Fade To Gray

by Steve Roach

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biff Johnson
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biff Johnson This is the journey to the center of gray. It is what it is and always will have been. Words waste time when this creation should be the main thing in our minds. The ability of Steve's music to transport us to realms of truth and beauty is really the crux of what this is all about. The zone is reached in this incredible sound world. Do not let this go by Get it !.
Shaine Davida
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Shaine Davida If anyone is familiar with the 4-disc set, Bloodmoon Rising, they will notice the striking similarities. Some may say that Steve is merely repeating himself, however, when immersed in deep listening, one will understand that certain sounds ask to be combined. I sense this is what Steve did on Fade to Gray. I could have only hoped for such a gift, especially after months of deep resonance with BMR.
John Kalauz
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John Kalauz Always a good day to have a new longform piece to read to, get to sleep to until you wake up refreshed to. Medium volume.
Michael Medlin
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Michael Medlin My current favorite of Steve's long-form sound worlds. Enveloping blankets of pure sonic bliss.
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BLUnderwood This is a beautiful long form piece with no rhythmic elements, just a series of slowly circulating drones moving around each other in a mesmerising way. Mr Roach is the master of this style of ambient music and this is an excellent example. A great start to 2017.
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A dark ambient magma flow of ultra deep harmonic immersion. This is the next chapter in the evolution of Steve's rapturous long-form zone-worlds. Moving beyond the drone form, Fade To Gray is a consciousness-activating 74 minute space of slowly churning, shifting harmonic alchemy. Subterranean sonics emerge rich with visual correlations; this could be occurring deep below the earth’s surface, monitored and amplified into a listening space above ground. Steve approached Fade To Gray as if working on a large scale canvas or as a sculptor, shaping an etheric material into a sonic form through the tactile process offered by his analog-hardware based studio. Beyond the immersive environment experience it also functions on several levels: At low volume and infinite playback, Fade To Gray is highly effective for hypnogogic travel and sleep. At a higher volume, on a sound system that supports the emotional impact of full resolution playback, the sensation of a surreal, symphonic movement magnified and expressing texture, mood, and emotion at a cellular level.


released December 31, 2016

Cover art by Steve Matson
Graphic design by Sam Rosenthal
Mastered by Howard Givens



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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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