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Star's End - Description Without Place
« on: January 30, 2009, 02:51:49 PM »
A note from Chuck at Star's End.
Good of him to be interested in this release by myself and Entia Non.
I thinks it one of the very best in the DataObscura catalog.


The CD FILAMENTS (55'35") by Description Without Place
presents seven ambient stopovers - each inviting the listener
into its own unique atmosphere. With this work Anthony Paul
Kirby and James McDougal demonstrate the capability to
re-create, on an aural plane, the imaginings of the mind. The soft
tones and cloudy languor of these sound designs give the
impression of a deeper, unspoken meaning. Each piece
conveys a sense of environment - perhaps fog shrouded, frost
covered or, bathed in moonlight. The range of moods dispensed
by this album will engage the listener or, for those asleep and
dreaming, bestow the feeling of slowly moving between
amorphous territories. By combining digital clicks and grit with
synthesizer tones, reverberant piano and altered nature
recordings Kirby and McDougal realize a variety of soundworlds
that unfold over time. Indistinct rumbling beneath sparse
electrical snaps are a curious companion to the lovely ethereal
pads that materialize amidst layers of subliminal effects. The
bleak beauty and submerged perspective of FILAMENTS makes
for a penetrating experience. The soundfield it manages to
realize is so much bigger that what we can see.

Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from FILAMENTS
by the duo Description Without Place

For more on FILAMENTS, please access:

Chuck van Zyl
Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer / Nunc Stans