Structures from Silence
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|Structures from Silence|
|Studio album by Steve Roach|
|Recorded||1983–1984, at the Timeroom|
|Genre||Ambient, space music|
|Steve Roach chronology|
Remastered edition, 2001.
|Alternative Press||favorable |
Structures from Silence (1984) is the third album by the American ambient musician Steve Roach. This is his first purely textural album, with a smooth, dark, gentle atmosphere unlike any of his other albums.
A 30-year anniversary edition was released by Projekt in 2014. The album was remastered in 24-bit/96k from the original analog mixes. "With today's evolution of audiophile analog mastering tools we were able to reveal the original beauty, detail and essence-of-tone captured on the 30 IPS analog master which has not been heard like this until now." There is both a single-CD edition, and a 3-CD deluxe edition that includes two bonus discs created in 2013. Both editions use the original cover art. The remastered original album (but not the two bonus discs) was made available as 24-bit/96k digital downloads.
In late November 2014, Steve Roach was selected as Echoes Radio's #1 Artist  and Structures from Silence was voted as the #2 album. England's FACT MAG nominated Structures as the #4 best reissue of 2014. "Given how much ink has been sloshed about the 2014 ambient revival, it’s a perfect time to return to this classic album – still spellbinding, three decades on."
- ”Reflections in Suspension” – 16:39
- ”Quiet Friend” – 13:15
- ”Structures from Silence” – 28:33
30th anniversary bonus discs
- Disc 2: Suspension and Reflection
- "Suspension" – 28:36
- "Reflection" – 30:24
- Disc 3: Below and Beyond
- "Beyond" – 32:11
- "Below" – 39:47
2001 edition: Remastered by Roger King. Cover images by Steve Roach. Tray and inside bootlet photo by Jim Stimson. Layout by Sam Rosenthal.
In 1987 a VHS video titled Structures from Silence was released. It featured imagery created by Marianne Dolan set to the album's title track. This video was also released on laserdisc under the title Space Dreaming.
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