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Steve Roach — Sigh of Ages
(Projekt 246, 2010, CD)

by Dan Marsh, Published 2011-06-01

Sigh of Ages Cover artSigh of Ages is Steve Roach's fourth release of 2010. Six continuous tracks totaling 74 minutes take you on a journey that is deep, dark and hypnotic for its duration. You either really like this type of presentation or you don't – it seems that there is very little middle ground when discussing Steve Roach. I tend to think of most Roach albums as a journey and this one is no different. The first track, "Quelling Place," is full of mysterious droning chords with a methodical background that is in a different register, sort of like getting warmed up for the jaunt ahead. The second track, "The View from Here," picks up the pace a little with a nice sequenced pattern of notes driving the music. The drones are gone, the sky has brightened and the day is beginning. "Sentient Breath/Morning of Ages" shifts gears as the mid-day fog overtakes you and you are caught trying to find your way back. "Back to what?" you may say, but herein lies the beauty of Roach's music. Back can be anywhere one wants it to be. "Return of the Majestic" brightens things up and is the return journey home.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 39, 2010 releases

Related artist(s): Steve Roach

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