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STAR'S END Update 12.06.09

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  • c_vanzyl
    The anthology of Electronica IMAGINARY FRIENDS (73 59 ) has a personality. As the disc progresses across its 11 tracks the energy level gently rises. Each
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2009
      The anthology of Electronica IMAGINARY FRIENDS (73'59") has a personality.
      As the disc progresses across its 11 tracks the energy level gently rises.
      Each passing electronic work becomes more active, building on the previous
      piece. Field Rotation opens this collection with reverberant piano and
      cello played tenderly beneath a lush digital ambiance. Kevin Andrew's
      contribution is airy, but never air-headed. With an emphasis on consonance
      this artist foregoes simple melodies and basic rhythms for a deeper
      exploration of sound and mood. The work by Rena Jones becomes swept away
      in moody atmospherics. Coiling surges nest inside long unwinding passages
      as this gritty yet gorgeous composition skips and hops in time with
      echoing cello lines and electro-percussion. Also on this album are works
      by Ultimae label regulars Asura, Solar Fields, AES Dana and their notable
      contemporaries. Hearing this much variety of music surely will lead the
      listener to feel part of a bigger continuum. Because so much about this
      music is a mystery, taking the time to quietly study it can be a beguiling
      experience. These beautiful and complicated works have been realized
      through a sophisticated comprehension of the Ambient genre. With its
      musical layers changing as they are perceived, IMAGINARY FRIENDS lingers
      on like a remembered dream.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from the antholgy of
      Electronica IMAGINARY FRIENDS

      For more on IMAGINARY FRIENDS, please access: http://www.ultimae.com

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      The Tangent Project - Live on STAR'S END 12.06.09

      The Tangent Project plays with the internalized classicism of musicians
      who have been listening to Spacemusic even in their sleep. For the duo of
      Jeff Coulter (synthesizers, sequencers) and Harrison McKay (guitar) music
      best provides the visionary gateways that open on to bigger worlds. While
      certified synth-wiz Coulter creates a foundation of shifting sonic
      textures and skipping sequencer runs, McKay's expressive guitar leads
      expand and recede. Delightfully processed and rounded, his cerebral
      performances move from prog-inspired virtuosity to gentle ambient sighs.
      The pair keeps their sonic weirdness in check with a range of airy,
      hallucinatory aural designs and a beautiful union of sounds. An equal
      amount of compositional rigor and free-form experimentation goes into
      their seemingly straightforward musical head-trips. Each one relates its
      own vivid atmosphere and mood - communicated on a cosmic scale.

      Access the Tangent Project Website: http://www.tangent-project.com

      The Tangent Project will play a live in-studio on-air radio concert on the
      12.06.09 broadcast of STAR'S END. Please tune in for details

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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 12 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.

      The STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD is available for a $60
      donation to WXPN, which includes membership and all of its benefits
      (current WXPN members can receive the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary
      Anthology CD for a $25 donation). Call 1-800-565-WXPN for details.

      Thanks very much for your support!

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      STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
      from 1am-6am (EST) on:

      88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
      88.7fm WXPH Middletown, York and Lancaster, PA
      90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
      99.7fm Harrisburg, PA
      104.9fm Lehigh Valley, PA
      W285DH Whitehall, PA

      and live on the web at http://xpn.org

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