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    Playing across 11 tracks, the music on ATMOSPHERIC VARIATIONS (75 51 ) by Divine Matrix changes much like the weather does. With each passing song the listener
    Message 1 of 23 , Nov 2, 2012
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      Playing across 11 tracks, the music on ATMOSPHERIC VARIATIONS (75'51") by
      Divine Matrix changes much like the weather does. With each passing song
      the listener is exposed to different intensities of light and subtle
      variations in mood. From bright motion filled sonic landscapes to overcast
      hollows of introspection and twilight realms where ambient space seems to
      become a physical location, Steve Barnes (the man behind Divine Matrix)
      drifts us through a unique musical climate. Incorporating squelching radio
      travel advisories and environmental field recordings along with ever
      changing layers of lush synthesized sounds and tight sequencer runs
      ATMOSPHERIC VARIATIONS fits in well alongside works by more established
      British Contemporary Instrumental artists such as David Wright, Bob
      Holroyd and Paul Lawler. Yet by keeping the energy level contained,
      sustained and crisp Barnes has realized an enjoyable work somewhere
      between the gloss of New Age and the Minimalism of Spacemusic. As we
      listen, undulating drones soon give way to echoing electronic tone
      patterns, above which heroic keyboard lines expand in a ribbon of melody,
      while further on the energy dissipates in deep digital chords and dark
      clouds of reverb. Beautiful piano notes amidst smartly arranged effects
      and rhythms produce cool compositions beneath the sound of rain and
      rolling thunder - effectively contrasting the more upbeat action pieces.
      ATMOSPHERIC VARIATIONS renders the blue and white of the sky, the gray of
      a storm and the dark of night into a wonderfully detailed aural
      experience. The music is more than transportive, with its most prominent
      feature being its attitude of hope - and the forecast of a new and better
      tomorrow.

      Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Divine Matrix and
      the recent release ATMOSPHERIC VARIATIONS

      For more on ATMOSPHERIC VARIATIONS please access:
      http://www.admusiconline.com

      For more on Divine Matrix please access: http://www.divinematrixmusic.com

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      Fall Back - Move to Standard Daylight Time This Weekend

      Clocks are turned back one hour this Sunday morning 4 November 2012 at 2:00AM local time as the USA moves to Standard Daylight Time - making the 11.04.12 broadcast of STAR'S END one hour longer.

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      Vic Hennegan carries something with him everywhere he goes. In his heart he keeps the entire Universe and with each album release he shares something of it
      Message 2 of 23 , Nov 8, 2012
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        Vic Hennegan carries something with him everywhere he goes. In his
        heart he keeps the entire Universe and with each album release he
        shares something of it with the rest of us. Nowhere before has so much
        of his interior life been on display as on NEBULA WAVES (56'51"). This
        work again reaches into a wordless spiritual realm and re-creates for
        us the world of light and sound in which Hennegan lives. Depicting a
        space where sound seems to abide as a force, the listener is drawn far
        from the experience of the everyday. Among this album's many
        mysterious sonic moments we find a robot choir singing its electronic
        hymn over a slowly pulsing sequencer run - while further in an
        arpeggio of synthesized notes dances through echo with Hennegan above
        it retaining his crown as king of the soaring synth lead. NEBULA WAVES
        feels less plotted and more genuinely lived - as to realize this music
        Hennegan draws on both his Spacemusic core and life ideals. Due to the
        personal nature of NEBULA WAVES listeners will not need an education
        in this genre of music to appreciate it, just an open state of mind.

        Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Vic Hennegan
        and the recent release NEBULA WAVES

        For more on NEBULA WAVES please access: http://www.vichennegan.com

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        Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber - Live at The Gatherings on 17 November
        2012 (Free Admission)

        Creating layers of space out of pumping sequencer patterns, strident
        lead lines and harmonies warm and golden Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber
        explore the inner darkness of electronic music, yet out on the verge
        of ethereality their music gleams like new. Existing on a plane
        outside the oppressive rush of modernity this music quotes the
        classics of Spacemusic without mimicking them. Their musical
        sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking a
        new frontier of sound.

        The newly formed Spacemusic duo of Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber will
        mark their live performance debut in a Free concert for The Gatherings
        Concert Series on Saturday 17 November 2012 within the remarkable
        church sanctuary of St. Mary's Village, 3916 Locust Walk on the Penn
        campus in West Philadelphia. Sonic innovator and local EM legend
        Charles Cohen will be providing a rare Ambient/Textural opening set.

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

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        W285DH Whitehall, PA

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        http://www.starsend.org
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        Over the course of his musical existence Chuck van Zyl has developed a signature exploratory style. By blending the primitive machine beauty of classics like
        Message 3 of 23 , Nov 15, 2012
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          Over the course of his musical existence Chuck van Zyl has developed a
          signature exploratory style. By blending the primitive machine beauty
          of classics like Ricochet with the highly formed values of more recent
          groups such as Redshift and Arc, his solo studio works are the
          consequence of a persistent creativity. With CENOTAPH (70'22") Chuck
          van Zyl has melded the intimate with the epic. Fans will find the
          results of this release riveting. Its tone veers from synthesized and
          atmospheric, to the reckless energized pulse of tumbling sequencer
          patterns, on down to a somber interiority - moving between the three
          in an impressive aural narrative. With plenty of cool modulated
          effects, ethereal Mellotron begot harmonies and melodies, and
          interlinked shifting arpeggios CENOTAPH seems timeless in its purity.

          Along with an arsenal of electronic instruments, key in producing the
          hallmark sounds of classic cosmic music, is van Zyl's sense of pacing,
          arrangement and contour. His lead lines hover wistfully above the
          throbbing pulse of interlocking, multi-layered sequencer patterns
          which race ahead then diminish into swirling ether. The compositions
          are restrained, rendered without any sharp edges, and posses a Berlin
          School authenticity of both tone and spirit - right down to the
          yearning of a generation seeking to find its place in the cosmos.

          Layers of mechanistic patterns grow, synchronize then switch direction
          and color in breathtaking dexterity - mixing, shifting and dividing in
          a twisting double helix of echoing electronic tones. These
          performances eventually progress through their brawny phase to gently
          turn ethereal and otherworldly. Moving into the quiet drama and dark
          imaginings of the misty reality between sleep and wakefulness.

          Chuck van Zyl hits on all the major aspects of this genre, his
          melodies are human, rhythms machine-like, harmonies ethereal and the
          range of timbres he creates to voice his music are original and
          extraordinary. This music is a sincere exploration of the mood and
          mystery of the Spacemusic genre. With a strong core idea and strong
          execution CENOTAPH offers vast sonic riches. Here we find an
          intelligence extending beyond the cold logic of machines - as well as
          a significant contribution to a most intriguing musical universe. The
          man who made this music is in this music - attending to his own inner
          theater. Chuck van Zyl makes us believe that we have not just listened
          to his work, but lived it.

          Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from Chuck van
          Zyl and the recent release CENOTAPH

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

          For more on Chuck van Zyl please access the STAR'S END Profile:
          http://www.starsend.org/chuckvanzyl.html

          CENOTAPH is being released on 17 November 2012 to coincide with Chuck
          van Zyl's collaborative performance with Terry Furber as part of The
          Gatherings Concert Series.

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          Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber - Live at The Gatherings on 17 November
          2012 (Free Admission)

          Creating layers of space out of pumping sequencer patterns, strident
          lead lines and harmonies warm and golden Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber
          explore the inner darkness of electronic music, yet out on the verge
          of ethereality their music gleams like new. Existing on a plane
          outside the oppressive rush of modernity this music quotes the
          classics of Spacemusic without mimicking them. Their musical
          sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking a
          new frontier of sound.

          The newly formed Spacemusic duo of Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber will
          mark their live performance debut in a Free concert for The Gatherings
          Concert Series on Saturday 17 November 2012 within the remarkable
          church sanctuary of St. Mary's Village, 3916 Locust Walk on the Penn
          campus in West Philadelphia. Sonic innovator and local EM legend
          Charles Cohen will be providing a rare Ambient/Textural opening set.

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

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          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

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          Chuck van Zyl
          Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
          http://www.starsend.org
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          Loops are everywhere, and when Steve Moore creates one that does not become redundant his audience slips into a different space. His CD LIGHT ECHOES (70 26 )
          Message 4 of 23 , Nov 22, 2012
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            Loops are everywhere, and when Steve Moore creates one that does not
            become redundant his audience slips into a different space. His CD
            LIGHT ECHOES (70'26") works a strange and marvelous spell. We hear its
            detailed and fluid movement with our heads, but the music reaches far
            into our minds. LIGHT ECHOES moves from big synthesizer proclamations
            to small sequencer dances, yet maintains a natural flow throughout.
            Building larger cycles from smaller ones the musical energy surges
            along interlocking lines of notes and patterns - its mechanized echo
            rumbling and churning like a well-tuned engine. The six tracks deepen
            with Moore's elevated lead lines and effect soaked chords. With style
            and assurance his surpassing artistry and emotional heat holds us in
            its grip. Although Michael Hoenig never recorded this album, hearing
            LIGHT ECHOES might make us check. But Moore's music is more than a
            quotation game. It is through releases like LIGHT ECHOES that EM will
            endure. We should not be asking is Moore following Michael Hoenig,
            Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream? But rather are they all following
            something higher?

            Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from Steve
            Moore and the recent release LIGHT ECHOES

            For more on LIGHT ECHOES please access: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com

            For more on Steve Moore please access: http://www.stevemoore2600.com

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            from 1am-6am (EST) on:

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            90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
            99.7fm Harrisburg, PA
            104.9fm Lehigh Valley, PA
            W285DH Whitehall, PA

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            Chuck van Zyl
            Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
            http://www.starsend.org
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            Hidetoshi Koizumi is based in Tokyo under the name Hybrid Leisureland while Alexandre Scheffer works as Cell in Paris. Scroll Slide and Hanging Masses are
            Message 5 of 23 , Nov 29, 2012
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              Hidetoshi Koizumi is based in Tokyo under the name Hybrid Leisureland
              while Alexandre Scheffer works as Cell in Paris. "Scroll Slide" and
              "Hanging Masses" are their respective 2010 releases for the Ultimae
              Records label. 9980 (71'37") is the ensuing 2012 debut collaboration
              CD where Koizumi and Scheffer realize music as the duo Connect.Ohm.
              9980 occupies territory within the IDM category, and happily
              distinguishes itself across nine tracks full of tuneful melodies,
              restrained rhythms and atmospheric bliss. Its curving arc shifts
              easily from pulsing electro-exotica to somber, lush and languid
              soundscapes all without losing the album's narrative thread. Unity is
              achieved through a network of basic ideas that permeate this album.
              Contrasted by tempo and depth, concurrent grooves and beats supplement
              each other to assume new shapes, then separate and coalesce. Amidst
              all the synthesized textures and timbres the luxuriant drums do not
              seem like much of an intrusion into this musical drama. The pace is
              slow without dragging. In fact 9980 seems to be gently pulling us into
              the future. With variety on the surface and cohesion underneath, there
              is more to this music than merely organizing sound. There are guiding
              hands behind it, hoping to give rise to thoughts, emotions and
              feelings within the listener. If this music is listened to in a
              certain way, it opens - allowing us to meet its maker.

              Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from the duo
              Connect.Ohm and their recent debut release 9980

              For more on Connect.Ohm and 9980 please access: http://www.ultimae.com

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              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

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              Chuck van Zyl
              Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
              http://www.starsend.org
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              Stephen Parsick hears the call of the wild, and answers it. His concert CD ASTRAL DISASTER (76 28 ) plays like a souped-up rebuild of Ricochet or Departure
              Message 6 of 23 , Dec 5, 2012
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                Stephen Parsick hears the call of the wild, and answers it. His
                concert CD ASTRAL DISASTER (76'28") plays like a souped-up rebuild of
                "Ricochet" or "Departure From the Northern Wasteland". Answering The
                Berlin School's challenge Stephen Parsick and his 'ramp project
                ratchets up the dramatic tension, nearly matching the intensity of his
                previous "Steel and Steam" (2011). Sections of this album extend
                further into sequencer darkness than even Parsick's closest
                contemporary (Mark Shreeve and his impressive Redshift project). But
                to prolong these comparisons would undermine Parsick's achievement.
                Surging and dangerously thrilling ASTRAL DISASTER holds us in its
                grip. The first of two ample live pieces begins with strange drones
                and an amassing density. Here the composer shows his teeth as sets of
                deep tones build into complex multi-layered sequencer patterns.
                Running at full-tilt the bass notes nearly blast out of the speakers -
                burning in a warm distortion. Gentle electric piano melodies and
                classic Mellotron voices somehow soften this section's expanding
                motorized pulse. And with so many rhythms being introduced,
                brightened, altered and then dormanted the piece never wants for much
                more in the way of melody. The program concludes with an ascent into
                brighter territory with crystalline notes echoing through cosmic
                voices. Parsick focuses the concert program's second half on a more
                gentle gravity - meant to open vast new spaces within the listener. As
                a sustaining abstract landscape haunts the soundfield, Parsick works
                his strange and mysterious spell. Well into this floating zone we
                sense the engine again turning over. Heightening this work's urgency
                the sequencer lines gradually run bigger, brighter and bolder - yet
                the closing moments reveal a tenderness that seemed impossible in the
                earlier thunder. Never less than intriguing ASTRAL DISASTER is not
                like anything else we will hear this year. Delving deeper into his
                musical obsessions Stephen Parsick has crafted an album that captures
                the careening, adventurous spirit of the 1970s without ever seeming
                overly retro. ASTRAL DISASTER, and the concert it was taken from,
                feels fully willed and artfully conceived.

                Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from 'ramp and
                the recent release ASTRAL DISASTER

                For more on ASTRAL DISASTER and 'ramp please access: http://www.parsick.com

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                Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber - Live at Event Horizon on 7 December
                2012 (Free Admission)

                Creating layers of space out of pumping sequencer patterns, strident
                lead lines and harmonies warm and golden Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber
                explore the inner darkness of electronic music, yet out on the verge
                of ethereality their music gleams like new. Existing on a plane
                outside the oppressive rush of modernity this music quotes the
                classics of Spacemusic without mimicking them. Their musical
                sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking a
                new frontier of sound.

                The newly formed Spacemusic duo of Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber will
                perform live in a Free concert on Friday 7 December 2012 at The
                Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street on the Penn campus in West Philadelphia

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

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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

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                Chuck van Zyl
                Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                http://www.starsend.org
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                Creating layers of space out of pumping sequencer patterns, strident lead lines and harmonies warm and golden Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber explore the inner
                Message 7 of 23 , Dec 13, 2012
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                  Creating layers of space out of pumping sequencer patterns, strident
                  lead lines and harmonies warm and golden Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber
                  explore the inner darkness of electronic music, yet out on the verge
                  of ethereality their music gleams like new. Existing on a plane
                  outside the oppressive rush of modernity this music quotes the
                  classics of Spacemusic without mimicking them. Their musical
                  sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking a
                  new frontier of sound.

                  Sometimes referred to as "the children of space", Furber and van Zyl's
                  generation of musicians are more than just carrying on an earlier
                  tradition. Seeing creativity as a component of their own personal
                  spirituality this duo's musical realizations are fueled by everything
                  from music technology to a greater cosmic awareness.

                  The newly formed Spacemusic duo Terry Furber and Chuck van Zyl will
                  explore the possibilities of live performance on the 12.16.12
                  broadcast of STAR'S END. Their effort will feature many notable
                  synthesizers, including the full sound of the 1969 Moog 1P modular
                  system. Please tune in for details.

                  For more on the music of Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber please access
                  the STAR'S END Profile (includes music sample):
                  http://www.starsend.org/cherry.html

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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 WINTER GARDENS (63 21 ) Anthony Paul Kerby and Robert Davies achieve a tranquil and understated sonic poetry. Recording their fourth CD together as The
                  Message 8 of 23 , Dec 20, 2012
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                    On WINTER GARDENS (63'21") Anthony Paul Kerby and Robert Davies
                    achieve a tranquil and understated sonic poetry. Recording their
                    fourth CD together as The Winterhouse the duo goes deep into sound's
                    relationship with space. The result is marvelously direct. WINTER
                    GARDENS conjures snow, ice and frost and a sense of scale -
                    registering in both the brain and the gut. In a genre where there
                    still is room for intuition this music is not about how your ears hear
                    the tones but how your body reacts to its cold emanations. This album
                    has its own drifting rhythm - and it is easy to lose one's bearings in
                    the quiet force of its slow storm. More than just a self-swallowing
                    void WINTER GARDENS is comprised of six tracks across several sections
                    of slowly shifting drones. The seemingly static opening segments are
                    meant to turn the attention of the listener inward. Once safely
                    chilled the music becomes more harmonically active. Synthesized
                    strings create tension and release as crystalline tones tinkle and
                    twinkle in the hovering reverberation. Maybe there is an electric
                    organ sound, a stretched flute, or some kind of bell ringing through
                    an echo. There might be breathing or metal grinding, and possibly some
                    tape feedback. It is impossible to know. The sounds arise, combine,
                    change and melt away - slowly, as all things sub-zero must. When we
                    play this CD we may feel as if we are hearing something pure, but
                    maybe we are not supposed to be listening - too personal, too dark,
                    too cold.

                    Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from The
                    Winterhouse and their CD WINTER GARDENS

                    For more on WINTER GARDENS please access: http://www.dataobscura.com

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                    STAR'S END Solstice in Space

                    To mark the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Festivus and other regional
                    holidays... this weekend the 12.23.12 broadcast of STAR'S END will
                    present a Winter Soundscape edition. Please tune in for a true
                    Chillout session featuring our favorite Wintertime Spacemusic
                    classics, as well as some new additions to the ever-growing library of
                    cold weather, low Ambient temperature Music - including a traditional
                    carol turned electronic by synthesist Terry Furber, performing on his
                    restored vintage 1969 Moog 1P modular synthesizer.

                    Happy Holidays!

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

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

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

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                    Chuck van Zyl
                    Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
                    http://www.starsend.org
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                    As digital and computer based synthesizers replace texture with gloss, many current music makers seek out classic analog styled instruments to attain a warmth
                    Message 9 of 23 , Dec 27, 2012
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                      As digital and computer based synthesizers replace texture with gloss,
                      many current music makers seek out classic analog styled instruments
                      to attain a warmth or hopeful nostalgic cast to their music.
                      Synthesist and guitarist Javi Canovas seems to understand this
                      practice as evidenced by his album PSYCHEDELIC VOYAGE (67'31"). To
                      some this album's core idea may seem from a bygone age, but others
                      will recognize its central thinking as eternal. This work contains a
                      respectful range of tones, timbres, subject matter and forms - and
                      makes wonderful things happen inside the mind of the listener. As
                      musically generated ideas bounce and ricochet off one another alien
                      modulations loom and then dissipate. Synth strings add stately beauty
                      even as full-bodied lead lines unfurl in a billowing ribbon of melody.
                      Containing four tracks, three with lengthy propulsive sequencer
                      workouts, PSYCHEDELIC VOYAGE benefits from Canovas' perpetual and
                      meticulous adjustment to sound. The engine-room patterns thicken and
                      brighten in echoing syncopation as the rush of warp drive overtakes
                      the listening experience. Javi Canovas embraces Spacemusic as the only
                      language able to contain his aspirations of creativity. As with all
                      great music, once it is out in the air we are just its temporary
                      holders.

                      Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Javi Canovas
                      and his album PSYCHEDELIC VOYAGE

                      For more on PSYCHEDELIC VOYAGE please access: http://www.musiczeit.com

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                      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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                      Highs in the 70s is WXPN s retrospective of the significant music realized during the decade of the 1970s, one of the most expansive periods in contemporary
                      Message 10 of 23 , Jan 2, 2013
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                        Highs in the 70s is WXPN's retrospective of the significant music
                        realized during the decade of the 1970s, one of the most expansive
                        periods in contemporary music. This weekend the annual intensive look
                        at the Progressive-Rock genre of the 1970s is back on the air again.
                        For 2013 the Highs in the 70s: Prog-Rock Edition will broadcast for 12
                        hours - beginning at 1:00PM on Saturday 5 January 2013 and run
                        continuously until 1:00AM on Sunday 6 January 2013. This marathon will
                        feature timeless classics alongside obscure relics of the Progressive
                        Rock era. Periodically throughout this special program show host Dan
                        Reed will be joined by industry insider Biff Kennedy, author Dave
                        Thompson and STAR'S END host Chuck van Zyl for an entire day's worth
                        of excellent music from the Art-Rocking times of the 1970s. Please
                        tune in to WXPN this Saturday/Sunday for great Progressive Rock music
                        on the 2013 Prog-Rock edition of Highs in the 70s.

                        The 01.06.13 broadcast of STAR'S END will have a go at presenting a
                        Spacemusic version of Highs in the 70s. It was music from this decade
                        that defined the premise upon which STAR'S END was founded, and these
                        works have been a positive influence on nearly every artist working in
                        the Ambient and Space Music genres (and beyond) ever since.

                        We can find many points in the history of music where the content of
                        works has changed, but very few times when form has changed. Form will
                        need to change when what is being expressed is so new or unique that
                        it transcends all the known existing forms. The 1970s was such a time,
                        and post-war Berlin was the place. At this nexus of music technology,
                        spirituality and political incitement the youth of this era broke with
                        the past in an epic new form of music - a music based on unfamiliar
                        experimentation, instruments and ideals, and providing its
                        practitioners with limitless expressive possibilities.

                        We can still feel a charge every time we hear these classics.
                        Listening today to music released some 35 to 40 years ago one can
                        trace the influence of much of modern Electronic Music back to these
                        essential albums. What connects the different generations, classes and
                        nationalities found throughout this music is the enduring beauty and
                        spirit present within all of it.

                        Today, when it seems that there is no room for consequential
                        innovation in music, one need only look across the history of
                        Electronic Music to find a fascinating wealth of artists, releases,
                        concerts and technology. The STAR'S END edition of Highs in the 70s
                        hopes to remind us of how real the past was, and how urgent it remains
                        if remembered well.

                        Please remember to tune in to WXPN this weekend for 18 hours worth of
                        1970s Prog and Space music! Thanks!

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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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                        Glenn Main is truly a player working in a player s medium. His musical influences include many of the greats, including Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Tangerine
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                          Glenn Main is truly a player working in a player's medium. His musical
                          influences include many of the greats, including Klaus Schulze,
                          Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Kitaro and especially Jean-Michel Jarre.
                          The fourth release by Glenn Main is RIPPLES (58'42") and will sit on
                          the shelf quite respectably next to any album by the aforementioned as
                          well as any by those of his contemporaries, Robert Fox, Paul Lawler
                          and David Wright. From his studio in Olso, Norway Glenn Main realizes
                          electronic music in a particular contemporary instrumental style.
                          There is an affirming energy present in all of his compositions. With
                          plenty of lilting melodies, pleasant harmonies and bouncing rhythms
                          RIPPLES has drive and pulse without ever producing the overwrought
                          sensations of more experimental and challenging music. Moving across
                          12 focused and intelligently arranged tracks, RIPPLES alternately
                          floats, pushes and pulls the listener through an interesting sonic
                          terrain of warm synthesized chords, catchy lead lines and soft
                          electro-rhythms. Flute sounds evoke tenderness while in another more
                          upbeat area full-bodied synth tones command heroic themes. Later,
                          reverberant piano notes interact crisply with echoing shakuhachi
                          chiffs, both hovering above a warm beat and bass line. As songs
                          wondrously change one into the next the mind of the listener is drawn
                          along the arc of a unique musical story. RIPPLES just about controls
                          our heartbeat - through its obvious romance with sound, as well as
                          with its nuanced secret depths.

                          Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from the CD
                          RIPPLES by Glenn Main

                          For more on RIPPLES access: http://www.admusiconline.com

                          For more on Glenn Main access: http://www.reverbnation.com/glennhenriksen

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                          Happy New Year!

                          This weekend STAR'S END presents the annual Year in Review program.
                          Please tune into the 01.13.13 broadcast, which will feature
                          Significant Ambient and Spacemusic Releases of 2012 - Part One.

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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
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