Fever Dreams

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Fever Dreams
Studio album by Steve Roach
Released 2004
Recorded at The Timeroom in Tucson, Arizona and The Lair in Prescott, Arizona
Genre Ambient
Length 73:24
Label Projekt Records
Producer Steve Roach
Steve Roach chronology
Spirit Dome
(2004)
Fever Dreams
(2004)
Mantram
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Fever Dreams (2004) is an album by the American ambient musician Steve Roach. The music consists of bizarre, hallucinatory textures and tribal percussion. The first track, “Wicked Dream”, was co-composed with Patrick O'Hearn.

This album is continued with Holding the Space: Fever Dreams II.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Steve Roach except were noted

  1. ”Wicked Dream” (Elton John, Patrick O'Hearn, Roach) – 18:41
  2. ”Fever Pulse” – 10:34
  3. ”Tantra Mantra” – 29:36
  4. ”Moved Beyond” – 14:30

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Concept[edit]

When Roach had arrived home after one of his many extended trips to Australia, he had also caught a rare virus native to the country just before his flight. As a result, Roach underwent a series of hallucinations as internal temperatures rose to heights of 107 °F. After 3 weeks, Roach had made a full recovery.

When asked at a later appearance, Roach stated that "After the fever I couldn't wait to get started on Fever Dreams. It was a very intense experience, and I think now I'll be able to harness that kind of experience into this album." Since the fever, Roach has taken measures to apply any necessary immunities before any more of his trips.

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