Steve Roach & Erik Wollo - The Road Eternal
Ambient There are few music styles that are really hard to talk about due to the hidden strings touched in each soul which desires to open its doors towards new experiences. One of the magicians to create an endless joy during many and many years is an American composer Steve Roach . Being one of the pioneers of ambient music, he brought us dozens of albums in his inexhaustible career. More than that, his will to collaborate with other big names of the music world shows a lot of fresh delights in his portfolio. One of his good friends and brothers-in-arms, Erik Wollo, have actively works together with Steve during last few years and this cooperation gives birth to two beautiful acts . One of them was dropped by my flat not long ago, owing to Sam Rosenthal and his crew from Projekt Records.

The name of the album that takes me on a journey this time is 'The Road Eternal', built up with six long tracks and filled with hypnotic and complex patterns. This time it is not the ambience that navigates the electronic structures, but the total fusion between the rhythm and background atmosphere. The energetic pieces, sound textures of Steve and gentle touches of Erik's guitar expand into such a depth that penetrate even my inner world, tempered in boiling water and ardent fire of noise and power electronics. As soon as the album was created around a conceptual idea of big spaces during long travels, it absolutely captures my imagination and drives it towards the final destination hidden behind horizon. Even after listening to many hours of Steve's music, I stay in deep meditative mood during all of the CD's playtime without any shadow of boredom. This is because the melody is constantly evolving, full of pulses, percussion and changes of tempo. Restless energy and endless creativity break the boundaries of space and time continuum. Both artists complement each other, creating a state of art that definitely puts a huge and fat milestone in the history of ambient music. After playing this album for at least twenty times, I feel the great honor to witness this kind of experience.
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Steve Roach & Erik Wollo - The Road Eternal

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"Legendary"
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Electroracle
Released 2011 by Project Records
There are few music styles that are really hard to talk about due to the hidden strings touched in each soul which desires to open its doors towards new experiences. One of the magicians to create an endless joy during many and many years is an American composer Steve Roach . Being one of the pioneers of ambient music, he brought us dozens of albums in his inexhaustible career. More than that, his will to collaborate with other big names of the music world shows a lot of fresh delights in his portfolio. One of his good friends and brothers-in-arms, Erik Wollo, have actively works together with Steve during last few years and this cooperation gives birth to two beautiful acts . One of them was dropped by my flat not long ago, owing to Sam Rosenthal and his crew from Projekt Records.

The name of the album that takes me on a journey this time is 'The Road Eternal', built up with six long tracks and filled with hypnotic and complex patterns. This time it is not the ambience that navigates the electronic structures, but the total fusion between the rhythm and background atmosphere. The energetic pieces, sound textures of Steve and gentle touches of Erik's guitar expand into such a depth that penetrate even my inner world, tempered in boiling water and ardent fire of noise and power electronics. As soon as the album was created around a conceptual idea of big spaces during long travels, it absolutely captures my imagination and drives it towards the final destination hidden behind horizon. Even after listening to many hours of Steve's music, I stay in deep meditative mood during all of the CD's playtime without any shadow of boredom. This is because the melody is constantly evolving, full of pulses, percussion and changes of tempo. Restless energy and endless creativity break the boundaries of space and time continuum. Both artists complement each other, creating a state of art that definitely puts a huge and fat milestone in the history of ambient music. After playing this album for at least twenty times, I feel the great honor to witness this kind of experience.
Jul 29 2011

Andrew Dienes

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