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STAR'S END Update 07.07.02

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  • c_vanzyl
    Lucky for us that Kit Watkins eventually becomes tired of each genre he conquers; because it is at this point he reaches for yet another sonic horizon and the
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 5, 2002
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      Lucky for us that Kit Watkins eventually becomes tired of each
      genre he conquers; because it is at this point he reaches for yet
      another sonic horizon and the promise of what will come out of
      profound musicianship encountering a new unexplored terrain
      (or even revisiting an area with many footprints and
      monuments). It is this non-complacent quality which continues
      to bring us a diversity of works from this remarkable artist. Tone
      Ghost Ether is the latest project involving Kit Watkins and evolved
      out of jam sessions with John Tlusty and Brad Allen dating back
      to early 2001.

      The basic idea behind Tone Ghost Ether is free-form musical
      expression. These kinds of experiments certainly involve many
      factors but mainly rely on the interconnectedness between those
      participating and their respective musical abilities - a shared
      vision combined with individual virtuosity. When working well,
      this "meeting" results in music that is greater than the sum of its
      parts. Tone Ghost Ether accomplishes this quite nicely on their
      three debut releases: CONDOR SAIL CURVE, <b>HYDROGEN 2
      OXYGEN and THE WHITE SPACE.

      It is predicted that Tone Ghost Ether will be delving into this
      process for quite some time to come. With the ability to "make it
      new every night", along with the therapeutic effects of being
      consumed by each session (which this music requires of its
      performers) - by being completely "in the moment", Tone Ghost
      Ether will no doubt find a great sense of both personal and
      artistic satisfaction with this work and continue on exploring the
      many permutations, moods and emotions this style of music
      has to offer.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from Tone
      Ghost Ether, the latest performance project by Kit Watkins

      For more on Tone Ghost Ether, access:
      http://www.toneghostether.com

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      STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
      from 1am-6am (EDST) on:

      88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
      88.1fm WXPH Harrisburg, PA
      90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
      104.9fm Allentown, PA

      and live on the web...

      -

      Chuck van Zyl
      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
      http://www.starsend.org
    • c_vanzyl
      In a world that never sleeps; full of electric light, cable TV, the Internet, e-mail, jet travel, etc., stress is a given and sleep an option. An estimated 70
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 12, 2002
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        In a world that never sleeps; full of electric light, cable TV, the
        Internet, e-mail, jet travel, etc., stress is a given and sleep an
        option. An estimated 70 million among us suffer from some sort of
        sleep disorder. Many wish for a consistant entry into the sleep state
        - an internal "sleep switch" to take their brain off-line for several
        hours. On MUSIC FOR A BUSY HEAD, UK sound designer Matt Coldrick
        addresses these concerns with a pleasant album that blurs the borders
        between new age, chill-out, spacemusic and drones.

        The seven tracks on this album move gradually from monochromatic
        dronescapes to multi-layered interlocked sequencer loops and onward
        to shifting harmonies and wandering melodies; all within a design
        meant to enhance lower levels of consciousness. Coldrick utilizes his
        synth's spectrum of sound alternating between warm bass swells and
        lofty cloud enshrouded voices; the stratification of sound
        exemplified as this album is felt as strongly in the feet as it is in
        the more cerebral areas. The focus becomes a bit clearer as the album
        advances along its gentle contour; yet the listener moves inversley,
        deeper into the phases of sleep. Each piece is in a key corresponding
        to a colour - the tone's analogous visible frequency.

        MUSIC FOR A BUSY HEAD will go through repeated cycles in continuous
        play mode, hopefully syncing-up with the listener's sleep
        architecture. It is said that "sleep is for dreamers" as the sleeping
        brain experiences intensley powerful mental events. So why not take
        advantage of this potential? When day is done, don't just "go to bed"
        or "hit the sack", instead listen to MUSIC FOR A BUSY HEAD and take
        part in an uncontrolled experiment and chart brain activity during
        the night in your bedroom turned sleep lab.

        Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from Matt Coldrick
        and his solo album MUSIC FOR A BUSY HEAD.

        For more on MUSIC FOR A BUSY HEAD, access:
        http://www.absoluteambient.com

        -

        STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning from
        1am-6am (EDST) on:

        88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
        88.1fm WXPH Harrisburg, PA
        90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
        104.9fm Allentown, PA

        and live on the web...

        -

        Chuck van Zyl
        Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
        http://www.starsend.org
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