. ||Silnen Kempur||MP3|| |
|4. ||Rajna||MP3|| |
|5. ||Sanctuary||MP3|| |
|6. ||Ophelia||MP3|| |
|7. ||Bilaki||MP3|| |
|8. ||Nomineum||MP3|| |
|9. ||Lahul Nati||MP3|| |
|10. ||Sien|| || |
|11. ||Nundre||MP3|| |
|12. ||Traghodhia||MP3|| |
|13. ||Sharanghi||MP3|| |
|Journey of One|
The Tribal Ambient Era Live 1996
2011 Projekt PRO266 (CD)
Reviewed by Connexion Bizarre, Morpheus Music, Relaxed Machinery, Sonic Curiosity, Synth & Sequences
JOURNEY OF ONE is a pinnacle live performance captured during the zenith of Steve Roach's rich tribal-ambient origins of the mid-1990's. The music rises from the darkness, an ancient voice chants in serpentine ecstasy only to subside and hover next to silence, soon broken by raging hybrid trance grooves, didgeridoo and mind-altering soundscapes that mesh to form a soundtrack for a future-primal culture. JOURNEY OF ONE is an ascent into the mystical and primordial places Roach first developed on DREAMTIME RETURN, ARTIFACTS, ORIGINS, WORLD'S EDGE and his Suspended Memories collaborations. This 2-CD set unfolds like the genesis of this influential sound.
|1. ||Journey of One, Pt. 1||MP3||47:32|| |
|2. ||Journey of One, Pt. 2||MP3||50:59|| |
|Le Serpent Rouge|
2005 Projekt PRO171 (CD)
Re-visit a specially featured re-release from Projekt: Wicked Middle-Eastern trance percussion and loop structures with wordless voice callings all rising up like writhing serpents from the ether of a lost time, intertwined with deep textures into haunting results. Any fans of Peter Gabriel's Passion soundtrack and Steve's tribal trance releases will appreciate this release.
|1. ||In Search of the Divine||MP3|| |
|2. ||Le Serpent Rouge||MP3|| |
|3. ||Cathar||MP3|| |
|4. ||Under the Sun||MP3|| |
|5. ||Amber||MP3|| |
|6. ||Seductive Flame||MP3|| |
|7. ||Serpents Dance||MP3|| |
|8. ||The Passage||MP3|| |
|9. ||The Nemesis||MP3|| |
|Letters To The Farthest Star|
2015 Projekt PRO312 (CD)
LETTERS TO THE FARTHEST STAR is an ambitious and deeply personal dispatch: a far-reaching sojourn into the diverse ambient/electronic influences that helped shape the last three decades of Fang's unique "Fourth World" style. Fang began his tenth album with a challenge to himself: create a single work that acknowledged both past and present explorations while hinting at new avenues to come.
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|| |
|Memories Compiled 1|
1994 Projekt (CD)
1998/1999 | A beautiful double-CD bringing together Vidna's first two cassettes, along with unreleased material from the same era. Comprising the majority of this Belgian composers work from his post-industrial period, these two hours focus on a dense dark ambient sound, with an un-nerving sub-texture. The packaging and music on this release amazingly capture Vidna Obmana in his dark prime.
|1. ||Neo-Noir||MP3|| |
|2. ||Exhaust Dark Crown||MP3|| |
|3. ||Momentary Stillness||MP3|| |
|4. ||The Fall of Romantic Simplicity||MP3|| |
|5. ||Insects to Harmony||MP3|| |
|6. ||Door of Secret Rising||MP3|| |
|7. ||Closing||MP3|| |
|8. ||Isolation / Refuge||MP3|| |
|1. ||Dazzling Array 1||MP3|| |
|2. ||Lost in the Swirling Distance||MP3|| |
|3. ||Inside the Empty Mass||MP3|| |
|4. ||Dazzling Array 2||MP3|| |
|5. ||Before Mutual Grace||MP3|| |
|6. ||Upon Steel Heaven||MP3|| |
|7. ||Dazzling Array 3||MP3|| |
|8. ||Reflecting Deep Stars||MP3|| |
|9. ||Into Gray Divides||MP3|| |
|10. ||Gathering in Frozen Beauty||MP3|| |
|Memories Compiled 2|
1999 Projekt (CD)
Remastered archival recordings from 1988 â€“ 1991, resequenced by the artist, with an additional 30 minutes of unreleased music from that era added per disc.
2000 Projekt PRO99 (CD)
Reviewed by Gary Andrews, Alternative Press, BugSound, Ear Pollution, Muze, New Age Voice, Outburn, SuperSphere, Synth Music Direct, The Raging Consciousness Desk
Touching the ineffable, this music presents a meditation on solitude and quiet isolation. Atmospheric music in the true sense of the word. Ambiguous and quietly mysterious, this slow swirling lattice of smoky melodic-harmonic patterns rises and falls out of the silence which becomes an equal component with the music. "Rife with mood and substance, MIDNIGHT MOON is the ultimate in melancholy space music, representing some of Roach's most enigmatic and intuitive music to date." (Mark Burby)
Molecules of Motion
|Hi-Res 24-bit 96 kHZ |
2018 Projekt PRO353 (CD)
Reviewed by Expose, Musique Machine, Prog Archives, Sonic Immersion, Synth & Sequences, The Stranger
Nominated for a GRAMMY Award, MOLECULES OF MOTION is a sonic marvel: shimmering, pulsing, moving, emotional and engaging. A tapestry of sequencer-spun patterns floats upon an atmosphere of lush emotive textures alive with a vibrant, life-affirming glow. These four pieces can best be described as meditations upon elegant motion and electro-sensual space.
|1. ||Molecules of Motion||MP3||24:21|| |
|2. ||Grace Meditation||MP3||23:39|| |
|3. ||Phase Reverie||MP3||10:11|| |
|4. ||Empath Current||MP3||15:02|| |
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Monuments of Ecstasy
|Hi-Res 24-bit 96 kHZ |
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Rob Thomas
2015 Projekt PRO313 (CD)
Reviewed by Exposé, Relaxed Machinery, Textura
The visionary tribal-ambient trio of Byron Metcalf, Steve Roach and Rob Thomas opens a portal into an expanded state of being. MONUMENTS OF ECSTASY contains six impeccably crafted pieces of modern-tribal magic; the visceral power of sound and rhythm work to activate a body-centered passion and life-force arousal. Byron's drums and percussion fuse with Steve's hybrid grooves, array of analog modular, virtual analog synths and mixing enhancements; Rob's serpentine didgeridoo weaves aboriginal textures and otherworldly voices, adding ancient layers to the trio's flows and soundscapes. The result are majestic and powerful formations that rise up from the earth in an ever-evolving organic listening experience.
Driven by a constant current of fluid percussive pulses, the music induces a sense of hyper-perception on all levels -- from cellular to celebration. This is akin to the expanded level of awareness achieved throughout time by seekers worldwide. The entire body becomes a receptor-center for these primal forms of rhythmic momentum and emotive textures. A myriad of interwoven patterns, accentuated by state of the art recording, mixing and mastering, combine to transport the listener into a numinous dimension of energy, expansion and bliss -- the very definition of ecstasy.
Activating an euphoric state of body-mind-spirit awareness, the tracks develop and emerge as they reveal their intensity and power. Just like the massive, magnificent monuments that grace the album cover, these pieces inspire a breathtaking state of awe. With an underlying power and strength, the expansiveness of these MONUMENTS OF ECSTASY await...
|1. ||Archaic Layers||MP3||11:29|| |
|2. ||Monuments of Trance||MP3||16:31|| |
|3. ||Primal Analog||MP3||9:20|| |
|4. ||Molecules of Momentum||MP3||9:05|| |
|5. ||Monuments of Ecstasy||MP3||15:08|| |
|6. ||This Place on Earth||MP3||4:36|| |
|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.
|Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces|
Part 1 (Discs 1 & 2)
2003 Projekt PRO142 (Poster, CD)
Reviewed by Frank MacEowen, Gilles Bédard, Jim Brenholts, Hannah M.G. Shapero, 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
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.
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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|Over Ruins / Moving Climates|
1996 Projekt (CD)
Jeff Greinke's unique process of sound-layering creates electronic music that is rich in texture, depth, mood, and subtle detail.
|1. ||Lead and Stream|| || |
|2. ||Regions Rendered Barren||MP3|| |
|3. ||Canal||MP3|| |
|4. ||Runaway Freight||MP3|| |
|5. ||Over Ruins|| || |
|6. ||Inhabited Tunnel||MP3|| |
|7. ||Pillars of Light||MP3|| |
|8. ||Across Vast Plains||MP3|| |
|9. ||Island Arc||MP3|| |
|10. ||Difficult Words||MP3|| |
|11. ||Their Final Hour||MP3|| |
|12. ||Open Duct||MP3|| |
|13. ||Stray Thoughts||MP3|| |
|14. ||Gathering Force||MP3|| |
|15. ||Red Tide||MP3|| |
|16. ||Traffic Wars||MP3|| |
|17. ||Towering Cumulus||MP3|| |
Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig
2019 Projekt PRO362 (CD)
PERSISTENT VISIONS is a 70-minute heart-centered sonic meditation from veteran transformative shamanic practitioners Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig. Designed for a continuous, uninterrupted listening experience that slowly evolves and builds with increasing tempo and dynamic complexity, PERSISTENT VISIONS consists of six parts (visions). As seamless blending parts of a singular composition, these visions invite an expanding consciousness to find its way into a ecstatically blissful and oceanic completion.
O Yuki Conjugate
1992 Projekt PRO33 (CD) – 2006 reissue
"O Yuki Conjugate create music which inhabits some netherworld between ethnic, ambient, improvised and experimental sounds."â€“ Option Magazine. This is a tribal-ambient classic, and one of the genre's essential releases.
|1. ||Snake Charm||MP3||5:56|| |
|2. ||A Darker Belief||MP3||5:04|| |
|3. ||Earth Loop Fragment||MP3||3:42|| |
|4. ||Long Pig||MP3||7:14|| |
|5. ||Alia Ma||MP3||7:05|| |
|6. ||Dusk, Dead Heart||MP3||4:59|| |
|7. ||Still Breath||MP3||5:20|| |
|8. ||Tidal Dance||MP3||4:24|| |
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.)
|Possibilities of Circumstance|
2013 Projekt PRO295 (CD)
Carrying on the tradition of Projekt's unique multi-artist collections, POSSIBILITIES OF CIRCUMSTANCE is an international gathering of electronic and ambient artists featuring seven previously unreleased tracks. Steve's piece "Consumed by Sunlight" was recorded this Summer; a preview from an upcoming release created over 2013, SPIRAL MEDITATIONS, containing shimmering, spiraling and uplifting pieces full of light and energy. Look for it early 2014.
|Sans Serif: Unbound|
2011 Projekt PRO257 (CD)
Forrest Fang had been creating outstanding minimal, ethno-ambient recordings since the 80's. This new release could easily be filed in the Immersion category. Five pieces hover and slowly shift in a cloud-like movement. The pure texture is created from a strata of sinuous harmonic layers. The ambiguous source of the of sound is rich, organic and at times other-worldly.
|1. ||Henon's Aurora||MP3||13:20|| |
|2. ||Chant of Urm||MP3||8:52|| |
|3. ||Lost Oracle||MP3||12:09|| |
|4. ||A Silver Season||MP3||12:28|| |
|5. ||Tone In Alium||MP3||10:32|| |
2017 Projekt PRO348 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by ExposÃ©
After six solo electronic/ambient albums and his 2016 collaborations with Steve Roach (Biosonic and Second Nature, Projekt) Robert Logan's new album blends surprising electronic and acoustic sources, terraforming bright, melodic molten sound with an enraptured experience of the natural world.
|1. ||Sovereign||MP3||7:36|| |
|2. ||Climber||MP3||4:23|| |
|3. ||Be Tall||MP3||3:16|| |
|4. ||Binary Star||MP3||5:59|| |
|5. ||The Weave|| ||6:12|| |
|6. ||Endless Sea||MP3||4:02|| |
|7. ||Senescence||MP3||2:27|| |
|8. ||Plantal Sequence||MP3||4:45|| |
|9. ||Metazoa||MP3||5:49|| |
|10. ||Voyager||MP3||6:26|| |
|Silent Currents: Live at Star's End|
2011 Projekt PRO262 (CD)
The 2-CD SILENT CURRENTS showcases a different side of Erik Wøllo's sound. Here he explores fascinating electronic / ambient landscapes with slow-motion structures, surreal soundscapes and floating currents. Drawn from two separate live radio broadcasts, 104 minutes of music traverse a more ambient, atmospheric and textural side than experienced on his other albums. Recorded in the studio of the famous Star's End radio show in Philadelphia, these performances from 2002 and 2007 are each a disc-long continuous piece with several chapters. With more focus on the deep drones than on melody and rhythm, zones drift and morph, organically flowing into each other. Layers of electronics and processed sound combine with light touches of electric guitar melody floating on top. Quiet, sparse and gentle electronic music with ambient passages mix with occasions of sequencer pulses.
|1. ||Silent Currents 1 (Philadelphia, PA, April 27 2002)||MP3||52:28|| |
|1. ||Silent Currents 2 (Philadelphia, PA, October 28 2007)||MP3||51:43|| |
2012 Projekt PRO271 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
Reviewed by Relaxed Machinery
Loren Nerell creates a masterful release of deep ambient with SLOW DREAM, field recordings from the world of sleep. On his seventh solo release, Nerell's four lengthy tracks are all-encompassing sonic environments forged mainly from extremely processed location recordings made during his trips to Bali. Rich drones and shimmering highlights skirt over the organic textures, processed and layered into subtle, delicate resonant spaces. Glowing, amorphous drifts of sound create the impression of traveling along the supple contours of subterranean passageways. This SLOW DREAM takes ethereal shape as an exotic but compelling atmosphere that hovers between the waking and sleep state. When experienced at a lower volume and left to repeat play over the course of a few hours, the transportive effect of this soundscape is especially powerful and mind-altering.
|1. ||Mentation||MP3||28:40|| |
|2. ||Slow Dream||MP3||10:29|| |
|3. ||A Sense of Presence||MP3||19:28|| |
|4. ||Persistence of Dream Imagery||MP3||8:31|| |
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
2005 Projekt PRO177 (CD)
Reviewed by David Rush, amazon.com, Muze, Sonic Curiosity, Star's End, Wind and Wire
First released as a limited edition of 2000 in 1998, the 3-CD box set ASCENSION OF SHADOWS quickly sold out, and has remained a highly-desired prize for Roach and Obmana fans. In response to consistent requests, Projekt has initiated a reissue series which will present each disc as its own release, using John Cagian principles: the release dates are hinged upon when PRO177, PRO188 and PRO199 arrive on Projekt's release schedule.
|Space and Time|
An Introduction to the Soundworlds of Steve Roach
2003 Projekt PRO151 (CD)
Reviewed by Bert Strolenberg, John Shanahan, Sonic Curiosity
SPACE AND TIME offers a unique overview of the nearly 20 years of groundbreaking recordings from noted ambient pioneer Steve Roach. Excerpting tracks from his 13 Projekt CD's, Roach hand-selected and mixed these pieces into a perfect flow which serves as an ideal insight into his vast recorded history. "Space" and "time" are two themes that run constant in all Roach's music. Rich with emotion and nuance, his sound creations evoke a strong sense of space and atmosphere while simultaneously altering the perception of time within that space. From the expansive, time-suspending landscapes reflected in releases such as 1984's STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE and 2003's MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES to the fire breathing, rhythmic-shamanic expressions woven from all things electric and organic on 1989's DREAMTIME RETURN and 2000's THE SERPENT'S LAIR, Roach has earned his position in the international pantheon of major ambient-atmospheric-electronic artists. Fueled by his prolific nature and uncompromising approach, SPACE AND TIME invites the listener on a 74-minute journey into the extraordinary soundworlds of Steve Roach.
6. Mislabelled as "Shift the Dimension" on some Projekt editions; 17. from the upcoming release FEVER DREAMS. Licensed for distribution in Czech Republic by Nextera (ERA 2031)
|Hi-Res 24-bit 96 kHZ |
2017 Projekt PRO336 (CD)
Reviewed by ExposÃ©, Guts of Darkness, MusicTap, Prog Archives
The sound of life, interconnected and unfurling... The spiral, a visual symbol of eternity, is a reoccurring metaphoric theme in Steve Roach's pioneering electronic work. Interpreted into musical form, these six spiraling sonic experiences offer a living activation that connects with a sense of the infinite. Roach's long history and love of analog sequencer-based styles reveal a continuing, evolving awakening within SPIRAL REVELATION's 63 minutes. Using only analog and hardware instruments to focus the mind's ear upon a filigree of intricate patterns woven with a direct hands-on approach, the artist sculpts and caresses sound into being in real time. An emotional through-line brings life to these pieces as the unfurling of time's windings connects to the vivid present and illuminates with anticipation a life-affirming future. A masterful expression of an artist who has infused his soul into the art form of electronic music.
|1. ||We Continue||MP3||11:08|| |
|2. ||Unseen Hands||MP3||6:06|| |
|3. ||Finger on the Pulse||MP3||9:43|| |
|4. ||A Righteous Thing||MP3||6:33|| |
|5. ||Primary Phase||MP3||9:42|| |
|6. ||Spiral Revelation|| ||19:50|| |
Nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award: Best New Age Album
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
2004 Projekt PRO152 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, Ambient Musings, Ambient Visions, CD Services (UK), Hypnagogue, MusicTAP, Sonic Curiosity, Synth Music Direct, Wind and Wire, www.Metal-Only.com
Steve Roach / Vidna Obmana's 2002 CD INNERZONE served as the doorway to the surreal environment explored on SPIRIT DOME. Recorded in one continuous 74-minute session, this is a dark sanctuary of pure texture and beautiful, if not at times foreboding, dissonance pulled along with pulsing beats, subtle loops and dense soundworlds. The single piece, "Spirit Dome," captures a chilling gothic ambience that offers the exploration of remote psychological states of awareness. This is achieved by way of extensive live processing of instruments including fujara (overtone flute), guitar, and the seemingly bottomless wellspring of electro-acoustic sounds found only in the duo's soundscapes.
Tracks flow together as a continuous performance, but are indexed for convenience.
|Spirit Dome - Live Archive|
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
2009 Projekt PRO225 (CD)
SPIRIT DOME returns with a perfect companion, LIVE ARCHIVE. Two out-of-print releases from this acclaimed ambient duo are brought together in this value-priced 2-CD release. Living proof of the power of live performance, these recordings are so immediate and engaging it would be easy to assume they were crafted over months in the studio. LIVE ARCHIVE, from their 1997 tour, serves as a natural complement to 2004's SPIRIT DOME, recorded live to stereo master in one take in a studio-like environment. LIVE ARCHIVE was originally released as a small run on the Groove label in Holland, and has been out of print for several years.
2012 Projekt PRO280 (CD) – Digipak
Projekt has re-released the monumental live in-concert Stormwarning. This release presents perhaps the most intense set of live sequencer music you will experience. Using all analog hardware gear, with what amounted to an entire studio setup on stage, the focus, development of the pieces and the power of the sound is unmatched.
|Stream of Thought|
Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo
2008 Projekt PRO224 (CD)
Reviewed by All Music Guide, e/i magazine, Electroambient Space, Guts Of Darkness, MusicTAP, Sonic Curiosity, Sonic Immersion, Tokafi
The mind is a mystery of thoughts and fluidly-shifting collected memories. There are many thoughts which form complete stories, while others are mere threads with no beginning or ending. The flow of ideas is energetic, pulsating and often in dramatic contrast. In the same manner, STREAM OF THOUGHT escorts us with cinematic precision through the mind's uncountable destinations. Organic electronic and new ambient sonic boundaries effortlessly dissolve on STREAM OF THOUGHT.
Presented as a 73-minute continuous flow.
|Streams & Currents|
2001 Projekt PRO128 (CD)
Reviewed by Alternate Music Press, Alternative Press, amazon.com, Ambient Visions, AmbiEntrance, EMR Electronic Music Reviews, Ink 19, New Times L.A., Sonic Curiosity, StarVox, Tower Pulse!, Tower Records epulse
STREAMS & CURRENTS creates a sanctuary that is rarely found in today's music. The perfect atmosphere for contemplation and dreaming with eyes open, imbued with an ephemeral quality that seems to linger at the edge of conscious perception, creating an introspective, enveloping flow of mood-altering pieces. The album progresses into deeper, darker, warmer, and quieter zones, towards a beautiful submerged ending.
|1. ||Present Moment|| ||7:52|| |
|2. ||Spirit Moves||MP3||28:37|| |
|3. ||Slow Rising|| ||14:38|| |
|4. ||Almost Touching||MP3||13:56|| |
|5. ||Ebb|| ||4:52|| |
|6. ||Flow|| ||4:00|| |
Structures From Silence
|CD out of stock|
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.
Vidna Obmana (with Steve Roach)
2001 Projekt PRO110 (CD)
Ambient collectors have searched for the missing link for years: a search for the albums that reflect the transition from vidnaObmana's early minimalist-ambient work to his current tribal-ambient sound. ECHOING DELIGHT, PARALLEL FLAMING and THE SPIRITUAL BONDING â€“ out of print for most of the 90's â€“ are that missing link. This is the SUBTERRANEAN COLLECTIVE.
|Temple in the Clouds|
Fayman & Fripp (Jeffrey Fayman, Robert Fripp)
2000 Projekt (CD)
The Soundscapes of Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp. This is the first collaboration between Fayman & Fripp, drawn from looped Frippertronics and dense Symphonic electronics. The result is in the vein of the classic Fripp & Eno NO PUSSYFOOTING collaboration. Released in conjunction with Jeffrey Fayman's Tranceportation imprint.
|Terrace of Memories|
Vidna Obmana, Sam Rosenthal
1992 Projekt (CD)
An ambient instrumental release from black tape for a blue girl's Sam Rosenthal in collaboration with Vidna Obmana.
|1. ||These Ancient Halls||MP3|| |
|2. ||Dark Mist, Rain||MP3|| |
|3. ||Terrace of Memories||MP3|| |
|4. ||From Within the Cold (A Fragment)||MP3|| |
|5. ||Of Silent Crossings||MP3|| |
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.
The Desert Inbetween
|Box Set out of stock|
Steve Roach, Brian Parnham
2011 Projekt PRO253 (CD)
Reviewed by Richard Gürtler, AllMusic, Electroambient Space, Guts of Darkness, Hypnagogue, MusicTAP, Sonic Curiosity, Sonic Immersion, Synth & Sequences
Steve Roach's unique soundquests continue to take him and his listeners on powerful journeys to worlds at once alien and familiar. On THE DESERT INBETWEEN, Roach teams up with fellow synthesist/percussionist/didgeridoo player Brian Parnham to explore a hybrid electronic acoustic soundworld sure to please listeners of Suspended Memories and ORIGINS -era tribalism as well as THE SERPENT'S LAIR -styled electronics.
|1. ||Opening Sky||MP3||11:03|| |
|2. ||Ancestral Passage||MP3||9:19|| |
|3. ||Serpent Gulch||MP3||11:11|| |
|4. ||Somewhere Between||MP3||7:13|| |
|5. ||Spirit Passage||MP3||4:14|| |
|6. ||Return to the Underground||MP3||17:14|| |
|7. ||When the Raven Flies|| ||6:31|| |
|The Fata Morgana Dream|
2019 Projekt PRO356 (CD)
Over the course of seventeen solo albums and three-plus decades, Bay Area ambient/electronic musician Forrest Fang has cultivated his surrealist blend of electronically-transformed ethnic instruments and minimalist aural environments. Fang's pieces reflect his uniquely personal universe of influences, mysterious objects and undefined phenomena. Gently layered drones combine with slow-moving piano themes, violin, as well as subtle Eastern string, wind, and percussive elements.
|The Gesture of History|
Sam Rosenthal, Nick Shadow (with Steve Roach)
2019 Projekt PRO358 (CD, Vinyl)
Reviewed by Exposé Online
Viola-based textural ambient drift from Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Introspective passages where the organic texture and emotions of the viola play out over an atmosphere of engulfing mournful beauty. Delicate strings float upon shimmering, forever changing expressionistic backgrounds of processed viola, synth, and harmonium -- profoundly sensitive and deeply moving. The modernist ambient compositions balance on the precipice looking back in moments of reflection and rumination while delicately holding the future in our hands.
|1. ||blood on the snow i|| ||12:20|| |
|2. ||blood on the snow ii|| ||12:51|| |
|3. ||...and watch the galaxy turning|| ||3:53|| |
|4. ||the gesture of history|| ||16:26|| |
Presented on CD in 6-panel Digipak or 140-gram black vinyl.
|The Lost Pieces|
1995 Projekt R13 (CD)
Reviewed by Muze
A great collection of "lost" pieces that came shortly after the completion of a project, or from multi-artist samplers between 1988 and 1992. Steve's various styles from that time are presented here in a way that flows effortlessly from one space to the next. Another good introduction to Steve's music.
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.
|The River of Appearance|
1996 Projekt PRO65 (CD)
"Nothing in Vidna's previous releases will prepare you for the glories, the passion, and the transcendental beauties of this release. This is a crowning achievement; in the heavenly, soaring, shimmering, meditative vein. This is a must-have release for all lovers of space and ambient music." â€“ Bill Schroeder, WEFT / Epiphanies Radio.
|The River of Appearance|
10th Anniversary 2-CD edition
Vidna Obmana, Dreams in Exile
2006 Projekt PRO185 (CD)
Projekt re-releases Vidna Obmana's classic THE RIVER OF APPEARANCE with a bonus disc, the entire album performed by Oregon's Dreams in Exile. River was a high point of Obmana's early compositional style, presenting a minimal and serene flow utilizing sparse piano lines which intermingle with drifting keyboard loops and organic rainstick sounds. There is an overall harmonic unity on these 8 pieces, stripping dense walls back to reveal a slowly changing sound configuration. The second disc is not merely bonus tracks, but a complete re-creation of the original on traditional instruments.
|The Road Eternal|
Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo
2011 Projekt PRO259 (CD)
Reviewed by Ambient Music Guide, Brutal Resonance, Hypnagogue, Musique Machine, New Age Retailer, One Thousand Pulses, Relaxed Machinery, seanwilliams.com, Sonic Immersion, Star's End, Synth & Sequences
Following their collaboration STREAM OF THOUGHT, Roach and Wollo reunite to travel THE ROAD ETERNAL, an electronic/ambient path filled with passion and beauty. Six engaging and expansive rhythmic sequencer-based tracks intersperse with ambient zones and soaring electric guitar textures highlighting sparse, arching thematic lines.
|1. ||The Road Eternal||MP3||21:21|| |
|2. ||Depart at Sunrise||MP3||9:16|| |
|3. ||The Next Place||MP3||12:15|| |
|4. ||First Twilight||MP3||4:35|| |
|5. ||Travel By Moonlight||MP3||10:06|| |
|6. ||Night Strands||MP3||5:16|| |
|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|| ||12:14|| |
|2. ||Rite of Passage|| ||14:09|| |
|3. ||Shedding the Skin|| ||5:39|| |
|4. ||Big Medicine|| ||12:53|| |
|5. ||Future Tribe||MP3||8:30|| |
|6. ||Birthright|| ||5:59|| |
|7. ||Osmosis|| ||4:04|| |
|8. ||Egg Chamber Dreaming|| ||8:53|| |
|Disc 2: Offerings From the Underworld|
|1. ||Offering in Waves|| ||10:55|| |
|2. ||Impending Sense of Calm|| ||9:03|| |
|3. ||Cave Dwellers|| ||23:08|| |
|4. ||Primal Passage|| ||4:47|| |
|5. ||Serpent Clan|| ||5:02|| |
|6. ||Beating Heart of the Dragon Mother|| ||6:50|| |
|7. ||Ochua|| ||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|| |
|The Venerable Dark Cloud|
69-minute extended re-release
2016 Projekt PRO330 (CD) – limited edition of 300
An ambient hybrid of traditional Indonesian soundscapes and electronics. Originally released in 2000 on Italy's Amplexus label, Loren Nerell extends THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD's original 22 minutes to over 69 minutes, culminating in a complete vision capturing a sound that Sequences described as "modern ambient drone music (that) melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old".
In 2000, Glen Hammett wrote for The Raging Consciousness Desk, THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD "is spectacular, creative, and a delight to listen. Enchanting! The sensation the listener comes away with is one of a sacred mysterious quality, and I found myself wanting more when it ended".
Sixteen years later, the wait is over. Capturing an ambient sound informed by Indonesian gamelan music, and the concept of animism, Loren remarks, "What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong? You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong".
From the liner notes, Loren writes:
This project started back in 1998 when Stefano Gentile asked me to contribute to his Amplexus mini-CD ambient label. The timing was perfect: I had just finished my masters degree in ethnomusicology, it had been a while since I had any time to create music, and I was very eager to get back to creating again.
The first thing that came was the title; well, actually I stole the title. THE VENERABLE DARK CLOUD is the English translation of the name given to the UCLA Javanese gamelan ensemble "Kyai Mendung". I felt this title fit the mood of the music I was writing, plus I also had this concept for what the album was about. Indonesia is predominately Islamic, but underneath there are many layers of other beliefs including Animism, the belief that everything has a soul. This has filtered down into everything including gamelan ensembles; it is thought that the spirit of the ensemble resides in its largest gong. As an outsider, I was fascinated. I wondered, "What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong?" You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong. "Within The Cloud" is how a gong would think created using only gamelan tones that I processed.
One unique aspect of the Amplexus concept that I found challenging was the short capacity of the little 3-inch CDs they released on; they held about 23 minutes rather than the 74 minutes on a standard CD. It was a challenge, but I found around 22 minutes of music to include. I felt and still feel it is the strongest work I have produced to date.
Fast forward about ten years; the CD is long out of print. Steve Roach suggested that I release the CD again but this time as a full-length version. I went back into my archives and found a couple of tracks that I did not include on the original release due to length. "Liquid Metal Statis" appeared on the Hypnos Compilation CD Weightless, Effortless and has been slightly remixed for this disc. The other was an alternative version of the song "Eclipse," now called "Another Cloud". Completing the vision are tracks "Tenganan Grove" and "Lambat Lane".
|The Witch Hammer|
Shinjuku Thief's 1993 opus, THE WITCH HAMMER, is a classic Gothic Industrial masterpiece paying homage to German expressionist film of the 1920's and supernatural horror from the 1500's. Dark, orchestral timbres set into rich soundscapes, interspersed with outbursts of violence and power.
|1. ||Tollkorn|| || |
|2. ||Waltz of the Midwives||MP3|| |
|3. ||The Witch Hammer|| || |
|4. ||Smell of Nightfall||MP3|| |
|5. ||A Midnight Mass||MP3|| |
|6. ||Wolfzahn||MP3|| |
|7. ||Poena Damni||MP3|| |
|8. ||Trespassing the Gates||MP3|| |
|9. ||The Darkened Psalm||MP3|| |
|10. ||Totenheer||MP3|| |
|11. ||Burkhardt of Worms||MP3|| |
|12. ||Flight of the Screech Owls||MP3|| |
|13. ||Warm as Blood Beneath the Clods||MP3|| |
|14. ||In the Path of Walpurga's Ashes||MP3|| |
|The Wolf At The Ruins / Migration|
2013 Projekt PRO290 (CD)
Projekt opens the archives to bring back two formative ambient works. Originally released in 1989 and 1986 respectively, THE WOLF AT THE RUINS and MIGRATION have been out of print for over 20 years. They're from the period when he began his own fusion of electronics and traditional non-Western instruments into a modernist blend of electronics, ambient and world music. Re-released with two bonus tracks per album, and remastered by Robert Rich, this limited edition 2-CD reissue of 300 copies is the definitive way to experience Fang's early visionary blend of space music, hypnotic minimalism and earthy polyrhythms with a Far Eastern bent.
Originally released on Fang's cryptically named Ominous Thud label, these releases incorporate tape delay techniques first popularized by ambient pioneers Robert Fripp and Terry Riley, combined with a broadening palette of influences from non-Western folk music to ambient music to progressive rock. THE WOLF AT THE RUINS, released in 1989, was a particularly significant album for Fang that brought him to greater prominence with extensive airplay on nationally syndicated radio show such as Music From the Hearts of Space and Echoes.
"These albums were really a turning point for me, musically," says Fang. "With my exposure to traditional Chinese music and other non-Western forms such as Balinese gamelan, I was seeing and hearing new colors and textures that seem to form their own sound and language, maybe just a bit beyond my grasp but close enough for me to preserve the essence of what I was experiencing."
"Fang's compositional stylings applied to the genre of space music with exceptional results." -- Billboard
What reviewers have said about THE WOLF AT THE RUINS:
"THE WOLF AT THE RUINS is an intriguing album that freely mixes space music with multifaceted ethnic colorings in a way that is sure to appeal to connoisseurs of experimental global music." -- Allmusic.com
"An oriental-occidental fantasy world of music is created; not new age nor background music, but something deeper, evocative and involved." -- Audion
"[Fang's] release ... confirms his stature ... as being among the best American synthesists. However, Fang does not rely solely on electronics. He works with traditional non-Western instruments and musical styles (especially those from his Chinese heritage), and processes them through contemporary technology and a more modernist approach ... Simply put, Fang has produced a gorgeous piece of work." -- Option
What reviewers have said about MIGRATION:
"Dreamlike and meditative soundscapes." -- New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock
"Layered keyboards are the dominant instrument or repetition-based pieces reminiscent of Terry Riley and Mike Ratledge." -- Sound Choice
|1. ||The Windmill||MP3||4:42|| |
|2. ||Passage and Ascent||MP3||11:47|| |
|3. ||The Luminous Crowd||MP3||6:24|| |
|4. ||Amelia||MP3||2:58|| |
|5. ||An Amulet and a Travelogue||MP3||23:58|| |
|6. ||Karina Waits At The Window||MP3||2:22|| |
|7. ||Silent Fields||MP3||7:12|| |
|8. ||Meditation||MP3||5:23|| |
|9. ||A Quiet Place||MP3||10:09|| |
|1. ||Invocation||MP3||1:14|| |
|2. ||Through A Glass Landing||MP3||6:43|| |
|3. ||Comfort||MP3||3:26|| |
|4. ||Koshi||MP3||3:27|| |
|5. ||Before Sunrise||MP3||2:54|| |
|6. ||Second Impression||MP3||1:16|| |
|7. ||Peru||MP3||3:12|| |
|8. ||Gradual Formation In Sand||MP3||7:20|| |
|9. ||Lowland Dream||MP3||5:04|| |
|10. ||Sleep||MP3||4:25|| |
|11. ||White Fences||MP3||3:03|| |
|12. ||Evening Song||MP3||5:47|| |
|13. ||Arpeggiana||MP3||2:30|| |
1-8, 1-9, 2-12, 2-13: bonus tracks
|CD out of stock|
Steve Roach, Jeffrey Fayman, Robert Fripp, Momodou Kah
2002 Projekt PRO135 (CD)
Reviewed by Hannah M.G. Shapero, Bret Miller, Earwaves Media, Electroambient Space, e|i magazine, MusicTAP, New Age Voice, Outline Magazine, Sonic Curiosity, Under the Volcano
TRANCE SPIRITS by Steve Roach, Jeffrey Fayman, Robert Fripp and Momodou Kah represents the next step in genuine tribal ambient soundscapes. This amazing gathering of artists makes a magnificent leap into the future of acoustically-fused electronic music.
|1. ||Taking Flight|| ||10:36|| |
|2. ||Trance Spirits||MP3||16:44|| |
|3. ||Off Spring|| ||8:10|| |
|4. ||Seekers|| ||7:20|| |
|5. ||The Calling|| ||5:47|| |
|6. ||Year of the Horse||MP3||13:34|| |
|7. ||In The Same Deep Water|| ||11:42|| |
2017 Projekt PRO348 (CD)
Keeping analog sequencer music alive in the 21st century... Poly-rhythmic sequential melodies of warm, engaging electronics propel Transmitter, an album created live-in-the-studio on vintage synthesizers and sequencers. Organic performances of six new tracks (and one from MantraSequent) glide through evolving epics with a classic 70's feel. Thick synthesizer textures and pulsating rhythms generate and modulate the pieces captured June 18th 2017 at WXPN's Star's End Radio, Philadelphia. Host Chuck Van Zyl writes:
|Tree of Life|
Loren Nerell, Mark Seelig
2014 Projekt PRO299 (CD)
Loren and Mark's electro-acoustic debut merges the ambient soundworlds of Southeast Asia, North & South America with the spiritual influences of Bali and India. One part droney soundscape, one part tribal deliberation, and one part ethnological exploration,TREE OF LIFE expands into a transformative experience. Loren's deep understanding of Balinese music, coupled with his expertise in sound engineering, effortlessly complements Mark's Bansuri flutes and harmonic overtone vocals and chants. Supported by Sarangi maestro Pankaj Mishra from India, and up-and-coming percussionist Max Link from Germany, the release follows up on ideas sparked during Loren and Mark's first time on stage together at the 2010 SoundQuest Fest in Tucson, Arizona.
|1. ||Wacah Chan||MP3|| |
|2. ||Cintamani||MP3|| |
|3. ||Yggdrasil||MP3|| |
|4. ||Kayon||MP3|| |
|5. ||Acacia||MP3|| |
|6. ||Arbor Vitae||MP3|| |
|Tripping Back Into the Broken Days|
2002 Projekt PRO134 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
|1. ||broken days||MP3|| |
|2. ||it's okay to be small||MP3|| |
|3. ||the last winter||MP3|| |
|4. ||asleep in the river||MP3|| |
|5. ||fades down far||MP3|| |
|6. ||give up the ghost||MP3|| |
|7. ||vacant winter day||MP3|| |
|8. ||gray december desert day||MP3|| |
|9. ||blue heron||MP3|| |
|10. ||halfway between here and there||MP3|| |
|11. ||cat & dog||MP3|| |
|12. ||pale blue prevails||MP3|| |
premastering treatments by Steve Roach
2014 Projekt PRO306 (CD)
The TUNDRA EP finds Erik Wøllo creating fascinating atmospheric and rhythmic instrumental electronic music. This 30-minute 5-song EP features all new, previously-unreleased tracks that showcase Erik's ability to incorporate new and fresh elements into his music while remaining true to his unique style. A strong emphasis on sequenced rhythmic passages and grooves mixes with spacious deep ambient soundscapes and melodic themes provided by electric guitars and various synthesizers.
|1. ||Tundra||MP3||7:07|| |
|2. ||Perma||MP3||5:43|| |
|3. ||Taiga||MP3||5:43|| |
|4. ||The Native Chant||MP3||5:16|| |
|5. ||Swirled Lights||MP3||5:14|| |
|Twilight of Perception|
1996 Projekt (CD)
A 70-minute collection of previously unreleased and compilation-only tracks. "An indispensable look back along the path that has led to vidnaObmana's watershed work of recent years. Highly recommended." - Ink19.com
|1. ||The Embrace In Motion||MP3||5:48|| |
|2. ||Traditional Spirit (Gülüm Seni)|| ||4:59|| |
|3. ||Sanctuary of Reply||MP3||16:14|| |
|4. ||Over Blue Mountains||MP3||6:11|| |
|5. ||Primary (Gamelan 3)||MP3||7:11|| |
|6. ||Twilight Came||MP3||8:30|| |
|7. ||Charm Mystique||MP3||5:15|| |
|8. ||Torch of Remembrance||MP3||4:51|| |
|9. ||Shamanistic Return||MP3||6:53|| |
|10. ||By Abundant Rain||MP3||6:25|| |
Well of Souls
|CD out of stock|
Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana
1995 Projekt PRO60 (Poster, CD)
Reviewed by John Pemble, Detroit Metro Times, i/e, Muze, The Tracking Angle
Steve Roach and Belgium-based Vidna Obmana in their first fully-realized duo project. A dark and inviting descent through textures that swirl and drift like liquid smoke while ethno-electronic grooves throb with primal urges. This double CD presents a "day" and "night" disc, starting with the rhythmic, then moving to pure atmospheric drifts. "This is an unequalled achievement and nothing in ambient or space-music can be compared... organic, graceful, it approaches the realm of the sacred." -- (Detroit Metro Times)
|1. ||In the Presence of Something||MP3||9:57|| |
|2. ||In the Realm of Twilight -- Outlands One||MP3||13:13|| |
|3. ||The Secret Arrival -- Outlands Two||MP3||14:08|| |
|4. ||The Gathering||MP3||24:08|| |
|1. ||Deep Hours||MP3||29:24|| |
|2. ||Well of Souls||25:58|| |
|3. ||The Quiet Companion||MP3||8:14|| |
|4. ||The Dwelling Place||MP3||9:02|| |