The second half of Part I of my "Artists and Music You've Never Heard Of" series. From the album "Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces," disc 1. Released 2003.
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces is close to five hours of deep and dark - even dank - ambience from this living legend. Each disc has its own thematic and sonic integrity. Each disc interacts with the other discs as well. Roach has sequenced this set and designed the sound to display complements and contrasts in imagery, sensory perception, and spiritual proclivity. The first disc - Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces - takes listeners to the edges of reality immediately and gently. The deep atmospheres surround listeners and leave them with no escape routes.
Release Date: 2003-06-03. Explicitness: notExplicit. Country: USA. Track Count: 15. ℗ 2003 Projekt. 3. Within the Mystic.
A cinematic epic for the ears, part 2 of MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES builds upon the swirling currents and massive harmonic landscapes established on part 1. On the first disc of part 2 (titled "Recent Future"), Roach creates a state of constant becoming: soundscapes shift and morph in perpetual motion as one space dissolves away only to reveal the next compelling. Abandoning all conventional notions of music as melody, harmony and rhythm, MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES allows the listener blissful hours on the high frontier between deep listening music and the spirituality of pure sound. - Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Radio.
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces is one of ambient/soundscape artist Steve Roach’s most challenging and imposing releases to date. It is also one of his deepest, and offers new rewards with each listen. This massive four-CD set is one of the most important ambient music releases in years. The tracks leave behind the traditions of Western music – harmony, melody, regular rhythm and standard forms. While these elements are present, the focus of the music is abstract soundscapes. Roach has explored this ambiguous territory to different extents on other albums. Structures from Silence, World’s Edge and many other of Roach’s releases focus on subtleties within soundscapes. In most of his work, though, there is an element of the familiar, be it the beat of a drum machine or a sequenced melody. In Mystic Chords, these elements of familiarity are gone, and Roach’s drifting soundscapes.
However, compared to Steve Roach's album 'The Magnificent Void', 'Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces Vo. ' is much more warm and welcoming. One person found this helpful. Bit on the lazy side and very similar to white noise,think Steve Roach definately works better in colabiration with other musicians. empty repetitive rubbish. Would urge listeners of ambient and space inspired music to listen to Klause Schulze's masterful stuff like Rheingold or perhaps the ephemeral Rubycon by tangerine dream.
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces is a music boxset/compilation recording by STEVE ROACH (Progressive ve Rock) released in 2003 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.
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|1-01||Palace Of Nectar||14:15|
|1-03||Within The Mystic
Cello – Kathryn Gunzinger
|2-01||Wren And Raven||14:49|
|2-07||Womb Of Night||2:42|
Guitar – Filtered Sun
Featuring [Organic Sample Food] – Vidna Obmana
|3-02||Turn To Light||9:19|
|3-03||Shift The Dimension||3:46|
|3-04||This Moment Is A Memory||5:44|
|3-05||This Moment Is Another Memory||4:32|
|3-07||Essence Of Phaedra||2:45|
|3-08||Left Perfectly Alone||2:29|
|3-09||A Subtle Body Current||5:15|
|3-13||The Spiral Of Time's Fire Burns On||10:52|
|4-01||Piece Of Infinity||73:48|
- Composed By, Performer [Original Sound Creation, Instruments] – Steve Roach
- Producer – Steve Roach
NotesThe content of this 4CD box is also available as two separate 2CD releases, PRO142 and PRO143, without the actual box.
Performer: Steve Roach
Title: Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces
Date of release: 2003
Size MP3: 1459 mb
Size FLAC: 1846 mb
Rating: 4.3 / 5
Other Formats: TTA DMF AAC MP2 VOC FLAC VOX