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Disc 1 Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces------------- 1 Palace of Nectar 14:15 | MP3 excerpt 2 Oracle 20:06 | MP3 excerpt 3 Within the Mystic 15:52 4 Presence 11:47 5 Vortex Ring 11:51 | MP3 excerpt....................
Disc 2 Labyrinth 1 Wren and Raven 14:49 | MP3 excerpt 2 The Otherworld 4:48 3 Wonderworld 9:07 | MP3 excerpt 4 Threshold 2:20 5 Dream Body 11:12 | MP3 excerpt 6 Slowly Dissolve 4:15 7 Womb of Night 2:42 | MP3 excerpt 8 Soulwave 11:00 9 Wordless 4:06 10 Nameless 9:29
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces - part 2
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (hard-boxed edition!)
This is Part One, containing Disc 1 + Disc 2
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.
This is the same package as the retail release: the first two discs, in a double-digipak.
"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.
"...the high frontier between deep listening music and the spirituality of pure sound." - Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space radio d 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.
As a pioneer of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, internationally-renowned artist Steve Roach has dedicated nearly three decades to exploring myriad soundworlds that connect with a timeless source of inspiration. From the expansive, time-suspending spaces reflecting his spiritual home in Arizona to the fire breathing, rhythmic-shamanic expressions woven from all things electric and organic, Roach has earned his position in the global pantheon of major new music artists through a long list of groundbreaking recordings fueled by his prolific nature and uncompromising approach.
“Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces is truly among the creme de la creme of Steve’s work. It is an astonishing series of recordings. At times I found myself facing the darkest of the dark in the collective unconscious. Just as I thought I had reached the edge of where I could go in my voyaging, a tonal shift would occur and carry me into a delicious and heart-achingly beautiful space of unparalleled hope and faith. These recordings are both initiatory, and a veritable soul-retrieval in this time of widespread soul loss. In essence, this is healing sound.” - Frank MacEowen, author of From the Celtic Dreamtime, The Mist-Filled Path, and Chasing The Deer
“A cinematic epic for the ear. In his grand, monastic nature, Roach scatters all notions of ambient to the four winds, leaving in its wake what must be the sounds of the temporal void itself, escaping with subtle velocity. It is to gape in awe.” - Darren Bergstein, e|i Magazine
“Steve Roach has created an ambient masterpiece: a varied collection of totally absorbing, immersive soundworlds, clearly a milestone in electronic music.” - Steve Davis, Neptune Currents, KKUP-FM
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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