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STAR'S END Update 08.07.11

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  • info@starsend.org
    Although the band name seems to emanate irony, the music on the self-titled debut CD by A Winged Victory for the Sullen does not posses even a drop of it. This
    Message 1 of 50 , Aug 4, 2011
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      Although the band name seems to emanate irony, the music on the
      self-titled debut CD by A Winged Victory for the Sullen does not posses
      even a drop of it. This wonderful collaboration between Adam Wiltzie of
      the drone based Ambient Music duo Stars of the Lid and composer/pianist
      Dustin O'Halloran presents seven songs of withdrawn melancholy for a
      gorgeous journey into the elegiac. Using piano, processed guitar, string
      ensemble, voices and field recordings, this work recasts symphonic cinema
      soundtracks and classical chamber music into beautifully bleak
      arrangements of gentle gravity. The album A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN
      occupies a distinctive stylistic space exactly between the wash of sound
      on SotL's And Their Refinement of their Decline and the heartfelt, sensual
      journey of O'Halloran's Lumiere. Organized with understated compositional
      principles, the ensemble follows these methods to realize a finished
      piece. Besides quoting themselves, both Wiltzie and O'Halloran obviously
      share a respect for the film scores of Angelo Badalamenti - as in one or
      two places his hand seems to have been guiding the music. Broodingly
      luminous as well as accomplished and satisfying A Winged Victory for the
      Sullen manages to touch the mind and spirit at once - inspiring hope, even
      in a heart of stone.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from the forthcoming
      self-titled release by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

      For more on the duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen, access:
      http://www.awvfts.com

      For more on the CD A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN, access:
      http://www.kranky.net

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      A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Live in Philadelphia on 29 October 2011

      Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie of Stars of the Lid and pianist Dustin O'Halloran
      along with a trio of string players will make their Philadelphia concert
      debut as the ensemble A Winged Victory for the Sullen at The Gatherings
      Concert Series on 29 October 2011. Ken Camden and Benoit Pioulard will
      open. The A Winged Victory for the Sullen Fall American tour will support
      the release of a self-titled album for Kranky Records.

      For more on A Winged Victory for the Sullen live at The Gatherings Concert
      Series on Saturday 29 October 2011 please access:
      http://www.thegatherings.org

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      STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD

      This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned
      artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio
      concerts by 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
    • info@starsend.org
      New things get old. But this has not been the case with electronic montage music. The artistic manipulation of sound seems to be continuing on very well since
      Message 50 of 50 , Jul 19, 2012
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        New things get old. But this has not been the case with electronic
        montage music. The artistic manipulation of sound seems to be
        continuing on very well since its inception among the works of
        Stockhausen and Varese. Rachel Evans recording under the name MOTION
        SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL makes a significant and pleasant contribution
        to this lineage with a self-titled double disc. Evans turns her small
        studio into a large force, continually combining and recombining a
        fascinating range of timbres into a variety of sonic textures and
        aural colors. As if saying that we are taking this journey together
        the four roughly 20-minute tracks on this release are obviously the
        products of experimentation, but are not completely random
        realizations. The music builds slowly and inexorably into a torrent of
        sound - then drops away revealing soft synthesized tones or echoing
        word fragments. Better than the playback of frozen vocal samples
        throughout this work Evans provides us with layered singing. And an
        oh-so ethereal wordless human song it is that drifts across the
        celestial sphere of the listening mind. MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL
        offers something more than its avant-garde roots. Along with its
        unusual manipulations of sound, harsh synthesizer modulations and
        saturated tape effects there are even more passages of ethereal calm
        and beauty - allowing this work to stand equally alongside early
        albums by Michael Stearns or the more solemn pieces by Voice of Eye.
        Without a distinctive melodic narrative, very little in the way of
        rhythm and its overall expressionistic expansive feel MOTION SICKNESS
        OF TIME TRAVEL makes use of the fact that human perception is
        unstable. Missing many aspects of conventional compositions this
        listening experience often feels unteathered. Evans makes music
        appealing to the intellect as well as to the senses and seems from a
        bygone era - one where composers and musicians crafted original sounds
        and ideas and then spent time and effort organizing them in such a way
        as to stimulate a listener. There is another nostalgic element
        inherent within this music... optimism. It is performed solely because
        the composer's ideas are important; that it is done so well helps to
        preserve this musical art form.

        Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music the double disc MOTION
        SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL

        For more on the album MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL (out on Spectrum
        Spools) access: http://www.editionsmego.com

        For more on Rachel Evans access:
        http://www.motionsicknessoftimetravel.blogspot.com

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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 (EDT) 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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