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Happy Birthday, Steve Roach! We've posted a special blog at rM
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:12:45 AM »

We've posted a special blog from a number of rM community members for Steve.  If you'd like to read the post - and add your own comments to the blog, please feel free to.   Steve will be reading.   If you click on "Main" at the top of the site - our front page has a feature on Steve as well.  - Thanks!

http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/happy-birthday-steve-roach

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The entire Relaxed Machinery community would like to take a moment and wish Steve Roach a very happy and healthy birthday!  Many artists and fans have found Steve's music to influence their own music, or to take them on audio journeys to primordial history, magnificent voids, or the American Southwest. His music spans so many genres, he digs so deeply into his music, and his listeners are truly rewarded for his dedication to his craft.

A few artists wrote down some thoughts for Steve on his birthday.  I hope everyone enjoys reading them.  Special thanks to Greg M / Eyes Cast Down for sparking this idea and compiling everyone's comments for me to post in the blog.

John K-N



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Re: Happy Birthday, Steve Roach! We've posted a special blog at rM
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 08:30:25 AM »
Hi John & Greg, thank you so much for creating this special blog, Maestro Steve Roach deserves that!!! I am going to add my comments too. Nice work, guys!!!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Steve Roach! We've posted a special blog at rM
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 10:11:55 AM »
That was nice of you guys to put together that tribute. Steve is a hugely important influence on the music we discuss here.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Steve Roach! We've posted a special blog at rM
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 10:37:16 AM »
Steve asked me to post on the blog:   "Deeply moved by all your resonations! Quite a gift to start a birthday morning reading these.  Heartfelt thanks!!!"

It all kind of snowballed...  it went from a "you know it'd be nice to feature Steve Roach next week because it's his birthday" - because we feature a label, or artist, or website every week.   (Ultimae Records was last week).   

And then it was kind of a ... you know it'd be cool to have a bunch of people write something if they want to - and quite a few did.   Really neat.

Even if Steve isn't someone's favorite artist - he probably influenced someone who is your favorite artist.  :-)

Every once in a while I'll post something here that points to rM or something on rM that points here - I thought this one was definitely worth cross-posting.   I feel very strongly about both communities.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Steve Roach! We've posted a special blog at rM
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 02:32:45 PM »
Would like to wish Steve a Happy Birthday. Been a huge fan of Steve's since 1994. First saw Steve performing in a small coffee shop in Santa Monica in 1996. Was totally blown away. Next trip was to Tucson the year after in 1997. Been to at least one every year since. Keep the Trip Fantastic going. Cheers!!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Steve Roach! We've posted a special blog at rM
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 02:33:37 PM »
Happy Birthday to one of the greatest artists in ambient, electronic music and beyond.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Steve Roach! We've posted a special blog at rM
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 10:24:16 PM »
My birthday wishes to Steve, as well. I've been a fan since Dreamtime Return got a mention in Tower's old Pulse magazine(jeez, '88!), and gave it a shot. A great catalogue since then has really contributed to my enjoyment, and a lot of inspiration for other artists. Thanks for creating the Soundcurrent, Steve.
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