World's Edge

World's Edge

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by Steve Roach
     
 
Steve Roach's World's Edge is a wonderfully executed blending of all those things that worked so well in Structures from Silence and Dreamtime Return. Disc one incorporates a healthy dose of the Aboriginal percussives into Roach's trademark swelling drone-breathing synths.

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Steve Roach's World's Edge is a wonderfully executed blending of all those things that worked so well in Structures from Silence and Dreamtime Return. Disc one incorporates a healthy dose of the Aboriginal percussives into Roach's trademark swelling drone-breathing synths. A perfect balance of tension-release, anticiptation-relaxation, and trancezone/world-stopping is woven into a fine tapestry of ethereal soundworlds. Ten tracks ranging from three to ten-and-a-half minutes offer some of Roach's best works for the blank-stare, alpha-waved, drool-inducing moments. Disc two offers essentially another hour of one nonstop Roach-scape, transporting you even further through massive gong calls, synth-voiced wordless chants, Tibetan ruins among Cydonian foothills, crumbling on the dust storm-eroded face of Mars, now welcome your naked soul. You can hear Roach's The Magnificent Void here, too. This is Roach at his best. Highly recommend for ambient-heads and electronic tune devotees; make sure this is in your collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/1992
Label:
Fortuna Records
UPC:
0013711805727
catalogNumber:
18057

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Roach   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Dumbek,Flute,Percussion,Drums,Didjeridu,Bells,Sampling,Tibetan Bells,Lakota Flute,Frame Drum,Sample Percussion
Robin Horn   Cymbals,Gong,Chinese Gong
Robert Rich   Steel Guitar
Florence Riggs   Vocals,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Guy Thouin   Percussion,Tabla

Technical Credits

Robin Horn   Contributor
Steve Roach   Producer,Engineer,Contributor,Liner Notes
Ethan Edgecombe   Producer,Executive Producer
Eckart Rahn   Art Direction
Robert Langlois   Engineer
Helmut Zimmermann   Cover Art

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World's Edge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just think this is some of Roach's best work. Comfortably dark, but not disturbing. You may even see a light at the edge of this music. This is another one that you can listen to over and over again. It's a journey type album, on a close par with "Early Man," which I still consider his best album.