While Traveler is Steve Roach's second album, it shows tremendous promise and is a harbinger of things to come. He recorded it in the analog domain, but his innovative recording techniques give it a digital sound. Much of the inspiration for this set comes from concert recordings. And, while Roach has always put deep feelings and spirituality into his music, this comes from the start of his quest for knowledge and enlightenment. It always comes back to the unknown and the lust to uncover the answers. This landmark effort speaks to Roach's influences: Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and his own innovative tribal ambience. This CD, like most of Roach's material, stands on its own.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts