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CORE - Legacy Edition

by Steve Roach

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aythar.music One of my old favorite tribal-ambient album. Amazing atmosphere. Favorite track: Way Of Now.
Chris Fox
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Chris Fox Already have this on a dead oil-well version but it's SO GOOD I bought it again to hear anywhere anytime from BandCamp. Steve Roach is the best.
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@KillTheBuddha Steve Roach gets to my core with this magnificent album.
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rikm I've always liked Core, having picked it up on CD upon its initial release back in 2001, and now I can appreciate it in an expanded format with a handful of bonus tracks.

Core is a great starting point for new fans of Roach's work, seamlessly bringing together elements of sequenced synth work, floating ambience, and percussion to create a solid electronic album that I would rate among Roach's best.

Awesome stuff!
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Way Of Now 03:50
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The Legacy Edition refers to the 500 CDs just made in June 2017 after being out of print for a year. Both CD and Download are now here at Bandcamp and Steve's Website.

CORE is dynamic convergence of Steve's most essential organic, electronic, rhythmic and atmospheric elements making this a stand out solo release. The Summer of 2001 was a time of renewal as Roach turned away from all concerts, collaborations and other offers, directing the focus deep into the heart of this powerful journey, back to the core. 100% pure Steve Roach music.

Created at the crossroads blending his various genre bending phases of Elegant Futurism, Tribal Ambient, Classic Sequencer trance and modern electronica.
A literal cross pollination of many aspects from the core of Steve’s dynamic – emotion filled soundworlds. Core is a release that easily could have been created 2 weeks
Into the future.

Review excerpt from Ben Kettlewell - Alternate Music Press
With this release, Roach revives the stylish opulence, nostalgic grandeur, and poetic refinement of his sequencer-based electronic music of the seventies and eighties, but it trancends in it's refinement much deeper than that. Rhythmically activated, and spatially charged, CORE is a seductively original work of art. Richly textured with imaginative sounds, samples and dynamics from crunchingly intense rhythms to ethereal images of early works like STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE and WESTERN SPACES, Roach continues to tear down the style barriers with this eclectic masterpiece. "Core Meditation" as well as the other eleven compositions on CORE fuse elements of shamanic ritual, electronic, experimental, and ethno-ambient into an engaging ecstatic matrix.

Original release in 2001


released June 16, 2017


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



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