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Robert Logan

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Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« on: July 18, 2014, 04:48:56 AM »
Hello,

Has anyone had a chance to listen to this new Steve Roach release yet? Apologies if it has already been discussed, but I couldn't find anything when I searched the forum...

http://steveroach.com/store/store.php?item=518

The samples are a little short for me to be able to deduce anything much about the music. It'd be really interesting to read your impressions. :)

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 08:00:08 AM »
Hey! -  Check the bottom of the Drone Zone page:  http://somafm.com/dronezone/

AND: SomaFM and Projekt Records present the album premiere of Steve Roach's "The Delicate Forever" on Drone Zone, July 22nd at Noon Pacific Time, 3pm Eastern, 8pm (20:00) GMT.

You'll see the Relaxed Machinery / Chris Russell and DataObscura / Robert Davies premiere for tonight right about Steve Roach.

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 10:15:20 AM »
The projekt website had the whole first track (24 min) up last time I checked.

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 01:06:35 PM »
looking forward for this one..seem like he have found some new inspiration. I like the art work too..

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 08:36:33 PM »
The samples are much longer on Spotted Peccary --> http://spottedpeccary.com/shop/the-delicate-forever/

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 12:41:46 PM »
Got the CD yesterday, it's excellent!!!  Confused on the bonus CD though, as the cover lists one track at 74 min. But there are actually TWO tracks on the disc ?.......

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 02:08:10 PM »
Got the CD yesterday, it's excellent!!!  Confused on the bonus CD though, as the cover lists one track at 74 min. But there are actually TWO tracks on the disc ?.......

Great in all honesty it is nice to see Mr Roach release more studio albums, I think he should put out more I have seen interviews that he could release one per months if he wanted to but he restrict the number to about 5-6 per year...
I hope Steve roach get back to his "confidence" again as an artist, I think he have lost it little bit the last years. I do not think the feedback from his later albums have been so good as before, but I think this new CD shows definitely new found inspiration.  I still wish though I prefer his more lighter albums, the production are darker nowdays less treble more bass, it makes it less deep for me.. Anyway this new album seem to be kind dramlike.. some thing I could drift away to with headphones in bed into inner journeys.  I hope steve roach have found a new spark of inspiration now and will release a more steady flow of albums.  I wish he could experiment some more though.. but I will always keep track on his album his potential is always there and he still among the top ambient artists in my book.

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 02:09:05 PM »
I like this one too.

But like many listeners, I would prefer if he went in the same vein of ''Structures from Silence'', in my opinion a well thought composition of layered sounds (thinking about the track ''Quiet Friend'), the latest works seem more random, like the stuff Ran Kirlian does...It's easy to release albums like that. ::)
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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 03:24:37 PM »
"Well Spring" Music: Steve Roach / Video: Steve Matson
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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 07:22:16 PM »
The samples are much longer on Spotted Peccary --> http://spottedpeccary.com/shop/the-delicate-forever/


Thanks...

This release is sounding great. I have take the plunge. :D

I enjoyed reading people's impressions too...

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 12:59:14 PM »
In case anyone else is reading, I'm currently listening to the stream here at http://somafm.com/dronezone/ The album sounds really great and I'm glad I ordered it. Some nice, weightless, drifty stuff.
I was just in my office and I heard a ruckus.

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Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 01:14:26 PM »
I have heard the album now it is very good I think, roach is manage to come back to older standards around 2005-2007 era, however there is still too much bass frequencies rumble for my taste, maybe it is a cheap way to flirty with the more mainstream dark ambient listeners . I guess it depends on how deep your bass on your speakers go mine  go about 35hz so kind of deep. This bass drone rumble is just an irritating factor and especially for my neighbours since the bass is penetrating the walls much more then the other frequencies  For me the bass is mixed to loud, and there is really no interesting audio information in that spectrum imo the sonic depth is in the upper mid and high range.

Anyway good album..it just feels too short though.. but I guess that is a good thing..you got the feeling you wanted more after the last song..
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