BINARY Releases: Dweller at the Threshold - Ouroborus
Their third album Ouroborus was released on Hypnos/Binary in July 2001.
OUROBORUS by Dweller at the Threshold is the first Binary release by a group whose members include Dave Fulton (whose collaboration THE MOST DISTANT POINT KNOWN with Hypnos founder M Griffin was released on Hypnos, to much acclaim, in 2000), Paul Ellis (whose solo album INTO THE LIQUID UNKNOWN is the Binary label debut, also released this month), and John Duval. The first Dweller album, NO BOUNDARY CONDITION (released on Eurock) had a stronger Tangerine Dream influence, but the group has since moved further into deep, deep space. Though some measure of digital technology is in use here, one of the features identifying Dweller's sound is the heavy use of analog modular synthesizers. Fulton relies heavily on a refrigerator-sized bank of Doepfer modular synths and a Synthesis Technologies (MOTM) system, while Duval uses "The Fist of God," a massive Serge Modular system.
The use of all this expensive, esoteric analog synthesis gear is no mere "synth geek's vanity" -- the sound of Dweller at the Threshold possesses a character and clarity that would simply not be possible with modern digital synthesizers. An audience member at a recent DATT concert in Portland was overheard afterward saying "I haven't heard something that good since Tangerine Dream was young." That isn't to say that Dweller intends to mimic the German synth music greats -- just that their sound has enough substance to thrill even the most jaded e-music fan.
TRACK LISTING (audio clips coming soon):
Dweller at the Threshold which has released two albums:
Fulton released his first solo album, also on Eurock, in 1999, then collaborated with Hypnos founder & Viridian Sun member Mike Griffin -- their CD The Most Distant Point Known was released on Hypnos in 2000.
Ellis released his first solo album in the same year, on the British label, Neu Harmony.
email Paul Ellis
email John Duval