STAR'S END Update 08.29.21

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Chuck van Zyl

Aug 27, 2021, 12:51:54 AM8/27/21
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Chronotope Project has released yet another striking work. All warmth and rounded edges GNOSIS (52'18") is Jeffrey Ericson Allen's ninth album (his fifth for Spotted Peccary) and truly honors his complexity as a creator. Achieving an impressive declarative power he realizes a splendid work somewhere between the sybaritism of New Age and the sonic explorations of Spacemusic. Utilizing the expressive potential of this style, the shape of each piece offers a slightly different arc upon which the listener travels. From darkly resonant to dreamy and light, fine textures sooth - while further in tenebrous timbres question. Ethereal synth strings thicken the atmosphere - unfolding easily in the dreamy brilliance of shifting chord progressions. Yet with motorik vigor and formal control the tightly patterned pulses that traverse GNOSIS induce distances of thought. Building tension with a subtle heightening of tone and darkening of mood, these six tracks occasionally acknowledge desolation, but overall the sonic spirit remains quite optimistic. With an intense intimacy confessional scenes expand into quiet softness. Animated by the power of melody the well-crafted tones found throughout GNOSIS devour immovable static durations. It is in the generation of these bewitching melodies that we get a sense of both moment and motion. As this music approaches the future, and whatever is just beyond the limits, listeners conclude their experience nourished by this musician's vision and hope, in a beautiful echoing of the essence of the artist.

Please tune in to the 08.29.21 broadcast of STAR'S END Ambient Radio for music from GNOSIS, the new release by Chronotope Project

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Hotel Neon - live on STAR'S END 08.29.21

Hotel Neon is a Philadelphia based Ambient drone trio. Consisting of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer and Steven Kemner, their music is characterized by blissed-out, gently moving forms and slowly evolving atmospheres. In understated works for processed electric guitars and deep synthesizer tones they entice the audience into a dreamy, wordless state.

Please tune in to the 08.29.21 broadcast of STAR'S END for a live-to-air radio concert with Hotel Neon as part of the STAR'S END Space Camp 2021 series:

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