Release Date: 07/24/15
Mesmerizing soundworlds. Sound, silence, tone, and time-altering forms, view the molecules of emotion and perception.
Mesmerizing soundworlds from an artist immersed in the sensual realms of electronic/ambient sonic creation. Steve Roach dives further into the deep end of introspective music on this atmospheric set. Focusing on the essential elements of sound, silence, tone, and time-altering forms, the four long-form pieces are a lens to view the molecules of emotion and enhanced perception. Peeling away the surface layers to reveal the subterranean strata beneath,Etheric Imprintsbrings into form a contained sense of stillness and reflection.
Expose:âThe floating ghostly smoke image that adorns the cover fits the music perfectly, drifting freely in space, never tethered to any notion of rhythm or structure, yet moving and melodic. Here soundworld creator Roach is back in his best known element, a reflective and introspective form that moves intimately with the spirit and subconscious through an ever-floating pathway of mysterious emotion and perception.â
Reaching towards a new voice in Roachâs vocabulary of expressing the ineffable, the twenty-eight-minute title track was created with an highly processed electric grand piano as the main voice. Performing in real time and responding to an expansive electro-acoustic environment, Roach profoundly shapes and molds musical space and tone in his hands. In this piece, moments of stillness arise like waves of flow and ebb while a substratum of analog modular synth zones provides a constant, slowly shifting undercurrent of mystery and harmonic interplay.
Etheric Imprintsevokes an aural phenomena that seems to float and hover, expanding and dissipating before our very ears. A kind of Rorschach test for the auditory senses that can offer a different imprint at every listen; what we bring to it completes the experience.
Best described as âelegant minimalism,âEtheric Imprintsoffers a deeper listening into the nuance of now by way of the power of sound.
CD in 6-panel digipak.
|Run Time: 74 mins|
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