• Sylvain Lupari

STEVE ROACH: Spiral Meditations (2013)

This is an another amazing voyage in the lands of ambiant, magnetizing rhythms and bewitching, meditatives ambiences

1 Consumed by Sunlight 7:53 2 Sand Painting 11:26 3 Spiral Meditation 8:38 4 Helix 3:44 5 Spiral Meditation Part Two 17:14 6 The Feeling Expands 9:45 7 Sustained in Soul Light 11:35 Timeroom Edition | TM29

(CD/DDL 70:15) (V.F.) (Esoteric rhythms and ambient moods)

Imagine a spiral! A horizontal spiral which swirls in front of your eyes. Closed eyes which see a spiral and its circles livened up by multidimensional sound waves swirling as the blades of a helix which leave its blurred shades drawn hypnotic and ceaseless sonic circles of which the speed makes sparkled some reflections hatched like the lights of a big sound kaleidoscope. Now, imagine a wizard. A wizard of sounds who uses many psychedelic geometrical figures which swirl endlessly in order to take up your aura. You thus have Steve Roach. You also have all the background of SPIRAL MEDITATIONS.

We had a foretaste of this last Steve Roach's album on the impressive collection Possibilities of Circumstance of the American label Projekt Records with Consumed by Sunlight and its ambient rhythm which meditates in the delicate sighs of a bass line and some chimed ringings. Little by little this rhythm livens up with fine percussions among which the light drumming, kind of manual thing, mutter with embarrassment in the ethereal singings of a floating synth. Finely, Consumed by Sunlight passes through towards a more swirling structure of rhythm. It's the passage in the heart of the circular rhythms to the strong fragrances of hypnotic trance of SPIRAL MEDITATIONS. In an organic sonic envelope where gurgling and strange duck cackling decorate an ambient soundscape drawn by fine blades of synth, the rhythm of Sand Painting spins around with sound loops trapped in a fine meshing of percussions and sequences. We guess these Steve Roach's tender attachments for the tribal rhythms with this background of rhythm which drowns itself in a perpetual mass of circles of which the shadows and doubles swirl at the speed of a hyperactive trance. We lend an attentive ear and we hear these structures of whirling sequences which filled the hypnotic infernal rhythms of Empetus