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STAR'S END Update 04.03.05

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    The purpose of any decent anthology album is to present a variety of works by a diversity of artists. Through the ordering and selections of tracks,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2005
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      The purpose of any decent anthology album is to present a variety of
      works by a diversity of artists. Through the ordering and selections
      of tracks,
      connections between what might otherwise be considered an unrelated
      grouping will
      be revealed. Presenting the album as a continuous listening
      experience, where the
      songs crossfade smoothly one into the next, is an effective way for
      listener to perceive the separate works as a unified whole. It also
      exemplifies the
      concept of a product being larger than the sum of its parts. On the
      em:t0004 (72'46"), these ideals are met, especially in the area of
      mixing. The ten
      tracks flow together as if created out of one mind. While the artists
      included on
      em:t0004 are drawn from the Chillout Room genre, those who made it on
      this disc
      are a virtual dream team of the Ambient Intelligentsia. The musical
      energy on this
      compilation moves from dense and textured to lithe and airy. In some
      spots the pace
      slows down to that of the environmental with several translucent
      moments occupied
      only by field recordings and light swaths of synthesizer tones.
      Elsewhere on this disc
      the classic sweeping filter sounds of '70s Spacemusic are combined
      with more
      contemporary shuffling rhythms and beats. Compositionally the music
      seldom calls
      attention to itself, but there's always enough substance to grasp on
      to if need be.
      em:t0004 includes works by Gel Sol, International Peoples Gang,
      Beatsystem, Andy
      Hughes and others whose internal metronomes tick at a rate somewhat
      slower than
      the rest of us.

      Tune in this weekend to STAR'S END for music from the anthology

      For more on em:t0004, access: http://www.emitrecords.com


      Illoin live on STAR'S END

      Illoin (aka Andrew Ryan) is a hybrid music project from Philadelphia,
      PA. His work
      suggests dreamlike states through its alternating warm and chilling
      currents of
      sound. Illoin plays live on the 04.03.05 broadcast of STAR'S END.

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      Time begins
      on Sunday 3 April 2005 at 2:00:00 AM US ETZ. Please remember to turn
      your clock
      ahead one hour this Saturday Night/Sunday Morning as you listen to
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      Chuck van Zyl
      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
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