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Disc 3 Recent Future 1 Open Heart 4:38 | MP3 excerpt 2 Turn to Light 9:19 | MP3 excerpt 3 Shift the Dimension 3:46 | MP3 excerpt 4 This Moment is a Memory 5:44 5 This Moment is Another Memory 4:32 6 Slightly Below 2:28 7 Essence of Phaedra 2:45 8 Left Perfectly Alone 2:29 9 A Subtle Body Current 5:15 10 Personal Nature 10:36 11 Grounding Place 7:48 | MP3 excerpt 12 Turning Back 3:38 | MP3 excerpt 13 The Spiral of Time's Fire Burns On 10:52 | MP3 excerpt
Disc 4 Piece of Infinity 1 Piece of Infinity 73.48 | MP3 excerpt
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces - part 1
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (complete edition - No hard Box)
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (hard-boxed edition!)
This is Part Two, containing Disc 3 + Disc 4
The Complete Edition | The full four disc set. ------------Part 1 and Part 2 (in the same double digipaks as below) at a special combination price. Part 1 | The official retail version. A 2-CD digipak containing disc 1 and disc 2. Part 2 | A 2-CD digipak completing the experience with disc 3 and disc 4. Not available in stores.
Released in 2003 as a limited edition available only from Steve Roach & Projekt's website, Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces - part 2 serves as a continuation of the highly successful Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces - part 1. Part 2 features two discs of all new material; it is not a remix. Now - for the first time - retail customers can continue their exploration into the majestic realm of pure, non-rhythmic electro-acoustic soundworlds.
"...the high frontier between deep listening music and the spirituality of pure sound." - Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space radio
A cinematic epic for the ears, part 2 of Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces builds upon the swirling currents and massive harmonic landscapes established on part 1. On the first disc of part 2 (titled "Recent Future"), Roach creates a state of constant becoming: soundscapes shift and morph in perpetual motion as one space dissolves away only to reveal the next compelling place. This realm of unresolved, suspended beauty reaches a high plateau setting the stage for the final disc's departure into a single long form track, perfectly titled "Piece of Infinity. " The serene, mysterious atmosphere of the 74-minute space completes the tour de force Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces.
"Abandoning all conventional notions of music as melody, harmony and rhythm, Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces allows the listener blissful hours on the high frontier between deep listening music and the spirituality of pure sound." - Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Radio
Moving into the majestic realm of pure, non-rhythmic electro-acoustic soundworlds, Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces is a stunning 2-CD release marking a new milestone in Roach's history as a true artist of sound. His landmark statements - including Dreamtime Return, Magnificent Void and Structures from Silence - are all parts of the uninterrupted flow building to this release. After a recent run of rhythmically fused CDs, Roach moves into awe-inspiring sonic immersion, delving into a spiritual dimension of sound. Nearly 5 years in the making, this release offers a listening experience beyond entertainment and pop culture appeals, creating a new sense of 'ambient orchestration' through a constantly shifting flow of sounds and textures that enters a sacred realm of music.
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After dark descents into the abyss on The Magnificent Void and Midnight Moon, Steve Roach lightens up the textures a bit on the double CD Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces. The mood harkens back to his influential 1984 release, Structures From Silence, but the atmospheres are more textured and layered while melody is virtually non-existent. And while Structures had a slow motion pulse, Mystic Chords hangs rhythm free. It floats in a space of richly detailed, but minutely shifting sound constructs that owe more to Gyorgy Ligeti and Mark Rothko than early Roach touchstones like Klaus Schulze and Salvador Dali. Roach is creating a free fall through space, less rooted in the pulsing techno-tribal sound of his 1990s music, and more ecstatic in its evocations of something beyond. He carries you to groaning turgid depths, then lifts you as electric guitar glides and synthesizers gurgle, shudder, and swell in an Aurora Borealis of sound. - John Diliberto