STAR'S END Update - 23 April 2017
AfterlightRobert Davies With a deliberate simplicity Robert Davies produces music that welcomes the listener's thinking. His album Afterlight (62'20") is a work that transports us from the perception of our physical reality to an imaginary realm of open, luminous, harmonious space. For the ten minute duration of each soundway, we are in Robert Davies' world. His six delicately shaded sonic studies explore stable terrain. With no linear configuration, stark tones and strong textures present a featureless plain stretching in all directions - the perfect nowhere, beyond the literal directions of music. But once we align our thoughts to the stillness of its slowed down thought zones, we find Afterlight to be quite active. Sustaining organ tones present as naturally as the summer field insects gently buzzing nearby. Softly breathing drones hold deep support for the slow notes of a muted electric piano, and the gradual motion of electronic ornamentation through upper regions. As sonic values gradually progress in slow spiral recessions, a low churning draws our attention to something making its way on to our plane. Another interesting feature, Afterlight easily assimilates the sounds of outside the listening space. The rain drops on the roof, the rumbling delivery truck out front, the kids next door, the dog across the street; in a true Ambient Music sense this music accepts and incorporates whatever is happening around us. Within its timbral modeling of contours and volumes Davies' has found this area to be unmapped, and open for exploration. Should one listen to his minimal music? Is it even possible? We should encounter Afterlight as we do the beautiful sounds of crickets on a solo night walk in the woods, or the surf at the edge of the ocean at sunrise. Afterlight conveys depth, volumes and contours within the sphere of a consciousness - as a respite from the cacophony of the modern world.

Please tune into STAR'S END this weekend for music from Afterlight by Robert Davies

For more about Afterlight, please access: www.dataobscura.com

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Guitar Pilots Live on STAR'S END - 23 April 2017
Guitar Pilots Guitar Pilots is the spacemusic duo featuring guitarists Art Cohen and Scott Watkins. Their music features lengthy structured improvisational pieces which transport the listener to the depths of space, all the while focusing on each precious unfolding moment. Cohen's sequencer-like echoing guitar figures provide rhythmic propulsion, while Watkins' breathing chords and sub-octave rumblings build a foundation for both musicians to rise in melodic flights. Singing glissando blends seamlessly with plucks, twangs and blasts of an interstellar beam. Following the trail blazed by Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, and the Berlin School, Guitar Pilots carve out their own unique sonic territory that is both organic as the ground underneath and as far-reaching as a distant pulsar.

Guitar Pilots perform at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia on 22 April 2017. This show offers no admission charge, donations gratefully accepted!

Following this event, Guitar Pilots will move over to nearby WXPN studios for a live-to-air radio concert of all-new innovative material on the 04.23.17 broadcast of STAR'S END. Please tune in for details.

For more about Guitar Pilots, please access their STAR'S END Artist Profile

For more about The Gatherings Concert Series, please access: www.thegatherings.org


Guitar Pilots (Interview with Art Cohen 14 April 2016)

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Sound Out: Vic Hennegan - March 2017
Vic Hennegan Vic Hennegan's work is a complicated interplay between an ingrained pop sensibility and expansive cosmic yearning - and should be celebrated for its big-hearted intelligence. His masterfully multi-layered music creates a world alluringly suspended between the dancefloor and the cosmos. Sustaining a brilliant musical output, Hennegan's work departs somewhat from Spacemusic's focus on the artist's internal state to also reference the external world. His music captures the spirit of innovation, technology, and all the positive aspects of our modern age.

Vic Hennegan is also very easy to spend time with, as we find in this delightful interview. Please read on...

Please access Sound Out, the March 2017 STAR'S END interview with Vic Hennegan.

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