This is a return to form for classic Roach collaborations.
Richard Gurtler is right, this is not your recent style Steve Roach- I'm finding it more like late 90's, early 2000's a la Magnificent Void/Early Man/ Well of Souls vein.
My first impression while listening to headphones was it was a bit scary (my dark ambient days are mostly over). But after listening to it in the living room I'm digging it. In fact, after headphoning World's Edge disc 2 after the recent discussion here I'm wondering if it's in fact that some music is better suited for the big speakers over headphones.
I think Steve Roach's music is such an example. When I'm listening to it with earbuds, it's like I'm getting thrown through the void. They just weren't as dimensional. Those sounds actually work better "taking a step back from them", bouncing off of walls, in a more cavernous space rather than bouncing around inside your head (because my head, you know, not to be all full of it but it's not that
While a lot of music is better or really unique experience on the headphones, Roach's style is almost always big and broad. I don't know, could have just been the different times and moods I was in, but either way The Long Night is a nice listen.