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    The mission of STAR S END is to provide listeners with an experience that is enriching to the human spirit. Every week for well over 30 years STAR S END
    Message 1 of 28 , Oct 7, 2010
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      The mission of STAR'S END is to provide listeners with an experience that
      is enriching to the human spirit. Every week for well over 30 years STAR'S
      END creates a unique sonic atmosphere witihin which listeners establish
      their own personal narrative. The experience is different for each person,
      yet we all are somehow connected by the continuous flow of music and mood.
      The hours of these broadcasts belong to you and may be the only time
      during the week where nothing more is asked of you than to listen...
      sleep... dream...

      STAR'S END does want you out there listening every week, but please don't
      drift off too far this weekend. During the 10.10.10 broadcast of STAR'S
      END you will be asked to do more than just tune in and listen; you will be
      asked to call in and pledge! Your generous act not only funds WXPN but
      also indicates that you are among a select few who are serious about this
      unique radio show and the amazing range of music it presents.

      We're not asking for a few people to do a lot, we're asking for a lot of
      people to do a little. Please call in this weekend and pledge whatever you
      can. The donations that come in during the fundraisers are so important.
      Thank you for tuning in, and then phoning in to the STAR'S END Fundraising
      broadcast of 10.10.10. There will be special Thank You gifts available for
      those calling in, including the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology 2CD
      set and a Donor Concert with sound artist Jason Sloan at the WXPN
      performance studio on 12.11.10.

      Through your contributions you are doing your part as a Public Radio
      listener - it's an investment that will help keep STAR'S END in your
      listening space every week. Thanks very much for your support!

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      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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
      live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
      Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
      Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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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      Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

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      STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
      from 1am-6am (EDST) 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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      On NIGHTBLOOM (73 42 ) Steve Roach & Mark Seelig peer into darkness. This cyber-tribal album in five parts seems not real, or real in a different way. The
      Message 2 of 28 , Oct 14, 2010
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        On NIGHTBLOOM (73'42") Steve Roach & Mark Seelig peer into darkness. This
        cyber-tribal album in five parts seems not real, or real in a different
        way. The human mind is the landscape of this work and these artists move
        freely throughout. Seelig's throat singing, producing overtones to
        intermingle with Roach's synthesizer sweeps and pads, goes deep - to a
        place without words. As resonant vocals converge with growling electronic
        tones a ruminative atmosphere forms. Moving further along the arc of this
        CD the restless energy of slow pulsing grooves lifts the mood. A sense of
        gradual momentum, neither outward nor inward, gives NIGHTBLOOM its
        primordial quality. Slow drumming patterns are augmented with imaginative
        bass bleeps, fat and wet from the synthesizer. The motilic sections always
        find their way back to the contemplative space - as the listener
        synchronizes with the music through its rhythm, only to untether during
        the smooth areas. In this manner NIGHTBLOOM turns the mechanisms of the
        mind, then draws us back into the still subtle spaces. While this music
        may seem ceremonial, meant to conjure otherworldly spirits, it is actually
        more intent on deepening us. Roach & Seelig realize an intimate music -
        from one person to another, but meaningful to all.

        For more on NIGHTBLOOM please access: http://www.projekt.com

        For more on Steve Roach please access: http://www.steveroach.com

        For more on Mark Seelig please access: http://www.mark-seelig.com

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        Erik Wollo live on STAR'S END 10.17.10

        Erik Wollo's dynamic sonic expeditions are well-conceived and melody
        driven. Lofty guitar themes intermingle easily with regal synth lines,
        cleverly crafted so as to be nearly indistinguishable. Elegant melodies
        wander through his soundscapes and gentle beats take the listener from
        states of dreamlike stillness, to frozen brilliance, to warm enchantment.
        There is a majestic quality to his work - a harmony within its
        spirituality, development and design. Whether depicting the bareness of a
        vast tundral landscape or the complexity of an individual snowflake - Erik
        Wollo offers incredible insight into the world through the infinite
        perspectives of music.

        Erik Wollo returns to STAR'S END for a live to air in-studio radio concert
        on the broadcast of 10.17.10 please tune in for details.

        During October 2010 Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Erik Wollo will play
        several concerts in the USA, including a performance at The Gatherings
        Concert Series on Saturday 16 October 2010 at 8:00PM within the remarkable
        setting of St. Mary's Hamilton Village, 3916 Locust Walk in Philadelphia,
        PA. This concert will include music drawn from across his storied career,
        including his latest release GATEWAY.

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

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        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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
        live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
        Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
        Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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!

        -

        Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

        -

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

        -

        Chuck van Zyl
        Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
        http://www.starsend.org
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        The world is much smaller now in 2010 than when David Parsons first began playing Spacemusic. When his classic cassettes Tibetan Plateau (1982) and Sounds
        Message 3 of 28 , Oct 21, 2010
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          The world is much smaller now in 2010 than when David Parsons first began
          playing Spacemusic. When his classic cassettes "Tibetan Plateau" (1982)
          and "Sounds of the Mothership" (1980) were released the idea of combining
          sounds and ideas from non-western cultures with synthesizers and
          electronics was dawning and hitherto unknown. Thirty years and twenty or
          so albums of cross-cultural compositions later Parsons has idled the
          sounds but kept the concepts of world music in his release AKASH (61'32").
          Proudly photographed for the CD liner notes in front of a bank of Novation
          synthesizers, the listener gets the message that AKASH is a work of
          synthetic origin. While this music is realized totally through electronic
          instruments, and the tracks play among the stars, Parsons' compositional
          aesthetic retains its eastern influences and human touch. Still about
          cycles and atmosphere the music possesses weight in spite of tenure in
          zero-g. As one track runs its sequencers full-tilt skyward, others drift
          calmly through space. A slowly sweeping resonance rises and falls at a
          breath's pace as synthesizer bleeps plop, skip and pop along an echoing
          stream of sound. Buzzing drones writhe beneath random muted chimes with
          strange modulations moving us even further out into the cosmos. Although
          on AKASH Parsons does not use any of the unique acoustic instruments he
          has come to know in his world travels, the music continues to possess the
          integrity of even his most traditional influenced albums. Certainly this
          release from David Parsons is meant to turn our minds spaceward, yet it
          manages to remind us of a more naive age, when most of our planet - as the
          heavens today - was still strange and unexplored.

          Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from New Zealander David
          Parsons and new CD AKASH

          For more on AKASH please access: http://www.harmonies.com

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          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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
          live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
          Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
          Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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!

          -

          Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

          -

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

          -

          Chuck van Zyl
          Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
          http://www.starsend.org
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          The interior human landscape was once solely the province of literature. These days this realm is shared with artists in electronic sound. A distinctive group
          Message 4 of 28 , Oct 27, 2010
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            The interior human landscape was once solely the province of literature.
            These days this realm is shared with artists in electronic sound. A
            distinctive group of musicians are realizing works that inhabit the mind
            as fully as, but somewhat differently than, writers have in the past.
            Equal to the likes of Rudy Adrian, Kevin Kendle, Craig Padilla, Palancar
            and Jonn Serrie is the duo Timescape. Their CD PASSAGE OF TIME (64'21")
            moves wonderfully between the gently harmonious and atmospheric atonality.
            An ethereal slow dance of tones, this album portrays an infinite sense of
            something unfolding. Timescape (Tony Andersen & Kent Eskildsen) crafts an
            intriguing still subtle space that is sustained over a significant amount
            of time. The effect is wonderful for the listener - as we slowly sweep
            across a vast panorama of spacey sounds, growling drones and breathing
            synthetic chords. The opening strains of PASSAGE OF TIME is dominated by
            an ethereal Mellotron choir - which melts away into a rolling expanse of
            organ tones mixed with wispy cosmic swirls of sound. Dramatic and layered
            this music sustains its moods and states before gently moving between them
            - drawing us easily into its center. PASSAGE OF TIME casts such a strong
            spell that it feels as if the world outside has ceased to exist - as we
            drift on an invisible sea of ideas.

            Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Danish duo Timescape and
            their new CD PASSAGE OF TIME

            For more on PASSAGE OF TIME please access: http://www.timescape.dk

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            Happy Halloween

            STAR'S END makes its annual Halloween observance this weekend by featuring
            an array of strange and wonderful seasonal works, including music sets
            full of Science Fiction and Horror movie soundtracks as well as strange and eerie
            music by noted STAR'S END artists. Please tune in and enjoy haunted
            soundscapes, twisted timbres and "stuff I never thought they'd play on the
            radio" this weekend on STAR'S END.

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            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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
            live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
            Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
            Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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!

            -

            Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

            -

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

            -

            Chuck van Zyl
            Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
            http://www.starsend.org
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            em:t Records, based in Nottingham, UK, defined ambient notions of the mid-90 s through a series of genre-bending albums which sought to quietly undermine
            Message 5 of 28 , Nov 5, 2010
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              em:t Records, based in Nottingham, UK, defined ambient notions of the
              mid-90's through a series of genre-bending albums which sought to quietly
              undermine quick, disposable, chemically-sodden club culture. Despite an
              untimely exit from the music scene - and another entrance and exit in the
              2000's - the music released on this defunct label helped to crystallize a
              special musical synthesis which still grabs the attention of collectors
              today. Especially on its compilation releases, em:t blended together found
              sounds, organic dub rhythms, and highly-processed digital musical motifs
              into a unique aural portrait.

              The core team of artists and engineers who would help get em:t off the
              ground began in the same studios with the label t:me. Beginning in 1992,
              t:me released vinyl singles which later grew to double-packs, featuring
              club music which tied together deep house, downtempo and tribal house with
              a bit of a jokey English twist. Early artists to come to the label
              included Moodswings, Chicago house king Chez Damier, and 20:20 Records
              owner Ralph Lawson. A few artists would later find their way to em:t, such
              as Mat Jarvis, Charles Webster, and a couple choice members of O Yuki
              Conjugate.

              Almost two years after t:me's first release, em:t was created as a
              sub-division of t:me, to provide a collectible series of high-quality CD
              releases aimed at "enquiring minds in an anxious age". Producers and label
              bosses David Thompson and Chris Allen sought from the beginning to release
              music which moved, becalmed and unsettled the audience. Along with an
              wide-ranging approach to selecting artists and compilation tracks, em:t
              also mastered its CDs with the relatively new Roland Sound Space 3D
              processor, which endeavored to duplicate quadraphonic effects on stereo
              speakers. Instead of the aggresively-mastered sounds of club music, em:t
              strove to be deliberate and thoughtful in their music, and pleasantly
              obtuse in their press material. Sheffield-based graphic design firm The
              Designer's Republic created a "look and feel" for each disc which made the
              series recognizable - sparsely-placed textual elements with sharp,
              colorful cover images of wild animals. Titles were limited to the artist's
              name and a four-digit number indicating the disc's year and placement in
              the em:t discography.

              The simple details of em:t's packaging belied the variety of the music
              inside. Between Thompson, Allen and engineers Tom Smyth and Will Joss,
              many releases were sequenced, mixed, mastered, and in some cases written
              by the same close-knit team with the same open-minded vision. The
              reputation of em:t received a major boost with its early series of
              solo-artist albums from Gas, Woob, Miasma, and Qubism. A fusion of styles
              was brought to the fore which was complex without being cluttered. Ambient
              house, ethnic techno, dub reggae, musique concrete, new age and minimal
              music were parts of the em:t sound, which was also replete with spoken
              samples from Italian horror movies, French poets, clacking billiard balls,
              Star Trek, the videogame Doom, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The original run of
              em:t releases spanned eighteen discs, many of which were multi-artist
              compilations combining artists from the worlds of dance, dub, jazz,
              psychology, and sound collaging. Releases from Miasma, Gas, and Undark
              were more melodic and direct, while discs from artists like Beatsystem and
              Natural Language went softer, heavier on samples and field recordings,
              more abstract.

              At least partially because of its small size and desire to put creativity
              above commercial concerns, t:me and em:t were brought down by financial
              difficulties in early 1998. Its artists took up shelter elsewhere or
              disappeared into semi-legendary territory. In 2003, em:t reappeared under
              a new set of producers, engineers and designers who sought to carry
              forward the same aesthetic with newer sounds. A few very successful
              compilation albums came out, followed by albums from Seattle-based artist
              Gel-Sol and his group 302 Acid, which were strong word-of-mouth hits.
              "Classic" em:t artists Gas, Beatsystem, and International Peoples Gang
              returned to contribute more music to the new em:t, which again went under
              quickly and quietly after only its seventh release.

              Between the old and the new catalogues, twenty-five musical documents form
              a compelling, colorful, and sometimes frustrating musical portrait.
              Microtones, scratches, whispers, and dusty found sounds mix with soaring,
              sky-high techno symphonies, challenging the minds of attentive and
              open-minded listeners, even today.

              - essay by Scott Kelly 7 November 2010

              Tune in to the 11.07.10 broadcast of STAR'S END for Scott Kelly's two
              hour-long guest DJ mix presenting tracks from a selection of em:t Records
              releases

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              Clocks Back One Hour This Weekend

              STAR'S END will be one hour longer this weekend as Daylight Saving Time
              ends on Sunday 7 November 2010, at 2:00:00 AM local standard time. Please
              turn your clock back one hour this Saturday Night/Sunday Morning while you
              listen to STAR'S END

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              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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
              live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
              Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
              Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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!

              -

              Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

              -

              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

              -

              Chuck van Zyl
              Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
              http://www.starsend.org
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              URBANISATION (51 10 ) begins with an ever growing cloud of dull white noise. This seems simple enough but somehow Aairria (Marcin Drabot), using just this
              Message 6 of 28 , Nov 18, 2010
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                URBANISATION (51'10") begins with an ever growing cloud of dull white
                noise. This seems simple enough but somehow Aairria (Marcin Drabot), using
                just this basic sound, manages to move the listener fully into another
                space. As other more distinctive elements are introduced the listener can
                almost feel the fog, dim and damp of this vivid elsewhere. We feel
                somewhere within a populated area but not connected to it in the least.
                With its crackling voice clips and cityscape field recordings mingling
                with breathing synthesized tones and slowly swishing modulations
                URBANISATION conjures a detailed sound portrait of a nighttime city.
                Moving between moods and zones of somber isolation and gritty ambience to
                enlivening grooves and gentle beats Aairria guides us through one
                fascinating scene to another - the digital glow fading into an inky
                ambient night, then on up to the pulsing and pumping run of thumping bass
                and popping sequencer patterns. The kinetic sections focus less on
                invigorating the body than on quieting the mind. On URBANISATION Aairria
                casts such a strong spell that it may seem as if the world outside has
                ceased to exist.

                Tune in to this week's broadcast of STAR'S END for music from URBANISATION
                the CD by Polish Electronic Musician Aairria

                For more on URBANISATION, please access: http://www.generator.pl

                For more on Aairria (including links to free downloads), please access:
                http://aairriamusic.wordpress.com

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                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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
                live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
                Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
                Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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!

                -

                Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

                -

                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

                -

                Chuck van Zyl
                Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                http://www.starsend.org
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                Gel-Sol (Andrew Reichel) works under the principle of permanent revolution. On his CD K8EMA (70 07 ) he re-purposes New Age, Orchestral and even some early
                Message 7 of 28 , Nov 25, 2010
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                  Gel-Sol (Andrew Reichel) works under the principle of permanent
                  revolution. On his CD K8EMA (70'07") he re-purposes New Age, Orchestral
                  and even some early Cosmic Music ideas into his own unique sonic canvas.
                  The result is a nearly beat-less, continuous flow of layered mellow sonic
                  landscapes meant to perfume and enhance the fortunate listening space.
                  Synthesized chords churn into a soft mass of expanding rounded sound as
                  one harmonious scene changes seamlessly into another. Creating and
                  choosing an impressive range of tones, from the curious to the consonant,
                  Gel-Sol arranges and paces this work slow enough to be lulling, yet with
                  enough activity and variety to keep the listener engaged. With its hushed
                  electronics and gentle melodies aside strange voice samples and darkening
                  modulations K8ema moves well between formless night and a twilight realm
                  of beautiful imagery. K8EMA exists as a truly distinctive album in an
                  ever-growing library of digital mind-music - not by fracturing or dividing
                  pre-existing forms, but by reasserting the high emotional values of its
                  legacy. Through his assured and expressive use of liberated sound, Gel-Sol
                  is showing us the future of Ambient Spacemusic.

                  Tune in to this week's broadcast of STAR'S END for music from K8EMA the CD
                  by Electronic Musician Gel-Sol

                  For more on K8EMA, please access: http://www.psychonavigation.com

                  For more on Gel-Sol, please access: http://www.gel-sol.com

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                  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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
                  live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
                  Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
                  Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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!

                  -

                  Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

                  -

                  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

                  -

                  Chuck van Zyl
                  Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                  http://www.starsend.org
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                  As host of the STAR S END radio program, Chuck van Zyl has been quietly pointing out complex connections between musical forms for over 30 years. As organizer
                  Message 8 of 28 , Dec 3, 2010
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                    As host of the STAR'S END radio program, Chuck van Zyl has been quietly
                    pointing out complex connections between musical forms for over 30 years.
                    As organizer of The Gatherings Concert Series his task is to actualize an
                    intimate creative space for innovative musicians and their audience. His
                    photographic artistry is highly personal, rendering images from a range of
                    light invisible to humans. Playing in the duo The Ministry of Inside
                    Things he collaborates with guitarist Art Cohen to produce a unified
                    concert sound out of unique individual influences and innovation. A
                    largely unfamiliar chapter in the creative life of Chuck van Zyl is the
                    area of his own solo music. While two self-titled CDs are credited, after
                    nearly thirty years of music making MEMORYSPACE (73'58") is truly his
                    first album release; as all previous output has been either compilations
                    of early cassette-only titles or in collaboration with other musicians.

                    MEMORYSPACE has not ventured far from his original sound - beginning again
                    from first principles. But now, with such a wider and evolved perspective
                    on music and life, this new music seems more vivid. The past has always
                    conversed with the future, and to portray MEMORYSPACE as strictly
                    "Berlin-School" would be limiting. It is a fresh look at Spacemusic as van
                    Zyl carries the memory of his monumental predecessors' sense of space and
                    mystery all the while forging a distinct authorial voice. Referencing the
                    crystalline sequencer lines of Klaus Schulze's "Crystal Lake", the
                    motorized pulse of Edgar Froese's "Epsilon in Malaysian Pale", warm chords
                    and lilting melodies found on Wunjo by Giles Reaves, The Polar Drones by
                    Erik Wollo and Mountains by Thom Brennan, the music on MemorySpace is
                    extremely comfortable to take in - feeling as if on a long journey to
                    several new moody electronic destinations. The listening experience is
                    episodic, with each of the nine tracks a distinctive aural vignette. From
                    its driving echo patterns skipping beneath full-throated synth leads and
                    crisp arpeggio bells amidst soft flutes, ethereal choirs and potent
                    strings, to its somber thought tones and dark atmospherics, MEMORYSPACE is
                    a mature work - but one where a youthful exuberance may still be heard.
                    While the CD's cover art photography may reference the departed, with this
                    musical work Chuck van Zyl is fully expressing his life - however far
                    apart from the world he may stand. Scattered influences coalesce
                    beautifully as van Zyl brings a deep melancholic humanity to an art that
                    traditionally focused more on the world of music technology. With its
                    dreamy brilliance and fatal naivete MEMORYSPACE is where the soul of man
                    never dies.

                    Tune in to this week's broadcast of STAR'S END for music from MEMORYSPACE
                    the CD by Chuck van Zyl

                    For more on MEMORYSPACE, please access: http://www.synkronosmusic.com

                    For more on Chuck van Zyl, please access the:
                    http://www.google.com/profiles/chuckvanzyl

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                    Chuck van Zyl - Live Concerts

                    In Autumn 2010 Chuck van Zyl will perform (most are admission free) solo
                    concerts for:

                    The Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday 13 November 2010
                    http://www.thegatherings.org

                    STAR'S END radio - WXPN on Sunday 14 November 2010
                    http://www.starsend.org

                    GALACTIC TRAVELS radio - WDIY on Thursday 2 December 2010
                    http://www.galactictravels.info

                    NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSION radio - WPRB on Friday 3 December 2010
                    http://www.doctorcosmo.com

                    MUSIC WITH SPACE radio - WPRB on Saturday 4 December 2010
                    http://www.musicwithspace.com

                    One Thousand Pulses on Saturday 4 December 2010
                    http://www.onethousandpulses.com

                    Soundscapes Concert Series on Sunday 5 December 2010
                    http://www.soundscapes.us

                    Germ Books on Friday 10 December 2010
                    http://www.germbooks.com

                    AxD Gallery on Sunday 12 December 2010
                    http://www.a-x-d.com

                    and others...

                    Related Link: http://www.synkronosmusic.com

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                    Special Thanks to ECHOES producer Jeff Towne for hosting the 12.05.10
                    broadcast of STAR'S END!!!

                    -

                    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 our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are
                    live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay,
                    Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy
                    Adrian, Erik Wollo, 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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                    Visit STAR'S END on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio

                    -

                    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
                  • info@starsend.org
                    ON THE OTHER SIDE (47 46 ) is (among other things) a tribute to the single-mindedness of the solo artist. Although Steve Dinsdale continues to be a significant
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                      ON THE OTHER SIDE (47'46") is (among other things) a tribute to the
                      single-mindedness of the solo artist. Although Steve Dinsdale continues to
                      be a significant part of Radio Massacre International, his artistic vision
                      must disappear against the immensity of the trio's dense free-form
                      concept. With this, his second solo CD, Dinsdale probes deeper into his
                      own ideas about music and sound. His determination to be a part of
                      something creative every single day is Dinsdale's ideal and his audience's
                      delight - as this CD is the result of many a day's creative encounter with
                      music. We hear a mood of celebration in these tracks, along with a healthy
                      dose of 1970s German Space Rock. With Dinsdale playing drums and
                      percussives beneath cycling sequencer patterns and lilting synth melodies,
                      the first few tracks from On the Other Side gently propels the album
                      through the Prog era and on into the 21st century. These pieces are
                      tightly arranged and unfold in a friendly way out into the listening
                      space. The last four of the eight tracks make up the title work, and an
                      interesting suite of music it is. Dinsdale does give this collage
                      continuity, yet the music remains open and spacious. More atmospheric and
                      textural than the previous songs, this area and its easy kinetic flow
                      engage the listener with dancing arpeggios, breathy chorus, ethereal
                      flutes, synth strings and a pleasing melodic confluence. ON THE OTHER
                      SIDE will seem familiar, but not at all derivative. It is nothing less
                      than a true expression of Dinsdale's being - which means that this music
                      was not learned, it was lived.

                      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from UK synthesist Steve
                      Dinsdale and his solo CD ON THE OTHER SIDE

                      For more on ON THE OTHER SIDE please access:
                      http://www.radiomassacreinternational.com

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                      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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                      works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                      AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                      Wollo, 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!

                      -

                      Visit STAR'S END on

                      MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

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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
                    • info@starsend.org
                      With each album release Meg Bowles discloses more depth and complexity. The CD A QUIET LIGHT (64 13 ) creates an aural realm alluringly suspended between
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                        With each album release Meg Bowles discloses more depth and complexity.
                        The CD A QUIET LIGHT (64'13") creates an aural realm alluringly suspended
                        between heaven, earth and space. A wonderful interplay of contrasting
                        harmonies, gentle textures and a most benevolent bearing, this work has
                        its own natural almost tidal rhythm. The mesmerizing swirl of synthesized
                        tones bestows a dreamy inwardness upon the listener. Moments of shear
                        musical power may be felt within the sonic sheen of ethereal voices, warm
                        strings and breathing waves of muted electronic forms. There is a delicacy
                        to this music that gives it a measure of beauty very rare in the field of
                        Electronic Music. From its long sustaining tones, to the quiet patterned
                        pulsing of bleeping notes, and the slow reveal of each dark passage - A
                        QUIET LIGHT rings with the truth of deep human feelings. Bowles' music
                        conjures space, light and a sense of scale - and has evolved beyond its
                        obvious influences. With an ear for consonant sonorities and a practiced
                        sense of composition, Bowles creates a vivid and emotional musical
                        experience.

                        Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from synthesist Meg
                        Bowles and her new release A QUIET LIGHT

                        For more on A QUIET LIGHT please access: http://www.megbowlesmusic.com

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                        Clocks Ahead One Hour This Weekend

                        STAR'S END will be one hour shorter this weekend as Daylight Saving Time
                        begins on Sunday 13 March 2011, at 2:00:00 AM local standard time. Please
                        turn your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday Night/Sunday Morning while
                        you listen to STAR'S END.

                        -

                        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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                        works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                        AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                        Wollo, 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!

                        -

                        Visit STAR'S END on

                        MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                        Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                        -

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

                        -

                        Chuck van Zyl
                        Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                        http://www.starsend.org
                      • info@starsend.org
                        Richard Lainhart occupies an interesting corner of the vast genre of Electronic Music - he is the one making Electronic Music. What with the ever evolving
                        Message 11 of 28 , Mar 17, 2011
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                          Richard Lainhart occupies an interesting corner of the vast genre of
                          Electronic Music - he is the one making Electronic Music. What with the
                          ever evolving advancements in producing this music, and the constant
                          expansion of styles and influences, it is easy to forget that Electronic
                          Music is essentially about sound innovation and the manipulation of
                          timbre. Lainhart's work exemplifies this concept. His CD THE LINE OF THE
                          HORIZON (66'12") includes eight realizations, all recorded live without
                          overdubs, that explore tone color through the sophisticated and artistic
                          shaping of sound waves. This minimal music originates from a seemingly
                          minimal set up, at the core of which are the Buchla 200e synthesizer and a
                          Haken Continuum. On this album Lainhart creates an interesting range of
                          music and moods. His atmospheric pieces are elegant and beautiful tone
                          poems and can be compared to similar forms in the contemporaneous works of
                          Steve Roach and Michael Stearns. These tracks include consonant harmonies
                          and sustaining tones to emanate a kind of sonic perfume throughout the
                          listening space. Other movements on THE LINE OF THE HORIZON explore other
                          areas of sonance. From rounded howls and atonal bleeps to metallic twangs
                          and an odd percolating rhythm, here Lainhart may seem to challenge his
                          audience while reaching for the limits of his instrument. The music
                          concludes with a composition by Olivier Messiaen. Characterized by its
                          gliding melody and trembling chords this "mellow and plaintive" early
                          electronic piece reminds us that our most modern of synthetic instruments
                          originate from a time when Electronic Music was regarded as a high art -
                          meant to extend the palette of sounds along with the composer's vision.

                          Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from synthesist Richard
                          Lainhart and the CD THE LINE OF THE HORIZON

                          For more on Richard Lainhart please access: http://www.otownmedia.com

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                          The Tangent Project Live - Live on STAR'S END This Weekend 03.20.10

                          Both Jeff Coulter and Harrison McKay have been part of the Philadelphia
                          Spacemusic scene for 25 years or so. Most recently these two have been
                          working together, experimenting with sounds and textures reminiscent of
                          the classics "Zeit" and "Phaedra" - yet with an approach incorporating
                          their own unique sensibilities and outlook. Coulter's sequencer runs,
                          synth pads and melodies all move at different speeds while McKay's
                          processed guitar alternates between emitting atmospheric textures and
                          liquid lead solos. Their realizations are in constant motion, either
                          moving forward or churning in stillness, or at some indistinct level in
                          between. Coulter and McKay explore areas of both dark and light. Their
                          music the culmination of a lifetime worth of experience.

                          The Tangent Project return to STAR'S END for their third live on-air
                          concert on the 03.20.11 broadcast

                          For more on The Tangent Project, please access:
                          http://www.tangent-project.com

                          -

                          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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                          works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                          AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                          Wollo, 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!

                          -

                          Visit STAR'S END on

                          MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                          Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                          -

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

                          -

                          Chuck van Zyl
                          Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                          http://www.starsend.org
                        • info@starsend.org
                          Argentine synthesist Bruno Sanfilippo has released a significant number of CDs, both as a solo artist and in collaboration. SUBLIMINAL PULSE (67 40 ) may well
                          Message 12 of 28 , Mar 23, 2011
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                            Argentine synthesist Bruno Sanfilippo has released a significant number of
                            CDs, both as a solo artist and in collaboration. SUBLIMINAL PULSE (67'40")
                            may well possibly be his finest. In creating nine unique and distinctive
                            synthetic compositions, Sanfilippo has realized an album that attracts and
                            calms the mind of the listener - as he embraces the ethereal side of his
                            creativity. His music has been made in a kind of modern simplicity. At its
                            most basic, this work is merely form, theme and variation taking place
                            over time. But what this artist does with these core elements is quite
                            engaging. Reverberant piano trips across an ever opening synth pad while
                            resonant tones whisper gently above delicate nature sounds. Other parts of
                            this disc are not so sleepy. In one place heavenly voices and ceremonial
                            drum augment the purring and murmuring electronic emanations. Then, on
                            another track, a squawking modulation makes way for ethnic percussion runs
                            and breathing strings. With so many interesting sounds and timbres
                            unfolding at such a contemplative pace, the listening experience is a
                            pleasant one - revealing much about the composer. SUBLIMINAL PULSE is not
                            at all about the strive toward virtuosity. It is an exploration of the
                            inner self. For Sanfilippo music seems a tool used to interpret what is
                            inside him.

                            Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from synthesist Bruno
                            Sanfilippo and his new CD SUBLIMINAL PULSE

                            For more on Bruno Sanfilippo please access: http://www.bruno-sanfilippo.com

                            For more on SUBLIMINAL PULSE please access: http://www.spottedpeccary.com

                            -

                            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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                            works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                            AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                            Wollo, 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!

                            -

                            Visit STAR'S END on

                            MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                            Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                            -

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

                            -

                            Chuck van Zyl
                            Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                            http://www.starsend.org
                          • info@starsend.org
                            Sans Serif is the name under which World Ambient multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang releases his Minimalist inspired music. The five compositions on UNBOUND
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                              Sans Serif is the name under which World Ambient multi-instrumentalist
                              Forrest Fang releases his Minimalist inspired music. The five compositions
                              on UNBOUND (57'23") each explore a distinctive atmosphere. With their
                              gradually shifting timbral planes, slowly falling contours and steady
                              permutations between light and dark sounds, the pieces occupy space much
                              like cloud cover in an ever-changing overcast sky. Without the
                              well-defined reference points of melody, harmony or a discernable rhythm,
                              listening is a pure experience - with all narrative or meaning derived
                              entirely by the listener. The primary objective of UNBOUND is to realize
                              music through variations and changes in texture. With its long tones and
                              metallic soundscapes Sans Sarif generates a work without crescendo,
                              noticeable highs or lows, nor a beginning, middle or end. It may be barely
                              perceived - at the periphery of our attention, or carefully scrutinized.
                              This is Ambient Music at its most absolute.

                              Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Sans Serif (Forrest
                              Fang's Minimalist alter-ego) and his second CD UNBOUND

                              For more on Sans Serif please access: http://www.forrestfang.com

                              For more on UNBOUND please access: http://www.projekt.com

                              -

                              Event Horizon - Friday 1 April 2011 at 8PM at The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA

                              Event Horizon is a new concert series of Ambient/Experimental/Spacemusic
                              which will present concerts by a range of local innovative artists. The
                              premiere event includes performances by: Dante Bucci, The Tangent Project
                              and Chuck van Zyl at 8:00PM on Friday 1 April 2011 at The Rotunda, 4014
                              Walnut Street in West Philadelphia, PA. Admission is Free.

                              For more on Event Horizon, access: http://www.therotunda.org

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                              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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                              works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                              AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                              Wollo, 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!

                              -

                              Visit STAR'S END on

                              MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                              Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                              -

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

                              -

                              Chuck van Zyl
                              Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                              http://www.starsend.org
                            • info@starsend.org
                              Taking one s self out of the compositional process is truly the way to realize Ambient Music. Fortunately for Spacemusic fans David Arkenstone did not follow
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                                Taking one's self out of the compositional process is truly the way to
                                realize Ambient Music. Fortunately for Spacemusic fans David Arkenstone
                                did not follow this edict on his CD AMBIENT WORLD. A creative constant in
                                the field of New Age and Contemporary Instrumental, Arkenstone here
                                focuses his ample talents on a decidedly more textural, atmospheric and
                                cerebral style. Rather than continually trying to keep up with the
                                public's imagination, this work offers such traditional musical values as
                                beauty and order. Using bold simplified forms to infuse his music with
                                dramatic monumentality, Arkenstone captures moments of solitude as he
                                achieves an understated sonic poetry. With its mesmerizing swirl of
                                pulsing synthesizers, whooshing keys and twanging guitar AMBIENT WORLD
                                possesses an impressive sonic sheen, yet it feels pared down to
                                essentials. From robot riffs and electro-thrum to the dreamy inwardness of
                                private reverie, the listener wades through an ever-changing musical
                                current. Arkenstone finds emotional resonance in sounds from a more subtle
                                palate - using them to create a spacey atmosphere that is refreshing. But
                                underneath all the blissed out textures is a friendly, pleasant consonance
                                and a practiced sense of composition. The resulting album offers us a
                                mystical bridge between our world and the greater cosmos - as its music,
                                or at least a redeeming impression, will linger on in the listener's mind.

                                Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music by David Arkenstone and his
                                double CD AMBIENT WORLD

                                For more on David Arkenstone please access: http://www.davidarkenstone.com

                                For more on AMBIENT WORLD please access: http://www.domo.com

                                -

                                Dr. Cosmo - Memorial Broadcast

                                Please tune in to 103.3FM WPRB Princeton this Friday evening 8 April 2011
                                at 10:00PM when, in place of the long running broadcast of "Nocturnal
                                Transmissions", friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Cosmo (George E.
                                Mahlberg) will pay their respects on-air to this extraordinary broadcaster
                                - whose sad passage will be felt by many for quite some time to come...

                                http://www.wprb.com

                                -

                                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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                Wollo, 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!

                                -

                                Visit STAR'S END on

                                MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                -

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

                                -

                                Chuck van Zyl
                                Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                http://www.starsend.org
                              • info@starsend.org
                                With FIELD OF WORLDS AND MIRRORS (45 02 ) Vic Hennegan builds on the success of his albums Aqua Vista (2008) and Desert God (2004). Continuing a brilliant
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                                  With FIELD OF WORLDS AND MIRRORS (45'02") Vic Hennegan builds on the
                                  success of his albums "Aqua Vista" (2008) and "Desert God" (2004).
                                  Continuing a brilliant musical output, Hennegan's work departs somewhat
                                  from Spacemusic's focus on the artist's internal state to also reference
                                  the external world. His music captures the spirit of innovation,
                                  technology and all the positive aspects of our modern age. An analogue
                                  seed grown in a digital garden, the past is at his back - pushing. The
                                  music ramps up and winds down in wonderfully dramatic cycles. Hennegan
                                  produces enough extra twists, turns and innovations to make FIELD OF
                                  WORLDS AND MIRRORS original. Synthetic sonorities pulse with energy as
                                  sequencer patterns echo and churn beneath heroic lead melodies. Exotic
                                  modulations flutter above the sigh of warm chords while drums swing in a
                                  cerebral backbeat. Hennegan's music is a complicated interplay between an
                                  ingrained pop sensibility and expansive cosmic yearning - and should be
                                  celebrated for its big-hearted intelligence. His masterfully multi-layered
                                  music creates a world alluringly suspended between the dancefloor and the
                                  cosmos.

                                  Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music by Vic Hennegan and his
                                  CD FIELD OF WORLDS AND MIRRORS

                                  For more on FIELD OF WORLDS AND MIRRORS please access:
                                  http://www.vichennegan.com

                                  FIELD OF WORLDS AND MIRRORS will be released on Saturday 16 April 2011 in
                                  Philadelphia at The Gatherings Concert Series

                                  -

                                  Vic Hennegan live on STAR'S END 04.17.11

                                  Vic Hennegan's compositions combine influences from the worlds of Prog,
                                  Techno, New Age, Ambient, Space, Electronic and World Music into a most
                                  distinctive music. Performing with the confidence of the musically well
                                  traveled, he mixes his experiences into vivid sonic statements. As
                                  contemplative as it is celebratory, this work crosses many levels and
                                  degrees of energy.

                                  Vic Hennegan returns to STAR'S END for his second live on-air concert on
                                  the 04.17.11 broadcast. Please tune in for more.

                                  -

                                  Vic Hennegan plays live in Philadelphia 16 April 2011

                                  Vic Hennegan returns to Philadelphia for his second appearance at The
                                  Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday 16 April 2011. Set within the
                                  remarkable setting of St. Mary's Hamilton Village, 3916 Locust Walk, this
                                  concert will benefit CIMA of PA and also feature performances by fellow
                                  Electronic Musicians Jeffrey Koepper and Michael Peck.

                                  For complete details about The Gatherings Concert Series, please access:
                                  http://www.thegatherings.org

                                  -

                                  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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                  works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                  AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                  Wollo, 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!

                                  -

                                  Visit STAR'S END on

                                  MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                  -

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

                                  -

                                  Chuck van Zyl
                                  Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                  http://www.starsend.org
                                • info@starsend.org
                                  ARCTISONIA (72 47 ) is the seventh album in the superb discography of Jeffrey Koepper. Based on an arctic theme, this CD offers the listener seven tracks of
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                                    ARCTISONIA (72'47") is the seventh album in the superb discography of
                                    Jeffrey Koepper. Based on an arctic theme, this CD offers the listener
                                    seven tracks of frozen atmospheres, cold textures and icy forms - all
                                    realized with classic analogue synth sounds. Including gear by Moog, ARP,
                                    Sequential Circuits, Oberheim, Roland, Yamaha and many others from a
                                    bygone era, the equipment list reads like a keyboard catalogue from the
                                    1970-80s. While Jean Michel Jarre and Michael Garrison seem to hover over
                                    his music Koepper communes with his machines in a fight against the notion
                                    that this genre belongs to history rather than the present. He knows well
                                    the territory of plugs, cables and jacks and crafts a pleasing palate of
                                    unique electronic tones. Upon this foundation a great deal of sonic
                                    architecture may be constructed. At the center of this musical world are
                                    syncopated sequencer rhythms. With our focus deepening on these exquisite
                                    rippling pulsations the parallel narratives of the multi-layered patterns
                                    are discerned. Koepper's personal philosophy may be heard in the pulsing
                                    and pumping notes running in mechanical precision, which is where this
                                    music seems to "think". Attention is also paid to other aural aspects
                                    beyond that of pulse. Chirping modulations underline sustaining
                                    synth-string chords and tuneful melodies. A growling drone-bass fills the
                                    lower register as leadlines play rapidly above. ARCTISONIA explores many
                                    moods and colors as it re-interprets something classic. Jeffrey Koepper
                                    composes music that captures the spirit of innovation, technology and an
                                    era where the use of the imagination was paramount. His works provide more
                                    than ambiance - this music provokes thought.

                                    Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music by Jeffrey Koepper and
                                    his CD ARCTISONIA

                                    For more on ARCTISONIA please access: http://www.jeffreykoepper.com

                                    -

                                    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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                    works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                    AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                    Wollo, 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!

                                    -

                                    Visit STAR'S END on

                                    MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                    -

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

                                    -

                                    Chuck van Zyl
                                    Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                    http://www.starsend.org
                                  • info@starsend.org
                                    SONIC FRONTIERS I: AMBIENT DREAMSCAPES (60 05 ) is the inaugural anthology CD released by the Wayfarer Records label. Containing music by eight notable artists
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                                      SONIC FRONTIERS I: AMBIENT DREAMSCAPES (60'05") is the inaugural anthology
                                      CD released by the Wayfarer Records label. Containing music by eight
                                      notable artists this compilation demonstrates the breadth of the
                                      Ambient/Spacemusic community. Each track possesses its own distinctive
                                      color and tone, due mainly to the many different approaches and mindsets
                                      represented here, so no two sound remotely alike. Yet as different as
                                      these artists are from each other they all work quite well next to one
                                      another - and demonstrate the existence of an innovative and diverse
                                      community. SONIC FRONTIERS I: AMBIENT DREAMSCAPES begins with "The Highest
                                      Cloud" by Ombient. Getting back to basics Michael Hunter plays endlessly
                                      looping guitar textures in what feels like an ambient ceremony. From this
                                      churning stasis rises "Passage" by The Tangent Project. Synthesist Jeff
                                      Coulter and guitarist Harrison McKay create a mysterious and minimal
                                      spacescape based in both classic Spacemusic ideals and New Age pleasure.
                                      Their track quietly and elegantly changes shape as it slowly drifts
                                      through the listening space. Boreal Taiga's "Bjørnøya" gives this CD some
                                      momentum with slowly skipping synth patterns running amidst mellow
                                      metallic rhythms and a warm electronic drone. Most lovely and ethereal is
                                      "Isois" by EchoHALO which layers delicate tones to build a briefly
                                      achieved beautiful sonic environment. With "To the Titanic" Dave Luxton
                                      provides enough grand chords and watery effects to have us feel many
                                      fathoms beneath the sea. Feeling the need for some contrast "Marine Layer"
                                      by Ambient Research Collective wanders along a strange arc. With rough
                                      timbres rubbing against a languid bassline and sweet chords this track
                                      offers much to ponder. A solo realization by Jeff Coulter reveals a
                                      dramatic narrative - as chirping and ticking e-percussion wind out within
                                      big organ harmonies and sweeping synth pads. The album concludes with
                                      "Spider God" by Sanity Generator, a somewhat precarious composition full
                                      of recurring synthesized shrieks and deep humming drones. With the ending
                                      of SONIC FRONTIERS I: AMBIENT DREAMSCAPES such an open-ended matter
                                      listeners will happily seek out the next installment in this well-done
                                      anthology series.

                                      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend music from the anthology CD SONIC
                                      FRONTIERS I: AMBIENT DREAMSCAPES

                                      For more on SONIC FRONTIERS I: AMBIENT DREAMSCAPES please access:
                                      http://www.wayfarerrecords.com

                                      -

                                      Ombient Live on STAR'S END 05.01.11

                                      Ombient is but one facet of multi-instrumentalist Mike Hunter. As well as
                                      exploring his more ethereal side producing the weekly radio program Music
                                      with Space for WPRB Princeton, Hunter creates improvised soundscapes with
                                      a Warr Touch Guitar - a metal stringed guitar-like instrument designed for
                                      two-handed playing and extended sound generation. His solo live in-studio
                                      on-air radio concerts for STAR'S END also include sounds made with
                                      traditional electric guitar as well as software, digital and anaolgue
                                      synthesizers. Hunter's live music spans the Space, Ambient, Experimental
                                      and New Age genres.

                                      Ombient returns to STAR'S END for his third live on-air concert on the
                                      05.01.11 broadcast

                                      For more on Ombient, please access: http://www.ombient.com

                                      -

                                      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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                      works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                      AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                      Wollo, 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!

                                      -

                                      Visit STAR'S END on

                                      MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                      -

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

                                      -

                                      Chuck van Zyl
                                      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                      http://www.starsend.org
                                    • info@starsend.org
                                      When we think about Public Radio, most of us envision something intelligent and smart. NPR, PRI and other national distribution organizations provide radio
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                                        When we think about Public Radio, most of us envision something
                                        intelligent and smart. NPR, PRI and other national distribution
                                        organizations provide radio stations and listeners with a range of highly
                                        regarded news and public affairs programs as well as numerous musical and
                                        entertainment offerings of exceptional quality. Clearly, we know that
                                        everything about Public Radio is smart - with the exception of how it
                                        raises money. Public Radio gives away its programs for free, then asks
                                        listeners to pay for content voluntarily. This is quite a "unique"
                                        business model. Cinemas do not ask patrons to pay for their ticket after
                                        the movie has played. Cable companies do not ask clients to pay for their
                                        service only if they like what they have watched. Restaurants do not ask
                                        diners to pay what they felt the meal was worth. Yet Public Radio stations
                                        give away their programs and shows over the airwaves for free, only asking
                                        at some point later for listeners to please support their activities
                                        through the generosity of free will donations - and as unbelievable as it
                                        sounds, thanks to you this system seems to work out OK.

                                        If you had to pay for what you hear on Public Radio, would you? For
                                        example, if you had to pay $60.00 for a year's worth of STAR'S END - that
                                        would be $1.15 per broadcast, under 25 cents an hour, would you pay? The
                                        answer is absolutely yes, you would gladly pay this small amount of money
                                        in order to hear STAR'S END!

                                        During the 05.08.11 broadcast of STAR'S END you will be asked to place a
                                        value on your relationship with WXPN. STAR'S END, SLEEPY HOLLOW, HIGHS IN
                                        THE 70s and ECHOES may best align with your interests, but the radio
                                        station also programs many other worthwhile shows such as the MORNING SHOW
                                        with Michaela Majoun and WORLD CAFE with David Dye. Your generous act will
                                        fund Public Radio station WXPN and indicates that you are among a select
                                        few who are serious about this unique radio station and the amazing range
                                        of music it presents.

                                        Public radio relies on its listeners for its faith in the future. WXPN
                                        Membership begins at just $60. Calling in with a pledge at this level (or
                                        an amount that best reflects your feelings towards STAR'S END) helps us
                                        meet the Spring fund drive goals. The donations made during the
                                        fundraisers are so important. STAR'S END and WXPN are very grateful to
                                        hear from you! Thank you for tuning in, and then phoning in to the STAR'S
                                        END Fundraising broadcast of 05.08.11. There are special Thank You gifts
                                        available for those calling in, including the STAR'S END/XPN Members
                                        Spacemusic Concert on Sunday 5 June 2011 in Houston Hall (on the Penn
                                        campus) and the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology 2CD set.

                                        Through your contributions you are doing your part as a Public Radio
                                        listener - it's an investment that will help keep STAR'S END in your
                                        listening space every week. Please tune in and make a pledge to STAR'S
                                        END! Thanks very much for your support!

                                        -Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END - 8 May 2011

                                        -

                                        STAR'S END/XPN 2011 Members Spacemusic Concert 5 June 2011

                                        As a thank you to the listeners, WXPN presents the STAR'S END/XPN 2011
                                        Members Concert on Sunday 5 June 2011. This event, held at Houston Hall's
                                        Class of 1949 Auditorium, 3417 Spruce Street on the Penn campus in West
                                        Philadelphia, will feature live performances by Jason Sloan, The Tangent
                                        Project and Ombient and is free to those holding a current XPN MemberCard
                                        and their one guest. Please tune in to STAR'S END for more details.

                                        -

                                        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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                        works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                        AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                        Wollo, 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!

                                        -

                                        Visit STAR'S END on

                                        MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                        Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                        -

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

                                        -

                                        Chuck van Zyl
                                        Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                        http://www.starsend.org
                                      • info@starsend.org
                                        If we only paid attention to music made by Steve Roach and Erik Wollo we would still have a lot to choose from. Between the two of them they have released
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                                          If we only paid attention to music made by Steve Roach and Erik Wollo we
                                          would still have a lot to choose from. Between the two of them they have
                                          released dozens upon dozens of amazing space, ambient and contemporary
                                          instrumental albums. Each made their mark both as innovator and visionary
                                          and their surprising endurance in a world not ready for space-time players
                                          has thankfully lead them together into two musical collaborations thus
                                          far. THE ROAD ETERNAL (63'28") is their second CD as a duo - and feels
                                          much different than their first, "Stream of Thought" (2009). The six
                                          tracks are longer time-wise, as these beautiful realizations stretch out
                                          along a contour of hidden designs. The pieces develop fast, with
                                          reverberant synthesizer chords giving way to synchronized grooves. With
                                          the introduction of mechanized patterns and the resulting restless energy,
                                          space and time are seemingly transformed. Extending above the building
                                          electric tension are rich melodic lines - whose slow pacing leaves plenty
                                          of air for churning e-riffs and commanding basslines to motor onward. THE
                                          ROAD ETERNAL, with its breathing thought tones, ethereal leads and
                                          unhindered pulsations, produces such aural and emotional wonders - along
                                          with the profound images this music awakens in us.

                                          Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from THE ROAD ETERNAL the
                                          forthcoming CD by Steve Roach and Erik Wollo

                                          For more on THE ROAD ETERNAL, access: http://www.projekt.com

                                          For more on Steve Roach, access: http://www.steveroach.com

                                          For more on Erik Wollo, access: http://www.wollo.com

                                          -

                                          Richard Lainhart - Live on STAR'S END 05.15.11

                                          In his live concerts Richard Lainhart explores tone color through the
                                          sophisticated and artistic shaping of sound waves. This minimal music
                                          originates from a seemingly minimal set up, at the core of which are the
                                          Buchla 200e synthesizer and a Haken Continuum. Coaxing an ever expanding
                                          variety of timbres and tones from his gear Lainhart creates an interesting
                                          range of music and moods.

                                          Synthesist Richard Lainhart makes his Philadelphia concert debut within
                                          the remarkable setting of St Mary's Hamilton Village, 3916 Locust Walk on
                                          the Penn campus as part of The Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday 14
                                          May 2011. Also appearing will be The American Dollar. Following this
                                          concert, Lainhart will play a live to air concert on the 05.15.11
                                          broqadcast of STAR'S END.

                                          For more about Richard Lainhart, please access: http://www.otownmedia.com

                                          For more about Richard Lainhart Live at The Gatherings Concert Series on
                                          14 May 2011, please access: http://www.thegatherings.org

                                          -

                                          STAR'S END/XPN 2011 Members Spacemusic Concert 5 June 2011

                                          As a thank you to the listeners, WXPN presents the STAR'S END/XPN 2011
                                          Members Concert on Sunday 5 June 2011. This event, held at Houston Hall's
                                          Class of 1949 Auditorium, 3417 Spruce Street on the Penn campus in West
                                          Philadelphia, will feature live performances by Jason Sloan, The Tangent
                                          Project and Ombient and is free to those holding a current XPN MemberCard
                                          and their one guest. Please tune in to STAR'S END for more details.

                                          -

                                          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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                          works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                          AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                          Wollo, 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!

                                          -

                                          Visit STAR'S END on

                                          MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                          Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                          -

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

                                          -

                                          Chuck van Zyl
                                          Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                          http://www.starsend.org
                                        • info@starsend.org
                                          With their release THE SUN IS JUST THE SUN, BUT THE STARS THEY CALL THE HEAVENS (67 42 ) touch guitarist Markus Reuter and multi-instrumentalist Zero Ohms
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                                            With their release THE SUN IS JUST THE SUN, BUT THE STARS THEY CALL THE
                                            HEAVENS (67'42") touch guitarist Markus Reuter and multi-instrumentalist
                                            Zero Ohms (a.k.a. Richard Roberts) intersect their parallel careers in
                                            collaborating and colluding. Each have earned a healthy reputation through
                                            their own work, and are known equally well for making music with another.
                                            For Reuter it is the likes of Ian Boddy, Robert Rich and Tim Motzer while
                                            for Roberts it is Brannan Lane, Craig Padilla and Skip Murphy. On THE SUN
                                            IS JUST THE SUN... Roberts and Reuter realize an interesting album
                                            spanning the pleasant flute possessed soundscapes on CDs by Zero Ohms and
                                            the breathing dreamy drones and distinctively odd dissonance of Reuter's
                                            musical expressions. Their teaming together features a wonderful sense of
                                            sonic invention as throughout the listening experience a complexity of
                                            sounds merge and separate, leaving the listener with a wonderful sense of
                                            sonic motion. A few tracks contain straight field recordings skimming a
                                            stratum of consonant harmonies - which effectively juxtaposes this music's
                                            sense of interiority with the enormity of the outside world. Such
                                            communication can be commended for its directness. Other areas become the
                                            occasion for reflections of form and space, as mild yet mysterious discord
                                            causes tension and anomalous melodies distend across an illimitable
                                            distance. Both dramatically dynamic and incredibly subtle, THE SUN IS JUST
                                            THE SUN... is no disruptive, disorienting soundtrack for a world in
                                            crisis. This music is a demonstration that, even in the midst of a hostile
                                            and often uncivilized world, humankind continues the fight to create
                                            beauty.

                                            Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from THE SUN IS JUST THE SUN,
                                            BUT THE STARS THEY CALL THE HEAVENS the download album by Markus Reuter
                                            and Zero Ohms

                                            For more on THE SUN IS JUST THE SUN, BUT THE STARS THEY CALL THE HEAVENS,
                                            access: http://www.din.org.uk

                                            For more on Markus Reuter, access: http://www.markusreuter.com

                                            -

                                            STAR'S END/XPN 2011 Members Spacemusic Concert: Sunday 5 June 2011 at 7:00PM

                                            As a thank you to the listeners, WXPN presents the STAR'S END/XPN 2011
                                            Members Concert on Sunday 5 June 2011. This event, held at Houston Hall's
                                            Class of 1949 Auditorium, 3417 Spruce Street on the Penn campus in West
                                            Philadelphia, will feature live performances by Jason Sloan, The Tangent
                                            Project and Ombient and is free to those holding a current XPN MemberCard
                                            and their one guest. Please access the STAR'S END website for more
                                            details:

                                            http://www.starsend.org

                                            -

                                            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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                            works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                            AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                            Wollo, 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!

                                            -

                                            Visit STAR'S END on

                                            MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                            Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                            -

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

                                            -

                                            Chuck van Zyl
                                            Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                            http://www.starsend.org
                                          • info@starsend.org
                                            LEGACY (79 31 ) is an album for furious sleepers. Free System Projekt and Gert Emmens provide enough archaic modulations, airborne lead melodies and pulsing
                                            Message 21 of 28 , May 27, 2011
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                                              LEGACY (79'31") is an album for furious sleepers. Free System Projekt and
                                              Gert Emmens provide enough archaic modulations, airborne lead melodies and
                                              pulsing sequencer runs to make any night's sleep a dream laden adventure.
                                              And truly so, this music did in part originate in the incongruous
                                              narratives of the slumbering mind. Early electronic works by Tangerine
                                              Dream were an attempt at evoking through sound the same strange
                                              feelings-from-the-id surrealists portrayed in their paintings. All these
                                              years later their experimental sounds and free form arrangements are now
                                              well known, familiar and held as commonplace. As TD and their
                                              contemporaries pursued commercial success, the open and innovative music
                                              they pioneered was left to bands like Free System Projekt to advance and
                                              refine. LEGACY not only hits the Spacemusical mark dead-on, but the group
                                              does it live in front of an audience. Featuring three tracks, all recorded
                                              live, this CD begins with "Heritage" - a nearly 50 minute mind trip across
                                              an improvised synthetic landscape of sustaining drones, interlocking tone
                                              patterns and disembodied mellotron flutes, strings and choir. Referencing
                                              "Desert Dream", "Departure From the Northern Wasteland" and other cosmic
                                              classics, this piece reaches across the decades in an achievement of epic
                                              proportions. The title track follows and, recorded at a different concert,
                                              comes up with a different feel. Here Gert Emmens joins FSP on drums.
                                              Following the contours of the 1976 Klaus Schulze piece "Floating", and
                                              benefiting from the liberation found in the live setting, the trio manages
                                              to summon the spirited energy of an entire era quite well. The live
                                              drumming pulls the piece forward as transposing arpeggi shift artfully
                                              beneath an unfurling ribbon of synth lead melodies and the rush of
                                              sustaining chords. "Prophesy", the third and final piece, develops fast.
                                              With its driving sequencer runs and thumping drums, overlapping keyboard
                                              lead lines further enliven this piece. One must not feel guilty about
                                              liking this album. Some will call it "nostalgic", and it may be - not
                                              because of its obvious musical quotes... but due to the absence of irony,
                                              and the overwhelming presence of optimism and hope.

                                              Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from LEGACY the new live CD
                                              by Free System Projekt and Gert Emmens

                                              For more on LEGACY, access: http://www.freesystemprojekt.nl

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                                              STAR'S END/XPN 2011 Members Spacemusic Concert: Sunday 5 June 2011 at 7:00PM

                                              [Please Note Venue Change and Registration Closure]

                                              As a thank you to the listeners, WXPN presents the XPN/STAR'S END 2011
                                              Members Concert on Sunday 5 June 2011. This event, held at WXPN's World
                                              Cafe Performance Studio, 3025 Walnut Street in Philadelphia will feature
                                              live performances by Jason Sloan, The Tangent Project and Ombient. This
                                              concert is free for XPN Members, but a reservation is required. As of 25
                                              May 2011 this concert's capacity has been reached and the event
                                              registration has been closed. Many Thanks to those who've signed up!

                                              For details please access: http://www.starsend.org

                                              -

                                              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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                              works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                              AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                              Wollo, 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 (EDST) 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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                                              The film music of Dustin O Halloran is occasionally mistaken for impressionistic piano works by Erik Satie, while the tracks on his album LUMIERE (43 21 ) will
                                              Message 22 of 28 , Jun 2, 2011
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                                                The film music of Dustin O'Halloran is occasionally mistaken for
                                                impressionistic piano works by Erik Satie, while the tracks on his album
                                                LUMIERE (43'21") will surely be compared to the ambient chamber music of
                                                Tim Story or the minimalistic classicism of Max Richter. O'Halloran's
                                                pieces for piano and string ensemble do indeed posses the simplicity,
                                                innovative harmonies, freedom of form and musical understatement as those
                                                by his older contemporaries. The nine sophisticated, truth-seeking songs
                                                on LUMIERE range from sanguine to supernal. At the center of each is
                                                O'Halloran's piano, which tells every heartfelt story in melody and tone.
                                                The surrounding string section and frequent ethereal effects add
                                                interesting textures and layers, but just as easily the piano may go
                                                unaccompanied - creating an open and even more intimate space between
                                                listener and performer. This is not Ambient Music for the periphery, these
                                                compositions beg to be listened to. It has been said that, "music is the
                                                shorthand of emotion", and this sensual journey arrives at a place of rare
                                                beauty.

                                                Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from LUMIERE the new album by
                                                Dustin O'Halloran

                                                For more on LUMIERE, access: http://www.fatcat-usa.com

                                                For more on Dustin O'Halloran, access: http://www.dustinohalloran.com

                                                For more on Dustin O'Halloran Live at World Cafe LIve on 8 June 2011,
                                                access: http://www.worldcafelive.com

                                                -

                                                STAR'S END/XPN 2011 Members Spacemusic Concert: Sunday 5 June 2011 at
                                                7:00PM [Please Note Venue Change and Registration Closure]

                                                As a thank you to the listeners, WXPN presents the XPN/STAR'S END 2011
                                                Members Concert on Sunday 5 June 2011. This event, held at WXPN's World
                                                Cafe Performance Studio, 3025 Walnut Street in Philadelphia will feature
                                                live performances by Jason Sloan, The Tangent Project and Ombient. This
                                                concert is free for XPN Members, but a reservation is required. As of 25
                                                May 2011 this concert's capacity has been reached and the event
                                                registration has been closed. Many Thanks to those who've signed up!

                                                For details please access: http://www.starsend.org

                                                -

                                                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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                                works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                                AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                                Wollo, 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!

                                                -

                                                Visit STAR'S END on

                                                MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                                Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                                -

                                                STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
                                                from 1am-6am (EDST) 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
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                                                Somewhere between New Age, Ambient, Contemporary Instrumental and Spacemusic lies TEN YEARS OF DUST (58 01 ) by Peter G. Brown. While its inviting melodies,
                                                Message 23 of 28 , Jun 9, 2011
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                                                  Somewhere between New Age, Ambient, Contemporary Instrumental and
                                                  Spacemusic lies TEN YEARS OF DUST (58'01") by Peter G. Brown. While its
                                                  inviting melodies, evocative atmosphere and perfect concords provide an
                                                  illuminating encounter, shade occasionally touches the bright tones of
                                                  this work - and the mood may turn dark and uncertain at any time. Each of
                                                  the 14 superb tracks conjure up its very own distinctive mood and feeling,
                                                  yet the overall sense of this music remains unified. Reverberant piano
                                                  plays across an undulating plane of breathing synthesizer chords as
                                                  resonant notes ascend along lovely keyboard scales. Unique sounds rise,
                                                  converge and separate along a gradual linear course. Ethereal voices on
                                                  one track, rumbling and churning drones on another, there is even an
                                                  acoustic guitar - this smart album is as lovely as it is interesting.
                                                  Brown's talent for pacing, contrasting calm against cloudy and arranging
                                                  pleasant harmonies out of just the right kinds of sounds is what makes TEN
                                                  YEARS OF DUST a cut above the rest.

                                                  Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from TEN YEARS OF DUST the
                                                  new download by Peter G. Brown

                                                  For more on TEN YEARS OF DUST, access: http://www.slobormedia.org

                                                  For more on Peter G. Brown, access: http://www.petergbrown.net

                                                  -

                                                  STAR'S END/XPN 2011 Members Spacemusic Concert: Sunday 5 June 2011

                                                  As a thank you to the listeners, WXPN presented the XPN/STAR'S END 2011
                                                  Members Spacemusic Concert on Sunday 5 June 2011. This event featured live
                                                  performances by Jason Sloan, The Tangent Project and Ombient. Tune in this
                                                  weekend to the 06.12.11 broadcast of STAR'S END for recorded excerpts from
                                                  the concert.

                                                  -

                                                  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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                                  works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                                  AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                                  Wollo, 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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                                                  Visit STAR'S END on

                                                  MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
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                                                  -

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

                                                  -

                                                  Chuck van Zyl
                                                  Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                                  http://www.starsend.org
                                                • info@starsend.org
                                                  Saul Stokes makes Electronic Music that sounds like it is coming straight out of the wall outlet. Over the years he has become known for his concerts of sonic
                                                  Message 24 of 28 , Jun 16, 2011
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                                                    Saul Stokes makes Electronic Music that sounds like it is coming straight
                                                    out of the wall outlet. Over the years he has become known for his
                                                    concerts of sonic improvisation and albums of complex atmospheric energy.
                                                    His work has always been, and continues to be, based on crafting original
                                                    sonic elements and forms into beautiful realizations of texture and
                                                    consonance. More recently Stokes has been embracing his internal
                                                    contrasts. On SLEEK NUCLEUS (54'42") he produces music that registers in
                                                    both the body and in the mind. SLEEK NUCLEUS is front-loaded with catchy,
                                                    engaging tracks - but although this CD's songs may be easier to grasp,
                                                    this accessibility in no way represents a scaling back of ambition. While
                                                    overlapping rhythms push SLEEK NUCLEUS to the dance floor, for all its
                                                    heat and beats the most interesting elements transpire quietly. His
                                                    one-of-a-kind aural ideals bring a unique aesthetic to the field. This
                                                    album is full of infectious rhythms, kinetic throbbing and subliminal
                                                    pulse, but the thoughtful listener will also find grainy tones, chirping
                                                    modulations and fascinating timbres amidst Stokes' melodic sound designs.
                                                    Never succumbing to formula, Stokes uses ideas and imagination as maps. He
                                                    is the musician who speaks most directly to our contemporary condition,
                                                    but has always been too far out there and unclassifiable to gain the
                                                    following he deserves. Not one of his works are less than perfect.

                                                    Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from SLEEK NUCLEUS the new CD
                                                    by Saul Stokes

                                                    For more on SLEEK NUCLEUS, access: http://www.saulstokes.com

                                                    -

                                                    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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                                    works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                                    AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                                    Wollo, 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!

                                                    -

                                                    Visit STAR'S END on

                                                    MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                                    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                                    -

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

                                                    -

                                                    Chuck van Zyl
                                                    Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                                    http://www.starsend.org
                                                  • info@starsend.org
                                                    Upon listening to the first track on RADIANT SKY (59 38 ) one might imagine that this was something inadvertently left off of a Patrick O Hearn album. But as
                                                    Message 25 of 28 , Jun 23, 2011
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                                                      Upon listening to the first track on RADIANT SKY (59'38") one might
                                                      imagine that this was something inadvertently left off of a Patrick
                                                      O'Hearn album. But as the CD plays on we hear the author Scott August move
                                                      from the opening piece's spacious drones, breathing guitar and dramatic
                                                      combining of grand piano with grave percussive rumbling to a more
                                                      expansive musical palette. It turns out that this music's decisive element
                                                      is the Native American flute - and is prominently featured on just about
                                                      every track. There is also present a fair amount of lush synthesizer
                                                      tones, exotic percussion and steely acoustic guitar, but it is August's
                                                      flute playing that leads the listener to RADIANT SKY's beautiful reality.
                                                      From reverberant ceremonial soloing, to fuller, radiantly colored
                                                      instrumentals, these ten compositions have the ability to, in some places
                                                      evoke stillness, while in others offer heart-pumping inspiration. But
                                                      August mostly keeps this a quiet work written in simple strokes - and the
                                                      world of Contemporary Instrumental music is all the better for it.

                                                      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from RADIANT SKY by Scott August

                                                      For more on RADIANT SKY, access: http://www.cedarmesa.com

                                                      For more on Scott August, access the http://www.scottaugust.com

                                                      -

                                                      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 Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                                      works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                                      AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                                      Wollo, 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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                                                      Visit STAR'S END on

                                                      MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/starsendradio
                                                      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starsendradio

                                                      -

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

                                                      -

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