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Darkest Before Dawn

by Steve Roach

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lunar-railways This longform work of muted melancholy is oddly disquieting and oddly comforting at the same time. Maybe not music for escaping difficulties, but music for getting through difficulties
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rikm A stunning example of long-form Ambient minimalism, "Darkest Before Dawn" was one of my earliest introductions to the work of Steve Roach, and holds a special place in my heart for the musical journey that it inspired in me.

Over the course of it's length, Roach leads listeners on a languid trip through dark soundscapes and moonlit terrains, a beautiful aural experience that remains a personal favorite almost twenty years later...

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Network23 One of my favourite ambient pieces of all time. It has a dark, amorphous, magical quality which shifts and drifts constantly.
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Chris Fox THIS IS SUPERB. A little-known release by Roach but one of his very best. Dark, brooding, mysterious, wonderful, perfect for looping while you sleep
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Hex Reymann I could listen to this forever.
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A deep zoneworld of glacial movement and magma-like flow, no beginning, no end... you have just been dropped off in a far corner of space, and what's that I hear? Imagine STRUCTURES FROM SILENCE emanating from a point far beyond. If a Mark Rothko painting could make sound, this might be it... 74 minutes x repeat mode = a severe change in atmospheric conditions... and possible hypnogogic states. Created September, 2002. This minimal, immersive sound environment can be considered a prelude to MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES.

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released December 1, 2002

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Steve Roach Tucson, Arizona

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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