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STAR'S END Update 10.06.02

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    Track One on IMPRINT opens the album with plaintive synth chords slowly alternating between keys. The piece leads the listener, twisting and turning, along
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 3 9:32 PM
      "Track One" on IMPRINT opens the album with plaintive synth
      chords slowly alternating between keys. The piece leads the
      listener, twisting and turning, along an odd sonic route of
      complex drones, unique timbres and detuned sequencer tones.
      This is the auspicious opening to the second collaborative effort
      from Mike Griffin and Dave Fulton, an album attempting to satisfy
      the modern yearning for enigma.

      The music on IMPRINT falls under the classification of
      Spacemusic and the duo demonstrates that there is no one way
      to realize music of this genre. Griffin + Fulton take all the
      ambiguities of the Spacemusic convention and streamline them
      into a totally distinctive and striking vision. This is not tepid new
      age bath music, nor is it a carbon-copy of the Berlin School - the
      aural specifications of IMPRINT cover vast stretches with tracks
      but no roads and triggers our imaginations to embrace the
      unknown. The dreamy imagery and blurry edges of "Track Three"
      is a journey with no map. Layers of electronic pads shift, phase
      and combine. This composition unfolds with both the serenity of
      twilight at dawn and the enormity of crossing the edge of the
      universe. "Track Five" is reminiscent of the '80's style of EM -
      after a brief amorphous introduction, a bouncing sequencer
      pattern emerges over which a restrained lead melody speaks of
      challanges met and beauty lost.

      With all their sonic pursuits, Mike Griffin + Dave Fulton attempt to
      map and then trap space - converting it into permanent pieces of
      data which can be released into your listening space; and it is
      with sound that their world comes into being.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from the
      forthcoming Hypnos release Imprint (Release Date 19Oct02)

      For more on IMPRINT by Mike Griffin and Dave Fulton, access:
      http://www.hypnos.com

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      IMPRINT to be released In Philadelphia on 19 October

      IMPRINT will be released on Saturday 19 October 2002 when
      Mike Griffin and Dave Fulton perform live as part of The
      Gatherings Concert Series, Philadelphia's premier concert
      series of innovative music from the Electronic, Ambient and
      Spacemusic worlds. Also appearing (with his new album
      BLEED) will be Soundscape Guitarist Jeff Pearce.

      For complete details, please access:
      http://www.thegatherings.org

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      The 10.13.02 broadcast of STAR'S END will be devoted to
      WXPN's Fall Fundraiser. If you are interested and able to spend
      the night at WXPN answering telephones and taking pledges
      along with other STAR'S END listeners, please be in contact with
      Jeremy Schlosberg (WXPN's Interim Volunteer & Student
      Coordinator) by calling the WXPN Membership Office at: (215)
      573-3340 or by email at: volunteers@.... You will be
      scheduled for the STAR'S END air-shift. Thanks! Your
      involvement with STAR'S END and the fundriaser is sincerely
      appreciated! It's a great way to spend the evening and become
      even closer to the music and community.

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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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