If you’ve been paying attention at all to the world of electronic music, you are probably already aware of Steve Roach’s Grammy award for his magnificent album Spiral Revelation, which reflects his recent move back towards his roots in the world of analog synthesizer music. Followed by such albums as Molecules of Motion and Electron Birth, I think it is safe to say that he is firmly back in sequencer music territory.
Well, Steve is back at the modular synth again, this time with a sublime collection of electronic ambient pieces called Skeleton Keys.
I cannot speak highly enough of this album. I’ve listened to it multiple times already since it was released a few days ago, and I’m just gobsmacked. If you love Berlin School electronica, synthesizer music, or ambient music in general, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Spectacular.