Soft Power

Music for your subconscious to dance to, gently created by humans. Although not averse to the great jazz traditions of yesteryear, guitarist/composer Matthew Roche formed Soft Power to pare down and simply his compositions to a basic natural impulse: the human desire to communicate through sound. Joined by good friends Peter Bouwman (bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums), at the heart is a strong folkloric element of simple pop-like melodies and fluid rock orientated grooves that keep everyone honest. The music is both spacious, open and instinctive and was inspired by a period of intense meditation practice at a silent Zen retreat resulting in a Dark Night of the Soul; a personal journey into the minds undertow where one attempts to find meaning in a world that appears to be on the surface meaningless..

https://soundcloud.com/matthewrochemusic/sets/soft-power/s-1guMm

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