SoMa

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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
Steve Roach and Robert Rich are the most important electronic ambient musicians in the U.S. SoMa is their highly acclaimed follow-up to their first collaboration, Strata. Soma, according to Vedic writings, is "a drink made from plants which could help one commune with the gods." It is also the Greek word for body. So they designed this CD to be a vehicle to traverse between the physical and spiritual worlds. It is deep stuff. The soundscape offers listeners the opportunity to pursue and achieve states of ecstasy. The only extracurricular involvement is from the souls of the music and the listeners. The psychoactive atmospheres penetrate the defenses of the spirit and use ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
Steve Roach and Robert Rich are the most important electronic ambient musicians in the U.S. SoMa is their highly acclaimed follow-up to their first collaboration, Strata. Soma, according to Vedic writings, is "a drink made from plants which could help one commune with the gods." It is also the Greek word for body. So they designed this CD to be a vehicle to traverse between the physical and spiritual worlds. It is deep stuff. The soundscape offers listeners the opportunity to pursue and achieve states of ecstasy. The only extracurricular involvement is from the souls of the music and the listeners. The psychoactive atmospheres penetrate the defenses of the spirit and use Earth's resonant rhythms to tap into the biorhythms. From that point forward, Rich and Roach are in control. Listeners will go to the far reaches of the netherworld and stay within the limits set by this duo. This CD is in a league of its own. Comparisons would do the other discs an injustice. It is an essential album for all fans of good music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/1/1993
  • Label: Hearts Of Space
  • UPC: 025041103329
  • Catalog Number: 11033
  • Sales rank: 19,191

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Magick (7:40)
  2. 2 Nightshade (9:07)
  3. 3 Going Inland (4:05)
  4. 4 Silk Ridge (6:05)
  5. 5 Blood Music (8:10)
  6. 6 Soma (12:07)
  7. 7 Seduction of the Minotaur (5:21)
  8. 8 Touch (4:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Roach Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Flute, Percussion, Keyboards, Ocarina, Voices, Multi Instruments, Didjeridu, Sampling, Track Performer, Rainstick, Clay Pot
Robert Rich Synthesizer, Dumbek, Flute, Percussion, Drums, Steel Guitar, Keyboards, Multi Instruments, Kalimba, Sampling, Track Performer, Rainstick, Waterphone, Clay Drums
Linda Kohanov Percussion, scratching, Drums
Technical Credits
Robert Rich Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Contributor, drum programming, Mastering
Steve Roach Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Contributor, drum programming
Stephen Hill Contributor, Mastering, Image Editing
Wernher Krutein Artwork, Cover Design
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