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STAR'S END Update 11.07.04

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    With the opening track on THE DEAD TEXAN (46 37 ), the self titled album by Adam Wiltzie, we find a piano dreaming, slowly breathing music in and out,
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 4, 2004
      With the opening track on THE DEAD TEXAN (46'37"), the self
      titled album by Adam Wiltzie, we find a piano dreaming, slowly
      breathing music in and out, aspiring, in its respiratory nocturne,
      to reach beyond its limits. Wiltzie has realized an album that is
      dream-like in the truest sense; scenes repeat, anomalous
      figures arise, continuity adjusts, time compresses and expands
      as brief moments seem to extend towards infinity. Though it is
      subdued, beneath the shroud of reverb within which this work
      hovers, there is a luster and magnificence. The sounds of piano,
      strings and guitar are manipulated, malformed enough to keep
      the beholder engaged but recognizable enough to provide the
      comfort of familiarity. Adding ethereal ooohs and ahhhs, movie
      dialogue and whispered layered lyrics, this album takes the
      Ambient Music form into areas more well established artists
      cannot. Piano notes and chords count out the mood swing
      between comfort and uncertainty. An acoustic guitar strums
      before a vast landscape. Reverberant electric piano chords
      references works of noir. The music is vulnerable without being
      sentimental. Too cerebral to be considered new age, too gritty to
      be classical and too engaging to be avant-garde, THE DEAD
      TEXAN provides the listener with a captivating, restoring listening
      experience of cool dreamy distressed textures from the edge of

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from THE DEAD

      For more on THE DEAD TEXAN, access: http://www.kranky.net


      Blow Up Hollywood - live on STAR'S END

      Following their 13 November 2004 concert in Philadelphia at The
      Gatherings Concert Series, Blow Up Hollywood will perform a
      live in-studio STAR'S END radio concert on the broadcast of
      11.14.04. Tune in this weekend for music and details.


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      Chuck van Zyl
      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
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