Ambient electronic artist Steve Roach has released an extended live version of his track Sands of Time. This is only available via the Internet, and is a free download.
The track is a sequencer-driven piece that combines a rhythmic sequenced bass with Roach’s unmistakable ambient textures. He’s joined by synthesist Paul Ellis on this live track, recorded at a performance in Portland. It’s a hypnotic track that combines throbbing sequences with slowly evolving textures.
The music is taken from the CD Life Sequence, which is a collection of pieces that Roach calls “personally significant unreleased pieces.” The pieces represent a side of Roach’s music that he hasn’t displayed as much recently, the more driving sequence sound. According to Roach “I felt the growing urge to re-visit my electronic “roots” in analog sequencer style music. The fact that I had moved away from this sound for awhile made reconnecting with it much like finding an old friend inside myself.”
The free download is available at Roach’s site.