Steve Roach ‎– Origins

Fortuna Records ‎– 17081-2
CD, Album

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1 Artifacts
Guitar [Hypnotics] – Suso Sáiz
2 Connected Underground
Drums [Frame] – Linda Kohanov
3 Clay, Wood, Bone, Dirt 6:22
4 In The Eyes Of The Spirit
Didgeridoo – Daniel Nagle
5 The Face In The Fire
Guitar [Hypnotics] – Suso Sáiz
6 Dreaming Now, Then 18:58

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  • Composed By, Performer, ProducerSteve Roach
  • Design [Graphic]Celestial Harmonies
  • Didgeridoo, Flute [Native American], Kalimba, Noises [Bullroarer, Stones], Ocarina, Percussion [Oaxaca Water Pots], Sampler, Shaker, Synthesizer [Analog, Digital], Voice [Chant, Gravel]Steve Roach
  • Drums [Aztec Long], Flute [Prehispanic], Percussion [Oaxaca Water Pots], Trumpet [Mayan], Voice [Introduction]Jorge Reyes (tracks: 2 to 5)
  • Executive-ProducerEckart Rahn
  • Liner Notes [Essay]Linda Kohanov
  • Mastered ByDan Hersch
  • Photography By [Cover]William Lesch
  • Photography By [Steve Roach Photo]Mark Wight
  • Technician [Technical Support]David Hodgson


Info from booklet & inlay:
Recorded and mixed at The Timeroom (Tucson, Arizona)
All music was mixed using ProAc Studio 1 Speakers
℗ 1993 Fortuna Records
Printed in Germany on recycled paper

Info from disc face:
Made in Germany

Info from inlay:
Distributed by:
Celestial Harmonies
P.O. Box 30122
Tucson, Arizona 85751

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 1371-17081-2 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 013711708127
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS H-1599 / 17081-2 A
  • Label Code: LC 8878
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Steve Roach Origins(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Timeroom Editions none US 2013


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June 23, 2017
Space Shamanism from another dimension. The album cover represents the Southwest native americans destroyed by siphilization you can see far in the distance. A must have thanks to the great contribution of Suso Saiz with his hypnotics guitar sounds. One of the most incredible tribal ambient music from a genius.


January 19, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Absolutely incredible music by Steve Roach from the early 90s. Imagine you are squatting with a tribe of native americans some 10000 years ago around a fire and going with them in their dreams, seeing visions of old ages passed in the flaming fire before your very eyes, in the dark of a magical night out in the wilderness. A spiritual journey through nature, an album that has to be experienced as a whole from start to end, the tracks are just loose milestones on your journey and flow together effortlessly. The two closing tracks are some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard, and it's really a nice touch towards the end when you hear wolves howling in the distance. Thank you Steve Roach, and thank you Jorge Reyes!


May 22, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

This is one of the Top 10 of ambient releases of all times. Masterpiece! Album effectively merges best of two worlds - electronic and acoustic music.