« on: April 25, 2008, 10:52:50 AM »
My first experience with electronic music happened back in 1977. I was in a conversation with a friend at work over Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP, etc. The next day he brought in an "Album" (remember them?) Tangerine Dream Thief soundtrack. Even though not their best album, I was hooked. I must of went out and bought every TD album I could find. Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre(who I just saw in Frankfurt performing Oxygene-WOW!), Micheal Garrison, etc. followed. It was'nt till early 1994 I was out at Deep Creek Hot Springs doing whatever we do at the springs, when at night I came across the radio show Hearts Of Space playing Robert Rich and Steve Roach. That was the beginning of my Steve Roach trip. I will never forget that night. Early the next morning the Northridge earthquake hit Socal. My first Roach CD was The Magnificent Void. First show was at a coffee shop in Santa Monica in 1996(first of 9 concerts-Tucson 1997 my favorite). I picked up Well Of Souls at the show and I still go back to that cd every couple of weeks. One of my favs. Since then I have all of Steve's cd's and enjoy it all, some more than others. I have my choice cd's that I take out to the desert when I go camping. I have the cd's when I'm just chillin at home or on the road. I am looking forward to A Deeper Silence and hope to see him in Flagstaff later this year. For now, I will be heading out to the desert this weekend and chillin' to some Steve Roach and other ambient music to the night skies and campfire. . . .with some good beer and . . . . . well, you know the rest!