This mesmerizing masterwork of multi-dimensional analog sequencer spun music connects directly to Steve’s passion for the interweaving of pure emotion, energy, delicate grace and driving flow. Interconnected melodic-rhythmic forms bloom into a constant morphing state of kaleidoscopic change.
Over several months before this piece was recorded, many directions were explored, motifs developed and structures were revealed evolving up to the moment when “Electron Birth” was realized in its final creation. This stellar performance was recorded with a live audience in the studio-like environment of Tucson’s Galactic Center, Feb 11, 2018. The DNA of Molecules of Motion, Spiral Revelation and Skeleton Keys along with the tradition of great German EM School masters is woven into this vibrant long-form journey. The album concludes with “Cloud Currents,” a deep drift zone created in the Timeroom. Post production fine-tuning by Steve and mastering by Howard Givens brings out even more detail and sonic impact from this peak experience.
Experience Return To The Dreamtime – all new expanded and evolved pieces from Dreamtime Return, created live at the Galactic Center, Tucson AZ, February 10, 2018, and broadcast live worldwide on SomaFM.
released August 3, 2018
“Electron Birth” was composed, performed and mixed by Steve Roach at the Galactic Center Tucson Arizona February 11, 2018. Broadcast live worldwide on Soma FM. Recording engineer Rusty Hodge. “Cloud Currents” was created in the Timeroom, Baja Arizona June 2018.
Oberheim Xpander, Emu Esynth, Korg Wavestation, Nordlead 2 and 4, TTSH Arp 2600 clone and Eurorack expander, Doepfer MAQ 16 Sequencer, DSI Mono Evolver, Mackie VLZ 4 – 32 channel mixer. Outboard effects by Lexicon, Line 6, Eventide.
Special thanks to Rusty Hodge of SomaFM for creating an invaluable source point for us all. Kati Astaire and Galactic Center for holding the space for these moments. Sam at Projekt for more that can be listed here.
Cover concept by Steve Roach, Cover image by Jaswe, Graphic design by Sam Rosenthal.
Mastered by Howard Givens - Spotted Peccary Studios NW, Portland, Oregon
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