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Steve Roach — Future Flows
(Projekt 289, 2013, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2013-05-28

Future Flows Cover artOne can always count on any new release by Steve Roach to deliver something that speaks more to the spirit and the soul than to the conceptual and cerebral side of musical understanding. I really don’t care that much about what goes into the creation of this music anymore, it merely provides a grasp of mechanical facts that result in some sonic events. It wouldn’t be much different than most of his other recent work anyway – studio and live processing, synthesizers, sampled sounds, and an abundance of sonic layering. If you’ve come looking for complex time signatures and virtuosic playing, there aren’t any, move on to the next review. More important here is what the music does to you, and how it affects the core of one's spiritual perception. In the terms of listening, one needs to cast all that mechanical stuff aside and follow the drift and flow as Roach pulls you through his world where time loses its meaning and everything stands nearly still. Here, in the eternal drifts of a deep inner space, one can appreciate the slow evolutionary process that leads from one point to another across vast sonic distances in slow motion. While describing this is not something that easily lends itself to words, one can think of this as a few pieces of a continuum that explores an endless eternal expanse.

Filed under: New releases, 2013 releases

Related artist(s): Steve Roach

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http://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/future-flows

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