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Star's End announcement - The Winterhouse - Dec 22
« on: December 21, 2012, 03:57:32 PM »
On WINTER GARDENS (63'21") Anthony Paul Kerby and Robert Davies
achieve a tranquil and understated sonic poetry. Recording their
fourth CD together as The Winterhouse the duo goes deep into sound's
relationship with space. The result is marvelously direct. WINTER
GARDENS conjures snow, ice and frost and a sense of scale -
registering in both the brain and the gut. In a genre where there
still is room for intuition this music is not about how your ears hear
the tones but how your body reacts to its cold emanations. This album
has its own drifting rhythm - and it is easy to lose one's bearings in
the quiet force of its slow storm. More than just a self-swallowing
void WINTER GARDENS is comprised of six tracks across several sections
of slowly shifting drones. The seemingly static opening segments are
meant to turn the attention of the listener inward. Once safely
chilled the music becomes more harmonically active. Synthesized
strings create tension and release as crystalline tones tinkle and
twinkle in the hovering reverberation. Maybe there is an electric
organ sound, a stretched flute, or some kind of bell ringing through
an echo. There might be breathing or metal grinding, and possibly some
tape feedback. It is impossible to know. The sounds arise, combine,
change and melt away - slowly, as all things sub-zero must. When we
play this CD we may feel as if we are hearing something pure, but
maybe we are not supposed to be listening - too personal, too dark,
too cold.

Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend (Dec 22) for new music from
The Winterhouse and their CD WINTER GARDENS



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STAR'S END Solstice in Space

To mark the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Festivus and other regional
holidays... this weekend the 12.23.12 broadcast of STAR'S END will
present a Winter Soundscape edition. Please tune in for a true
Chillout session featuring our favorite Wintertime Spacemusic
classics, as well as some new additions to the ever-growing library of
cold weather, low Ambient temperature Music - including a traditional
carol turned electronic by synthesist Terry Furber, performing on his
restored vintage 1969 Moog 1P modular synthesizer.

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Re: Star's End announcement - The Winterhouse - Dec 22
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 06:09:55 PM »
Must just say how much I appreciate Chuck's descriptive abilities with these little reviews of his.
Always very insightful.
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