Posted on november 10, 2014 february 9, 2018 author jen monroe categories album tags 1984, ambient, america, new age. As well, 2012 will bring a slate of steve roach solo and collaborative works that will challenge and be of great importance and influence. That said, despite having a high resolution system, i cant hear a difference between this remaster and the previous one with the purple cover. Structures from silence is a music studio album recording by steve roach progressive electronicprogressive rock released in 1984 on cd, lp vinyl andor cassette. Roach took brian enos ambient a step further by creating something with a resounding sense of humanity and emotion. Quiet music 2 is inspired by the vast space found in a desert. Structures from silence 1984 generally considered his first classic and a touchstone of ambient in general, this is three long, peaceful synthbased pieces. Listen to your favorite songs from structures from silence by steve roach now. Music profile for steve roach, born 16 february 1955.
With his distinctive melange of analogue and digital synthesisers, acoustic instrumentation and highly imaginative soundscaping, steve roach is a giant in modern ambient and one of the most respected electronic musicians in the world. They are ok, but really not in the same league as structures from silence. Home forums discussions music corner steve roach structures from silence best sounding version. He draws deep inspiration from the european electronic tradition, and you can certainly hear the legacy of german psychedelic electronica and. I believe it was the first album he recorded with tribal. Steve roach, kerri chandler and more reflect on iconic drum machines after releasing his third studio album, 1984s structures from silence, roach was asked to create music for the developing. Structures from silence 1984 is the third album by the american ambient musician steve roach. Im the slightly less famous acoustic musician steve roach. In 1975 steve lost two of his motocross friends in racing accidents, then had a tramatic accident himself. Structures from silence deluxe edition by steve roach, released 28 october. Roach says the process of revisiting his classic structures from silence for the recent 3cd 30th anniversary reissue helped inspire the pieces that evolved into the delicate forever. With songs ranging from the ambient bliss of his earlier classic structures from silence all the way to tracks that, in the right light and heightened mind state, could conceivably fill a dance floor, dreamtime return is roach s most diverse and exploratory album. Steve roach biography, albums, streaming links allmusic.
Structures from silence is noteworthy for being the first time steve roach moved away from constructing synth music around krauty, trancelike rhythmic structures. Steve roach discography the soundworlds of steve roach. Provided to youtube by entertainment one distribution us structures from silence steve roach structures from silence 30th anniversary deluxe remastered edition. The chrome highbias tape was also made from the same new master. I was in highschool computer lab, preparing to write a paper, and needed some tunes to distract from all the other students.
Structures from silence 30th anniversary remastered edition. For our next guest we welcome steve roach, the pioneer of ambientatmospheric electronic music, to the boards. The music on the tape doesnt sound anything like ride the lightning by. Roach loves driving, he explains as we arrive at the timeroom, where. Steve roach is a progressive electronic progressive rock artist from united states. The project was never completed, and so quiet music 1 became an environmentallydriven work of ambient music all its own. Gilles bedards neardeath experiences and music research. Roach reflects, after placing such detailed focus on the structures from silence remaster, along with the new pieces on the second and third disc, i was. The 2xcd reissue as a bunch of excellent bonus material. Steve roach s quiet music series is being released in its entirety on vinyl for the first time, this january via telephone explosion records read more. Some ambient records, including roach albums, can often be too much, or not enough. Steve roach structures from silence, 1984 listen to this. Steve roach born february 16, 1955 is an american composer and performer of ambient and electronic music, whose recordings are informed by his impressions of environment, perception, flow and space.
Searingly emotive, but without all that sloppy human feelings stuff. Roach reflects, after placing such detailed focus on the structures from silence remaster, along with the new pieces on the second and third disc, i was taken. If there is an overarching figure in the world of ambient music, american steve roach is unquestionably that person. Structures from silence by steve roach on amazon music unlimited. Find steve roach discography, albums and singles on allmusic. They were recorded between 1983 and 1986 and originally released on cassette in 1986. This is just a rerelease of the 1984 structures from silence album, and no changes were made except for the albums cover.
Roach says the process of revisiting his classic structures from silence, for its recent 3cd 30th anniversary reissue, helped inspire the pieces that evolved into the delicate forever. Ambient producer steve roachs quiet music released on. A welcome reissue of a truly essential piece that connects the legacy of peak era. Structures from silence 30th anniversary deluxe remastered. Remastered rerelease of steve roachs album structures from silence. He talks to ambient music guide about its creation, while aficionados stephen hill, george cruickshank, john diliberto and mark prendergast reflect on a bona fide ambient classic. Id say, if you dont know where to start with ambient music in general this is it. This time, roach spins trancemusic, especially in the 25minute title track 2, early man. A prolific us electronicambient composer who is inspired by his surroundings, space and time.
Nine tracks possessed with intense fire and driving dynamism push down to the molecular level. Structures from silence cd, album, reissue, remastered album cover. Check out structures from silence by steve roach on amazon music. Little is known of this guy finding info on him online is next to impossible, but one thing for sure was when he quit the music business around 1976, he sold his big modular moog to none other than steve roach, then a former racecar driver, but later a big name in. The journeys afforded by his many albums are unique experiences never repeated nor forgotten. Mellow, flowing but not as dark as some of his other works. I get enough shit for buying more than one steve roach album, imagine if. Steve roach talks to ambient music guide about its creation, while aficionados stephen hill, george cruickshank, john diliberto and mark prendergast reflect on a bona fide ambient classic. Sep 28, 2017 steve roach s 1984 lp structures from silence was a huge success in its day, but like so much else that came out during that orwellian period, it sounds very much like a 30plusyearold recording. As apioneeringcornerstone of ambientatmosphericelectronic music, internationallyrenownedartist steve roach has dedicatednearly three decadestoexploring myriad soundworlds that connect with atimeless source of inspiration. The album harkens back to his classic structures from silence, a longform composition of longform tones, undulating out across a desert plain, but with tension that only comes from music that flies. Originally a motocross racer, at the age of 20, roach taught himself to play the synthesizer after being inspired by the music of tangerine dream, klaus schulze, and vangelis. In 2016, it was listed as the 33rd best ambient album of all time by pitchfork. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet.
Steve roach talks to ambient music guide about its creation, while aficionados. Bloom ascensions spiraling analog synthsequencerdriven sound conveys vibrant energy. Its gently earnest, unabashedly emotive, colourful but never gaudy, and, perhaps most importantly, places an. Steve roach is one of the defining american artists of new age music, perpetually on a quest for silence and the suspension of time in his music. Steve roachs ambient classic structures from silence to be reissued.
No, im not the famous ambient musician steve roach. Included on the label is 1984s groundbreaking floating ambient structures from silence, which fact magazine called the 10th best album of the 80s. New age, or what would eventually be called ambient music, which introduced me to the work of steve roach. Steve roach milestone, quiet music volumes reissued tmr. More from our interview with steve roach the range. Steve roach structures from silence 1987 strange advance the distance between 1988 soundtrack mafia vladimir simunek 2002 soundtrack baywatch 1989 sigue sigue sputnik ultra real 2003 snap.
In last weeks issue, we spoke with ambient composer steve roach about the 30th anniversary of his landmark album structures from silence. Below deluxe 30th anniversary remastered edition with 2 bonus albums. A hypnotic, very even rhythm beckons the listener to sway to the beat. Been listening to my older projekt rerelease of structures from silence and wondering if it is worth ordering the deluxe edition or just snagged some other roach back catalog stuff ive missed. From silence marks the first time he moved away from the sequencerdriven. It started recently with steve roach s dynamic stillness.
Steve roach dreamtime return 2005 i guess this is one of steve s most successful and popular albums. Structures from silence steve roach 2017 timeroom editions cassette after years of requests, we now have the iconic 1984 structures from silence on vinyl and cassette tape. Im 10 years old and lying on the floor of my bedroom, listening to a new age tape with my mom. They were my first forays away from more energetic electronic music and the tooshinyforme charm of. Steve roach s 1984 lp structures from silence was a huge success in its day, but like so much else that came out during that orwellian period, it sounds very much like a. This 2017 lp pressing was created from the remastered 2015 cd version. Structures from silence steve roach 2017 telephone explosion vinyl after years of requests, we now have the iconic 1984 structures from silence on vinyl and cassette tape.
Try disabling any ad blockers and refreshing this page. The 2017 lp pressing was created from the remastered 2015 cd version. Two of my initial ports of entry into a lifelong appreciation of steve roach, and drifting ambient music in general, was the combination of structures from silence and quiet music. Tribute to steve roachs structures from silence by quiet. Quiet music 2 is the second in a series of albums recorded by american new age composer steve roach. His work has been influential in the new age genre roach has received two grammy award nominations for new age album of the year. Structures from silence by steve roach on amazon music. In fact, this was the first roach album i had the music ak branches.
Steve roach structures from silence 2017, vinyl discogs. Celebrating the silences music feature tucson weekly. Roach, steve structures from silence 2001 edt amazon. As for the other 2 discs, they are typical steve roach. Steve roach structures from silence cassette discogs.
Structures from silence deluxe edition steve roach. Oct 04, 2011 steve roach is a tireless and prolific mind that doesnt sit still. Structures from silence is his third album originally released in 1984, and is his first purely textural album, with a smooth, dark, gentle atmospheres unlike any of his other albums. As an introduction, heres a limited summary of his long spanning carreer as composermusician, you can check out most of his releases here and here. Structures from silence, an album by steve roach on spotify. A perfect album for meditation, relaxation and spin bending yoga. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cooki. A remastered version of this album, with a different cover, was released in. His 2017 album spiral revelation for the 60th annual grammy. Released through projekt to mark the ambient classics 30th anniversary, information on the reissue. As noted on ye olde wikipedia, this is his first purely textural album, meaning the pieces are long and are given space to stretch out. His work has been influential in the new age genre. Steve roachs ambient classic structures from silence to.
Structures from silence s breathing, suspended embrace of atmospheres and serene melodies instantly struck a chord. The power 1989 sigue sigue sputnik scifi sex stars 2000 sigue sigue sputnik flaunt it 1986 sigue sigue sputnik pirate. Steve roach structures from silence 2001, cd discogs. This year marks the 30th anniversary of american composer steve roach s sublime meditative album structures from silence. Jun 28, 2017 provided to youtube by entertainment one distribution us structures from silence steve roach structures from silence 30th anniversary deluxe remastered edition. Structures from silence is his third album originally released in 1984, and is his first purely textural album, with a smooth, dark, gentle atmospheres unlike any of. This year marks the 30th anniversary of american composer steve roach s sublime meditative album structures from silence, now rereleased in a newly remastered edition on projekt records. Originally issued in diy fashion on cassette by roach. Conceived after 1984s structures from silence, roach was invited to soundtrack a meditation video featuring lush rainforest greenery and exotic fauna. Musically it follows on from his 1984 album structures from silence. Internationallyrenowned artist steve roach has dedicated over three decades to exploring ambientatmosphericelectronic music.
Emotions revealed is a music studio album recording by steve roach progressive electronicprogressive rock released in 2015 on cd, lp vinyl andor cassette. Steve roach made a name in the 1980 with the release of outstanding lysergicbinaural musical experiences dominated by synth analog chords, sustained by magnificent spiritualepiphanic cosmic grooves. In 1984, roach broke from beatdriven music with structures from silence. I thought steve roach s quiet music could never be topped for the best soothing music to calm the soul, but structures from silence is equally as excellent. Structures from silence, by steve roach projekt records. Structures from silence deluxe by steve roach, released 15 july 1984 1.1665 1189 29 1603 1620 1601 1004 818 573 230 1102 174 1565 733 876 1437 1144 631 1241 947 827 1232 1416 997 1296 1143 1309 617 1068 1061 1168 1048 775 997 1103