Steve Roach: Slow Heat


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Slow Heat
Steve Roach
1998 Timeroom Editions 1 (CD)
Reviewed by Exposé, Progressive World, The Raging Consciousness Desk

This is the first release in a Special Edition series that continues in the spirit of the infinite playback sound-world environments explored on THE DREAM CIRCLE and “To The Threshold of Silence” from WORLD’S EDGE. SLOW HEAT rises and falls, breathes in and exhales a constant flow of calming influence. Shaped over two summers of evaluation on Steve’s patio playback system, the sounds of the warm desert nights were found to be in perfect tune to the sound-world playing back for hours on the speakers outdoors. These sounds were recorded by stretching 50 foot mic cables from the Timeroom out into the desert night, capturing a pure moment of natural magic to be included in the piece. Perhaps no other long-form piece from Steve has placed the listener in such an intimate and subtle expression of the sensual nature of the desert atmosphere.

 
1.  Slow Heat MP3, RealAudio 71:16  

Need to get this one… I LOVE “the Dream Circle,” as I have an AUTOGRAPHED copy, and it was my first exposure to a 72-minute, continuous-playback composition. I used to sleep to it at the 1/2 Pad during the early 90’s while I was in college.

So, Slow Heat must be another sweet one.

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