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Portis This is one of the first Steve Roach releases that I've ever heard; more than 20 years ago. It is the pinnacle for me for ambient music. 'Your Own Eyes' is a spectacular track, but 'Begin Where I End' stirs my soul and is probably the most important piece of music that I have ever heard. It was so influential to me when I was really just discovering ambient/beatless music. Favorite track: Begin Where I End.
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Duff Egan this record and Origins changed my life, as a person, an artist and as a listener. Favorite track: Your Own Eyes.
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ARTIFACTS continues Roach¹s exploration of worlds simultaneously ancient, mystic and subconscious. Picking up where ORIGINS left off, Roach conjures up stirring, metaphysical sounds and deeply invasive events from his electro-acoustic arsenal. Opening with the awesome "Groundswell," an exhibition of cackling amphibious life teeming below an underbelly of gelatinous rhythms and tumultuous waves of electronics, up through the massive oosporic ambience and vast realms of "The Origin of Artifacts" which actually samples bits of ORIGINS to the shifting tundras of "Ancestral Horizon," which sports one of the most magnetic percussive / electronic melodies he has devised yet, ARTIFACTS continues Roach¹s investigation into
the fourth, fifth, and infinite worlds beyond. These must surely have been the sounds ancient cultures rehearsed while the continental plates shifted below them.
Darren Bergstein


released June 1, 1994


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As a pioneering cornerstone of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, internationally-renowned artist Steve Roach has dedicated four decades to exploring myriad soundworlds that connect with a timeless source of inspiration.


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