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Quiet Music (35th Anniversary Remastered 3​-​Hour Collection - 2021)

by Steve Roach

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mysticwolf75 I put off getting this for a long time, because I bought the 2011 reissue when it came out and wasn't sure about getting it a second time. But since the remastering is supposed to be even better, I decided to go for it. (I originally bought the Celestial Harmonies 2 disc version back in the day, so it was nice to finally have the complete edition). Personally I have always loved ambient music with nature sounds even though a lot of artists consider it cliche, so I'm partial to disc one. Favorite track: The Green Place Part 1.
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2020Guitarman I've been loving this album for decades. Still sounds great. Favorite track: Air and Light.
imccommons
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imccommons My journey with Steve's music begin with Quiet Music 2. This album will always be an all time favorite and masterpiece. Favorite track: See Things.
Gary Zaepfel
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Gary Zaepfel This remaster is absolute perfection and sonic immersion at its finest.
Matthieu JOLY
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Matthieu JOLY I just can't remember how many times I've heard theses albums, Quiet Music 1-3, and particularly the second album... hundreds of nights prior and while sleeping.. this is just the best ambient album of all, from my perspective. A masterpiece. Favorite track: See Things.
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The meditative, ambient minimalism of Steve Roach’s classic 1983-86 Quiet Music series is rereleased in its entirety with a meticulously remastered 35th anniversary 3CD edition. The luscious quality and subtle tonal beauty reveal the essence-of-tone of the multi-track master. Originally published on cassette and later in a truncated 2CD edition, Projekt now presents this landmark album as Roach envisioned it.

Created in respect for silence, Quiet Music originates from the same era as Roach’s classic 1984 release Structures From Silence. This series finds the gentle electronics of synthesizers mixing with flute, electric piano and natural sounds flowing like breath, enveloping the listener in a sustained, delicate, translucent atmosphere.

Harold Budd, Los Angeles, 1986: “I think Steve Roach’s Quiet Music is his best album. It’s not that it’s simply pretty (which it is), but there’s an odd edge lurking in the background that moves it miles away from ‘New Age’ torpor. This is a lovely album from a composer working at the top of his skills.”

Today, these pieces stand as a cornerstone in body-work, yoga, and healing therapies.

The soothing, introspective nature of Quiet Music flows at a time-suspending pace, gently evolving and using space to expand and explore the essence of silence. The space between the notes and the breathing quality brings the listener to a deeper awareness of the present moment.

A timeless masterpiece.

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released April 16, 2021

All music composed, performed and produced by Steve Roach
Recorded at The Timeroom, Culver City, CA, and Venice, CA, between 1983 and 1986
Quiet Music 1 mixed at Michael Stearns’ M’Ocean Studio, Santa Monica, CA
Quiet Music 2 and 3 mixed at Scott Morgan’s Room with a View, Santa Monica, CA
35th anniversary remastering by Howard Givens - Spotted Peccary Studios NW, Portland, Oregon
© 1986 Soundquest Music BMI
Cover photos for Quiet Music 1 and 3: Mary Walsh; Quiet Music 2: Georgianne Cowan
Original graphic design: Aldo Ricchiero; re-design: Sam Rosenthal

QUIET MUSIC 1
Steve Roach: Oberheim System, Yamaha DX7
Will Morris: Flute
Mike Christopher: Yamaha DX7 at the beginning of Part 1

QUIET MUSIC 2
Steve Roach: Oberheim System, Emulator 1, Roland JX3P

QUIET MUSIC 3
Steve Roach: Oberheim System
Will Morris: Flute

Dedicated to the passing time
and the experience of
watching particles in sunlight.

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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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