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by Steve Roach

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Gary Figueroa Here, on 'Traveler' he's ready to demonstrate how it is he's miles ahead of many of his contemporaries by demonstrating a particular prowess in the use of electronics... Notably, analog which sounds almost digital as the LP plays along. Amazing stuff, really. And, when some critics note the stand alone worthiness of his records, I, likewise share this sentiment. His journey is an eclectic portrait of just how relevant his chosen musical genre remains. Favorite track: Reflector.
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rikm Listening to "Traveler" I can't help but be cognizant of how much Steve Roach has guided the growth of the Ambient genre by shaping and forming the musical spaces that others have followed, taking on a role as a brave and tireless explorer of the Soundscape.

On "Traveler" you can hear Roach crafting and building on nascent ideas, forming and developing lush musical spaces. Hearing these early tracks is a glimpse of history, a chance to see the birth of the music that I enjoy so much...
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Gareth A fantastic album in many, many ways; composition, gorgeous synthesiser sounds, amazing cover art, etc. The old synth sounds really do shine here, something sorely missed from modern Steve Roach recordings - which in addition can often be too abstract. The sounds here have something about them, a magic. Favorite track: Light Sound.
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★ I want my collection sorted!!! ★ [1983] [Released 2017.06.16]
[Steve Roach's 2nd album]
[9 Tr. - 41m59s]
[Dynamic: Trs. 1, 2, 4 to 6, 8 & 9]
[Deep: Trs. 3, 7]

NOW's dynamic counterpart on a very high Berlin School level. Easy to listen at, Traveler establishes even more roots for future sequenced releases. An enjoyable album with retro vibes.
Favorite track: Traveler.
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alexjwise Very thought reflective Favorite track: Reflector.
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Worlds 03:17
Light Sound 01:45
Snow Canon 04:21
Traveler 08:07
T.B.C. 05:00
Canyon Sound 03:00
Reflector 06:52


Available now for the first time as a stand alone download at Bandcamp – Name your Price!
Traveler is also available here on CD combined with NOW, Steve’s debut release

TRAVELER, released in 1983 is Steve’s second solo and first on vinyl LP, a big accomplishment in and of itself back in the day. Recorded both in large pro studios (José Feliciano’s) and in the early Timeroom in Culver City Calif. this music revealed the young Steve Roach as a synthesist of limitless imagination and broad compositional depth.

The thrust of his synthesized matrices evinces realms of austere metallic beauty, worlds yet to be explored, topographies hosting civilizations caught between the rugged girth of the past and the brilliance of a better future Ideally, allow this music to simply flow over and through you.

A travel log of worlds both gorgeous and shadowed pieces of ambient expressionism that hint at the future of his vast explorations interface with ease. The pulsing title track “Traveler”, is a quixotic exploration through a post-Schulze digi-zone of stormy synth riffs and sequencer majesty. Even the Tribal era in Steve’s later work is birthed on pieces like TBC and Mysteries Continue.

Both NOW, Steve’s debut release and TRAVELER launched Roach's qualitative talent onto an unsuspecting world presenting a harbinger of things to come in is massive body of work now expanding into its 4th decade.
Darren Bergstein ei


released June 16, 2017


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As a pioneering cornerstone of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, internationally-renowned artist Steve Roach has dedicated five decades to exploring myriad soundworlds that connect with a timeless source of inspiration.



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