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STAR'S END Update: 10.09.05

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    The musical work of Dean DeBenedictis is one of continued engagement. With clear phrasing, pacing and feeling his realizations are infused with both thought
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2005
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      The musical work of Dean DeBenedictis is one of continued
      engagement. With clear phrasing, pacing and feeling his
      realizations are infused with both thought and spirit. SALVAGING
      THE PAST (75'06") is less a collection of songs and more a
      reflection of all things telluric. De Benedictis fills each of the ten
      tracks with a distinctly different ambiance. Densely layered
      scenes give way to more expansive compositions. Spacious
      washes of sound create a harmonic backdrop suggesting
      barren desert and wide-open possibilities. This album provides
      many access points by including familiar sounds like cello,
      voice, flute, acoustic guitar and percussion and avoids the
      abrasiveness of overt aural experimentation. But De Benedictis
      is foremost an electronic musician and bases the music on
      SALVAGING THE PAST around a captivating mix of synthesized
      harmonies, echoing keyboard melodies and multiple lines of
      entangled sequencer tone patterns. The album's arrangement is
      tight and expresses a relentlessly solemn inner monologue.
      With delicate interludes on one track and dizzying repeated riffs
      the next, SALVAGING THE PAST is a tapestry of insistent rhythms
      and shimmering timbres. This album possesses a higher
      complexity than basic ambient, greater emotional integrity than
      new age and a softer approachability than space music.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from
      SALVAGING THE PAST by Dean DeBenedictis

      For more on SALVAGING THE PAST, access:
      http://www.spottedpeccary.com

      For more on Dean DeBenedictis, access:
      http://www.fatelessmusic.com

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