NEW TRACKS BY:
STEVE ROACH, ROBERT RICH, LARRY FAST (SYNERGY), ULRICH SCHNAUSS,
JEFF PEARCE, TIM STORY, ROEDELIUS, ERIK WOLLO, SORIAH AND NATHAN YOUNGBLOOD
Tucson Arizona native Nathan Youngblood has had a lifelong fascination with sound.
“Whether it’s the grinding of machinery or wind in the palms, there is a never ending musical soundtrack that follows me. From a young age I surrounded myself with music from around the globe and got my hands on as many noisemakers/instruments as I could. I quickly learned that there was no set structure or rules when I was the player.”
In the last decade, Youngblood’s inspiration for creation has been to paint impressionistic sonic pictures of the extremes around him.
“The grandiose and macro visuals here. The extreme hot and cold. The soft and the jagged. There is a unique feeling in the Sonoran desert, and though not always literal, it constantly plays out in my creation.”
Aside from light use of synthesizers, the main source of instrumentation is organic and acoustic. With the use of processed Tibetan bowls, mesquite seeds, cholla wood, guitars, sitar, bones, live rattlesnakes, rocks and water, Youngblood creates mysterious meditative worlds that he loves to live in.
His debut, “Asunder”, was produced and released by Steve Roach in ’06 and has been played on Hearts of Space, among many other programs.
In recent years Youngblood has recorded and performed live with Numina, John Vorus, Soriah, Alcvin Ramos and Steve Roach.