STAR'S END Update - 20 Jamuary 2019
Little NotesSteven Kemner Clearly Steven Kemner is fascinated with the inner life of sounds. The album Little Notes (39'18") comes from a place where words are unnecessary, as music better conveys his story. Performed in a kind of slow motion, this album is a work defiant in its meticulousness. Little Notes offers eight places of ambient otherness - each realization of a languorous, inviting disposition. Some pieces are penetrating in their blankness, while others are well received by the ears and hold fast to the heart. Over their brief reclusive spell these compositions rotate and transpose keys. Chords progress and play to a resolution, but occasionally become lost - floating to the surface over and again. Along with its breathing blissed-out layers of vibrating electric guitar strings, Little Notes adds slow piano notes, organ-like tones, mysterious field recordings and manipulated samples. As long melodic lines rise out of a misty aura of harmony, we find its ambiance to be established by an array of expressive sonic shades. It was his concerts within reverberant church sanctuaries that led Kemner to imagine the component emanations of his instrument as objects in space. As notes would float through the air, surrounded in silence, he learned to allow time for themes and forms to be felt by each and every audience member. In his utter refusal to be dull Steven Kemner advances the nearly stationary textures of generic Ambient Music to the level of a steely structured, harmonic tale. Warming the circuits of the listening mind, he reminds us of an often neglected thought - that what has been accomplished in the past can show us what is possible in the future.

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Context (2017) by Hotel Neon
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Means of Knowing (2018) by Hotel Neon
Remnants (2016) by Hotel Neon

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STAR'S END Year in Review - 2018 Significant Spacemusic Releases
2018 in Review

As we embark on a Happy New Year, STAR'S END Ambient Radio reflects on the many superb Spacemusic releases featured on broadcasts from the year gone by. Please tune in for the annual Year in Review programs, and the comprehensive presentation of the significant works which entered our airwaves throughout 2018. Thanks!

Year in Review 2018 (Part One) 12.30.18
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This edition of The Signal includes notes on five 2017 releases from the Projekt Records label.
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MantraSequent by Jeffrey Koepper
Following the Ether Sun by Forrest Fang
Different Spaces by Erik Wøllo
Spiral Revelation by Steve Roach

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