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    STAR S END Update 08.05.07 A single trip from evening to morning is chronicled on the album MOLENTRAAT, by Eric T Sas and Matthew Florianz. The seven pieces
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2007
      STAR'S END Update 08.05.07

      A single trip from evening to morning is chronicled on the album
      MOLENTRAAT, by Eric T'Sas and Matthew Florianz. The seven
      pieces presented are extracts from a long improvisation,
      performed over the course of one night and morning in an
      apartment in The Hague. The tracks, named after the time of day
      at which they were recorded, present a rich variety of moods
      even as the artists work with a small palette of keyboard textures.
      Ripples of melody and a thoughtful piano solo open up the first
      and best piece, "Molenstraat 16:30". Live street noise is mixed in
      from time to time - shouting children, thunderclaps, and the
      grumble of wheels turning on the stones below. The listener
      drifts into deep contemplation during the blissful two tracks that
      begin the disk, imagining a city full of people hurrying to their
      homes, turning their backs on the dusk and thinking of sleep.
      "Molenstraat 19:28" moves into darkness, a somber piano
      phrase couched in dark, threatening drones. Through careful
      melodic twists and turns, the nighttime segment of the album
      imparts the emotions of a long and sleepless night -
      introspection and languor with pieces of fear and loneliness.
      Melodic themes from the start of the disc return on the uplifting
      conclusion "Molenstraat 07:33" - the distant ringing of bells tell
      us to get up and begin a new day. MOLENTRAAT gives the
      listener a sparse and beautiful assortment of music, played with
      restraint, crystallizing a place and time in our minds, even though
      it may be far away.

      Review by: Scott Kelly - 26 July 2007

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from
      MOLENTRAAT, by Eric T'Sas and Matthew Florianz

      For more on Matthew Florianz, access:
      http://www.matthewflorianz.com

      Read more Listener Reviews and Essays at:
      http://www.starsend.org

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      The 08.05.07 edition of STAR'S END will be mixed and
      programmed by guest DJ Scott Kelly. Kelly's first experiences
      with the STAR'S END radio program came while in high school,
      when spacemusic became the soundtrack to late-night
      suburban excursions in a borrowed minivan. He began
      collecting and playing records at the age of 16, and got his first
      radio airtime in 2000 as a guest DJ on the show "Sonic
      Evolution," on Princeton University's radio station, WPRB. Soon
      after that, Kelly enrolled at Drexel University and joined the
      campus radio station, WKDU, where he hosted his own weekly
      show and became seriously involved with the annual Electronic
      Music Marathon. While gigging throughout his college years at
      clubs, lounges, and bars, Kelly's music collection grew to
      encompass a wide range of dance, IDM, and chill-out styles. His
      interest in DJ'ing ambient and spacemusic has its roots back in
      2001, when he was handed a copy of Manuel Gottsching's
      Inventions For Electric Guitar.

      After spinning at WKDU's Electronic Music Marathon in 2003 and
      again in 2004, Chuck van Zyl extended the offer to Kelly to do a
      guest DJ spot on STAR'S END. During finals week, Kelly
      produced an hour mix of music which was included on the
      12.19.04 broadcast. As that night's show wrapped up, it was
      agreed that Kelly would make four more mixes, one to "fit" into
      each hour of the show. Kelly finished school in 2005 and moved
      to Baltimore, all the while working on collecting music and
      gathering five hour's worth of material for STAR'S END.

      In his mixes, Kelly seeks to present a seamless blend of tracks
      drawn from the more recent years of ambient music - where
      influences creep in from Detroit techno, post-rock, dub, and
      psychedelic trance. His relentless search for new music has
      resulted in a mix of artists and works mostly new to STAR'S
      END. Some tracks appear in the mix for only a few seconds,
      while others linger and unfold multiple moods and motifs.

      From the energetic atmospheres of 1 AM to the bright melodies
      of 6 AM, STAR'S END is pleased to feature Scott Kelly and his
      unique ambient music mix on this week's edition.

      Tune in this weekend for music mixed by STAR'S END listener
      Scott Kelly

      For more on Scott Kelly, please access: http://www.myspace.com/djkel

      View the 08.05.07 STAR'S END Playlist at: http://www.starsend.org

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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...

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