Dreamtime Return

Dreamtime Return

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by Steve Roach
     
 

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Steve Roach is one of the grand masters of visionary space music, designed to transport the mind and spirit to be, feel, and experience the essences of matter, flesh, space, emotion, thought, or dream. Roach, already a master of the form when this album was recorded in 1988, spent a lot of time hiking deep in the Australian Outback,See more details below

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Steve Roach is one of the grand masters of visionary space music, designed to transport the mind and spirit to be, feel, and experience the essences of matter, flesh, space, emotion, thought, or dream. Roach, already a master of the form when this album was recorded in 1988, spent a lot of time hiking deep in the Australian Outback, absorbing the beauty of the area's sacred sites and aboriginal rock paintings. This album marked the first time that the didgeridoo, a growling drone instrument played here by virtuoso David Hudson, was given center stage in a non-Australian recording. Using live instruments, synthesizers, and recordings of Aboriginal tribesmen, Roach creates a space in which to disappear. Elongated drones and tones might pull you over the dome of the cosmos, while echoing piano notes twinkle with an ancient knowledge. You follow organ tones as they get sucked sourly into a whirlpool, and ghostly moans flap past like bats. Roach can combine sounds to portray rock -- very old rock -- and if you let yourself go with the flow, you can experience being a primordial stone. If you think new age music is airy and insubstantial, think again. The tone of this music can pull you deep into the psyche, and its character-building depths are peaceful and nurturing. Two discs offer a 127-minute sonic excursion, on which fellow travellers Kevin Braheny and Robert Rich sit in.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Linda Kohanov
Roach's sojourn into the mythological mind of the Australian aborigines 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. Altered chords that breathe ever so slowly, floating textures, digitally sampled aboriginal instruments, primitive trance rhythms, and arresting abstract sounds lead you through an unfolding maze of sonic dimensions that depict a sense of mystery and confrontation with the unknown. The double CD has 38 minutes of music not in the cassette version.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2005
Label:
Projekt Records
UPC:
0617026017525
catalogNumber:
175
Rank:
75334

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Roach   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Stick,Multi Instruments,Sampling,Taos Drum,Analogue Synthesizer,Digital Drums
Kevin Braheny   Synthesizer,Woodwind,EWI
Robert Rich   Dumbek,Drums
David Hudson   Didjeridu
Chuck Oken   Rainstick

Technical Credits

Steve Roach   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Remastering,Digital Synthesizer,Sequencers
Dave Stahl   Liner Notes
Loren Nerell   Engineer
Georgianne Cowan   Cover Photo
Ethan Edgecombe   Executive Producer
Sam Rosenthal   Graphic Design
Daniel Hersch   Mastering
Rich   Composer

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