On 6-panel Digipak as the previous version.
The meditative, ambient minimalism of Steve Roach’s classic 1983-86 Quiet Music series is re-released in its entirety with a meticulously remastered 35th anniversary 3CD edition.
The luscious quality and subtle tonal beauty reveal the essence-of-tone of the multi-track master.
Originally published on cassette, later in a truncated 2CD edition, and finally in a 3CD digipak, Projekt now presents this landmark album as Roach envisioned it. Created in respect for silence, Quiet Music originates from the same era as Roach’s classic 1984 release Structures From Silence.
This series finds the gentle electronics of synthesizers mixing with flute, electric piano and natural sounds flowing like breath, enveloping the listener in a sustained, delicate, translucent atmosphere. Harold Budd, Los Angeles, 1986: “I think Steve Roach’s Quiet Music is his best album. It’s not that it’s simply pretty (which it is), but there’s an odd edge lurking in the background that moves it miles away from ‘New Age’ torpor. This is a lovely album from a composer working at the top of his skills.” Allmusic.com: “Quiet Music is the essence of pure, meditative ambience. Steve Roach has always been a visionary performer; his work defines ‘elegant futurism.’ He released these on cassette in 1986, and it remains in the forefront of introspective minimalism. This series set the stage for all minimalists to follow. He was one of the first to demonstrate that ambient minimalism does not have to be dark, that it can be bright and hopeful without becoming maudlin or too new age. This is groundbreaking space music from an epic and legendary performer. He is peerless in his corner of the perpendicular universe.”
A timeless masterpiece and one of the bestselling albums by Steve Roach ever!
01. The Green Place, Part I [31:06]
02. The Green Place, Part II [30:19]
01. See Things [05:45]
02. Towards the Blue [03:20]
03. Something in Tears [05:18]
04. A few more Moments [13:05]
05. Air and Light [32:05]
01. Dreaming and Sleep [21:44]
02. Quiet Canon [07:51]
03. Sleep and Dreaming [30:13]