Organic electronic and new ambient sonic boundaries effortlessly dissolve on Stream of Thought.
The mind is a mystery of thoughts and fluidly shifting collected memories. There are lots of thoughts which form complete stories, Whilst others are mere threads without a beginning or ending. The float of ideas is full of life, pulsating and regularly in dramatic contrast. In the similar manner, Stream of Thought escorts us with cinematic precision in the course of the mind s uncountable destinations. Organic electronic and new ambient sonic boundaries effortlessly dissolve on Stream of Thought.
With the combined enjoy 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 aside from the extended immersive long-form tracks of Steve s contemporary releases. Whilst Stream of Thought is presented as a continuous float of 19 interconnected pieces, the metaphor of sitting on a stream s edge under full engagement with the existing moment is the proper context to enjoy the fluid ebb and mercurial float of this living, streaming soundworld.
Roach and Wøllo s an identical age, musical inspirations and sonic inclinations – together with a mutual respect for every other s 25+ years of labor – inform Stream of Thought. Starting on two continents with two very different atmospheric conditions (the vast desert of Steve s Arizona and the icy solitude of Erik s homebase in Norway) this release started to take form in early 2007, as the composers traded musical ideas backward and forward across long distances. Probably the most formative aspect of the collaboration occurred in the summertime of 2008 with Erik s seek advice from to Steve s Timeroom studio in Arizona. Their week yielded the overall recording, arrangement and editing. The way to the album s structure was once more like that of film editing, where a sense of time and pacing was once consciously developed to turn on a powerful visual/auditory reaction, a visceral enjoy.
Stream of Thought explores the nuance of shifts within our perception. Segments of illumination juxtaposed with amorphous interludes and moving, flowing rhythm culminate in an unforgettable, shifting, dynamic enjoy. Loosen up and flow downstream. Tranquil drifts, passionate rapids, nighttime star gazing and blazing sunsets await. It is a vivid soundtrack for the senses designed to take the listener to the outer reaches of the imagination.