Long Thoughts

by Steve Roach

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Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews
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Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews This is very long beauty.. Long form textures that are floating in a colloidal environment of titanium and champagne. I have always loved this sound palette of Steve's . Adventure around every corner and a huge fade at the end..Awesome !!!
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Rsfx-amb One of my favorite of his long form pieces. Right next to Immersion 2.
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rikm Long form ambience can be particularly challenging, but Steve Roach has always been a master of the form, engaging listeners with swirling soundscapes that drift from point to point without interruption.

Long Thoughts is an excellent example of Roach's mastery of the form, a single seventy four minute track where tones ebb and flow through a dream-like haze. I can't help but be inspired by the beauty of it all.

Another excellent release from a master of the genre.
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Long Thoughts is ambient music master Steve Roach’s first long-form electronic release on Projekt since 2012. In an era where a constant deluge of overstimulation from all directions challenges and fractalizes our attention span into smaller and smaller packets, 73-minute sanctuary provides solace: a soul-renewing immersion in the deeper end of the self-reflection pool.
Roach first imagined the foundation of this release in early 2016; over the last 15 months he lived and slept listening to the evolving versions of the album. This extended time frame with Long Thoughts supported a subtle, developing sense of the energy within the piece. A consummate evolution is important to Steve’s fully immersed micro-to-macro-soundsculpting approach. When experienced in looped infinite playback mode, the album creates a sense of constant, sustained nourishment to realign, reset, and soften the edges of modern life’s quantized thought process.
Long Thoughts is part of a larger body of acclaimed long-form pieces from Roach’s vast catalog. To the Threshold Of Silence, The Dream Circle, Slow Heat, Bloodmoon Rising and the six hours of the Immersion series are all part of the sonic DNA contained in Long Thoughts. Roach’s pioneering approach to the soundscape-drone-ambient artform draws from a rich harmonic tapestry of chordal interweaves and original sound design. Moving beyond the static form of drone music, Roach’s work in this area breathes and sighs with an organic wave that exists in its own dimension yet feels intimately familiar.
The music presents the listener with many ways to create their own Long Thought zone: gazing into the summer night sky, endless loop mode in the home at a low volume, direct engagement at a louder volume, used as a sleep environment, or for “holding of the space” as a kind of aural incense burning gently through the day and night.
As Roach enters his 4th decade as an artist of visionary soundworlds, his dedication to this artform presents a vital sanctuary of deep resonance and reflection.

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released August 5, 2017

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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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