On This Planet

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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
The cover of On This Planet offers two of the many faces of Earth. One is a craggy, misty place of eerie cold, the other a wind-worn ancient desertscape. Both extremes are intense and lonely, yet extremely inviting in their inhospitableness. It is like being drawn toward the knife. Challenging "dark ambient" composer Steve Roach asks you to experience his compositions loud. This is no unobtrusive sonic background, but a sound atlas to the nether regions. His creations are wrought with didgeridoo, clay pots and other varied percussion, synthesizers, conversation, and electronic respirations. This is a condensation of material developed for and through his 1997 tour. On the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
The cover of On This Planet offers two of the many faces of Earth. One is a craggy, misty place of eerie cold, the other a wind-worn ancient desertscape. Both extremes are intense and lonely, yet extremely inviting in their inhospitableness. It is like being drawn toward the knife. Challenging "dark ambient" composer Steve Roach asks you to experience his compositions loud. This is no unobtrusive sonic background, but a sound atlas to the nether regions. His creations are wrought with didgeridoo, clay pots and other varied percussion, synthesizers, conversation, and electronic respirations. This is a condensation of material developed for and through his 1997 tour. On the basis of the evidence presented here, listeners who missed the tour should rue the day they passed up any opportunities to witness it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/1997
  • Label: Hearts Of Space
  • UPC: 025041108225
  • Catalog Number: 11082
  • Sales rank: 343,731

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Roach Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Percussion, Vocals, Didjeridu, Sampling, Analogue Synthesizer
Roger King Bass
Linda Kohanov Vocals
Patrick O'Hearn Bass, Bass Guitar
Omar Faruk Tekbilek Darbouka, Baglama, Bandir
Technical Credits
Steve Roach Producer, Liner Notes, Digital Synthesizer, Sample Arrangements
Stephen Hill Art Direction
Bob Olhsson Mastering
Jeremy Hulette Art Direction
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