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.
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.
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.
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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Right from the first sound you hear, to the last note - this album will transport you to a natural place. I cannot put into words how this album has been such a huge help. It’s like a friend now - like someone who is always there. An amazing album that everyone should own. Thanks so much, Robert. darkstarr666