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STAR'S END Update 02.08.08

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    The works of Redshift have always been about the exploration of energy. From cosmic quiet to a palpable sense of propulsion, this ensemble communicates an
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 5, 2009
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      The works of Redshift have always been about the exploration of
      energy. From cosmic quiet to a palpable sense of propulsion,
      this ensemble communicates an inexhaustible joy in the
      possibilities of sound. Their CD TURNING TOWARDS US
      (55'01") is more than a room-shaking exploration of sonic
      properties. The compositions are fascinating, mysterious and
      even dangerous at times. The restlessly creative constant of
      Redshift is electronic musician Mark Shreeve. Channeling the
      dark imaginings of his series of more rock-influenced albums
      (Assassin [1984], Legion [1985], Crash Head [1988]), Shreeve
      summons such dark rapture in strident, propulsive rhythms and
      armor-plated lead melodies. With a one-way ticket to midnight
      there is no way to escape the power of this music. However, a
      humanity does emerge from the abstract engulfing blur of the
      subdued, contemplative passages - in hopes of deepening us
      by extending our feelings. TURNING TOWARDS US closes with
      the title track, a transporting musical fantasy full of crystalline
      sequencer patterns, angelic choir and rumbling bass runs. The
      current of sound builds, recedes, then jumps dramatically to the
      redline. Resolving into an adagio of synthesizer string pads and
      Mellotron flute song, the now transpired piece seems to blend
      into one moment. But the music transcends its details. Always
      an aural adventure, the listener feels immersed in Redshift's
      space, as opposed to just pondering it from some distance
      outside.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from UK
      Spacemusic ensemble Redshift and their current release
      TURNING TOWARDS US

      For more on TURNING TOWARDS US, access:
      http://www.redshift.biz

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