STAR'S END Update 01.07.07
- Dwight Ashley may never learn to tame his impulses into a style.
The smoldering emotion of ATAXIA (68'28") does not fit
comfortably into any one movement. His influences here are
less musical and more from national and world events. In 12
crowded compositions Ashley finds refuge in a surreal world of
sound. On ATAXIA his so-called neo-expressionism melts into a
tempestuous state of the union message where blunt collages
of battling tonalities and churning sonic textures advance like a
storm front. With very little in the way of rhythm, melody and
harmony, Ashley's compositions are realized through variations
in timbre and tone - the most basic concept in Electronic Music.
The songs are found in the making, and Ashley discovers new
possibilities along the way. His work penetrates, then devours. It
is a way of thinking in sound - which captures the brutality of our
time. Though the political inquisition of this work may estrange
some listeners, Ashley is so strident and strange, he comes off
looking like a harbinger, not an oddity. ATAXIA is a truthful cultural
inquest and appeals for less chaos on higher ground.
Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from ATAXIA the
recent work by Dwight Ashley
For more on ATAXIA, access: http://www.nepenthemusic.com
For more on Dwight Ashley, access:
STAR'S END - 2006 Year in Review
Happy New Year!
This weekend, STAR'S END presents the annual Year in Review
show which will feature the Significant Releases of 2006 (Part
Two). Included in this broadcast will be music from VAST by Saul
Stokes, MOONWATER by Rudy Adrian, THROUGH THE
PLANTARY VOID by Jan Nemecek, NEW LIFE DREAMING by
Steve Roach, TREPANATION by Markus Reuter, INFINITE
GARDEN by Elve and others.
Please access the STAR'S END website for complete listing
STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
from 1am-6am (EST) 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