rM Exclusive: The Road Eternal: an Interview with Steve Roach

I discovered Steve Roach’s music in 2001. I first saw many of his albums (used) in a particularly cool book and CD shop in Toronto. First off, I was fascinated by the artwork, which was unlike any I had ever seen – it seemed alive, in its own timeless and visceral way. As very soon became clear, this was entirely congruent with the music in every respect.

The first album I heard was Midnight Moon, followed by Light Fantastic and Artifacts. Together they formed a neat summation of Steve’s entire career to that point. It was a revelation to me that one artist could cover such vast musical ground in a lifetime, let alone a few years…