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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
    Message 1 of 28 , May 6 8:32 PM
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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

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      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.

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      STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

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

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

      Thanks very much for your support!

      -

      Visit STAR'S END on

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

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      STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
      from 1am-6am (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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      If we only paid attention to music made by Steve Roach and Erik Wollo we would still have a lot to choose from. Between the two of them they have released
      Message 2 of 28 , May 12 8:24 PM
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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

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        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

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        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
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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
        Message 3 of 28 , May 19 10:28 PM
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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

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

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

          http://www.starsend.org

          -

          STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

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

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

          Thanks very much for your support!

          -

          Visit STAR'S END on

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

          -

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

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

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

          -

          Chuck van Zyl
          Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
          http://www.starsend.org
        • info@starsend.org
          LEGACY (79 31 ) is an album for furious sleepers. Free System Projekt and Gert Emmens provide enough archaic modulations, airborne lead melodies and pulsing
          Message 4 of 28 , May 27 10:19 PM
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            LEGACY (79'31") is an album for furious sleepers. Free System Projekt and
            Gert Emmens provide enough archaic modulations, airborne lead melodies and
            pulsing sequencer runs to make any night's sleep a dream laden adventure.
            And truly so, this music did in part originate in the incongruous
            narratives of the slumbering mind. Early electronic works by Tangerine
            Dream were an attempt at evoking through sound the same strange
            feelings-from-the-id surrealists portrayed in their paintings. All these
            years later their experimental sounds and free form arrangements are now
            well known, familiar and held as commonplace. As TD and their
            contemporaries pursued commercial success, the open and innovative music
            they pioneered was left to bands like Free System Projekt to advance and
            refine. LEGACY not only hits the Spacemusical mark dead-on, but the group
            does it live in front of an audience. Featuring three tracks, all recorded
            live, this CD begins with "Heritage" - a nearly 50 minute mind trip across
            an improvised synthetic landscape of sustaining drones, interlocking tone
            patterns and disembodied mellotron flutes, strings and choir. Referencing
            "Desert Dream", "Departure From the Northern Wasteland" and other cosmic
            classics, this piece reaches across the decades in an achievement of epic
            proportions. The title track follows and, recorded at a different concert,
            comes up with a different feel. Here Gert Emmens joins FSP on drums.
            Following the contours of the 1976 Klaus Schulze piece "Floating", and
            benefiting from the liberation found in the live setting, the trio manages
            to summon the spirited energy of an entire era quite well. The live
            drumming pulls the piece forward as transposing arpeggi shift artfully
            beneath an unfurling ribbon of synth lead melodies and the rush of
            sustaining chords. "Prophesy", the third and final piece, develops fast.
            With its driving sequencer runs and thumping drums, overlapping keyboard
            lead lines further enliven this piece. One must not feel guilty about
            liking this album. Some will call it "nostalgic", and it may be - not
            because of its obvious musical quotes... but due to the absence of irony,
            and the overwhelming presence of optimism and hope.

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

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

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

            [Please Note Venue Change and Registration Closure]

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

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

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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
            The film music of Dustin O Halloran is occasionally mistaken for impressionistic piano works by Erik Satie, while the tracks on his album LUMIERE (43 21 ) will
            Message 5 of 28 , Jun 2, 2011
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              The film music of Dustin O'Halloran is occasionally mistaken for
              impressionistic piano works by Erik Satie, while the tracks on his album
              LUMIERE (43'21") will surely be compared to the ambient chamber music of
              Tim Story or the minimalistic classicism of Max Richter. O'Halloran's
              pieces for piano and string ensemble do indeed posses the simplicity,
              innovative harmonies, freedom of form and musical understatement as those
              by his older contemporaries. The nine sophisticated, truth-seeking songs
              on LUMIERE range from sanguine to supernal. At the center of each is
              O'Halloran's piano, which tells every heartfelt story in melody and tone.
              The surrounding string section and frequent ethereal effects add
              interesting textures and layers, but just as easily the piano may go
              unaccompanied - creating an open and even more intimate space between
              listener and performer. This is not Ambient Music for the periphery, these
              compositions beg to be listened to. It has been said that, "music is the
              shorthand of emotion", and this sensual journey arrives at a place of rare
              beauty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                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.

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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
                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 7 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

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

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

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

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                  Chuck van Zyl
                  Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                  http://www.starsend.org
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                  Upon listening to the first track on RADIANT SKY (59 38 ) one might imagine that this was something inadvertently left off of a Patrick O Hearn album. But as
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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

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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
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