DREAMTIME RETURN (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition)

by Steve Roach

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dubluvr First CD of Steve's I heard. The start of a long, beautiful relationship with the most fantastic space music out there. BTW, thought I was only buying a T-shirt, the remastered original recording was lagniappe!
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PixelRust This is one of my favorite ambient albums of all time. This record does not simply throw some relaxing atmosphere in your face and expect you to be "there." THIS record creates a vast, living, breathing world that invites the listener to wander and get lost in. Sure, this kind of thing can be used to describe Roach's other material, but I feel that the particular FEEL and THEME of this one is what really makes it special. Favorite track: Truth In Passing.
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Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews Nothing you can say that has not already been said.This is this in all possible ways.The start of an amazing journey for all of us inspired one way or another from this monumental audio dream. I think about this creation every day! I get a chill every time "The Continent' starts up.Howard Givens has done an amazing remaster that reveals new magic around every corner of this timeless classic. Favorite track: Truth In Passing.
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Harald Striepe A favorite classic.
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    Dreamtime Return T shirt, only 3 size large left.
    30 years in the making! This is the first Dreamtime Return shirt we have offered for this iconic release.
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    30th Anniversary remastered 2 LP Gate Fold Edition. Please note the track listing is different from the CD version due to time limitations of the LP.

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    90 min cassette version of the remastered Dreamtime Return. Please note the track listing is different from the CD version due to time limitations of the cassette.

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    2018 Remastered Editions Combo pack 2 LP Gate Fold and Double CD
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    2018 Remastered 2 LP Gate Fold, Double CD, Cassette,
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    Dreamtime Return Double Gate Fold LP and 90 min Cassette.
    Please note the track listing on the LPs and Cassette is different from from the CD version due to time limitations of the LP.

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The Return of a Masterpiece!
30th Anniversary Remastered Edition -2018

Since its release in 1988, Dreamtime Return has earned its reputation as a genuine classic. The two-CD magnum opus is one of the most important, widely known and highly respected release in Steve Roach’s vast body of work. It serves as an essential benchmark within the Electronic-Ethno-Atmospheric genre.

Roach’s travels in the Australian outback, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in California were the lifeblood for this recording which even today sounds like a transmission from the near future and the very distant past.

Three decades after its release, the true expansive depth of this iconic masterpiece has been meticulously unveiled, revealing an entirely new listening experience. With this 30th Anniversary High Definition remastered edition, mastering engineer Howard Givens utilizes his years of technical knowledge with electronic music, an extensive array of analog and digital tools, and his passion for this seminal work, to restore the original sonic nature and visionary intention, taking the listener deeper into the dreamtime.

“Musically Dreamtime Return richly deserves its classic status, but Roach also deserves credit for leading electronic musicians out of their sheltered studios and into an active relationship with the landscape, the wider world, and deep cultural history. The whole genre is stronger and more relevant for his example.” – Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Radio

“Steve Roach demonstrates that electronic music’s greatest potential may lie in bringing our most elusive dreams and ancient memories into focus through potent, highly imaginative soundscapes. In addition to the atmospheric harmonies and rhythms that literally engulf you for two hours the artist’s compelling style is his uncanny ability to create the illusion of suspended time. Altered chords that breathe ever so slowly, floating textures, digitally sampled aboriginal timbres, and arresting special effects lead you through a gently unfolding maze of sonic dimensions that depict a sense of mystery and confrontation with the unknown. The effect is mesmerizing, increasingly introspective, yet curiously comforting as if the primitive wisdom and renewed connection to nature this music conveys is something you were craving all along. This is without question Steve Roach’s masterpiece.” – Linda Kohanov, (excerpt from) CD Review, August 1989

“Surrounding every masterpiece there is an arcane and indecipherable energy, a divine breath that blows. Works like Dreamtime Return change the course of history and accomplish a prodigious jump forward. It is a recording that has inspired a whole generation of musicians and that contains within its two hours astounding artistic intuitions, the starting point for all of the esoteric and tribal music that is produced today. The drones of the didgeridoo, the ceremonial drums, the alien ambiences, the voices from the past, the eternal silences, the tribal atmospheres, the dilation of time, and the sculpture of space have created the tribal-ambient genre, of which Roach was the first techno-shaman. The record can be considered a soundtrack for an adventure at the edge of time, an experience that has deeply and indelibly marked Roach, whose life from that moment will no longer be the same. The channel is open.” – Gianluigi Gasparetti, Deep Listenings, August 2005

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released March 9, 2018

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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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