Day out of Time
is an excellent introduction and starting point for new fans of Steve Roach. The soundtrack to Time of the Earth
, "an audiovisual odyssey" of the Southwest, this disc has 11 chapters from previously released CDs. Some are from Roach's solo discography and others are from various-artist compilations. There are now six discs of Roach's material that allow listeners to hear cross sections or progressions of his music. He has two discs of "lost pieces," a double-disc retrospective of his Fortuna releases, and a collection of pieces from the first seven TimeRoom Editions CDs. This disc cuts across labels with a different perspective. Roach uses electro-tribal, sombient, minimalist, and pure space music pieces to convey the emotions of the landscapes. Even for e-music aficionados and established Steve Roach fans, this is an essential listening experience.