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Stillhope

by Roche

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San Fran synth sensei Ben Winans aka Roche ventures further into arcane hardware labyrinths on Stillhope, his second slab of mind-wired Pacific house for 100% Silk. As always, there's a great sense of spaciousness and flow, coastal fog billowing around Alcatraz and over Land's End, invisible currents taking control. "Stillhope" and "The Medicine" skew hazed and zen, cliffside smoke seances via samplers and circuitry, while "Change" brings the bass, an acid-funked electric slide into a chorus of street soul chanting. Closer "Theme For Ikaros" leaves the bay (and earth) behind, a techno spy theme for hijacking a distant moon base, filtered arpeggios ramping the suspense against a steady stalker's pulse until it dissolves in dubby echoes, a stark clap, and a voice whispering "the essence of life." Even in deepest space, there's Stillhope.

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released June 10, 2014

Mastered by Eric Hanson.
Sleeve designed by Luke Brown.

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Roche San Francisco, California

Roche's sound is the sound of improvisation and spontaneity, the distillation of innumerable live sets and studio jams. Always experimenting and innovating: crafting the sonic glue of synthesized psychedelia and warm drums that recall his past as a producer of hip-hop and breaks, Roche links the past with the future. ... more

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