STAR'S END Update - 11 February 2018
TransmitterJeffrey KoepperA performance of music usually includes many sets of eyes on the musician - who (to do their work) must block them all out. This is not so with those coming in to the WXPN/STAR'S END studio. This select group may do their music before a relaxed, remote audience - but however heavily lidded, the sleepy being transmitted to definitely have their ears intently open. Jeffrey Koepper came into the relative calm of the 18 June 2017 radio broadcast of STAR'S END to draw on the limitless freedom of the Spacemusic genre. Before thousands of distant listeners his music roamed over the airwaves and beyond the studio - to eventually become the album Transmitter (58'18"). The realm of space resists attempts to reduce its music to a sentence or two, so describing this kind of work will be difficult. In a mastery of detail we journey across seven tracks and textures - traveling through realms clotted with stars and pulsing with energy. Activating constellations of brain cells as wondrous as anything imagined by astronomers, we are guided simply by our own lush thoughts. The mood encountered on Transmitter is quite inward. To fall into the rhythms of this trek, one must lose all sense of time. Softened atmospherics provide areas of gently meditative repose, transformed as sequencer loops rise through still tones. While coiled patterns circle burnished synth strings, we find every flash to be offset by a cool, radiant stillness - as its gorgeous dream sequence expands and contracts along an easy arc. Affably energetic, the potent, revved-up sections offer dramatic momentum. Doubled in echo, electronic blips run through the night - eventually tugging the minor-key chords back into the shadows. Eliciting plush, pliant harmony from his synthesizers, Koepper finds the gorgeous hidden universe STAR'S END travels through every week. Spacemusic is the perfect term to use when describing Transmitter - as the scale of this music offers no shortage of possibilities. Drawn into a musical experience of larger proportions the play and shade of our interior becomes an enthralling space of imagination. Most Electronic Musicians use electricity as raw material. Possessing a unique human-synthesizer connection, Jeffrey Koepper may possibly be extracting energy from the same current powering his instruments. Thanks to the commercial release of this CD, we may feel the charge too, and return to this singular wireless emanation whenever we so desire.

Please tune in to this week's broadcast of STAR'S END for music from Transmitter by Jeffrey Koepper

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Additional Content:

Arctisonia (2011) by Jeffrey Koepper
Etherea (2003) by Jeffrey Koepper
Konnektions (2015) by Jeffrey Koepper
Luminosity (2009) by Jeffrey Koepper
MantraSequent (2017) by Jeffrey Koepper
Momentium (2006) by Jeffrey Koepper
Quadranteon (2009) by Jeffrey Koepper
Radiate (2009) by Jeffrey Koepper
Sequentaria (2008) by Jeffrey Koepper
Terrelektra (2016) by Jeffrey Koepper

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WXPN/STAR'S END Winter Fundraiser - Sincere Thanks!
40th Anniversary

STAR'S END is a refuge, a space for personal devotion. It's also a place that welcomes an ever-growing worldwide community of emerging musicians - heard right alongside the venerable standards and classics from the earliest days.

The most important person in this endeavor has always been the listener, and giving to public radio continues to be a meaningful gesture. During the broadcast of 11 February 2018 STAR'S END received $7820.00 from 78 callers. We truly appreciate you commiting to our complex endeavor. Thanks to everyone who tuned in, and then phoned in with a donation!

Thanks also to those from the STAR'S END community who stayed at WXPN through the night answering phones and recording information from donors: Chaka Benson, Neil Cippon, Dana Blechman, Maria Gremmel, Diane King, Dan Marsh, Herb Quick, Ian Staer, Jeff Towne and Syl Von Wright.

The Signal: Podcast

This edition of The Signal includes notes on five 2017 releases from the Projekt Records label.
Please listen in as host Chuck van Zyl reviews:

Phase IX by Lorenzo Montana
MantraSequent by Jeffrey Koepper
Following the Ether Sun by Forrest Fang
Different Spaces by Erik Wollo
Spiral Revelation by Steve Roach

PhaseIX MantraSequent Following the Ether Sun Different Spaces Spiral Revelation

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January 2018 Top 10 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
Artist - Album (Label)

    The Gatherings 18 Nov 2017

    • AeTopus - Toten Totum - self-released
    • Ian Boddy/Erik Wollo - Meridian - DiN
    • Fhloston Paradigm - Live on Star's End - kingbrittarchives
    • Forrest Fang - Scenes from a Ghost Train - Projekt
    • The Melting Transistor Band - Bending Light - self released
    • The Ministry of Inside Things - The Gatherings 18 November 2017 - CIMA of PA
    • Subarachnoid Space - untitled - self released
    • Pauline Anna Strom - Trans-Millenia Music - RVNG International
    • J Arif Verner - From a Distant Horizon - Spotted Peccary
    • Various Artists - Pop Ambient 2018 - Kompakt
Selected Ezines - Online
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Selected Magazines - In Print
Sequences #31 e/i Expose E-dition Audion
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Images From Selected Live On-Air Concerts - Click on an Image for Details
Ombient Saul Stokes RMI Guitar Pilots Chuck van Zyl Robert Rich Ian Boddy

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~ Coming Up ~ Live on STAR'S END ~

Ron Boots : 19 March 2017 (see photos)
Guitar Pilots : 23 April 2017
Ombient : 7 May 2017
Geoffrey Waterman : 14 May 2017
Robert Rich Sleep Concert : 4 June 2017 (see photos)
Jeffrey Koepper : 18 June 2017 (see photos)
Jason Sloan : 23 July 2017
King Britt : 30 July 2017 (see photos)
Tim Motzer : 13 August 2017 (see photos and video)
Datadrift : 10 September 2017 (see photos and video)
Hotel Neon : 17 September 2017
Jeff Pearce : 8 October 2017 (see photos)
Eyes Cast Down : 8 October 2017 (see photos)
The Ministry of Inside Things : 12 November 2017 (see photos and video)


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