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Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising - Night 4 CD (album) cover


Steve Roach


Progressive Electronic

3.98 | 4 ratings

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4 stars The slow and heavy movements of our lonely satellite.

If one could accurately paint a clear musical picture of massive planetary heaviness (for real) and its slow paced transitions, well Steve Roach's "Bloodmoon Rising - Night 4", 2015, ceratainly does the trick with impeccable results.

I do agree with fellow reviewer Aussie Byrd Brother, that this release, is the perfect way to introduce yourself to Mr Roach's "Bloodmoon" saga. If you are already familiar with it, this project portraits true refinement in both music composition and sonic/visual results, that all of his Bloodmoon's projects possessed, but not so perfectly achieved and as accurate as this one.

It is hard not to fall and feel this hypnotic rendition of this cosmic phenomena (at least for us earthlings), while one can not help wonder how high Steve Roach is setting the bar for electronic music in general.

Anyway, the real deal about this release, as in many other of his low-keyed masterpieces, is his concept of beauty. Beauty, in Roach's world, has freed itself of any common places usually misused or abused by his peers in all fields of music. Beauty is attained by straight forward music composition, it is a consequence of contrasts counterpointed by good and unique songwriting and in Steve Roach's case, years of experience. Beauty is a mystery found, it is dark as it is bright as it is in the middle and Steve Roach is well aware of this.

Another great mystery, at least in this Prog sub-genre, is how easily one can find expensive and overrated works by minor (but proud and polite, I suppose) musicians and inexpensive masterpieces by superior artists like Mr. Roach. A total mystery!

If you miss this one you are on your own!

****4.5 PA stars

admireArt | 4/5 |


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