Free Music Friday: Steve Roach’s ‘Sigh Of Ages’

steve-roach-sigh-of-agesFree Music FridayProject Records has made synthesist Steve Roach’s Sigh of Ages available this weekend as a free download.

They describe Sigh of Ages as a ‘deeply self-reflective album exploring the terrain between melodic electronic/ambient and modern minimalism’.

The six pieces collected on the album reflect upon the passage of time.

You can preview Sigh of Ages below: Continue reading

Synthesist Robert Rich To Headline B-Wave Festival

robert-richOrganizers contacted us to let us know that the third edition of the B-Wave Festival in Belgium will take place on November 14th.

The festival is described as ‘the only Belgian festival that supports Ambient, Space, Drones and Chillout music.’ It is an indoor festival with two stages, one in the theatre hall and one in the foyer, where in total 6 bands/artists will perform.

B-Wave Festival 2015 will feature synthesist Robert Rich (right), Radio Massacre International and others.  Continue reading

Steve Roach Interview On Making Music With Modulars

Steve-Roach-synthesizers.comSynthesist Steve Roach is featured in the latest episode of the Echoes podcast.

Host John Diliberto talks with Roach about his new album, Skeleton Keys, which is an exploration of sequencers and large-format analog synthesizers.

“The entire album and all the interlocking parts are all created from the way you carve out these patterns, and sequences and rhythms, with hands on,” noites Roach, “So it really does have this feeling of shaping it, you know, like you’re carving something out using both hands on a large variety of knobs, on filters, envelopes and the essentials, of the components that make up the analog modular, the way I designed it for this style of music.” Continue reading

New Album From Steve Roach, Skeleton Keys, Explores Modular Synthesis

Synthesist Steve Roach has released a new album, Skeleton Keys, that explores the ambient side of analog modular synthesis.

In early 2014, Roach set out to create his ideal large format modular synthesizer­/sequencer-based system, shown above. Roach adds that, “The instant this system was in place, the compulsion to create was unleashed.” Continue reading