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The Long Night

by Steve Roach / Kelly David

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Frank Inzan Owen (Hidden Mountain)
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Frank Inzan Owen (Hidden Mountain) A multi-textural drift into the ever-shifting shades of night. Sometimes icy and windy, sometimes thick with humidity, The Long Night is a compelling soundscape of differing moods that fosters a deep atmosphere of contemplation. Favorite track: The Long Night.
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rikm From the slow drift and languid pace of opener "Last Light", through the dark foreboding "Season of Nights" and the subtle pulse of "Calm World", to the eventual dawn that rises in the title track, The Long Night is a stunning release from two amazing talents.

Highly recommended.
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Chris Collins What a unique collaboration! So many nuanced layers of subtle sounds weaving in and around each other. You can really get lost in this. I especially love the gentle groove of "The Deep Hours."

Lush, gorgeous sounds to be savored again and again.
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Adam B One of my favourite ambient albums! These pieces really capture the feeling of the night and the way those quiet times lend themselves to creative endeavours. Listening deeply and attentively to this music produces an altered relaxed state of consciousness. I'm looking forward to Steve's next collaboration with Kelly David.
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Last Light 10:52
Calm World 13:06


The Long Night is a deep-breathing sigh of the eternal nocturnal: gossamer atmospheres for the still hours of the night. Focusing on non-rhythmic, textural-harmonic electronic soundscapes, this collaboration unfurls like slow-moving, moonlit clouds. Although The Long Night leaves the lighted world behind, its midnight path leads to a state of gleaming serenity and calmness. This music is contemplative, though not brooding: a meditative environment filled with open spaces and tendrils of sound composed of shifting subtle moods and gleaming electronic passages.

The collaboration began during several late night sessions at Kelly David’s Denver studio, where the two artists carved-out the basic tracks using only analog modular instruments. The sonic palette expanded when the recording moved to Steve’s Arizona Timeroom studio, bringing in a deeper textural quality utilizing processed acoustic sounds and an expanded collection of analog and digital synthesizers, plus subtle outboard processing. The final mix by Steve further uncovers a dimensional depth, delivering on the subtle and intricate tones of David’s and Roach’s years of journeying the ambient night skies through the long nights.

The Long Night is a sixty-one minute mental excursion into unforeseen creative possibilities when the night becomes a special time beyond sleep, a contemplative zen noir of minimal radiant ambience.


released January 21, 2014


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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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