Vidna Obmana (nee Dirk Serries) and Steve Roach have been collaborating -- both in the studio and on the concert stage -- since 1994. Since that time, they have released five collaborative CDs. Together, they account for some of the greatest electronic ambience ever. Live Archive is more of the same. The recordings are from their 1997 international tour. Roach and Serries set up a loose structure and minimal rehearsal for the shows. They are on the same emotional and spiritual planes and they perform as one. This is electro-tribal ambience at its finest. The ebb and flow of the music mirrors the ebb and flow of life energy. This is essential music from two shamanic artisans.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts