1. DAY ONE / 5.10.85 / Cal. Poly, Pomona, California / Time 21:35
2. DAY TWO / 1.17.87 / Saddleback College, California / Time 30:16
3. DAY THREE / 10.2.91 / Paderborn, Germany / Time 21:02
Echoes Radio: ”Stormwarning takes you to the outer edges of Steve Roach’s music where he engages a driving high-energy sound first explored on albums Empetus, Now and Traveler. In the live performances of Stormwarning, Roach unlocks the synchronous perfection of sequencers, creating elaborate, interlocking patterns that weave into infinite, Escher-like designs, set against Roach’s skyscraping synthesizer fury.”
Three live performances from 1985, 1987 + 1991. This seventy-three minute release presents perhaps the most intense set of live sequencer music you will experience. Using all analog hardware gear (with what amounted to an entire studio setup on stage) the development of the pieces and the power of the sound is unmatched. Those who love the high-energy dramatic sequencer era of Steve’s work will love this release.
Muze: “A scintillating slice of prime live Roach. Consisting of just two long tracks, Stormwarning captures the bravura, danger and power of its album title, as Roach unleashes the sequencer dramas and synthesizer landscapes that were his forte at the commencement of his career. Stormwarning proves that Roach still relished erecting his tumultuous edifices of sound. Once the heathaze of “Day One” settles in, we’re taken into the outer edges of the dryline, as hesitant electronic winds whisper ominously — then sudden gusts erupt through the stillness, and we’re plunged headlong into a weaving mosaic of fiery sequencers that lie at the eye of the storm. Who says that electronic music can only be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home? As Roach’s sounds made landfall on this seminal live recording, the only ‘noise’ remaining was the silence of an audience left virtually breathless.
CD in 4-panel digipak.
Total Time: 72:57