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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 1 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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      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

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      Chuck van Zyl
      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
      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 2 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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        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

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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 3 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:

          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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          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 4 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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            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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            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 5 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

              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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              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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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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                      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
                      Message 10 of 23 , Jan 10, 2013
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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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