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STAR'S END Update 11.07.10

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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 1 of 28 , Nov 5, 2010
      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!

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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 (EST) on:

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

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

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      Chuck van Zyl
      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
      http://www.starsend.org
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      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 2 of 28 , Nov 18, 2010
        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!

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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 (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
        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 3 of 28 , Nov 25, 2010
          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

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

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

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

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          Chuck van Zyl
          Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
          http://www.starsend.org
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          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 4 of 28 , Dec 3, 2010
            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!!!

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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

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

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

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

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            Chuck van Zyl
            Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
            http://www.starsend.org
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            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
            Message 5 of 28 , Mar 3, 2011
              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!

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              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
              Message 6 of 28 , Mar 10, 2011
                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.

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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
                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 7 of 28 , Mar 17, 2011
                  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

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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
                  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 8 of 28 , Mar 23, 2011
                    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

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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
                    Sans Serif is the name under which World Ambient multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang releases his Minimalist inspired music. The five compositions on UNBOUND
                    Message 9 of 28 , Mar 30, 2011
                      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

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                      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
                      Message 10 of 28 , Apr 7, 2011
                        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
                        Message 11 of 28 , Apr 15, 2011
                          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
                          Message 12 of 28 , Apr 21, 2011
                            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
                            Message 13 of 28 , Apr 28, 2011
                              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

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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
                              When we think about Public Radio, most of us envision something intelligent and smart. NPR, PRI and other national distribution organizations provide radio
                              Message 14 of 28 , May 6, 2011
                                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
                                Message 15 of 28 , May 12, 2011
                                  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
                                  Message 16 of 28 , May 19, 2011
                                    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 17 of 28 , May 27, 2011
                                      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

                                      -

                                      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

                                      -

                                      Chuck van Zyl
                                      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                      http://www.starsend.org
                                    • info@starsend.org
                                      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 18 of 28 , Jun 2, 2011
                                        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

                                        -

                                        Chuck van Zyl
                                        Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                        http://www.starsend.org
                                      • info@starsend.org
                                        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 19 of 28 , Jun 9, 2011
                                          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!

                                          -

                                          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
                                          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 20 of 28 , Jun 16, 2011
                                            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

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                                            Chuck van Zyl
                                            Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                            http://www.starsend.org
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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
                                            Message 21 of 28 , Jun 23, 2011
                                              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

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                                              STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

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