Slow Heat - 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition

by Steve Roach

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Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews
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Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews Great remaster of the second long form immersion into desert atmospheres from 1998.I had the fortune of being with Steve working on music and hanging in the mystical desert as this piece unfolded.Amazing frogs and fireballs streaking through the sky are just some of the magic that lives in this long form zone immersion classic masterpiece.This is the progenitor of the long form pieces that continue to evolve into the present time.The ritual continues !
polarbear43
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polarbear43 An escape for the reality I experience. Truly a departure as only Steve Roach can create.

Thank you, Steve.
JR Wiley
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JR Wiley Thank you, Steve, for this sublime soundworld. It has been with me for many years. This new remastered edition opens up the sound even more. I never, ever, tire of it.
Massimiliano Borghesi
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Massimiliano Borghesi You can feel the real comfort and quiet space of the Arizona desert here. Thanks Steve for this relaxing piece
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20th Anniversary Remastered Edition
Limited 500 copies

Slow Heat was the premier release on Steve Roach’s personal
Timeroom Editions label, which has now grown to 45 releases.
This 1998 long-form zone represents an early example of Steve’s
infinite playback soundworld environments explored on The Dream Circle and since developed into a substantial area in his vast body of work.
Slow Heat breathes in and exhales a constant flow of calming
influence and serenity directly extracted from Steve’s desert habitat.
Shaped over two summers of evaluation on his playback system wired
to the outside patio, the natural environment of the simmering Sonoran
nights were found to be in perfect harmony with the Slow Heat
atmosphere.
By running microphones fifty feet from the Timeroom out into the desert night, a pure moment of natural magic was captured and woven into Slow Heat. Perhaps no other of Steve’s long-form pieces has placed the listener in such an intimate and subtle expression
of the sensual, expansive nature of the desert atmosphere.

This 2018 remaster by Howard Givens fine-tunes this piece to a new
level by utilizing the advancements of audio mastering technology
revealing the deeper, spacial qualities at a sublime level.

"Slow Heat evolved from the atmosphere of my desert habitat. There are certain times of the day when everything falls silent, as if the birds, the cicadas and even the trees are under the spell of the heat. It's a stillness that ebbs and flows in slow simmering waves. During the summer I would often play various stages of the “Heat" on the outside and inside speakers throughout the day and night, creating a subtle link between the extremes of this compelling zone and its influence upon the creative impulse. - Steve Roach, Tucson, Arizona"

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released May 11, 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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