Release Date: 11/08/11
Electro-acoustic nature is the heart of the sound: earthy ferocity and multi-timbral frequencies drawn to their fullest.
Journey of Oneis a pinnacle live performance captured during the zenith of Steve Roachâs rich tribal-ambient origins of the mid-1990âs. The music rises from the darkness, an ancient voice chants in serpentine ecstasy only to subside and hover next to silence, soon broken by raging hybrid trance grooves, didgeridoo and mind-altering soundscapes that mesh to form a soundtrack for a future-primal culture. This 2CD set unfolds like the genesis of this influential sound.
Roach meticulously, passionately utilizes the electro-acoustic nature that is the heart of this sound: earthy ferocity and multi-timbral frequencies drawn out to their fullest. This music shapeshifts between moods, always rushing forward engaging a range of electronic and acoustic tools: analog and digital synths, clay water pots percussion, butterfly cocoons and seed pod shakers, & ocarinas. The didgeridoosâs hoary human-vocal sonic quality and a tumbling avalanche of hand-struck percussion further illustrate the tribalistic canvas.
The world ofJourney of One is immersed in striking, expansive landscapes and deeply entrenched rhythms permeated throughout by a darker, impending resonance, an exhibition of emerging primordial life teeming below an underbelly of gelatinous rhythms and tumultuous waves of electronics, up through the massive ambience and vast subterranean realms. All of these disparate elements are brought together on the ritual ground that is Journey of One.
âAll of my music is audiobiographical in many ways,â Roach reflects. âIt comes from life, from higher arcing desires and dreams joined by the events and moments found in the day-to-day experience of being alive. Through it all,Journey of Oneis a living record of my time on the creative path that started many years ago. These releases are sign posts at points along the way, the journey of one man rapt in sound.â
2CD in 6-panel digipak.
|Run Time: 98 mins|
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