After the release of their monumental Ascension of Shadows 3-CD-set, in 1999/2000 Roach & Obmana collaborated-by-mail on the soundtrack for a limited edition interactive CD-Rom of photography by Martina Verhoeven. The hour of all-new material never appeared on a stand alone CD, but here it is, for the first time, as a digital release. A floating long-from meditative piece, it’s a unique ambient environment, immersing the listener in a carefully designed soundworld; rewarding whether just below the threshold of perception, or through active listening. The gradual shifting and drifting is music to get lost in. Though the changes over time are subtle – almost imperceptible – there is growth and change. “If you like music for meditation, this should be very appealing. Roach and Obmana have a gift for minimalism that is at the same time dark and yet beautiful.” – Wind & Wire
Steve Roach & vidnaObmana: Circles & Artifacts
Music created at the Timeroom Studio, Arizona by Steve Roach & at the Serenity Studio, Belgium by vidnaObmana, 1999/2000. Photography by Martina Verhoeven.