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STAR'S END Update 08.10.03

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    Jeff Greinke - the one man quiet storm. He came by this regard in part due to the meteorological themes which have always pervaded his music. But equally so,
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      Jeff Greinke - the one man quiet storm. He came by this regard in
      part due to the meteorological themes which have always pervaded his
      music. But equally so, his presence in the underground electronic
      music scene is noticed more as a force of nature than as an
      individual artistic entity. Among the first generation of independent
      American Ambient music artists, Greinke's peculiar genius realized
      several acclaimed albums of evocative and introspective music. Having
      apparently fully explored the musical climate of his home planet and
      several inner worlds, in 2003 Jeff Greinke turns his attention
      elsewhere with the release MUSIC FROM ANOTHER PLANET (56'29"). While
      not contradicting his earlier isolationist atmospheric works, MUSIC
      FROM ANOTHER PLANET is definately more interested in what can be
      discovered than in preserving what this artist is already known for.
      Upon listening to this album, we notice the overcast clear, the fog
      lift and the mist burn off as Greinke peaks his head down from the
      clouds with 10 shadey sonic landscapes; each filled with tales told
      in a vocabulary of rounded edges and wide angles. The story tells
      what happens and the opening track "Sunday Afternoon" (4'38") sets the
      mood and brings into clear focus Greinke's musical image: as modern
      as tomorrow, as hot as cool can be. This track, along with others
      like "Big Stride" (6'15") and "Rolling Square" (5'17"), with their
      swanky, stylish rhythms and confident, laid back swag, inhabit a
      unique Noir Lounge zone of stormy past lives and future gloom. In
      contrast, "Little Dust Devils" (4'51") portrays a more serious mood;
      its slow pace and somber tone combine to create a desolate panorama of
      brooding introspection. Greinke also explores other more brighter
      themes. His piece "Spin" (4'50") opens with a Reggae influenced drum
      roll, then quickly fills out into a quirky hybrid of steady beats and
      wildly weaving melodic accents while "Krakatoa" (6'57") traces its
      ethnic influence to the Gamelon music of Indonesia. The album
      concludes with "Flight" (6'23"), a pleasant composition made up of
      electronic beats which support inter-connected melodies of plucked
      harp, electric piano and organ. Filled with "ethno-acoustic" music,
      MUSIC FROM ANOTHER PLANET is the music for a newer century - one
      where the cave man and the space man co-exist.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from MUSIC FROM ANOTHER
      PLANET by Jeff Greinke

      For more on Jeff Greinke access: http://www.hypnos.com/Greinke

      For more on MUSIC FROM ANOTHER PLANET, access: http://


      Live on STAR'S END - 08.17.03 - Jason Sloan

      STAR'S END will feature a live in-studio radio concert on 17 August
      2003 with ambient soundscape artist Jason Sloan; a visual performance/
      sound/installation artist working out of Baltimore. Sloan's aural
      work is created with computers, guitar and environmental sounds
      extracted from his surroundings and aligns with the spiritual -
      auditory stimulation which represents a transcendance of the physical
      world. His live set on STAR'S END will move through four distinct
      areas of sound and mood and consist of new and unreleased material
      created specifically for this live broadcast. Sloan's latest album is

      For more on Jason Sloan, access: http://www.jasonsloan.org


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

      88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
      88.1fm WXPH Harrisburg, PA
      90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
      104.9fm Allentown, PA

      and live on the web...


      Chuck van Zyl
      Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
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