Artifacts (album)


Artifacts (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Artifacts
Type = studio
Longtype =
Artist = Steve Roach
Released = 1994
Recorded = 1994 at The Timeroom in Tucson, Arizona
Genre = Ambient
Length = 77:12
Label = Fortuna Records
Producer = Steve Roach and Eckart Rahn
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:it2uakjkhm3v link]
*"The Herald" (Allaire, New Jersey) favorable [http://www.steveroach.com/Press/review.php?id=7 August 1995]
*Piero Scaruffi 5/10 [http://www.scaruffi.com/avant/roach.html link]
Last album = "Earth Island" (1994)
This album = "Artifacts" (1994)
Next album = "The Dreamer Descends" (1995)

"Artifacts" (1994) is a tribal ambient album by the American artist Steve Roach. This album is a follow up to 1993’s "Origins".

There is a poem by Linda Kohanov in the liner notes which is a sequel to her poem in Origins. Like Origins, many of the track titles were derived from this poem.

Track listing

All songs written by Steve Roach

#”Groundswell” (8:15)
#”Thunder Brother” (9:29)
#”The Origin of Artifacts” (25:46)
#”Your Own Eyes” (8:02)
#”Ancestral Horizon” (8:27)
#”Temple of the Frog” (8:50)
#”Begin Where I End” (8:01)

Personnel

*Steve Roach (synthesizers, samplers, percussion, didgeridoos, Northern Sonoran dreampipe, frame drums, dumbek, voice, rainstick, clay water pots, ocarina, clay flutes, Indonesian gong, Native American grinding stone, misc.)
*Loren Nerell (Javanese gender on “Temple of the Frog”)
*Suso Saiz (guitar sample food on “The Origins of Artifacts”)

ee also

*Steve Roach
*Ambient music
*Electronic music


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