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Roach, Steve And Loren Nerell / Terraform
Album:Terraform Collection:Classical
Artist:Roach, Steve And Loren Nerell Added:12/2006
Label:Soleilmoon Recordings 

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Add Date:2006-12-24 Pull Date:2007-02-25 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-12-19 
Old school “space music”, dreamy electronic soundscapes. Four long tracks of chill hypnotic computer generated ambience, like something found in a planetarium or the soundtrack to a Nova special on deep space. Except this is certainly organic, anchored in terra as all tracks have crickets chirping and a definate essence of a night in the woods or on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. For fans of Eno, Hassell, Harold Budd, early 80’s NPR “Music From the Hearts of Space”. Really sublime, beautiful stuff.

(music geek warning for the following:) Roach is old school, an early inventor of this genre, a genre invented in the early 80’s using newly available computer technology. Distilled from progenitors who used tape like Cage and Reilly, music that was originally (ironically) defined as “electronic music” (pre-1980), this type of “space music” was mostly limited to Music Departments of Universities, the few institutions able to afford such computers and software, packages that started at around $40K at the time. This genre was quickly bastardized around 1985, becoming known as “New Age” music, but its heart and soul remains quality mind numbing stuff, as can be found in this CD.

(choose any)
1) beautiful evolution of “space” electronic chill over night-time, essence of a night in the forest
2) slightly darker, pensive space somehow
3) begins dark but has elements of brightness, higher freqs
4) another darker one, slowly flowing, better than Vicoden

Track Listing
1.Cavity Of Liquids 3.Texture Wall
2.Ecopoiesis 4.Paraterra