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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-12-24 Pull Date: 2007-02-25 Charts: Electronic, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 25 Jan 28 Jan 21 Jan 7 Dec 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 24, 2015: Sunlight Sketches
4. Jan 23, 2007: "And, there were lots of stars... at night..."
Cavity Of Liquids
2. Dec 05, 2009: lost and found
5. Jan 16, 2007: One Hour of A-File
Cavity Of Liquids
3. Feb 21, 2007: Eran Mukamel (thrash-metal lullabies)
Cavity Of Liquids
6. Jan 01, 2007: chapter 58.0: happy new year!

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