I became annoyed during my first real listenings of Dynamic Stillness on headphones. Worked many hours last night on an art piece, with the album playing. Strange, that although I did feel annoyed at first, when I finally tried to put something else on later in the night, my mind revolted. Listening to Dynamic Stillness again, I felt like I undertood it a bit more. It is like a muffled harkening back to the roots of ambient. Many beautiful sounds are presented, but they are pushed into the back, making them sound like an ancient version of Eno. I am finding tonight (listening to it again) that this is an album of deep emotion for Roach. It is very subtle, but if given a chance, absolutely gorgeous. Differnt from other works, definitely does feel more raw and less processed. This could be considered a challenging release, one that really requires a bit of patience to uncover the majesty. I am getting exponentially deeper into it with each listen. I see that initial annoyance and impatience as a good sign. After that long night of inspired painting, I realized how helpful the music had actually been. There is no one like Steve Roach for inspiring visual creativity, and offering propulsion and fuel to extended hours of work.