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Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« on: December 06, 2009, 12:10:41 PM »
I love the Immersion series from Roach. On his page he describes it as "tone meditation". Are there other artists who does this type of music?

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 12:13:21 PM »
I always thought track 05 from this release bore some resemblance:

http://www.darkwinter.com/dw046.html
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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 12:40:28 PM »
Klaus Wiese (RIP) is the master of long form meditative ambient. Mathias Grassow as well.

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 12:43:35 PM »
What is recommended by Grassow and Wiese?

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 09:29:05 AM »
What is recommended by Grassow and Wiese?


Pretty much everything they have done is in this style (very deep and minimal)

http://www.mathias-grassow.de/
http://www.el-culto.eu/english/music/projects/mathiasgrassow/index.html

I can personally recommend Inner Path and Outland.

You can buy more of his back catalogue on MP3 on Amazon UK.

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 02:33:41 PM »
Who sells Grassow CDs? Hypnos has two, but I think he has alot more than that. Checked out Drone Records (Germany) too but they have none.

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 02:43:02 PM »


This album reminds me a lot of the Immersion series.  It's by Caustic Reverie, and is available for free download.  There is some movement within the middle of the track, but for the most part, it's just a really deep drone going on.

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 03:09:53 PM »
Who sells Grassow CDs? Hypnos has two, but I think he has alot more than that. Checked out Drone Records (Germany) too but they have none.

www.databloem.com  should have a lot of Grassow's.
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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 03:16:21 PM »
Yes, I can see that, very good selection.

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 03:20:35 PM »
Databloem is where we obtained almost all the Grassow discs we were selling here.  We'll have to restock at some point!
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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 04:24:01 PM »
Mathias Grassow is a great artist who has a very special mood to his material in my opinion. There is almost always a sense of mystery and suspension in his pieces that make his prolific output quite interesting in many ways, a bit like Celer or Viridian Sun (to me at least).

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 05:57:43 PM »
Just now listening to the Fragrance of Eternal Roses (the track), and
"mystery and suspension" is an excellent description ... especially
the "suspension" part. Its like time standing still. One of my favourite
pieces of deep ambient.
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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2009, 08:21:00 AM »
http://www.maxcorbacho.com/archivos/BreathStream.htm




Great tip! Enjoying it very much at the moment, will probably be on an order not-so-distant.

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2009, 01:29:25 PM »
Corbacho's "Breathstream" is great, as is his new "Ars Lucis," which is even more chilled and "Immersion" like.

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010, 12:59:40 AM »
Corbacho's "Breathstream" is great, as is his new "Ars Lucis," which is even more chilled and "Immersion" like.

Agreed. That first track on Ars Lucis is breathtakingly gorgeous.
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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2010, 01:09:58 AM »
For immersive Grassow releases: his recent collab with Tomas Weiss, Quiet Calling II, is amazing. I believe the drones were made from cellos. A lot of his older CDR releases are great, deep, drone works as well: Space, the Empty Sky, The Soil of Awareness, The Dreamquest Sessions. This used to be sold through Klaus Wiese's site, but I don't know if they're available anywhere now.
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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 05:34:00 PM »
I've just finished this track which is some kind of Immersion-like ambient... mixing is still beta
http://www.falsemirror.de/uploads/false_mirror_-_aleph-null.mp3

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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 06:33:41 PM »
I've just finished this track which is some kind of Immersion-like ambient... mixing is still beta
http://www.falsemirror.de/uploads/false_mirror_-_aleph-null.mp3



Sounds pretty good in my akg 240studio Headphones.
I would be interested to know more about the process behind it ?
Did you play it in real time on keyboard ???
or did you use loops ?

I am also would to know more about how steve creates this kind of music...
I am pretty sure the source sound is made from his Oberheim synths... What kind of timbre he use....what type of modulations and techniques... and interfaces he use.... I know he use the Kaoss pad 3 a lot...to me he said he use it all of the time...would be a really great way to "paint" his soundscapes with the kaoos pad.

I think steve, have a midi loop in the background from his Oberheim.....maybe 5-7 minutes long..but he change pitch... tempo etc...
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Re: Steve Roach - Immersion Series
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2010, 06:44:44 PM »
Thanks!
I created a 16-bar MIDI-loop that is played in variations by two synths (only used software for this track). The output is fed into 5 different effect chains that allow feedbacking the output, I slowly modulated the feedback and the amount of sound sent into the chains.
I think playing such a piece live on the MIDI-keyboard would be pretty difficult, at least for me because it would be very monotonously...

Cheers
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