Friday, October 11, 2019

Brian Eno's Neroli!

Hi everyone,

This 1993 album by the master was one he described as a record that will "reward attention, but not [be] so strict as to demand it." Lovely to dream and dream and dream by . . .

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Boards of Canada's Two-Fer PART TWO!

Hi everyone,

So here are Boards of Canada's first two EPs: Twoism (1995) and Hi Scores (1996), for fun. Already their warm, weird, pretty selves were making their kind of music!

Peace,
V

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Boards of Canada's Two-fer!

Hi everyone,

Real treat this time around! Got to thinking about Boards of Canada, & here for all are their first two GREAT albums, Music Has the Right to Children and Geogaddi. If all electronic music was as cool and fun and masterful as BoC, what a world it would be!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Tracey Chattaway's Secret Garden & Oceans!

Hi everyone,

Tracey Chattaway is an Australian musician & composer. Her 2017 (SG) album & her 2019 album (Oceans) are just beautiful mixes of orchestra, piano, & other touches. Music to undo rough days & let the flow within you smooth again :)

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, July 5, 2019

Quatuor Molinari Plays John Zorn's String Quartets!

Hi everyone,


Quatuor Molinari's performance of  John Zorn's first four string quartets is A-MAZING. Just listen. Wow.


PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Vladimir Ussachevsky's Electronic And Acoustic Works 1957-1972!

Hi everyone,

It's always good to dig into musical roots from time to time, & find someone inspiring to discover. Ussachevsky was a pioneer of electronic music. Here's what Wikipedia says:


In 1947, following a stint with the U.S. Army Intelligence division in World War II, he joined the faculty of Columbia University, teaching there until his retirement in 1980. Together with Otto Luening, Ussachevsky founded, in 1959, the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in New York City. While acting as head of the Electronic Music Center Ussachevsky specified the ADSR envelope in 1965, a basic component of modern synthesizers, samplers and electronic instruments.


And his music is great! Enjoy!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Birds of Prey's Vanishing Point!


Hi everyone,

This New York band is awesome, their new album great. They say it occupies "the space between sample-manipulated American tape music and the downward gaze of amniotic British bass music.” Deep dreaming music, for a puff, a vape, a lingering afternoon nap, shades down, or just groove low & move to it fine . . .

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Tangerine Dream's Phaedra, Rubycon, & Stratosfear!

Hi everyone,

If you have never heard the German electronic band Tangerine Dream, here are two hours of their amazing music. Three albums! Phaedra (1974), Rubycon (1975), & Stratosfear (1976). Enjoy!! :)

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Chemical Brothers - No Geography!

Hi everyone,

The Brothers are back, with a dancing mad new record! No geography! No more words! Work it out!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, April 5, 2019

Fennesz' Agora!

Hi everyone,

I haven't read anything on Fennesz, just stumbled into his music tonight. Lowered the lights, smoked some sweet, ate a cookie, been playing it over and over and over . . . you should too! :) Or tune in my show!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Cinematic Orchestra's To Believe!

Hi everyone,

Just discovered this British electronic / jazz band. Their sounds aren't quite like anyone else's. Smart, moving. Hope you tune in & enjoy!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Crystal Method's The Trip Home!

Hi everyone,

So Crystal Method is now just Scott Kirkland, Ken Jordan having retired, but when I saw him in January at the Fox Theater in Boulder, the show was great as always! And his new album is great too! The funky CM groove goes on & on . . .

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Pet Shop Boys!

Hi everyone,

I found my old Walkman the other day, still works! In a box of old cassettes, so I had to dive in and see who I was, remember anyway. And Pet Shop Boys tape came up. So, yah, this show had to happen. Great fun band. Take off your shoes and listen!

PeaceNstarZ

Saturday, March 2, 2019

U2 & Brian Eno's Original Soundtracks 1!

Hi everyone,

1995 was a funny year anyway, & sneaking into it is this weird & playful album. Real & imagined movies. All sorts of fun!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ipek Gorgun's Aphelion! / Ceramic TL & Ipek Gorgun's Perfect Lung!

Hi everyone,

Here is more strange & beautiful work by Ipek Gorgun, her first album this time, plus a collaboration she did. Weird & dreamy work that lingers & isn't quite like anything else. Enjoy!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ipek Gorgun's Ecce Homo!

Hi everyone,

Here's some great thoughts from Pitchfork.com on this great Turkish electronic artist:


In the work of Ipek Gorgun, small moves and grand gestures are equally important. Before she molds her instrumental electronic music into massive shapes, the Turkish sound artist infuses it with precise detail. “I work with milliseconds in the beginning, then I switch to seconds, then to minutes,” she once explained. “At the end, I think about the whole arrangement of the structure... So I zoom in, zoom out, and try to find a way to fit everything in place.” As a result, her compositions connect on the micro level of individual sounds as well as on the macro level of widescreen narrative.

I love her mellow space music. Especially "Reverance." Music to time/mind travel by :)


PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, February 8, 2019

Celtic Mantra's Moving On / Higher Spirit!


Hi everyone,

Well, I don't know much bout this beautiful pair of EPs, save that Celtic Mantra is a Scottish man called Mark Gray. The Moving On EP was written after the death of his brother in Thailand in 2013, helping him deal with this loss. They are beautiful jungly shards, deeply fine. Enjoy!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, February 1, 2019

Afro Celt Sound System's Flight!


Hi everyone,

This band keeps coming back again & again with great new music! Their West African & Irish music expands this time in sound and feel. Here's a good description from www.folkradio.co.uk:

Flight is also a departure in that there’s an underlying concept behind the album. That concept references Simon Emmerson’s fascination for all things ornithological and draws parallels between the migratory flight of birds and human flight – from war, poverty and oppression.

Enjoy with me! :)

PeaceNstarZ,
V