STAR'S END Update - 1 May 2016
Far & OffAES Dana Far & Off (79'31") is more than just a collection of digital objects. This is music for the aspirational - for those waiting in line to purchase a flying car, or book a holo-deck holiday. Realized by AES Dana, and featuring Miktek, Far & Off is comprised of 10 tracks of body music meant to elicit intellectual admiration. Vincent Villuis and Mihalis Aikaterinis imbue each track with the semblance of a slow cool adventure. Under a mysterious atmosphere, shimmering with immediacy, this duo energizes the listening space with stylized cerebral beats. The music builds in levels - with the listener's enjoyment increasing with each shift between noir chill and smoldering sensuality. This album also has many thought zones - where distant piano, slow fuzz-glow leads and hybrid plucks mingle with record groove surface noise and subtle sound sample manipulations. The addition of these varied and accomplished sonic appointments provides a glow of intimacy, and should be regarded with an interest equal to that of the power expended in the regions of the low-end. Moving at the speed of an action cinema soundtrack Villuis & Aikaterinis propel Far & Off with ratcheting e-percussion, undulating bass and swaggering beat innovations. As rhythm is cranked, pulse pumped, then stopped, dropped, ground and grooved, we listeners give ourselves over to this album's mounting moods and electrified sensations. It is a given that prior to embarking to Far & Off, we tacitly accept the musical beliefs of our guides - because we are an audience which encourages our artists to explore and take creative risks. Thanks to this implied contract, Villuis & Aikaterinis are able to celebrate real thinking - and keep the field of Electronic Music existing still in the era of mythology. Unlike the mainstream music market, this genre has not yet been fixed, it has not yet set or hardened - the music is still being lived.

Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Far & Off the recent release by AES Dana featuring Miktek

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The Tangent Project Live on STAR'S END 22 May 2016
Tangent Project Veteran Spacemusic duo The Tangent Project features the ample talents of synthesist Jeff Coulter and guitarist Harrison McKay. Experimenting with sounds and textures reminiscent of the classics Rubycon and Phaedra their approach incorporates a unique sensibility and outlook. Coulter's sequencer runs, synth pads and melodies all move at different speeds while McKay's processed guitar alternates between emitting atmospheric textures and liquid lead solos. Their realizations are in constant motion, either pushing forward, or churning in stillness, or at some indistinct level in between. Coulter and McKay explore areas of both dark and light. Their music is a culmination of a lifetime worth of experience.

The 05.22.16 broadcast of STAR'S END will feature a live to air radio concert with The Tangent Project. This, following their 21 May 2016 performance at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia. Please find details at:

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Friday Arts WHYY TV12
Chuck van Zyl

Friday Arts is a weekly 30-minute arts, cultural and entertainment magazine that airs on WHYY TV12 Fridays at 8:30PM. Each broadcast features three segments: "Art", "Art of Life" and "Art of Food". Friday Arts casts a light on some of Philadelphia's most fascinating yet well-kept secrets in the arts.

John Diliberto, Jason Sloan, Jeff Towne and Chuck van Zyl were featured in a segment produced by Michael O'Reilly for the Friday 4 January 2013 episode of Friday Arts. This portion of the program included coverage of activities related to the ECHOES and STAR'S END radio programs and The Gatherings Concert Series - as well as background on Philadelphia's unique Spacemusic scene and the ideals and concepts which drive this genre's creative force.

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