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Dreamtime Return

Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return
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User Score
Based on 28 ratings
Liked by 6 people
1988 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fortuna / Label
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Looking beyond how endless this can be, Future endeavors can be fundamental on a basis that can excite and give wonder. I want to see something brighter, give me the non descriptive future that lurks ahead of me. End with notes on return to a dream like state with bliss being noticed. May it all prosper with a glance of clouds.
Out of all the sub genres of Ambient, Tribal Ambient seems to me the most obscure and less out of the others; Space and Dark. Most explored by people and well there is no better place to start than Dreamtime Return and although the 150 minute runtime is quite daunting, Steve Roach manages to create such a meditative and captivating soundscape with some truly amazing ethereal tracks.

Track Review

Towards The Dream 10/10
The Continent 9.5/10
Songline 8/10
Airtribe Meets The Dream Ghost ... read more
Essential EM - Tribal Ambient of the most sublime nature finds Roach bringing life in the spirit world through his brilliant use of electronic gadgets galore, and indigenous instruments such as the dumbek and Didjeridu (aka Digeridoo) and rainstick. This approach then results in the exquisite melding of technology and the organic. Please keep in mind that Roach created this LP in 1988. So, in this context, his exploration of the world of EM was as much pioneering as it is visionary. Sam ... read more
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Track List

  1. Towards the Dream
  2. The Continent (Robert Rich, Roach)
  3. Songline
  4. Airtribe Meets the Dream Ghost (Rich, Roach)
  5. A Circular Ceremony
  6. The Other Side (Kevin Braheny, Roach)
  7. Magnificent Gallery
  8. Truth in Passing
  9. Australian Dawn-The Quiet Earth Cries Inside
  10. Looking for Safety
  11. Through a Strong Eye
  12. The Ancient Day
  13. Red Twilight with the Old Ones
  14. The Return
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Added on: November 27, 2017