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Live Transmission

by Steve Roach

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rikm Recorded for a live to air set on Soma-FM, "Live Transmission" is an entrancing two hour set that captures Roach at his best, sculpting soundwaves and shaping tones to create a beautiful aural experience that bridges the Ambient, Pulse, and sequenced elements of his work.

Highly recommended...
Thomas Davidson
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Thomas Davidson I may be New England's #1 Roachaholic. I strongly urge Steve Roach to run for U.S. President in 2016. At his inevitable inauguration (yes, he will win in a landslide), he could play "Live Transmission" while being sworn into office. Or, of course, he could play it at the inaugural ball later that night, and dare Congress to dance. Actually, anything by Steve would be fitting, and would rejuvenate the American soul. In short, STEVE IN 2016. AMERICA AWAITS! Favorite track: Looking for Safety (Live on SomaFM).
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Brett Christensen I've listened to Steve's music for a year or two now...actually, I still own vinyl copies of "Structures from Silence" and "Quiet Music".
I love hearing Steve working his magic live and then presenting it for our listening enjoyment with nothing further done to it, just as it was created in the moment. Wonderful! Favorite track: Looking for Safety (Live on SomaFM).
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Live Transmission (From The Drone Zone at SomaFM)

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Created in a single two-hour session two days after his epic May 2013 Ambicon concert, LIVE TRANSMISSION is Steve Roach doing what he does best: creating transcendent electronic music emerging from an elemental, instinctual mode. With months of preparation absorbed into his system, Steve's slow-flow moods and evocative soundscapes blend with ecstatic rhythmic sections born from hands-on analog sound creation. The result is a direct transference of creative energy from the artist through his instruments out to the listener.

For this release, Steve traveled with a portable version of his Timeroom Studio to the San Francisco-based headquarters of internet radio station SomaFM. For the past twelve years, SomaFM's "Drone Zone" channel has exposed a global audience to the best of electronic excursions with Steve as one of their regularly featured artists. Over the past few years, Soma founder Rusty Hodges and Steve have discussed creating a first-time-ever live electronic transmission directly from the SomaFM home base. As an in-the-studio immersion experience, this event unfolded with a large worldwide audience tuning in; Steve channeled that awareness into this expanded excursion. The set weaves all new soundworlds with evolving themes from classic pieces into a seamless odyssey.

On LIVE TRANSMISSION the musical journey is experienced in its pure form of creation: potent sounds unfolding in front of the listener like an act of nature. Surging heartbeats blend with deep atmospheric cloudbursts and serene moments of repose soon dissolve into shapeshifting landscapes. LIVE TRANSMISSION is the place where Steve’s music thrives, created at the leading edge of now


released August 13, 2013


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Projekt Records Portland, Oregon

Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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