Steve Roach – Empetus (collectors edition)


Released: 1986 By Steve Roach
Condition: 2nd hand

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    CD #1: Empetus

  1. Arrival [4:20]
  2. Seeking [5:25]
  3. Conquest [6:09]
  4. Empowerment RealAudio [3:52]
  5. Twilight Heat [3:15]
  6. Merge [6:23]
  7. Urge [6:23]
  8. Distance is Near [2:40]
  9. The Memory [5:57]
    CD #2: The Early Years

  1. Harmonia Mundi [45:00]MP3 soundclip of Harmonia mundi [3:00]
  2. Release [24:00]

Sequencer-based music

Additional information

Weight 150 g

2 x CD


Jewel Case

2 reviews for Steve Roach – Empetus (collectors edition)

  1. Sylvain Lupari / &

    Here is an album among the most powerful and the most hard-hitting that I heard in the spheres of EM. At that time, it was one of the most powerful. If not the most! Empetus is a true masterpiece in the world of sequences and sequenced rhythms. It’s full of hard rhythms at full sight and ears, set apart for the very quiet The Memory”

  2. Darren Bergstein / Muze

    Released in 1986, this recording of intricately-woven sequencer lines and buzzing synthesizers established Roach as the American answer to the pioneering European electronic masters of the 70’s (Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream). Alternately thrilling and serene (sometimes within the space of the same track), Empetus‘ waves of energy rest upon labyrinthine patterns of interlocking notes and wildly cascading tonal clusters. Roach varies the moods from piece to piece as well: the bright, piercing electronics of ”Seeking” contrast vividly with the starker, sweeping veils of sequenced notes and arcing waves of ”Empowerment”, or the turbo-charged synths that rev through ”Conquest”.
    It’s all riveting, exciting stuff, and although Roach largely abandoned the style as he moved forward, Empetus remains an important, if largely unsung, statement documenting the course of modern American electronic music.

    2008. Darren Bergstein / Muze

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