TheAdelaidean & STEVE ROACH Parallels 2CD Digipack 2024

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TheAdelaidean & STEVE ROACH
Title: Parallels
Format: 2CD Digipack
Year: 19.07.2024
Label: Projekt
Tracklist:              CD1
1. Finding Focus
2. Cloud Theatre
3. Skyline Shards
4. Dusk Portrait
5. Vanishing Point
Total Time: 61:16

6. North Parallel
7. Airspace Vista
8. South Parallel
9. Horizon Convergence
10. Intersecting Fields
Total Time: 66:13
Info: Across 8,500 miles (14,000 kilometres) and one sweeping ocean, pioneering electronic music maestro Steve Roach and new gen artist theAdelaidean align their ambient atmospherics within Parallels, a double album both introspective and otherworldly. Each half of Parallels expands upon themes of togetherness and separation through luminous soundscapes that radiate a gentle warmth. Melodic fragments call across vast, reverberant expanses, revealing unique expressive sensibilities and unexpected creative parallels. The ten tracks are serene and meditative, an immersive crossing of spatial and sonic universes.

This collaboration merges Baja Arizona-based Roach’s decades of mastery sculpting immersive soundworlds with Australia-based theAdelaidean's delicate, meticulous sound design, taking the listener through a stately unfurling of translucent textures and etheric dronescapes. The synergy between the artists is revealed within the deep, resonating pads, liminal slow-moving sequencers, and occasional brilliant fractures of piano which provide a gentle propulsion through space and silence. Sweeping yet intimate, the over two-hour work concludes with the monumental 45-minute closer, "Intersecting Fields,” resolving on a note of transcendence, a lingering hushed state with fragments of glowing luminosity.

Sean says, “As an author, I’ve listened to Steve’s music while writing for thirty years. His lush, timeless, expansive soundscapes have been a constant backdrop to my creative flow, and you’ll often find thanks to him and references to specific albums in my afterwords. When it comes to making music, I haven’t consciously traveled those same pathways, but I guess it was only a matter of time before I found myself drifting that way in the end. How better to complete the journey than with Steve himself at the helm? When Sam (of Projekt) noted that my early sketches for songs for a new album shared DNA with Steve’s work, reaching out to him to see if he’d be willing to help me take them to the next level felt natural, perhaps even inevitable. I’m so pleased we’ve been able to work together, exchanging files across the Pacific to make Parallels something that belongs to both of us. Parallels has a flow that is different to the one I’m used to feeling with Steve’s music or my own. To me, that makes it even more meaningful.”
Steve reflects, "The parallel realms and creative currents Sean and I have traveled within independently yet deeply connected to and worlds apart over the years regardless of the medium is miraculously manifested on this fateful collaboration. There is a sense of destiny within the creation of this music. These are sonic aspirations born out of the unknown and seized upon in the light of day and dark of night… in the sanctuary of our studio, at two points on the planet."

Parallels is a testament to the power of the true collaboration, an essential listen for fans of both Roach and theAdelaidean.


theAdelaidean is Australian composer and #1 New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams. He has released music as “theAdelaidean” on Projekt, independently and under his real name for exhibitions, film scores, and the stage. Recent years saw world premieres of the multi-artform dance work Bárbaros, nominated for a Ruby Award, the independent films Life Savings and Lucid Dreaming, for which he wrote the scores, and The Magnetic Quiet Zone, an audiovisual installation created with Philip Samartzis. Sean lives on Kaurna lands, South Australia, and works at Flinders University.

As a pioneering cornerstone of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, internationally-renowned artist Steve Roach has dedicated his life to exploring myriad soundworlds that express a timeless source of inspiration. Capturing peak moments as they occur in his Timeroom studio or in the live setting, he manifests a sonic experience that breathes a vital life energy, connecting to an ever-expanding global audience. Drawing from his 45-year dedication to the evolution of electronic music, concerts worldwide, and a lifelong passion for the hardware instrument-based way of working, Roach brings us to a summit drawn from his life in the soundcurrent — a timeless ephemeral and empowered space that soothes, inspires and enlightens.