STAR'S END Update - 29 November 2015
Dream MemoryKen Camden Dream Memory (43'06") shows the galactic breadth of Ken Camden's recording studio. His third release is a fuss-free spaceout not reducible to an idea or two. The eight tracks seem each a small electrical spectacle - their aimless openings revealing themselves as part of a carefully constructed realm. Driving the wheels which turn this music are Camden's synthesizer creations, processed guitar playing and harmonizing ethereal vocals. Lovely dream zones, which sustain briefly, are then relieved by stumbling, urging sequencer patterns. Expanding and enlarging before scaling down, the pulsing echo of tones support spacey voices and rotund slices of electronic sound. Bending light into darker regions the pleasantly experimental sections of Dream Memory trill, bleat and growl as the thinker and the musician emerge before us. From disjointed meditations to terrible ecstasies and maximized aural landscapes Dream Memory speaks to our condition. Created by the motion of molecules in the brain, the listener enjoys each ongoing moment - set alight by Camden's accomplished music. Although Dream Memory is not a self-consciously produced retro album, this music really did begin long ago - in the imaginations of groups like Cluster, Neu! and Harmonia, and is being further cultivated by the generations of musicians who continue to recognize the value of such works. This genre of music is one of the most powerful wonders in the world. It would have to be deliberately misunderstood.

Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Dream Memory, the recent CD by Chicago based guitarist Ken Camden

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Space Mirror (2013) by Ken Camden

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"Adenosine" from Dream Memory

Ombient Live on STAR'S END 12.27.15
Ombient Held together by texture, melodic narratives and atmosphere, the music of Ombient propels the listener through a trackless void. Its sonic surfaces are rich, complex and saturated with meaning, as resonant melodies hide in huge vaporous spheres of sound. In a vocabulary of repeating patterns Mike Hunter navigates his own tributary of the Berlin-School. Dancing arpeggio notes, resonant analogue tones and interlocking percussion accents surge out of breathing synthesizer swells - while soft percussive chiffs and royal electronic bleeps echo out across vividly imagined distances. Hunter's analog style step sequencer, and its seemingly endless facility for composition, repetition and variation, drives this music's motoric tick-tock timing. The beauty of this work comes from its many strands, heard individually and comprehended collectively.

To mark the release of his new CD Sectio Aurea Ombient will play a live solo set of new music on the 12.27.15 broadcast of STAR'S END. Please tune in for details.

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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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