STEVE ROACH / Erik Wollo Stream of Thought CD Digipack 2009
inkl. 19 % USt
|Artist:||STEVE ROACH / Erik Wollo|
Stream of Thought
1.Stream of Thought - part 1 05:31
The mind is a mystery of thoughts and fluidly shifting collected memories. There are many thoughts which form complete stories, while others are mere threads with no beginning or ending. The flow of ideas is energetic, pulsating and often in dramatic contrast. In the same manner, Stream of Thought escorts us with cinematic precision through the minds uncountable destinations. Organic electronic and new ambient sonic boundaries effortlessly dissolve on Stream of Thought.
With the combined experience of these two veteran electronic composers, this collaboration flows with an agility of emotion and intellect in fluid interplay; minimalist-inspired melodic tapestries, pulsing trance passages, deep drone drifts, and surreal soundscapes morph into cloud-like forms: a constant state of sonic evolution.
The results stand apart from the extended immersive long-form tracks of Steves recent releases. While Stream of Thought is presented as a continuous flow of 19 interconnected pieces, the metaphor of sitting on a streams edge under full engagement with the present moment is the appropriate context to experience the fluid ebb and mercurial flow of this living, streaming soundworld.
Roach and Wøllos similar age, musical inspirations and sonic inclinations along with a mutual respect for each others 25+ years of work inform Stream of Thought. Starting on two continents with two very different atmospheric conditions (the vast desert of Steves Arizona and the icy solitude of Eriks homebase in Norway) this release began to take form in early 2007, as the composers traded musical ideas back and forth across long distances. The most formative aspect of the collaboration occurred in the summer of 2008 with Eriks visit to Steves Timeroom studio in Arizona. Their week yielded the final recording, arrangement and editing. The approach to the albums structure was more like that of film editing, where a sense of time and pacing was consciously developed to activate a powerful visual/auditory reaction, a visceral experience.