STAR'S END Update 11.04.07
- With each release, Arc (the British duo of Mark Shreeve and Ian
Boddy) ventures out across new sonic territory. The CD
FRACTURE (53'34") exists at the intersection of their previous
works (the space-rock based) "Blaze" and (cosmic-influenced)
"Arcturus". The title may be referring to the odd arithmetic that
yields the engaging sequencer rhythms found on FRACTURE.
The patterns roll and crest dramatically as Boddy and Shreeve
follow the beat's story. Lyrical melodies lend a sense of dramatic
narrative while chilled synth pads pull the mood into dark areas.
The first four of the five tracks build amazingly from spare
beginnings. On top of a halting, mechanistic pattern grows
layers of synchronized arpeggios that switch direction and colour
in breathtaking dexterity. The closing piece is a sprawling
realization that extends into a cool textural and atmospheric
realm - an excellent ending, one shrouded in fine cosmic dust.
Continually finding new meaning in the Spacemusic style, Arc
has produced yet another unexpectedly perfect album.
Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from the new CD
FRACTURE by British electronic music duo Arc
For more on FRACTURE: http://www.din.org.uk
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STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD
To mark 30 years of continuous broadcast of STAR'S END,
WXPN has released the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology
CD. This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music
from 11 renowned artists. The unique performances were culled
from on-air in-studio radio concerts by some of our community's
greatest talents. Included on the disc are previously unreleased
live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital
Decay, Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International,
Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes
and Steve Roach.
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