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Dynamic Stillness

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Released  May 5, 2009
Artist  Steve Roach
Producer  Steve Roach
Genre  Ambient music
Length  145:49
Release date  5 May 2009
Label  Projekt Records
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Recorded  at The Timeroom in Tucson, Arizona
Dynamic Stillness (2009)  Destination Beyond (2009)
Similar  Steve Roach albums, Other albums

Steve roach opening sky from dynamic stillness 2009

Dynamic Stillness is a 2-disc album by the American ambient musician Steve Roach, released in 2009.



Dynamic Stillness is composed of pieces created in solitude over a period of three years. The resulting pieces emote the slow, powerful energies of expanding cloud formations and the silence of the sprawling land beneath.

Immediately after the release of Dynamic Stillness, Steve Roach commenced with a continuation of the atmospheric theme, creating the long-form piece, Afterlight.

Album artwork

The photographs used in the artwork were created by Michal Karcz, whose imagery is nearly achromatic in nature. The six-panel digipack album opens to reveal stark imagery of perfect desolation beneath foreboding clouds. This magnificent contrast is, of course, observed in the album's title.

The artwork played an integral part in the creation of the music. Steve Roach and Michal Karcz traded music and artwork for nearly two years. Roach's pieces evolved with the imagery, as Karcz's graphic work evolved with the music, resulting in one of the most integrated releases of Roach's career.

Track listing

All music composed by Steve Roach.


  • Steve Roach – synthesizers
  • Michal Karcz – cover images
  • Sam Rosenthal – mastering
  • Songs

    1Birth of Still Places40:29
    2Long Tide19:35
    3A Darker Light7:33


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