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Night Tides with Renée Blanche Playlists 
March 11, 2018 


Song - Artist - Album 

A Rose in Winter - Kathryn Kaye - What the Winter Said

Lotus Breeze - Christine Brown - Ascend

Wishing Stones - Pam Asberry - Seashells in My Pocket

Prelude to a Dream - Shoshana Michel - Prelude to a Dream

Requiem (Song for Evelyn) - Lisa Swerdlow - Equus Rising

Eternity in a Song - Trine Opsahl - Add Colours to My Sunset Sky

L'amoureuse - Marie-Pier - Cello Lounge

You Will Know My Love (feat. James Todd) - Anne Trenning - Beautiful Song

Aonki Mov I - Anaya Music - Aonki: Gateway of Love

Novus Magnificat, Pt. 2: Trust - Constance Demby - Novus Magnificat (30th Anniversary Edition)

How Great Thou Art - Camille Nelson - Lead Me Home

At Home in the Garden - Timothy Crane - The Fall of a Sparrow

Oriel - Terra Guitarra - Spirit Wheel

Ambrosia - Todd Boston - One

Remembering You - Eugene Friesen - The Essential Collection

Faeries Henge - Steve Orchard - Still the River Flows

Longing - Michael Stribling - Union: Music for Lovers

Venture 2 - Erik Wøllo - Cinematic

The Seven Sleepers - Darshan Ambient - Lingering Day: Anatomy of a Daydream

The Prayer Box - Michael Whalen - Kiss the Quiet

Florence's Fields - Renascence - Music Uniquely Yours

Turandot - Al Gromer Khan - The God Perfume

A Trip Through the Mind (Part 2) - Cousin Silas & Head Joint - Tranquil Minds & Other Distractions

A Walk Through the Leaves - Jeff Pearce - From the Darker Seasons

Dreaming - Robert Thies & Damjan Krajacic - Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries

Unseen Green - David Lewis - Milestones

Oceans - Kevin Kendle - Terra - Music for Mother Earth

Dewdrops - Jim Brickman - Soothe, Vol. 3: Meditation - Music for Peaceful Relaxation

Enfolding - Forrest Fang - Scenes from a Ghost Train

When the Sea Disappears from Me - Numina - The Chroma Plateau

Two Planets - Dave Luxton - Strange Environs

Clapotis Des Vagues - Aura5 - Earth Ocean Sky

Endless Clouds - K Ambient Sounds - Unbound Space

Tangerine Blue - Juta Takahashi - Light and Shadows

Wrestling with Wilder's Shadow - Carey Moore - Life Is Ugly. Make Pretty Art.

Signatures of Water - Deuter - Bamboo Forest

Dusk Let the Stars Shine - James Shain - The Nagual Sessions

Dismantled - Hilyard - Suspension

In the Morning Light - Yanni - In My Time

Ambient Visions Classic Ambient/New Age/Other Top 20

1. Various Artists - Path: An Ambient Journey From Windham Hill
2. Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
3. Tim Story - The Perfect Flaw
4. Various Artists - Slumberland Vol. 1
5. Andreas Vollenweider-Eolian Minstrel
6. Global Communication- 76:14
7. Heavenly Music Corporation - Consciousness III
8. Will Ackerman- Conferring With the Moon
9. Craig Padilla - Vostok
10. David Lanz- Cristofori's Dream
11. Dead Can Dance-Spiritchaser
12. Mickey Hart - Planet Drum
13. John Flomer- Night in the Vapor Jungle
14. Michael Gettel- Winter -Songs of My People
15. Mike Oldfield- Tubular Bells II
16. Various Artists- Narada Decade: The Anniversary 2 Disc Collection
17. Patrick O'Hearn- Ancient Dreams
18. David Arkenstone - In the Wake of the Wind
19. Deep Forest - Deep Forest
20. Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors- Stillpoint

WVKR-FM Secret Music Top 20 for February 2018

1. Kerry Leimer - Imposed Order/Imposed Absence - Palace Of Lights
2. Forrest Fang - Scenes From A Ghost Train - Projekt
3. Ian Boddy & Erik Wollo - Meridian - DiN
4. Tapes And Topographies - Fathoms - Simulacra
5. Perceptual Defence & Syndromeda - Live At Cosmic Nights 2017 - Syngate
6. AeTopus - Totem Totum - 12Ton Productions
7. Byron Metcalf & Jennifer Grais - They Were Here - Dr. Bam's Music
8. Kevin Kastning and Sandor Szabo - Ethereal I - Greydisc Records
9. Robert Haigh - Creatures Of The Deep - Unseen Worlds
10. Stan Dart - Supernova - Syngate
11. Eugene Friesen - The Essential Collection - FiddleTalk Music
12. Robert Scott Thompson - Alphabet Of The Trees - Aucourant
13. Markus Reuter - Live In Morelia 2016 -Iapetus
14. Sujo - A Deeper Curse - Inam Records
15. Cloudwalk - The Forgotten World - Aural Films
16. Dreamphonic - Guitar Drift - Self Released
17. Peter Kater - Dancing on Water: Solo Piano Improvisations in A432 - Point of Light Records
18. Joseph Akins - Into the Flow - HeartSong Music
19. Richard Dillon - Ring Around the Moon - Self Released
20. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid - Western Vinyl

WVKR-FM Secret Music Top 25 Albums for 2017

1. FLOW - FLOW - LMB Music
2. Campfire's Edge - The Last Lighthouse - Bluehill
3. The Fragile Fate - Lilliam Ocean - Carpe Sonum
4. Antoine Dufour - Back & Forth - Candy Rat
5. Robert Rich and Markus Reuter - Lift a Feather to the Flood - Soundscape Productions
6. ARC - Fleet - DiN
7. The Ministry Of Inside Things - Trilogy - Industry8
8. Steve Roach - Spiral Revelation - Projekt
9. Air Sculpture - Vanishing Point Vol.3 - Self Released
10. Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks - Selected Works - Self Released
11. Carl Weingarten and Catherine Marie Charlton - Where There Is Light - Spotted Peccary Music
12. Forrest Fang - Following the Ether Sun - Projekt
13. Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy - Memento - DiN
14. Peter Calandra - The Road Home - PCM
15. Scott Helland - Never Mind The Rocket Century - Exotic Aquatic
16. Hammock - Mysterium - Hammock Music, LLC
17. Penguin Cafe - The Imperfect Sea - Erased Tapes
18. Robert Rich - Live at the Gatherings 2015 - Industry8
19. Sensitive Chaos - Live at the Mudlark Theater - Subsequent Records
20. Vangelis - Rosetta - Decca Records
21. Vidna Obmana - Refined On Gentle Clouds - Self Released
22. Jeff Pearce - From the Darker Seasons - Jeff Pearce Music
23. Stephan Micus - Inland Sea - ECM
24. Matteo Palmer - Embers - Self Released
25. Arranged Marriage NP - Arranged Marriage NP - Team Love Records

WVKR-FM Secret Music Playlist for March 11, 2018

         Artist                                           Song                                    Album 

Onewayness & Modulator ESP   This Orb Of Stars Fixed Infinitely      Orbital Transits
Saul Stokes            Keep To Busy Streets    Local Crowd
Diatonis            Inverness        Entr'acte
Bob Holroyd            The Cage        The Cage
Dedekind Cut            Equity            Tahoe
Rafael Anton Irisarri        Indefinite Fields    The Shameless Years
Jack Hertz            Charred N Pulsed    The Last Songs Of A Dying Tribe
Gaelynn Lea            Hailing From Eksharad    All The Roads That Lead Us Home
Helen Jane Long            Outside            Perspective
Anne Trenning            Helpless        Beautiful Song
Christine Brown            Gravity            Ascend
Neil Tatar            Rush Pond        After The Rain
The Nightcrawlers        Baba Yaga's Flight    The Biophonic Boombox Recordings
Datadrift            Part 2            Live On Music With Space
Robert Rich            Elevate The Hive Mind    The Biode
Annemarie Borg            Quiet Storm Phase One    In Nomine Tellus
Numina                Intergalactic Traveler    The Chroma Plateau
Al Gromer Khan        Visions Of Vilayat Khan        Divan I Khas
Al Gromer Khan            Door Of The Minbar    Beautiful Marva
Al Gromer Khan            Night Of The Scorpion    Mahogany Nights
Al Gromer Khan & Kai Taschner    Night Crossing        Black Marble Sweet Fire

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524


Galactic Travels Playlist #1093 March 15, 2018

On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Alpha Wave Movement. The Featured CD at Midnight was "Terra" on Harmonic Resonance 
Recordings. You also heard new music by Strom Noir.

11:00 pm
ARTIST               TRACK                ALBUM (label)
==================== ==================== ===============================
Kevin Braheny        Starflight 1 *       Galaxies (Hearts of Space)
Bridge to Imla       Emerald Fracture Zone     The Radiant Sea (Winter-Light)
Bridge to Imla       Fobos-Grunt          The Radiant Sea (Winter-Light)
Bridge to Imla       The Humboldt Current    The Radiant Sea (Winter-Light)
Cyberchump           Swell                After (Internal Combustion)
Strom Noir           Hollow               Mountains Become Machines (Winter-Light)
Robert Rich          Galvanic Response    The Biode (Soundscape Prod.)
Akikaze              Solstice Part 1 *    Solstice (Spheric Music)  
12:00 am
==================== ==================== ===============================
Akikaze              Solstice Part 1 **   Solstice (Spheric Music)
Alpha Wave Movement  Emerald Passage      Terra (HRR)
Alpha Wave Movement  Liquid Garden        Terra (HRR)
Alpha Wave Movement  Slow Motion Halos    Terra (HRR)
Alpha Wave Movement  Cloudmaker           Terra (HRR)
Alpha Wave Movement  Surrender & Flow     Terra (HRR)
Alpha Wave Movement  Sky Geometry         Terra (HRR)
Alpha Wave Movement  Terra Infinitus      Terra (HRR)
Tapes and Topographies            Were It More Luminous         Fathoms (Simulacra)  
1:00 am  
 * = excerpt
VA = Various Artists (compilation)
++ = Advance CDR from Artist
-- = Background music under interview
** = Continued
xx = aborted by CD player  
On the next Galactic TravelsTM, I'll continue the month-long focus on Alpha Wave Movement.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be 
"Eolian Reflections" on Harmonic Resonance Recordings.  You will also hear new music by Rapoon.

Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show, that airs each Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown  and Bethlehem, PA, 93.9 FM in Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, and webcasting  on the internet.  WDIY also broadcasts in Digital HD at 88.1 FM.

Bill's Galactic Travels


Galactic Travels Top 20 February 2018

AeTopus - Totem Totem - 12 Ton Productions
Akikaze - Solstice - Spheric Muic
Bridge to Imla - The Radiant Sea - Winter-Light
Cyberchump - After - Internal Combustion
Dan Pound - Dreams That Take You - Pound Sounds
Darshan Ambient - Lingering Days - Spotted Peccary
Forrest Fang - Scenes from a Ghost Train - Projekt
François Couture - Neige - Disques Boghei
Jeff Pearce - Bleed - Hypnos
Jeff Pearce - Follow the River Home - Jeff Pearce Music
Jeff Pearce - In the Season of Fading Light - Jeff Pearce Music
Jeff Pearce - With Evening Above - Jeff Pearce Music
Juta Takahashi - Light and Shadows - Lunisolar
Ken Elkinson - Music for Telecommuting Volumes 3 & 4 - August Son
Liquid Mind - Peace - Real Music
Numina - The Chroma Plateau - Spotted Peccary
Reaching Calm - What the Years Have Left Behind - none
Robert Logan - Sculptor Galaxy - Projekt
Robert Rich - The Biode - Soundscape Prod.
Tapes and Topographies - Fathoms - Simulacra


Star's End Playlist March 11, 2018

STAR'S END  1-6 AM Sat Night/Sun Morning  Playlist for 11 March 2018 88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia|99.7fm WXPH Harrisburg PA|90.5fm WKHS 
Worton/Baltimore MD|88.7fm Middletown/York/Lancaster PA|91.9fm Hackettstown|104.9fm Lehigh Valley PA
Host: Chuck van Zyl

ARTIST                  TRACK                           ALBUM (label)

Chuck van Zyl           On This Eve of Parting Pt 3     Recitals 2 (pre-release)
Ian Boddy               Out There.In Here               The Mechanics of a Thought (DiN/DDL)
* Clocks Ahead One Hour - Move to Daylight Saving Time *
Robert Rich             tracks 1 2 3 disc 1             Live at The Gatherings 2015 (industry8)
Fhloston Paradigm       excerpt                         Live on Star's End (kingbrittarchives)
Chaka Benson   Live at Johnny Brenda's 25 January 2018  unreleased
Markus Reuter/Tim Motzer - Emanuella                    Descending (1k recordings)
Saul Stokes             Wave Image Wave.Nano Flame      Radiate (databloem)  
Ian Boddy               Tone 6                          Structure and Forces (DiN)
Robert Rich             Protista Mephista               The Biod (soundscape)
Saul Stokes             Wave Break                      Local Crowd (databloem)
Fhloston Paradigm       Life.The Storm.Glow             After... (kingbrittarchives)
Robert Rich/Markus Reuter - We Shed the Remnants of Last Winter - Lift a Feather to the Flood (soundscape)
Tim Motzer              Submerged                       Soak (1k recordings)


Star's End Top 20 February 2018 - Alphabetical


Aglaia - Picture Frames - Hic Sunt Leones
Alio Die - Time Zone Portal - Hic Sunt Leones
Annemarie Borg - In Nomine Tellus - gterma
Centrozoon - 217 IV - Iapetus
Dalot & Sound Awakener - Little Things - Fluid Audio
Ken Elkinson - Music for Telecommuting - August Son
The Equinox Project - The Sound of Winter - self released
Forrest Fang - Scenes from a Ghost Train - Projekt
Nils Frahm - All Melody - Erased Tapes
Janne Hanhisuanto - Synastasia - self released
Johann Johannsson - The Mercy - Deutsche Grammophon
K Leimer - Mitteltoner - Origin Peoples
The Nightcrawlers - The Biomorphic Boombox Recordings - Anthology Records
Numina - The Chroma Plateau - Spotted Peccary
Craig Padilla - Patterns of Thought - self released
Robert Rich - The Biod - Soundscape
Max Richter - Hostiles - Deutsche Grammophon
Juta Takahashi - Light and Shadows - Lunisolar
Tapes and Topographics - Fathoms - Simulacra
Various Artists - Pop Ambient 2018 - Kompakt


Star's End 2017 in Review

STAR'S END  1-6 AM Sat Night/Sun Morning  Playlist for 31 December 2017 88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia|99.7fm WXPH Harrisburg PA|90.5fm WKHS Worton/Baltimore MD|88.7fm Middletown/York/Lancaster PA|91.9fm Hackettstown|104.9fm Lehigh Valley PA

Host: Chuck van Zyl

* 2017 - Year in Review Part One *

ARTIST                  TRACK                   ALBUM (label)


Palancar                T Ring                          Many Worlds (emergent world)
Johan Agebjorn/Mikel Ogren - 0:55 In Matkaselkya        We Never Came to the White Sea (spotted peccary)
S1gns of L1fe           Etheric Reality                 Pathways to Ascension (synphaera)
Scanner/Yui Onodera     Locos  Solus                    Pop Ambient 2017 (kompakt)
No Mask Effect          Three Shades of Butterfly       Ambient Wars EP (psychonavigation)
Hollan Holmes           Breathing                       Prayer to the Energy (self-released)
TJ Porter               Andromeda                       Andromeda (self-released)
Michael Whalen          The End of the Line             Dream Cycle (valley entertainment)


K Markov                Echoes                          Golden Age (self-released)
Javi Canovas            Exile                           Exile (self-released)
Steve Roach             A Righteous Thing               Spiral Revelation (projekt)
John Lyell              Adrift in Time                  Planetary Artifacts (self-released)
Jim Ottaway             Timeless E-Motion               Timeless E-Motion (self-released)
Hotel Neon              3:04AM                          Context (fluid audio)
Lingua Lustra           Your Face                       Self Released Works (psychonavigation)
OM aka Ovmimoon         Algun Dia                       Greenosophy Chapter II (ultimae)
An Imaginal Space       Loopin 17.08.16                 Dreamings (self-released)


Solaris                 Levitation                      Aeon V (synphaera)
Ulrich Schnauss/Jonas Munk - Anywhere But Here          Passage (azure vista records)
Sverre Knut Johansen    Esoteric                        Secret Space Program (spotted peccary)
Tale of Us              Definizione Dell'Impossibile    Endless (deutsche grammophon)
Lorenzo Masotto         Desert                          Aeolian Processes (dronarivm)
Between Interval        Septimal Laws                   Legacy (spotted peccary)
William Basinski        excerpt                         A Shadow in Time (musex international)
Mystified               Freight                         Morning City (spotted peccary)
Roedelius               Cell Five                       The Roedelius Cells (seventh chance recordings)
Chris Russell           Dream Fragments                 Labyrinth (spotted peccary)
Stephan Whitlan/Ron Boots - Last Day                    Seven Days (groove unlimited)
An Imaginal Space       Looping 08.10.16                Dreamings (self-released) 


Safe Creations          Huygens Probe Lands on Titan    Images of Saturn (anvil creations)
Phobos                  Spaceship Graveyard             Approaching Dark Space (self-released)
Slow Dancing Society    Descending                      My Blue Heaven (hidden shoal)
Tim Motzer              I Remember Forever              Soak (1k recordings)
Steven Kemner           Prelude                         Live at Mercy College (self-released)
Panoptique Electrical   In a Vow of Silence             Quiet Ecology (sound in silence)
Elegi                   Vemod                           Bansull (dronarivm)
Test Card             The Sleep Field is Now an Estate  Rediffusion (sound in silence)
Jarguna and Friends     Red Petroglyph                  Trapped vol 1 (projekt)
Pausal                  Scatter                         Avifaunal (dronarivm)


Chuck van Zyl           Willow                          This Music Plants Trees (aural films)
Anjou                   An Empty Bank                   Epithymia (kranky)
RobertRich/MarkusReuter That We Were Made of Stars      Lift a Feather to the Flood (soundscape)
Markus Reuter/Ian Boddy Stay                            Memento (DiN)
Demen                   Flor                            Nektyr (kranky)
High Plains             The Dusk Pines                  Cinderland (kranky)
James Murray            First Hand                      Killing Ghosts (home normal)
Earthen Sea             Also An Act of Love             An Act of Love (kranky)
Justin Walter           Unseen Forces                   Unseen Forces (kranky)



* 2017 - Year in Review Part Two *

STAR'S END  1-6 AM Sat Night/Sun Morning  Playlist for 7 January 2018 88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia|99.7fm WXPH Harrisburg PA|90.5fm WKHS Worton/Baltimore MD|88.7fm Middletown/York/Lancaster PA|91.9fm Hackettstown|104.9fm Lehigh Valley PA

Host: Chuck van Zyl

ARTIST                  TRACK                           ALBUM (label)
Cosmic Ground           Unground I (excerpt)            Cosmic Ground Live (sunhair music)
Free System Projekt     Quiahuiti (excerpt)             Five Suns (self-released)
Secondface              Evolution                       Transitions (gterma)
Hammock                 For My Sister                   Mysterium (hammock music)
Chronotope Project      Starry Messenger                Ovum (spotted peccary)
Javi Canovas            Part 2 (excerpt)                Oscillations (self-released)
Quaeschning/Schnauss    Thirst                          Synthwaves (azure vista records)
Erik Wollo              Venture I                       Cinematic (projekt)
Seamus O'Muineachain    Nightdreaming                   Cloves (self-released)
['ramp]                 Torque                          Synchronize or Die (doombient)
Lingua Lustra           Part One                        Myst (where ambient lives)
Jack Hertz              What Will We Do                 Andromeda Strains (aural films)
Tom Holkenborg          I Kill With My Heart            The Dark Tower (sony classics)
Hans Zimmer             Shivering Soldier               Dunkirk (watertower music)
Daniel Hart             Thesaurus Tuus                  A Ghost Story (milan records)
Brian McOmber           Sarah's Understanding           It Comes at Night (milan records)
Olafur Arnalds          Tell Us What Happened           Broadchurch - The Final Chapter (kudos)
Jean-Michel Jarre       Part 18                         Oxygene 3 (columbia/sony)
David Helpling          Dreams of Smoke and Mist        A Sea Without Memory (spotted peccary)
Steve Roach             Home Now (excerpt)              Nostalgia for the Future (timeroom)
Ombient w/Chuck van Zyl KL-93 (excerpt)                 The Gatherings 20 May 2017 (cima of pa)
The Melting Transistor - Cyclical Nature                Bending Light (self-released)
Richard Bone            Urgent Curious                  Age of Falconry (mega dodo)
Lorenzo Masotto         Frattali                        White Materials (self-released)
Tom Rogerson w/Brian Eno - Quoit Blue                   Finding Shore (dead oceans)
Christen Lien           The Waltz                       Elpis (self-released)
Bridge to Imla          Prologue: The Kuroshio Current  The Radiant Sea (winter light)
Byron Metcalf/Jennifer Grais - They Were Here           They Were Here (dr bam music)
SubtractiveLAD          She Comes in Every Colour       Ellipsis (self-released)
Deuter                  Silent Alchemy                  Space (new earth records)
Eraldo Bernocchi/Netherworld - Hisame (Frozen Rain)     Himuro (glacial movements)
Ryuichi Sakamoto        Ubi                             Async (milan records)
The Glimmer Room        Sleeping Observer               The Locked Room (silent rookery)
Aidia                   Above the Clouds                Sweet Dreams: Music for Relaxation + Sleep (self-released)
Tony Gerber             Secret Garden                   Secret Garden (space for music)
Jim Ottaway             Stars of Ice                    Deep Space Blue (self-released)
TJ Porter               The Gates of Dawn               Mechanical Eye (self-released)
Forrest Smithson        Early Markers                   The Journey of Outshining Source (self-released)
Robert Hakalski         Unknown Locations               Stereograph (singularity)
The Greatest Hoax       Just Passing Through            Expiration Compositions (serein)
Lowercase Noises - A Course of Strengthening Medicines  The Swiss Illness (bc media)
Tapes and Topographies  An Illustrious Career           Signal to Noise (simulacra)
Stevens Muhly Dessner McAllister - Sun                  Planetarium (4ad)
One Arc Degree          Ligeia Mare                     Ashore (mindspring)
Richard Barbieri        Shafts of Light                 Planets + Persona (kscope)
Steve Jansen            excerpt                         The Extinct Suite (self-released)
Juta Takahashi          Frozen Day                      Albion (lunisolar records)
Sherry Finzer/Peter Sheridan - Leaving Earth            Traveler (head dance)
Frore                   It Begins Where It Ends         Last Place of Wonder (self-released)


* 2017 - Year in Review Part Three *
STAR'S END  1-6 AM Sat Night/Sun Morning  Playlist for 14 January 2018 88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia|99.7fm WXPH Harrisburg PA|90.5fm WKHS 
Worton/Baltimore MD|88.7fm Middletown/York/Lancaster PA|91.9fm Hackettstown|104.9fm Lehigh Valley PA
Host: Chuck van Zyl
ARTIST                  TRACK                           ALBUM (label)
Oneohtrix Point Never   Leaving the Park                Good Time (warp)
Saul Stokes             Keep to Busy Streets            Local Crowd (databloem)
Manfred Hamil           Hollow                          Pigeonhole (self-released)
Fourth Dimension        Fusion                          The Perfect Form (synphaera)
James Murray            Carina                          Heavenly Waters (slowcraft)
Eyes Cast Down          Mirage Three                    The White Island (kalindi music)
Howard Givens/Craig Padilla - Being of Light            Being of Light (spotted peccary)
Ian Boddy/Markus Reuter Waken                           Stay (DiN/DDL)
An Imaginal Space       Looping 280417                  Loop 1702 - Beyond (self-released)
Jeffrey Koepper         Equinox                         MantraSequent (projekt)
Bernd Kistenmacher      On the Edge of Existence        Disintegration (mi records)
K Markov                Existence (excerpt)             Soul Keeper (self-released)
TJ Porter               Prolfeed                        Why Orwell Matters (self-released)
James Murray            Every Ringing Bell (Riverbed)   Floods Returned (slowcraft)
Lingua Lustra           Sine Weave                      Self Released Works (psychonavigation)
dreamstate vs Heiki     Stoney Beach                    Stone Shore (paper + sound)
One Arc Degree          Winter Sun                      Cosmos in Flux (synphaera)
No Mask Effect          Lost Souls                      Buddah Bowl (psychonavigation)
Javi Canovas            An Daorach Mhor (edit)          One More Day One Day Less (self-released)
Project X               Sargasso                        Small Craft Warning (self-released)
Akikaze                 Jacob's Ladders                 Solstice (spheric)
The Amnis Initiative    2019                            Cinematic (self-released)
Steve Roach             Orbit of Memory                 Painting in the Dark (timeroom)
Max Corbacho            Echoing Shade                   Source of Present (silentsun)
Chuck van Zyl           The Moment of Totality (edit)   Celestial Mechanics (industry8)
Pauline Anna Strom      Spatial Spectre                 Trans-Millenia Music (rvng)
Asuntar                 Chronosphere                    Chillout (self-released)
No Mask Effect          Slowly Does It                  Beings (where ambient lives)
Tim Motzer              Magnetic Fields                 Unseen Universe (1k recordings)
Pausal                  Spiral                          Avifaunal (dronarivm)
Chihei Hatakeyama       Twilight Glow                   Above the Desert (dronarivm)
Siddhartha Barnhoorn    Void                            Semispheres (self-released)
Elegi                   Vemod                           Bansull (dronarivm)
Bvdub                   Clouds Beseige What You Remain  Epilogues for the End of the Sky (glacial movements)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Retour Au Champs De Mars - Iris (erased tapes)
The Circular Ruins      Vanishing Shore                 Pathways (databloem)
Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie  Lithium: The New Era            Salero (erased tapes)
Fictions and Poetics    Final Beliefs                   Intersections (dataObscura)
Lorenzo Montana         Opal Cave                       Phase IX (projekt)
Jonn Serrie             Ghost Ship                      The Sentinel (new world)
Erik Wollo              The Morph                       Different Spaces (projekt)
Max Richter             Meeting Again                   Three Worlds: Music From Virgina Woolf Works (deutsche grammophon)
Forrest Fang            Receding Pool                   Following the Ether Sun (projekt)
SubtractiveLAD          Where the Meanings Are          Sustain/Release (self-released)
TJ Porter               One Less God To Believe In      Isolation (self-released)
Arjen Schat             Tranquil                        Skarce (self-released)


* 2017 - Year in Review Part Four *

STAR'S END  1-6 AM Sat Night/Sun Morning  Playlist for 21 January 2018 88.5 fm WXPN Philadelphia|99.7fm WXPH Harrisburg PA|90.5fm WKHS Worton/Baltimore MD| 88.7fm Middletown/York/Lancaster PA|91.9fm Hackettstown|104.9fm Lehigh Valley PA

Host: Chuck van Zyl

ARTIST                  TRACK                           ALBUM (label)
The Ministry of Inside Things-The Electrical Spectacle- The Gatherings 18 November 2017 (cima of pa)
Subarachnoid Space      The Void Above                  untitled (self-released)
John Luther Adams       Sky With Four Moons             Canticles for the Holy Wind (cantelope)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith   Who I Am & Why I Am Where I Am  The Kid (western vinyl)
Max Richter             On Reflection                   Nosedive (deutsche grammophon)
Mark Seelig/Sam Rosenthal - Voices in the Water (edit)  Journey to Aktehi (projekt)
Area                    Malefactor                      Polarity (ultimae)
Pyramid Peak            Offshore                        Roots (manikin)
Datadrift               excerpt                         Live on Music with Space (self-released)
Ascendant               Gardens of Light                Particle Horizon (synphaera)
K Markov                Secret Message                  Sound Color (self-released)
Tangerine Dream         Sensing Elements                Quantum Gate (kscope)
Hans Zimmer/Benjamin Wallfisch - Wallace                Blade Runner 2049 (epic)
Bear McCreary           A Return to Compassion          The Walking Dead (lakeshore)
Cliff Martinez          Observe and Report              The Foreigner (sony music)
Arc                     Soar                            Fleet (DiN)
Arjen Schat             390-700                         Spectrum (tresor d'argent)
Ambelion                White Sand on Blue Sky          The Cure (where ambient lives)
The Irresistible Force  Laniakea                        Kira Kira (liquid sound design)
Carbon Based Lifeforms  ~42 degrees                     Derelict (blood music)
Lorenzo Montana         Queyt                           SlowaVes (self-released)
Scanner                 Katabatic Wind                  The Great Crater (glacial movements)
Darshan Ambient         White Calm                      Lingering Day (spotted peccary)
Jeff Pearce             Downdrift                       From the Darker Seasons (self-released)
TJ Porter               Crawling Up Through the Mud     A Brief History of Time (self-released)
Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross - The Forever Rain            The Vietnam War (universal)
Hotel Neon              4:10AM (Coastlands Remix)       Context: Remixed (self-released)
Omrr                    Illicit                         Devils for My Darling (dronarivm)
Stephan Micus           Dawn                            Inland Sea (ecm)
Robert Rich             Telomere                        Live at The Gatherings 2015 (industry8)
Neuronium               Ephymera                        Lyseric Dream (neuronium records)
Saafi Brothers          Summer Travel                   The Quality of Being One (liquid sound design)
Germind                 Flows                           Flows (synphaera)
Staer                   Feynman Diagram                 Syzygy (self-released)
Fhloston Paradigm       Glow                            After... (kingbrittarchives)
Marconi Union           Riser (Digitonal Remix)         Ghost Stations Remixes (just music)
Sonogram              Your Fingerprints Are Leaving Me  Telescopic (simulacra)
Jeffrey Koepper         Clouds                          Transmitter (projekt)
Palancar                Crowd of Stars                  Shallow River Flows (emergent world)
Martin Nonstatic        Methodical Random               Ligand (ultimae)
Steven Kemner           Bound                           Gradation Movements (fluid audio)
Simon Lomax             In the Emptiness                A Strange Light (self-released)
Slow Meadow        Lamellophone and the Gulf of Mexico  Costero (hammock music)
Havenaire               Rabot                           Rabot (glacial movements)
Roedelius/Arnold Kasar  Piave                           Einfluss (deutsche grammophon)
Max Corbacho            Transparent Phenomenon          Source of Present (silentsun)


Star's End Significant Releases of 2017 (non-ranking order)

A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Iris (Erased Tapes)

John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind (Cantaloupe)

Johan Agebjorn/Mikel Ogren: We Never Came to the White Sea (Spotted Peccary)

Aglia: Water Inside the Light (Hic Sunt Leones)

Aidia: Sweet Dreams (self-released)

Alio Die: An Unfathomable Convergance (Hic Sunt Leones)

Alio Die: Imaginal Symmetry (Hic Sunt Leones)

Alio Die/Aglia: Opera Magnetica (Hic Sunt Leones)

Ambelion: The Cure (Where Ambient Lives)

An Imaginal Space: Dreamings (self-released)

An Imaginal Space: Loop 1702 Beyond (self-released)

Arc: Fleet (DiN)

Olafur Arnalds: Broadchurch - The Final Chapter (Kudos Film and Televison)

Ascendant: Particle Horizon (Synphaera)

B Ashra/Eru: Earth Frequencies (Klangwirkstoff)

Richard Barbieri: Planets + Persona (K-Scope)

Siddhartha Barnhoorn: Structures of Light (self-released)

Siddhartha Barnhoorn: Semispheres (self-released)

William Basinski: A Shadow in Time (Musex International)

Eraldo Bernocchi/Netherworld: Himuro (Glacial Movements)

Between Interval: Legacy (Spotted Peccary)

Billow Observatory: II: Plains/Patterns (Azure Vista Records)

Ian Boddy/Markus Reuter: Stay (DiN/DDL)

Richard Bone: Age of Falconry (Mega Dodo Records)

Steve Brand: Threshold (Pioneer Light)

Steve Brand/Ishq: Spiritual Science (TXT)

Steve Brand: Silence (Pioneer Light)

Broekhuis Keller Schonwalder: Red Live @ USA (Manikin)

Bvdub: Epilogues for the End of the Sky (Glacial Movements) 

Javi Canovas: Exilecself-released)

Javi Canovas: Oscillations (self-released)

Javi Canovas: One More Day, One Day Less (self-released)

Carbon Based Lifeforms: Derelict (Blood Music)

Chronotope Project: Ovum (Spotted PeccarySpotted Peccary)

The Circular Ruins: Pathways (Databloem)

Max Corbacho: Nocturnes (Silent Sun)

Cosmic Ground: Cosmic Ground Live (Sunhair Music)

Darshan Ambient: Lingering Day (Spotted Peccary)

Datadrift: Live on Music with Space (self-released)

Demen: Nektyr (Kranky)

Deuter: Space (New Earth Records)

Djam Karet: Sonic Celluloid (HC Productions)

dreamSTATE: Drone Day (E-Space Editions)

dreamstate vs Heiki: Stone Shore (Paper + Sound)

Earthen Sea: An Act of Love (Kranky)

Elegi: Bansull (Dronarivm)

Brian Eno: Reflection (Warp)

Eyes Cast Down: The White Island (Kalindi Music)

Forrest Fang: Following the Ether Sun (Projekt)

Fhloston Paradigm: After... (kingbrittarchives)

Fictions and Poetics: Intersections (dataObscura)

Sherry Finzer/Peter Sheridan: Traveler (Head Dance)

Fourth Dimension: The Perfect Form (Synphaera)

Free System Projekt: Five Suns (self-released)

Frore: Last Place of Wonder (self-released)

Frore/Shane Morris: Eclipse (Spotted Peccary) 

Tony Gerber: Secret Garden (Space for Music)

Germind: Flows (Synphaera)

Howard Givens/Craig Padilla: Being of Light (Spotted Peccary)

The Glimmer Room: The Locked Box (Silent Rookery)

The Greatest Hoax: Expiration Compositions (Serein)

Matthias Grassow: Divinations (gterma) 

Robert Hakalski: Stereograph (Singularity)

Hammock: Mysterium (Hammock Music)

Daniel Hart: A Ghost Story (Milan Records)

Chihei Hatakeyama: Above the Desert (Dronarivm)

Havenaire: Rabot (Glacial Movements)

David Helpling: A Sea Without Memory (Spotted Peccary)

Jack Hertz: Andromeda Strains (Aural Films)

High Plains: Cinderland (Kranky)

Tom Holkenborg: The Dark Tower (Sony Classics)

Hollan Holmes: Prayer to the Energy (self-released)

Hotel Neon: Context (Fluid Audio)

Hotel Neon: Context: Remixed (self released) 

The Irresistible Force: Kira Kira (Liquid Sound Design) 

Steve Jansen: The Extinct Suite (self released)

Jarguna and Friends: Trapped vol 1 (Projekt)

Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxygene 3 (Columbia/Sony)

Sverre Knut Johansen: Secret Space Program (Spotted Peccary) 

Steven Kemner: Gradation Movements (Fluid Audio)

Steven Kemner: Live at Mercy College (self-released)

Bernd Kistenmacher: Disintegration (MI Records)

Bernd Kistenmacher: Paradise (MI Records)

Jeffrey Koepper: MantraSequent (Projekt)

Jeffrey Koepper: Transmitter (Projekt) 

Lowercase Noises: The Swiss Illness (BC Media)

Simon Lomax: A Strange Light (self-released)

Lingua Lustra: Myst (Where Ambient Lives)

Lingua Lustra: Self Released Works (Psychonavigation)

John Lyell: Planetary Artifacts (self-released) 

Magnetron: Impulse Response (self-released)

Johannes Malfatti: Surge (Glacial Movements)

Manfred Hamil: Pigeonhole (self-released)

Marconi Union: Ghost Stations Remixes (Just Music)

K Markov: Golden Age (self-released)

K Markov: Machine Learning (self-released)

K Markov: Plattenspieler (self-released)

K Markov: Soul Keeper (self-release)

K Markov: Sound Color (self-released)

Martin Nonstatic: Ligand (Ultimae)

Cliff Martinez: The Foreigner (Sony Music)

Lorenzo Masotto: Aeolian Processes (Dronarivm)

Brian McOmber: It Comes at Night (Milan Records)

Bear McCreary: The Walking Dead (Lakeshore)

Stephan Micus: Inland Sea (ECM)

The Ministry of Inside Things: The Gatherings 18 November 2017 (CIMA of PA)

The Ministry of Inside Things: Trilogy (Indusrty8)

Lorenzo Montana: Phase IX (Projekt)

Lorenzo Montana: SlowaVes (self-released)

Tim Motzer: Soak (1k Recordings)

Tim Motzer: Unseen Universe (1k Recordings)

James Murray: Killing Ghosts (Home Normal)

James Murray: Floods Returned (Slowcraft)

James Murray: Heavenly Waters (Slowcraft)

Mystified: Morning City (Spotted Peccary) 

Neuronium: Lysergic Dream (Neuronium Records)

No Mask Effect: Buddah Bowl (Psychonavigation)

No Mask Effect: Ambient Wars EP (Psychonavigation)

Ombient w/Chuck van Zyl: The Gatherings 20 May 2017 (CIMA of PA)

Seamus O'Muineachain: Cloves (self released)

Omrr: Devils for My Darling (Dronarivm)

One Arc Degree: Cosmos in Flux (Synphaera)

One Arc Degree: Ashore (Mindspring)

Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time (Warp)

Jim Ottaway: Timeless E-Motion (self-released)

Jim Ottaway: Deep Space Blue (self-released)

Palancar: Many Worlds (Emergent World)

Palancar: Shallow River Flows (Emergent World)

Panoptique Electrical: Quiet Ecology (Sound in Silence)

Pausal: Avifaunal (Dronarivm)

Jeff Pearce: From the Darker Seasons (self released)

Perge: Catharsis (self released)

Phobos: Approaching Darker Space (self-released)

TJ Porter: Andromeda (self-released)

TJ Porter: A Brief History of Time (self-released)

TJ Porter: Isolation (self-released)

TJ Porter: Mechanical Eye (self-released)

TJ Porter: Why Orwell Matters (self-released)

Dan Pound: Dreams That Take You (self-released)

Project X: The Broken Group (Flying Disc Music)

Purna: Grachiel (AM800Sound)

Pyramid Peak: Roots (Manikin) 

Quaeschning/Schnauss: Synthwaves (Azure Vista Records)

['ramp]: synchronize or die (Doombient)

Markus Reuter/Ian Boddy: Memento (DiN)

Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross: The Vietnam War (Universal)

Robert Rich: Live at The Gatherings 2015 (industry8)

Robert Rich/Markus Reuter: Lift a Feather to the Flood (Soundscape)

Max Richter: Three Worlds: Music From Virgina Woolf Works (Deutsche Grammophon)

Roedelius: The Roedelius Cells (Seventh Chance Recordings)

Steve Roach: Empetus (Projekt)

Steve Roach: Painting in the Dark (Timeroom)

Steve Roach: Spiral Revelation (Projekt)

Steve Roach: Fade to Gray (Timeroom)

Steve Roach: Nostalgia for the Future (Timeroom)

Steve Roach: The Passing (Timeroom)

Chris Russell: Labyrinth (Spotted Peccary) 

Saafi Brothers: The Quality of Being One (Liquid Sound Design)

Safe Creations: Images of Saturn (Anvil Creations)

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async (Milan Records)

Scanner: The Great Crater (Glacial Movements)

Arjen Schat: Skarce (self-released)

Arjen Schat: Solstitium (self-released)

Arjen Schat: Spectrum (Tresor D'argent)

Ulrich Schnauss/Jonas Munk: Passage (Azure Vista Records)

Robert Schroeder: Harmonic Decadence (Spheric Music)

Klaus Schulze: Eternal (MIG)

Secondface: Transitions (gterma)

Mark Seelig/Sam Rosenthal: Journey to Aktehi (Projekt)

Jonn Serrie: The Sentinel (New World Records)

S1gns of L1fe: Pathways to Ascension (Synpharea)

Slow Dancing Society: My Blue Heaven (Hidden Shoal)

Slow Meadow: Costero (Hammock Music)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Kid (Western Vinyl)

Forrest Smithson: The Journey of the Outshining Source (self-released)

Solaris: Aeon V (Synphaera)

Sonogram: Telescopic (Simulacra)

Staer: Syzygy (self-released)

Stevens/Muhly/Dessner/McAllister: Planetarium (4AD)

Saul Stokes: Local Crowd (Databloem)

subtractiveLAD: Sustain/Release (self-released) 

Juta Takahashi: Albion (Lunisolar Records)

Tale of Us: Endless (Deutsche Grammophon)

Tangerine Dream: Particles (Eastgate)

Tangerine Dream: Quantum Gate (K-Scope)

Tapes and Topographies: Signal to Noise (Simulacra)

Test Card: Rediffusion (Sound in Silence)

Chuck van Zyl: Celestial Mechanics (industry8)

Justin Walter: Unseen Forces (Kranky)

Michael Whalen: Dream Cycle (Valley Entertainment)

Stephan Whitlan/Ron Boots: Seven Days (Groove Unlimited)

Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie: Salero (Erased Tapes)

Erik Wollo: Different Spaces (Projekt)

Erik Wollo: Cinematic (Projekt)

Hans Zimmer: Dunkirk (Watertower Music)

Hans Zimmer/Benjamin Wallfisch: Blade Runner 2049 (Epic)

Various Artists: Greenosophy Chapter II (Ultimae)

Various Artists: Polarity (Ultimae)

Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2017 (Kompakt)

Various Artists: This Music Plants Trees 2 (Aural Films)

Various Artists: This Music Plants Trees 4 (Aural Films)


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