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DeepR

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Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« on: February 11, 2012, 03:46:54 PM »
I know this is an impossible task but you could always give it a try. :)
Individual tracks only (collaborations and tracks that span an entire disc can be included).
I was able to make a top 20 somehow (took me 2 hours).

1. Dream Body (Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces)
2. Altus (The Magnificent Void)
3. The Spiral of Time's Fire Burns On (Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces)
4. In the Heart of Distant Horizons (Part 2) (Atmospheric Conditions)
5. The Other Side (Dreamtime Return)
6. Infinite Shore (The Magnificent Void)
7. Sense (Blood Machine)
8. Touch (Soma)
9. Fires Burning (Fever Dreams II)
10. On This Planet (On This Planet)
11. The Memory (Empetus)
12. Cloud of Unknowing (The Magnificent Void)
13. Arc of Passion (Arc of Passion)
14. Thunder Walk (Dream Tracker)
15. Journey of One (part 1) (Journey of One)
16. Deep Hours (Well of Souls)
17. Opening The Space (Fever Dreams II)
18. Travel by Moonlight (The Road Eternal)
19. Lifeforming (Kairos)
20. Neural Connection (Blood Machine)
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 04:06:15 PM by DeepR »

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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 03:53:12 AM »
Steve Roach – First Light (115 plays)   
Steve Roach – Wren and Raven (85 plays)
Steve Roach – Slowly Revealed (80 plays)   
Steve Roach – Immersion: One (73 plays)      
Steve Roach – A Deeper Silence (59 plays)
Steve Roach – Where Rasa Lives (58 plays)

According to my last.fm anyway.

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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 09:57:22 AM »
Nice idea, DeepR, and yes, a truly difficult task to select the best pieces. Just a quick selection of my top fave pieces, but I am quite sure I didn't mention all I wanted...:-) In no particular order, although "Gone from Here" with Jorge Reyes is a very special one for me that always will be connected to Jorge's passing...

Gone from Here (Vine ~ Bark & Spore with Jorge Reyes)
Connected Underground (Origins)
First Blessing (Earth Island with Jorge Reyes and Suso Saiz)
Dissolving the Code (Blood Machine with Vir Unis)
After the Dream (The Lost Pieces)
Depart at Sunrise (The Road Eternal with Erik Wřllo)
Living the Dream (Life Sequence)
The Road Eternal (The Road Eternal with Erik Wřllo)
Where Rasa Lives (Back to Life)
Resonation Revelation (Core) -> using this one as my mobile ringtone... :)
Curandera (Earth Island with Jorge Reyes and Suso Saiz)
Nightbloom Part 1 (Nightbloom with Mark Seelig)
Since We Are Away (The Lost Pieces)
On This Planet (On This Planet)
Fearless (Strata with Robert Rich)
East Kiva: Calling in the Midnight Water (Kiva with Michael Stearns and Ron Sunsinger)
Gone West (Dust to Dust with Roger King)
Deep Hours (Well of Souls with Vidna Obmana)

and many more... :)

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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 11:28:05 AM »
these and the proverbial many more:

approaching kata tjuta | chasing the dawn–ultima thule ambient
merciful eyes | a storm of drones
void memory three and infinite shore | magnificent void
the slow rapture | ambient eclipse
the dreamer descends | amplexus
views beyond | arc of passion
stars begin | landmass
to the threshold of silence | world’s edge disc 2
slow dissolve | early man decomposed

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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 04:26:55 PM »
"Artifacts" from Origins
"Connected Underground" from Origins
"Clay, Wood, Bone, Dirt" from Origins
"The Face in the Fire" from Origins
"Dreaming Now, Then" from Origins
"In the Forest of Ancient Light" from Solitaire-Ritual Ground
"Groundswell" from Artifacts

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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 08:49:50 PM »
Seconding the choices "To the Threshold of Silence" from World's Edge Disc 2, and "Groundswell" from Artifacts.

Going back to even older stuff, besides "The Other Side" already mentioned from Dreamtime Return, I'd add a couple other tracks from that album:   Circular Ceremony which is one of the most relaxing Steve Roach pieces, and the epic 30+ min. song on Side 2 Looking for Safety.  That one has to be on the list.

Also from Lost Pieces 1 and can also be found on the compilation "From Across this Gray Land Vol 3", you have the slow burn classic 3 Reptiles Wait at the Opening to the Underworld

Then some have disagreed with the genius of this track, but I think it's still ambient magic, the title track to Structures From Silence: 

Steve Roach - Structures From Silence - Structures From Silence.


If we're including collaborations, maybe "Fearless" and "Touch" (already mentioned) w/ Robert Rich, "Flatlands" w/Stearns & Braheny, "Ritual Noise" w/ Reyes and Saiz, and a slew more.
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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 02:45:53 AM »
Nice. Obviously there is a huge amount of music to choose from, but still... I think the diversity of choices already shows how very personal our relationship with ambient music is.

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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 03:25:47 PM »
aah.....aah....choose....favourite.....track....only......aaah....aaaah....aaaaah....

(sound of brain burning out)

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Re: Your favorite Steve Roach pieces
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 03:41:53 PM »
sounds like ambient to me :D