Artist: Steve Roach
Album: Early Man

Label: Timeroom

Early Man
Early Man by Steve Roach begins with a soundscape from the churning storm of consciousness lying beneath the thin veneer of personality. Grinding rocks, shifting tides, concealed drumming and dense clouds are the ingredients for Roach's primordial soup. To draw us along on his journey to within, Roach leads the listener to and from the prehistoric swamp of the mind with a steady and subtle rhythmic element. Contrasting his meticulously crafted soundworlds, Roach's traveling patterns seem improvisational and the result of experimentation rather than contemplation. It is this pulse, living within us all, that slides Early Man away from the cerebral, towards the emotional and back again.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   22 November 2000

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