Chuck Van Zyl


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Remember Wendy Carlos' Digital Moonscapes, where she explored several major moons of our solar system within a single album? Here Chuck van Zyl concentrates exclusively on Jupiter's "Callisto". Side one, entitled "Valhalla", is named after the moon's gigantic crater (the largest impact feature in the solar system). It is very reminiscent of T.D.'s "Force Majeure", sans drums. Side two is the title track, and this time the listener gets a taste of T.D.'s "Ricochet". For those who are familiar with the T.D. tracks I have compared his work to, I should point out these sides lack much of the surrealistic power that T.D. puts out, but that is not to say that I don't like this tape. It's quite relaxing and enjoyable but holds very few surprises. Chuck Van Zyl, P.O. Box 22, Upper Darby, PA 10982.