Kiva album cover

Michael Stearns , Ron Sunsinger , Steve Roach


It’s often through his collaborations that Steve Roach explores more explicitly specifically ritualistic work, and 1995’s Kiva, a joint effort with fellow synthesists Michael Stearns and Ron Sunsinger, demonstrates that to the full, growing out of various recordings made by Sunsinger of Native ritual events in both North and South America. Roach’s own running interest in music drawing on indigenous ceremonies certainly helped, and the resulting blend of the field recordings and understated electronic elements is an at-times striking fusion of old and new.

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