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 8) pre-ordered this evening. and now listening to the samples on bandcamp. I will say this. . .if you enjoy Steve's music, then you are in for a rude awaking! This is Steve at another level taking a step backwards by going forward in a huge leap. analog. I've been waiting for this release with big anticipation. I can wait a few weeks for the hardcopies to arrive. Especially the vinyl. This digital stream will do for now. a HUGE 4 thumbs up for now. awaiting the vinyl…..
…to be continued.

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Thought I'd start this one up now a month before it's release.
Steve's next release should be an interesting one. When I first heard and saw the title I was a little surprised. But after reading about it I thought it was very cool. Although the information and track titles are up on his website there are no sound offerings yet. I'm sure it will be up around the time of the pre-order. I will be ordering both vinyl and cd. I am about to pull the plug and buy Robert Rich's vinyl Premonitions. The 3 songs that I heard sound really nice. I was at Rich's gig in Pomona and I wish I had bought it then. But the $ was not available at the time.

http://steveroach.com/Music/discography.php?songID=2928

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I will be there.
Nice! Maybe jump in for a short duo? Or not. Take a seat and chill out to Steve. I wonder what Steve has in store for us this year.  8)

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Wow, not even I would travel (and I'm just a few states away) to a Steve Roach concert, unless if it was within 50 miles.  Now that's dedication!

LOL. I've flown across the pond each year since 2008 (except for 2011 I believe) to see Edgar Froese's Tangerine Dream perform live. Last year for 2 shows in Frankfurt and Cologne. Steve Roach I've been going to see perform live every year since 1996. Flown across the states to Hartford in 1999. I dig the music. But it's the "live" experience for me. Sure I can go see RUSH, U2, Scorpions, etc play live in front of thousands as they play basically the same songs (past hits). It's all good. But to be into the gathering at Steve's concert's is what makes it so special. If he performs in Tucson next year I will be there again. Robert Rich is another one I would take a road trip or fly out to see live.

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Anybody here going? Or not? I'll be there, again. For both shows. Just like last year. Now that it looks like Steve has found a new home to play yearly will this will be an annual event?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Edgar Froese in tribute
« on: January 29, 2015, 10:48:58 AM »
It certainly feels terrible to actually have to type & announce, but if many of you have yet to hear, Edgar Froese died on January 20th.

As I've written elsewhere, I'm sitting here trying to come to terms with that, on so many different levels. Icon, pioneer, visionary…you can levy these sobriquets at him, and while applicable, it seems all too easy resorting to obvious signifiers, as if such by-rote labeling is enough to measure the man's historical weight. Tangerine Dream was my entreé into the world of electronic music, environments augured by Mssrs. Froese, Franke, Baumann, Schmoelling, et al, that to my young ears was a vivid, life-altering, ear-bending reveal of science fiction worlds initialized in sound. "Force Majeure" was the first TD album I bought, and it did my head in—the vast rainbow of elusive, multi-hued sounds & patterns on the album has rarely been eclipsed in successive years, and while I of course embrace all their classic work, that's the record that remains their masterpiece to me.

I interviewed Edgar for the second issue of my print magazine "i/e" back in '92, and it was an encounter I remember well; he was gregarious, attentive, and intense. I had just witnessed their superb performance at the Scottsdale Amphitheatre in Arizona, after which Edgar & I spent a memorable hour privately talking in the building's exit stairwell. I can still recall how fixed his gaze was on me, answering my questions with great detail and obvious enthusiasm. I'll never forget the experience—and despite the band's arguably diminishing aural returns the past few decades, the legacy of what Froese & TD wrought through their expert knob twiddling remains uncontestable. Edgar and his group's influence on my life, as a writer, listener, performer, and collector of electronic music is incalcuable, immeasurable, and surely informs the foundation of my interests in these musics for over four decades.

Thru metamorphic rocks indeed...

Thanks for sharing. Tangerine Dream was also my introduction into the world of electronic music back in 1978 with the album Sorcerer. I just graduated from high school, working and going to college. A co-worker happened to bring in the album Sorcerer for me to take home and listen. I was into Pink Floyd, ELP, Led Zeppelin, Yes, etc. After one listen to the album I was hooked. I went out and bought any album I could find of TD. Mainly the 70's album Rubycon, Phaedra, Ricochet (which still remains as my favorite), Force Majaure, etc. The rest as they say is history. If it wasn't for TD I probably would not be here. The music got me through good time and bad times. I kinda fell out of the Dream music from mid 90's till mid 2000. Thats when I found Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana and other ambient artist. I went back to the Dream after finding a group of loyal fans on TD's website. And flew over to meet them and see TD perform the London Eye concert. Although it wasn't my first TD gig, it was memorable. My first TD gig was at the Coach House in 92. Not really the way I wanted to see them live, but…..it was TD.
It's funny how there are a lot of DreamHeads out there in the world but none of them seem to care these days until Edgar's death.  Then they all come out and say how wonderful he was. Well I been a loyal fan since 1978 and I will remain loyal to the music till the day I go. Just remember that Edgar was one of the founders of electronic/techno/ambient music. Or whatever you want to call it these days. He was and is part of history and a Legend. R.I.P.

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Not as much as I spend on craft BEER!!  :)

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I can say I have the Steve's whole catalog plus some. Well of Souls, On This Planet, Origins/Artifacts, MC&SS Pt 1-4, Immersion series are just a few that I really enjoy and listen to alot. Depending on the mood.  ;)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Pink Floyd in Fall
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:50:15 AM »
Love anything PF. But this one "could" be a crock of "sh!te"
I hope they (David Gilmour and Nick Mason) will do this album proper. It doesn't sound like Robert Waters will be involved. Well, maybe another lawsuit. This album reminds me of Tangerine Dream's Ambient Monkeys. Nothing but pre-concert ambient sounds, which is okay if I'm at the concert and waiting for the band to take stage. But to pay $$'s for some leftover sounds that David Gilmour put out for pre concert stuff is a ripoff IMO.
Get back in the studio and add some vocals and maybe invite Roger Waters.

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 :)
The Doors - Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine 
 ;)

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Picked this one up in Tucson on my recent road trip to see Steve perform at Solar Culture. Listening to the cd as I type this. Deep and dark. Digging this one.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / ROACH Road Trip. . . .the Long Trip
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:52:43 AM »
Sorry analog and digital friends, but I have to share my latest road trip.

Friday morning, with Steve Roach tickets in hand, bag packed and waiting for my friend (Ken) since high school (75-78) to arrive so that we can start on the long deep road to Tucson, AZ. We left the city of Huntington Beach, CA at 930am (half hour behind schedule). Made an hour stop at Alpine Beer Company to "stock up" for the weekend. Back on Hwy 8 east for Tucson. Almost 6 hours later we stopped in at Dragoon Brewery for a quick bite & beer. We arrive at Solar Culture in downtown Tucson with 5 minutes before Steve begins the immersion trip. A quick "hi" to Steve and we take to the floor and the trip begins! After 8 hours of driving through the beautiful southwestern desert, the 2 hours of deep medicine brought me back to life. Before I knew it the time was almost midnight and the sounds were still in the space. Quiet music was in the background while a few people remain inside. It was like a high trip into the stratosfear and then back down to quiet zone. The Solar Culture is the perfect venue to see Steve perform at his best. Inside were two meditation caves at both corners and crystal spheres throughout with art on the walls. This space was meant for Steve's music. It was time to check out of the zone and check into our motel.
Saturday wasn't much different. We headed back to the downtown area at 10am for a couple quick stops before our noon workshop with Steve. My first workshop. 4 hours of playing, meeting new people from other parts of this land and making music happen. Four hours of learning and understanding. Loved playing with the "tools" of medicine. Also learned a lot of new things about Steve and his music. A bite to eat and some beers to wash down it down and 4 hours later we are about to begin another journey at the Culture.
Saturday nights performance put me into an even deeper sleep during the 2+ hours of soundscapes. I remember at the end of my dream, I am hearing voices with a quiet sound in the background and that sound is getting louder as the voices start to dissapear. A different night, a different journey.
Sunday morning we pack up and head out of Tucson back to the war zone in SoCal. Eight hours later we are back to reality. But the 24 hours of meditation back at the Solar Culture has re-energize my body till the next road trip. Thank you Steve.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: King Crimson reforming
« on: February 01, 2014, 01:46:22 PM »
Why not? Everybody else is.

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Have not picked this one up yet either. But I will when I arrive in Tucson for Steve's gig's in 2 weeks. I've heard two cuts over on Bandcamp. Looking forward to the album.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Grammys/Kraftwerk
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:22:36 PM »
I hope to see Kraftwerk again in LA. Started to watch the Grammy's. . . .but it was painful. So I turned it off and started to listen to some TD and Roach, etc. to calm me down. I wanted to see Metallica so after the show was over I turn to youtube and found the Metallica spot. Man was it weird seeing the piano guy (I know he's famous or something). But it did not go well with Metallica's "One". Come on man. . . .what the hell were you thinking? I don't get todays music. It's not cool to collaborate artist. Imagine Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk collaborating together? FAIL. I can't stand when TD adds vocals to their sounds. FAIL again.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Help me find good cider
« on: December 31, 2013, 02:33:13 PM »
I enjoy a good hard cider, but it seems the recent boom in popularity of cider has resulted in more "candy" ciders -- light and very sweet, with more in common with a Zima or a Bartles & James wine cooler than the dark, dry cider I enjoy.

Some of the craft breweries are offering cider now, but I'm leery of proceeding without recommendations. I don't want to spend $7 on a bottle of cider only to find it's sweet "alco-pop..."

Any recommendations?

You try any of Julian's Cider?

http://julianhardcider.biz/wp-content/plugins/age-verification/age-verification.php?redirect_to=http://julianhardcider.biz%2F

I'm not into cider or sour beers. I prefer IPA's and DIPA's, Belgian's and Stouts. I also homebrew.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2013 Favorite Albums("normal" music)
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:21:04 PM »
I have just realised that the only "normal" album I purchased that was released in 2013 was;

Black Sabbath 13 , which is very good indeed.

My listening has been increasingly dominated by electronic and especially ambient in the past 2/3 years which is quite surprising as I am a massive Prog and Rock fan.

So the above album is my list  ;) for this topic.

Not to quote you thirdsystem but I really enjoyed Black Sabbath's comeback album 13. Powerful. I will be going to the Hollywood Bowl in April to try and take OZZy's vocals. Not sure how he's going to do live.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:17:29 PM »
Loom - the Tree Hates the Forest

Tangerine Dream - the Castle

picture palace Music - Remnants

Steve Roach - all 2013 releases.

Tangerine Dream - Booster VI

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Everything and Nothing / Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2014
« on: December 24, 2013, 09:52:52 PM »
. . . .to all you ambient and drone heads out there. Bring on 2014!!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 24, 2013, 01:41:54 PM »
Loom - The Tree Hates the Forest
Tangerine Dream - Kafza the Castle

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