Album: Grand Tour of the Pleiades
From glossy New Age space and romance, to the propulsive rhythms, shifting harmonies and conquering melodies of a more galactic drama, the distinct and diverse work of |
Under the name Palancar Electronic Musician Darrell Burgan has had great success releasing a varied range of music. Visiting the
Fully embracing the opportunity to provide the
Ahead of the premiere airing of
Chuck van Zyl: Do you consider Grand Tour of the Pleiades a studio creation? or several
Darrell Burgan: Definitely a studio creation stem to stern. I'd call it a
The ten movements of Grand Tour of the Pleiades are:
Chuck: What other insights can you give us into the realization of your Grand Tour of the Pleiades?
Darrell: I started with a fantasy concept of a "Space Camp" where a bunch of eager students get together in the summer at a NASA facility to learn all about outer space exploration. I thought a virtual trip to a beautiful
It's really intended to be the kind of music one would have on in the background while piloting a spaceship off to tour the sights of our galaxy!
Chuck: I am truly impressed by the quality and craft of your works as Palancar, as well as the range of expression. You've succeeded in releasing a very diverse catalogue of albums, exhibit a command of each style, and move between genres at will. Please provide insight into your decision process. Are your albums a reaction to a new instrument? or is the diversity of your output a response to the dynamics of your own life? or the world? or some other art/music?
Darrell: Yes, I do go off on tangents a bit :) My music is just pure expression - trying to capture a moment, or an essence, or a picture in my mind... and sometimes that leads me in different directions, even from one day to the next. For this reason, I always have multiple album productions going at once, so a
All kinds of things inspire my music. New instruments certainly do, but also I am learning a bit about music from afar and sometimes I'll have a random idea for something I haven't tried before. Other times I might feel like I'm not giving one of my synths enough love, so I'll play with it, which triggers inspiration. It really is such a joyous experience for me!
Please tune in to the 08.20.23 broadcast of Star's End Ambient Radio for the premiere of
- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END 17 August 2023
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