Chuck Van Zyl | photo via Bandcamp

Stars End host and electronic music explorer Chuck van Zyl is circling back around to a cassette tape he released in 1991, reissuing it with added tracks digitally and on CD via local label Industry8. Over the course of seven compositions The Xyl File travels the multi-faceted realm of futuristic music that is as mind-opening today as it was 25 years ago.

“Nuclear Winter” might be most appropriate for today’s state, opening with a gentle cacophony of icy chimes and frigid gusts of air that sound still distant enough just to hint at the coming storm. The natural world meets the electronic world as isolated synths fade in and out, lending a nuclear green glow to an otherwise monochrome sonic landscape as the ominous weather draws nearer.

Stream that track below and check out The Xyl File in full hereStars End airs on WXPN every Sunday morning from 1:00am to 6:00am and can be heard worldwide here.