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

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

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

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

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

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      Chuck van Zyl - Live Concerts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      and others...

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

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

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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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      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 2 of 28 , Mar 3, 2011
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        ON THE OTHER SIDE (47'46") is (among other things) a tribute to the
        single-mindedness of the solo artist. Although Steve Dinsdale continues to
        be a significant part of Radio Massacre International, his artistic vision
        must disappear against the immensity of the trio's dense free-form
        concept. With this, his second solo CD, Dinsdale probes deeper into his
        own ideas about music and sound. His determination to be a part of
        something creative every single day is Dinsdale's ideal and his audience's
        delight - as this CD is the result of many a day's creative encounter with
        music. We hear a mood of celebration in these tracks, along with a healthy
        dose of 1970s German Space Rock. With Dinsdale playing drums and
        percussives beneath cycling sequencer patterns and lilting synth melodies,
        the first few tracks from On the Other Side gently propels the album
        through the Prog era and on into the 21st century. These pieces are
        tightly arranged and unfold in a friendly way out into the listening
        space. The last four of the eight tracks make up the title work, and an
        interesting suite of music it is. Dinsdale does give this collage
        continuity, yet the music remains open and spacious. More atmospheric and
        textural than the previous songs, this area and its easy kinetic flow
        engage the listener with dancing arpeggios, breathy chorus, ethereal
        flutes, synth strings and a pleasing melodic confluence. ON THE OTHER
        SIDE will seem familiar, but not at all derivative. It is nothing less
        than a true expression of Dinsdale's being - which means that this music
        was not learned, it was lived.

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

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

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        STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

        This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
        artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
        concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
        works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
        AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
        Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

        Thanks very much for your support!

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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 3 of 28 , Mar 10, 2011
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          With each album release Meg Bowles discloses more depth and complexity.
          The CD A QUIET LIGHT (64'13") creates an aural realm alluringly suspended
          between heaven, earth and space. A wonderful interplay of contrasting
          harmonies, gentle textures and a most benevolent bearing, this work has
          its own natural almost tidal rhythm. The mesmerizing swirl of synthesized
          tones bestows a dreamy inwardness upon the listener. Moments of shear
          musical power may be felt within the sonic sheen of ethereal voices, warm
          strings and breathing waves of muted electronic forms. There is a delicacy
          to this music that gives it a measure of beauty very rare in the field of
          Electronic Music. From its long sustaining tones, to the quiet patterned
          pulsing of bleeping notes, and the slow reveal of each dark passage - A
          QUIET LIGHT rings with the truth of deep human feelings. Bowles' music
          conjures space, light and a sense of scale - and has evolved beyond its
          obvious influences. With an ear for consonant sonorities and a practiced
          sense of composition, Bowles creates a vivid and emotional musical
          experience.

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

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

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          Clocks Ahead One Hour This Weekend

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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              Chuck van Zyl
              Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
              http://www.starsend.org
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              Sans Serif is the name under which World Ambient multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang releases his Minimalist inspired music. The five compositions on UNBOUND
              Message 6 of 28 , Mar 30, 2011
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                Sans Serif is the name under which World Ambient multi-instrumentalist
                Forrest Fang releases his Minimalist inspired music. The five compositions
                on UNBOUND (57'23") each explore a distinctive atmosphere. With their
                gradually shifting timbral planes, slowly falling contours and steady
                permutations between light and dark sounds, the pieces occupy space much
                like cloud cover in an ever-changing overcast sky. Without the
                well-defined reference points of melody, harmony or a discernable rhythm,
                listening is a pure experience - with all narrative or meaning derived
                entirely by the listener. The primary objective of UNBOUND is to realize
                music through variations and changes in texture. With its long tones and
                metallic soundscapes Sans Sarif generates a work without crescendo,
                noticeable highs or lows, nor a beginning, middle or end. It may be barely
                perceived - at the periphery of our attention, or carefully scrutinized.
                This is Ambient Music at its most absolute.

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

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

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

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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 7 of 28 , Apr 7, 2011
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                  Taking one's self out of the compositional process is truly the way to
                  realize Ambient Music. Fortunately for Spacemusic fans David Arkenstone
                  did not follow this edict on his CD AMBIENT WORLD. A creative constant in
                  the field of New Age and Contemporary Instrumental, Arkenstone here
                  focuses his ample talents on a decidedly more textural, atmospheric and
                  cerebral style. Rather than continually trying to keep up with the
                  public's imagination, this work offers such traditional musical values as
                  beauty and order. Using bold simplified forms to infuse his music with
                  dramatic monumentality, Arkenstone captures moments of solitude as he
                  achieves an understated sonic poetry. With its mesmerizing swirl of
                  pulsing synthesizers, whooshing keys and twanging guitar AMBIENT WORLD
                  possesses an impressive sonic sheen, yet it feels pared down to
                  essentials. From robot riffs and electro-thrum to the dreamy inwardness of
                  private reverie, the listener wades through an ever-changing musical
                  current. Arkenstone finds emotional resonance in sounds from a more subtle
                  palate - using them to create a spacey atmosphere that is refreshing. But
                  underneath all the blissed out textures is a friendly, pleasant consonance
                  and a practiced sense of composition. The resulting album offers us a
                  mystical bridge between our world and the greater cosmos - as its music,
                  or at least a redeeming impression, will linger on in the listener's mind.

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

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

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

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                  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

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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
                  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 8 of 28 , Apr 15, 2011
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                    With FIELD OF WORLDS AND MIRRORS (45'02") Vic Hennegan builds on the
                    success of his albums "Aqua Vista" (2008) and "Desert God" (2004).
                    Continuing a brilliant musical output, Hennegan's work departs somewhat
                    from Spacemusic's focus on the artist's internal state to also reference
                    the external world. His music captures the spirit of innovation,
                    technology and all the positive aspects of our modern age. An analogue
                    seed grown in a digital garden, the past is at his back - pushing. The
                    music ramps up and winds down in wonderfully dramatic cycles. Hennegan
                    produces enough extra twists, turns and innovations to make FIELD OF
                    WORLDS AND MIRRORS original. Synthetic sonorities pulse with energy as
                    sequencer patterns echo and churn beneath heroic lead melodies. Exotic
                    modulations flutter above the sigh of warm chords while drums swing in a
                    cerebral backbeat. Hennegan's music is a complicated interplay between an
                    ingrained pop sensibility and expansive cosmic yearning - and should be
                    celebrated for its big-hearted intelligence. His masterfully multi-layered
                    music creates a world alluringly suspended between the dancefloor and the
                    cosmos.

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

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

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

                    -

                    Vic Hennegan live on STAR'S END 04.17.11

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

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

                    -

                    Vic Hennegan plays live in Philadelphia 16 April 2011

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

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

                    -

                    STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                    This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                    artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                    concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                    works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                    AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                    Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                    Thanks very much for your support!

                    -

                    Visit STAR'S END on

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

                    -

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

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

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

                    -

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

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

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

                      -

                      STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                      This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                      artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                      concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                      works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                      AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                      Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                      Thanks very much for your support!

                      -

                      Visit STAR'S END on

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

                      -

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

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

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

                      -

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

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

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

                        -

                        Ombient Live on STAR'S END 05.01.11

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

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

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

                        -

                        STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                        This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                        artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                        concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                        works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                        AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                        Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                        Thanks very much for your support!

                        -

                        Visit STAR'S END on

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

                        -

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

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

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

                        -

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          -

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

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

                          -

                          STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                          This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                          artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                          concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                          works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                          AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                          Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                          Thanks very much for your support!

                          -

                          Visit STAR'S END on

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

                          -

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

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

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

                          -

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

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

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

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

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

                            -

                            Richard Lainhart - Live on STAR'S END 05.15.11

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

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

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

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

                            -

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

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

                            -

                            STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                            This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                            artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                            concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                            works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                            AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                            Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                            Thanks very much for your support!

                            -

                            Visit STAR'S END on

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

                            -

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

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

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

                            -

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

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

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

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

                              -

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

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

                              http://www.starsend.org

                              -

                              STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                              This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                              artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                              concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                              works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                              AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                              Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                              Thanks very much for your support!

                              -

                              Visit STAR'S END on

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

                              -

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

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

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

                              -

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

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

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

                                -

                                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

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

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

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

                                -

                                Chuck van Zyl
                                Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                                http://www.starsend.org
                              • info@starsend.org
                                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
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                                  The film music of Dustin O'Halloran is occasionally mistaken for
                                  impressionistic piano works by Erik Satie, while the tracks on his album
                                  LUMIERE (43'21") will surely be compared to the ambient chamber music of
                                  Tim Story or the minimalistic classicism of Max Richter. O'Halloran's
                                  pieces for piano and string ensemble do indeed posses the simplicity,
                                  innovative harmonies, freedom of form and musical understatement as those
                                  by his older contemporaries. The nine sophisticated, truth-seeking songs
                                  on LUMIERE range from sanguine to supernal. At the center of each is
                                  O'Halloran's piano, which tells every heartfelt story in melody and tone.
                                  The surrounding string section and frequent ethereal effects add
                                  interesting textures and layers, but just as easily the piano may go
                                  unaccompanied - creating an open and even more intimate space between
                                  listener and performer. This is not Ambient Music for the periphery, these
                                  compositions beg to be listened to. It has been said that, "music is the
                                  shorthand of emotion", and this sensual journey arrives at a place of rare
                                  beauty.

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

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

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

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

                                  -

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

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

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

                                  -

                                  STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                                  This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                                  artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                                  concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                  works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                  AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                  Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                                  Thanks very much for your support!

                                  -

                                  Visit STAR'S END on

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

                                  -

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

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

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

                                  -

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

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

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

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

                                    -

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

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

                                    -

                                    STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                                    This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                                    artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                                    concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                    works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                    AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                    Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                                    Thanks very much for your support!

                                    -

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

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

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

                                      -

                                      STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                                      This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                                      artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                                      concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                      works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                      AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                      Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                                      Thanks very much for your support!

                                      -

                                      Visit STAR'S END on

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

                                      -

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

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

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

                                      -

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

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

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

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

                                        -

                                        STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

                                        This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
                                        artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
                                        concerts by Spacemusic's greatest talents. Included on the disc are live
                                        works by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy,
                                        AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Erik
                                        Wollo, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.

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

                                        Thanks very much for your support!

                                        -

                                        Visit STAR'S END on

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

                                        -

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

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

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

                                        -

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