Biography of Steve Roach
Steve Roach
Born:
01 January 1955
Genres:
New Age, Electronic, Avant-Garde
Releases:
22
Biography:

A longstanding leader in contemporary electronic music, composer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Roach drew on the beauty and power of the Earth's landscapes to create lush, meditative soundscapes influential on the emergence of ambient and trance. A onetime professional motorbike racer born in California in 1955, Roach -- inspired by the music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Vangelis -- taught himself to play synthesizer at the age of 20; debuting in 1982 with the album Now, his early work was quite reminiscent of his inspirations, but with 1984's Structures from Silence his music began taking enormous strides, the album's expansive and mysterious atmosphere inspired directly by the natural beauty of the southwestern U.S. Subsequent works including 1986's three-volume Quiet Music series honed Roach's approach, his dense, swirling textures and hypnotic rhythms akin to environmental sound sculptures.

In 1988, inspired by the Peter Weir film The Last Wave, Roach journeyed to the Australian outback, with field recordings of aboriginal life inspiring his acknowledged masterpiece, the double-album Dreamtime Return. A year later, he teamed with percussionist Michael Shrieve and guitarist David Torn for The Leaving Time, an experiment in ambient jazz. After relocating to the desert outskirts of Tucson, AZ, Roach established his own recording studio, Timeroom, and in the years to follow grew increasingly prolific, creating both as a solo artist and in tandem with acts including Robert Rich, Michael Stearns, Jorge Reyes, and Kevin Braheny -- in all, close to two dozen major works in the 1990s alone, all of them located at different points on the space-time continuum separating modern technology and primitive music.

His album roster from that decade includes Strata (1991), Artifacts (1994), Well of Souls (1995), Amplexus (1997), and Dust to Dust (1998). Early Man was released on Projekt in early 2001, followed by one of his many collaborations with Vidna Obmana, Innerzone. Throughout the remainder of the early 2000s, Roach remained extremely prolific, with his release schedule including the Projekt titles Trance Spirits (with Jeffrey Fayman), the quadruple-disc Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces, Spirit Dome and Somewhere Else (with Obmana), Fever Dreams, Mantram, and Nada Terma (with Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig), the three-part Immersion series, Arc of Passion, and Stream of Thought (with Erik Wøllo). He also self-released several titles on his own through Timeroom Editions.

Strata
Strata
Tracks: 10
Year: 1990
Spiral Revelation
Spiral Revelation
Tracks: 6
Year: 2016
Ultra Immersion Concert
Ultra Immersion Concert
Tracks: 9
Year: 2013
At The Edge Of Everything
At The Edge Of Everything
Tracks: 7
Year: 2013
Spiral Meditations
Spiral Meditations
Tracks: 7
Year: 2013
The Long Night
The Long Night
Tracks: 5
Year: 2014
The Delicate Forever
The Delicate Forever
Tracks: 5
Year: 2014
Fade To Gray
Fade To Gray
Tracks: 1
Year: 2016
Painting In The Dark
Painting In The Dark
Tracks: 6
Year: 2016
Etheric Imprints
Etheric Imprints
Tracks: 4
Year: 2015
Dreamtime Return
Dreamtime Return
Tracks: 14
Year: 1988
Shadow Of Time
Shadow Of Time
Tracks: 3
Year: 2016
Electron Birth
Electron Birth
Tracks: 2
Year: 2018
Emotions Revealed
Emotions Revealed
Tracks: 2
Year: 2015
Low Volume Music
Low Volume Music
Tracks: 5
Year: 2012
The Shaman'S Heart II
The Shaman'S Heart II
Tracks: 10
Year: 2011
Alive In The Vortex
Alive In The Vortex
Tracks: 8
Year: 2015
Bloodmoon Rising - Night 3
Bloodmoon Rising - Night 3
Tracks: 1
Year: 2015
Bloodmoon Rising - Night 4
Bloodmoon Rising - Night 4
Tracks: 1
Year: 2015

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