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Titan 10:06
Hyperion 07:11
Dione 06:14
Iapetus 08:17
Epimetheus 03:17
Janus 03:01
Rhea 06:45
Mimas 07:06
Enceladus 08:59
Tethys 11:18


Recently, Darrell Burgan began composing ambient music under the Palancar pseudonym again after a period of some quiet. Where his previous release, Counting Raindrops was a subdued study of reflection and emotion, his latest release Shani hearkens back to his fascination with the planets of our solar system.

In his previous planetary releases, Darrell focused on Mars with Elysium Planitia, and on Earth's moon with Serenitatis. With Shani, Darrell pays a visit to one of the most mysterious and beautiful places in our cosmic neighborhood: Saturn and its evocative collection of moons.

The music spans several styles of ambience, from almost symphonic movements, to quirky angular compositions, to even more abstract textural pieces, and back to pure lush ear candy. All of the music is beatless, true ambient, but some pieces adopt a more concrete composition style than others, which focus on concepts orthogonal to time signature, mode, and series. All in all it is a collection for which Darrell hopes all ambient fans will find something enjoyable to hear.


released September 24, 2015

All music produced by Darrell Burgan in 2014 and 2015.

Original photos by NASA / ESA / ASI and the glorious Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.

For my wife, Virginia.




Palancar Dallas, Texas

Hello, my name is Darrell Burgan. I am an electronic/ambient musician who has recorded under my own name as well as under the name Palancar.

I've also recorded as part of several collaborations, including Cluster Balm, Copal River, Labrathisattva, Flute of the Fallen Tiger, and have released music with Lucette Bourdin and the mindSpiral and Different Skies projects.
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