STAR'S END Update - 28 September 2014
The Apst is Another CountrySteve Roberts Music can break every rule and still produce an emotional effect. Steve Roberts records as Amongst Myselves and understands this fact and, in showing his depth, has since 2001 released several noted albums of mystical minimal soundscapes. The Past is Another Country (59'16") is yet another in a line of innovative, slow burning Ambient works. To Roberts' credit he has come up with a new way to share stories - and his music may possibly reconstruct consciousness itself. Solitary and lost The Past is Another Country progresses in a dreamlike haze. Recordings of a natural wilderness environment mingle with synthesizer pads, guitar strumming and detailed electronic manipulations as Roberts expands the far-flung reaches of his music once again. The seven tracks begin in a strangely dark zone where crumbling tones and fluttering metallics outfit a surreal soundspace with a desperate frigid imagery. Beyond this rupture in reality this album fills out with a fascinating array of timbres and atmospheres, states and airs. Representing different landscapes, signs and seasons each piece makes an exploration of a unique mood. As cold and slow gives way to warm and supple The Past is Another Country moves the listener through wonderfully earthen nightscenes both inviting and foreboding. An incoming tide of drones covers us with lulling harmonics while in the evening sky above constellations of comforting sounds drift and slowly swirl in the afterglow of creation. Should the music of Amongst Myselves be considered experimental? - Absolutely, but with an emphasis on the "mental".

Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from The Past is Another Country the forthcoming release by Australian soundscape artist Amongst Myselves

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Additional Content:

Auburn Silhouette (2007) by Amongst Myselves
Fragments (2010) by Amongst Myselves
Sacred Black (2003) by Amongst Myselves
Still Life (2001) by Amongst Myselves

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Jeff Pearce plus Borghi & Teager - Live on STAR'S END 10.12.14
Jeff PearceBorghi & Teager Jeff Pearce is well known to the Spacemusic community for his unique approach to the electric guitar. Pearce produces tones that rarely betray their origin as they are processed, delayed, distorted and looped to create complex harmonies and timbres. His music is compelling and moody, traversing the Space, Ambient, Experimental and New Age genres, and ranges from deep, dark soundworlds to bright, elegant, melodic compositions.

The Music of Matt Borghi & Michael Teager aims to create a deep and timbrally interesting listening experience while also bringing together a unique musical pairing and improvisational process. While Borghi brings in spacious guitar textures to create a harmonic fabric, Teager lays out his saxophone playing with subtlety and nuance. They attribute their unrivaled realizations to friendship, their approach to the work and a diversity of musical interests.

Jeff Pearce and Broghi & Teager return to Philadelphia as part of The Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday 11 October 2014, and stop in at STAR'S END on the broadcast of 12 October 2014. Please tune in this weekend for details.

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Friday Arts WHYY TV12 - Friday 4 January 2013 at 8:30PM
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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STAR'S END on MySpace & Facebook
MySpace Facebook STAR'S END Ambient Radio has a MySpace Webpage and a page on Facebook which you are invited to visit. Here you will find some background on the radio show as well as news about the weekly broadcasts, including album reviews and notes on upcoming live in-studio on-air radio concerts. Visitors to the MySpace Webpage may listen to music from the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD while viewers of the Facebook page may interact with other fans. Maintained by STAR'S END listener and supporter Chuck Nixon the STAR'S END MySpace Webpage and Facebook page has a growing list of friends and fans from the worldwide listening community.

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The Listening List - Recent Album Reviews From STAR'S END
Archive Three Lazy Arc Inspired Eolian Reflections Dharma Rain

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July 2014 Top 20 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
Artist - Album (Label)
Selected Ezines - Online
Sonic Immersion Amazing Sounds Ambient Visions Ambience for the Masses Electro Ambient Space Hypnagogue
Selected Magazines - In Print
Sequences #31 e/i Expose E-dition Audion
STAR'S END - Site Search
Google Have you ever been looking for something on this website only to become bogged down by the massive size and enormous content? Now you can find what you are seeking somewhat easier. Searching the STAR'S END Website has become much easier. Look for info on artists, albums, track names, labels, etc. via a Google "site search" - now part of the STAR'S END Website.

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Images From Selected Live On-Air Concerts - Click on an Image for Details
Erik Wollo Saul Stokes RMI Orbital Decay MoIT Ian Boddy

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~ Live on STAR'S END ~

George Wallace : 13 April 2014
AirSculpture : 18 May 2014
onewayness & Modulator ESP : 31 August 2014
Jeff Pearce : 12 October 2014
Matt Borghi & Michael Teager : 12 October 2014
Chuck van Zyl : December 2014

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