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August Airplay and “Top 20″ from WDIY Galactic Travels

As mentioned in a recent post, I’m posting (slightly late) some radio playlists received that involve Hypnos airplay. Here we’ve got a series of notifications from WDIY radio… first the August Top 20 list, and below that some weekly playlists involving airplay of Hypnos stuff (which of course resulted in our CDs making the monthly Top 10).

Major thanks to Bill Fox for all the support and promotion!

http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2012/top20-08aug.html

WDIY 88.1 FM “Galactic Travels” Top 20 for August, 2012.
Shows #800 to #804; 2-August-2012 to 30-August-2012
Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order.
Compiled by Bill Fox

The Special Focus for August was The Tangent Project.

http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2012/focus.html#aug

ARTIST – ALBUM TITLE – LABEL
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AeTopus – Between Empire – 12 Ton
Amongst Myselves – Ambient, Landscape and Space – none
Bruno Sanfilippo – Urbs – Hypnos
Caul – Let the Stars Assume the Whole of Night – Hypnos

Craig Padilla – The Heart of the Soul – Spotted Peccary
Daren Keck – Quiet Hillside – Wayfarer
Divine Matrix – Atmospheric Variations – A. D. Music
Erik Wollo – Airborne – Projekt
Glenn Main – Ripples – A. D. Music
Monty Adkins – Four Shibus – Audiobulb
Northern Valentine – fin de siecle – Silbermedia
Oystein Jorgensen – Imagine – Auraltone
Steve Roach – Groove Immersion – Timeroom
Steve Roach and Dirk Serries – Low Volume Music – Projekt
The Tangent Project – Live – The Gatherings 05.17.08
The Tangent Project – Live on Star’s End 02.24.08
The Tangent Project – Live on Star’s End 12.06.09
The Tangent Project – Return – none
The Tangent Project – Surface – none
['ramp] – return – doombient

Bill
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Host of Galactic Travels, an electronic, ambient, and space music show,
Thursdays at 11:04 pm EDT/GMT-4 on WDIY 88.1 FM in Allentown and
Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton and Phillipsburg, and on 93.7 FM in
Trexlertown and Fogelsville. WDIY also broadcasts in HD Digital Radio
on 88.1 FM.
Galactic Travels web site: http://galactictravels.info
Listen to WDIY at http://wdiy.org/programs/galactic-travels on-line.

This show has a track from Urbs by Bruno Sanfilippo.

http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2012/120823.html

Show #803 August 23, 2012.

WDIY Playlist:

http://wdiy.org/programs/galactic-travels?playlist_date=08-23-2012

RECAP:
On this show, I continued the month-long focus on The Tangent Project.
The Featured CD at Midnight was “Live on Star’s End 12.06.09.”
http://soundscapes.us/gt/ playlists/2012/focus.html#aug

PLAYLIST:

11:04 pm
ARTIST TRACK ALBUM (label)
==================== ==================== ==============================
Kevin Braheny Starflight 1 * Galaxies (Hearts of Space)
Animusic Harmonic Voltage Animusic (Animusic)
Animusic Fiber Bundles Animusic 2 (Animusic)
VA [Fanger and Snap Shot Second Decade (Manikin)
Schonwalser]
Daren Keck Song and Dance Quiet Hillside (Wayfarer)
Monty Adkins Permutations Four Shibus (Audiobulb)
Bruno Sanfilippo The Gray Umbrella Urbs (Hypnos)
Modulator ESP Event Horizon Event Horizon (none)

12:00 am
ARTIST TRACK ALBUM (label)
==================== ==================== ==============================
The Tangent Project Autopilot Live on Star’s End 12.06.09
The Tangent Project Flow Live on Star’s End 12.06.09
The Tangent Project Kyoto Vertigo Live on Star’s End 12.06.09

1:00 am

* = excerpt
VA = Various Artists (compilation)
++ = Advance CDR from Artist
— = Background music under interview

The next one, August 9, includes airplay from Caul’s CD Let the Stars Assume the Whole of Night.

Show #801 August 9, 2012.

WDIY Playlist: http://wdiy.org/programs/galactic-travels?playlist_date=08-09-2012

RECAP:
On this show, I continued the month-long focus on The Tangent Project.
The Featured CD at Midnight was “Live on Star’s End 02.24.08.”

PLAYLIST:

11:04 pm
ARTIST TRACK ALBUM (label)
==================== ==================== ==============================
Kevin Braheny Starflight 1 * Galaxies (Hearts of Space)
Oystein Jorgensen Looking Back in Time Imagine (Auraltone)
Caul Words of praise Let the Stars Assume the Whole
arise, like of Night (Hypnos)

flowers
Erik Wollo Red Earth Airborns (Projekt)
Glenn Main Castles In the Air Ripples (A. D. Music)
Glenn Main Dream Catcher Ripples (A. D. Music)
Jut Takahashi Fairy’s Blues Angel (Lunisolar)
Steve Roach and Closed Low Volume Music (Projekt)
Dirk Serries

12:00 am
ARTIST TRACK ALBUM (label)
==================== ==================== ==============================
The Tangent Project intro space Live on Star’s End 02.24.08
The Tangent Project port0 Live on Star’s End 02.24.08
The Tangent Project soju Live on Star’s End 02.24.08
The Tangent Project 20:30 Live on Star’s End 02.24.08

And lastly, because I’m not sure if I posted this previously or not, the July Top 20, which includes Urbs by Sanfilippo and The Martian Chronicles by Seren Ffordd and Oophoi.

http://billfox.blogspot.com/2012/07/galactic-travels-top-20-report-for-july.html

WDIY 88.1 FM “Galactic Travels” Top 20 for July, 2012.
Shows #796 to #799; 5-July-2012 to 26-July-2012
Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order.
Compiled by Bill Fox

The Special Focus for July was Radio Massacre International.

ARTIST – ALBUM TITLE – LABEL
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Broekhuis, Keller, and Schonwalder – Red – Manikin
Bruno Sanfilippo – Urbs – Hypnos
Craig Padilla – The Heart of the Soul – Spotted Peccary
Daren Keck – Quiet Hillside – Wayfarer
Dave Luxton – Singularity In Sound – Wayfarer
Forrest Fang – Animism – Projekt
Loren Nerell – Slow Dream – Projekt
Monty Adkins – Four Shibusa – Audiobulb
mystified with Robin Storey – Music for Transit – Roil Noise
Pragate – The WorldAbove Us – none
RMI – Lost in Transit 4; Damo – Northern Echo
RMI – Lost in Transit 2; The National Space Centre 2005 – Northern Echo
RMI – Lost in Transit 3; The National Space Centre 2006 – Northern Echo
RMI – Lost in Transit 4; Damo – Northern Echo
Seren Ffordd + Oophoi – The Martian Chronicles – Hypnos
Shane Morris and Mystified – Epoch – Lotuspike
Steve Dinsdale – The Vast Key – Northern Echo
Steve Roach and Dirk Serries – Low Volume Music – Projeekt
The Tangent Project – Live 2010-2011 – none
Various Artists – Second Decade 2002-2012 – Manikin

Bill
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Host of Galactic Travels, an electronic, ambient, and space music show,
Thursdays at 11:04 pm EDT/GMT-4 on WDIY 88.1 FM in Allentown and
Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton and Phillipsburg, and on 93.7 FM in
Trexlertown and Fogelsville. WDIY also broadcasts in HD Digital Radio
on 88.1 FM.
Galactic Travels web site: http://galactictravels.info (temporarily down)
Temporary site: http://wdiy.org/programs/galactic-travels
Listen to WDIY at http://wdiy.org on-line.

Thanks again to Bill Fox of WDIY Radio. It’s hard to overstate the value of continued airplay in spreading the word about independent music like what we release on Hypnos!

Third Star’s End Update Today

Boy… the deeper I dig into this overflowing inbox, the more stuff I find that I should have posted. Still getting to some of it, but I hated to post a piece of Aug 26 information pertaining to Star’s End radio while neglecting earlier news also having to do with Star’s End.

So… here’s the July 2012 Airplay Top 10 for Star’s End, which featured the latest from Caul on Hypnos, Let the Stars Assume the Whole of Night.

Another big “thank you” to Chuck van Zyl for helping the world at large, or at least that portion of it in the Philadelphia/NJ/NY area, become acquainted with great electronic, ambient and space music.

STAR’S END 1-6AM SatNite/SunMorn 88.5FM WXPN Philadelphia, PA
Top 11 for July 2012 (alphabetical) Compiled by Chuck van Zyl

ARTIST – ALBUM – LABEL

Caul – Let the Stars Assume the Whole of Night – Hypnos
Ludovico Einaudi – Islands – Decca
Hunter and Harrison – Phase 1 – Music with Space
K Leimer – Day Music – Palace of Lights
Marconi Union – Different Colours – Just Music
Motion Sickness of Time Travel – s/t – Spectrum Spools
Nothing But Noise – Not Bleeding Red – Future Noise Music
Onewayness – Blue Star is Freezing – Onomastic
Various Artists – New World Ambient 01 – System Recordings
Various Artists – New World Ambient 02 – System Recordings

http://www.starsend.org

Caul’s Let the Stars Assume… Review by Sonic Curiosity

Just received this fine review of the latest Caul CD from Matt Howarth and Sonic Curiosity.

“Caul is Brett Smith.

A variety of instruments are employed in conjunction with electronics to generate soothing tuneage.

In one track, piano delineates passages of delicate resonance. In another, guitars establish a mildly bouncy mood. One piece flourishes with cerebral cellos, while another utilizes the darker timbre of bass in tandem with crisply twinkling keyboards to create a gentle flow. Another track combines soft violins with heavenly chorales to achieve a celestial demeanor. While another piece takes a dark turn with remote percussives, grinding guitar chords and ominous tonalities, all of which accomplish a pensive mood more than any sense of dread.

While electronics are definitely present (often in a subtle fashion that serves to mesh everything together) their presence is generally too subliminal to clearly detect.

Despite their versatility, these compositions share a common temperament of pensive melodies. The music is somber, but not dark; relaxed, but not drab. No matter what you want to classify it as, though, the end result is satisfying, rewarding the listener with a pleasant sonic environment. Since the tracks are all short, the type of pleasantness changes in definition but remains constant in its lilting result.”

–Review by Matt Howarth, Sonic Curiosity

Purchase for $12.99 on Hypnos Online Store

Let the Stars Assume… Reviewed by Morpheus Music

Paul at Morpheus Music has just sent us this great review of the latest Hypnos release from Caul – Let The Stars Assume The Whole Of Night.

“STYLE

Melodic brooding ambient with occasional beats.
Let The Stars Assume The Whole Of Night is not one of those ambient albums of drifting, minimal drones or spacey expanses and tribal beats. Actually Caul here reminds me of some of the experimental music of the early 1980s on labels such as 4AD – individual in nature and quite personal; unfettered by genre limitations; dark and mysterious; more guitars than most ambient. Opening with mournful cello strains and strummed chords, A Clear Eye Loves The Shadows As Well nicely sets the tone for the album: melodic and harmonious yet restrained and simple. Track two opens with a light beat and the kind of baleful bassline that would be at home on many a goth-oriented 80s piece developed with delicate chiming tones, and lazy electric guitar. At times prowling through shadows and cinematic in scope; sometimes isolationist and bleak with haunting mechanics and sonic disturbances; sometimes nostalgic and dusty with reverb, sombre piano phrases repeating and evolving. This is a unique album, carefree and confident in its expression.

ARTWORK
Let The Stars Assume The Whole Of Night is a tidy digipack presentation of two panels; disc held in a plastic grip on the rightmost panel. Artwork is a grainy still life photograph of wooden boards, folded drapes and thorny twigs cast upon with stark shadows. A flat black border running horizontally along the top crosses both front and back when opened out. The rear mirrors the front cover in a more subdued, ghostly hue of pale green. Track titles with times alongside are here. Inside the left section provides minimal information: brief credits, contact details and thanks. The inner imagery is of a more abstracted nature – corrosive colours and ragged textures – intriguing shapes.

OVERALL

Caul has been around since the mid 90s delivering quite a range of limited-number self-released albums as well as collaborating with other like-minded souls. This latest offering is on the Hypnos label and contains twelve shady compositions of ethereal, ghostly beauty. The tracks are all relatively short, most around the four minute mark. Titles well reveal the tenor of the music We Are Like Heartless Shadows; She Is Holy To Those Who Are Lost Or dead; Bells Ring Softly In The Twilight Air… You can explore the album further at the Hypnos website and at Caul’s own official site – both offering sound samples and Hypnos displaying the cover art both insdie and out.”

Morpheus Music / ElectronicMusicMall.com

Our sincere thanks to Paul and Morpheus Music / ElectronicMusicMall.com for the support.

More info / Buy direct for $12.99

May 2012 WVKR Radio To 20 Airplay List

We appreciate Scott Raymond of WVKR Radio’s “Secret Music” giving Caul’s new CD several spins this month. Just released, here’s the “Secret Music” monthly top 20 list. Thanks again, Scott.

WVKR-FM “Secret Music” Top 20 PLaylist
May, 2012

1. Shane Morris and Mystified – Epoch – Lotuspike – Spotted Peccary Music
2. Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder – Level Four – Manikin
3. Caul – Let The Stars Assume The Whole Of Night – Hypnos
4. Northern Valentine – Ribbons – self released
5. Brian Parnham – See None, Hear None, Speak None – Floating Point Records
6. Wes Willenbring – Weapons Reference Manual – Hidden Shoal
7. Craig Padilla – The Heart Of The Soul – Spotted Peccary Music
8. Don Ross – Upright & Locked Position – Candyrat
9. Northern Valentine – Fin De Siecle – Silber
10. Kelly Valleau – Vol.2 – Candy Rat
11. Wall Matthews – The Dreaming Light – Zen Gardens Music
12. Biosphere – N Plants – Touch
13. Robert Schroeder – DMO Vol.3 – Spheric
14. Paul Nagle – Twilight – Bogus Focus
15. Xan Alexander – Into The Unknown – self released
16. MWVM – Had Yr Pash – Silber
17. Daren Kerk – Quiet Hillside – Wayfarer
18. Stefano Barone – danzealtalenanze – Candy Rat
19. Jack Hertz – Green Mist – Earth Mantra
20. Jack Hertz – Time – self released