World's Edge

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All Music Guide - John W. Patterson
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John W. Patterson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1992
  • Label: Fortuna Records
  • UPC: 013711805727
  • Catalog Number: 18057
  • Sales rank: 324,535

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 World's Edge (9:49)
  2. 2 The Call - Guy Thouin (3:33)
  3. 3 Steel and Bone (2:40)
  4. 4 Undershadow (8:29)
  5. 5 When Souls Roam (6:53)
  6. 6 Beat of Desire (7:38)
  7. 7 Glimpse (3:08)
  8. 8 Thunderground (10:30)
  9. 9 Falling, Flying, Dreaming (6:18)
  10. 10 Drift (7:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 To the Threshold of Silence (58:23)
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Edgy Stuff

    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.

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