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Extremely happy to announce the album release of my latest collaboration with Ingo Zobel on the label Neotantra. Ambient music made with modular synths, available as limited edition CD and download.
Interconnected - Extended Environments

https://neotantra.bandcamp.com/album/extended-environments

go grab your copy on bandcamp, only 11 cd's remaining!

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Video for the track 'Gat mk2' by Interconnected (Ingo Zobel & Bakis Sirros), from the forthcoming ambient CD album 'Extended Environments', that will be released in the first half of 2019, on the Neotantra Label of Lee Norken.

Video by Mamonu.

Ambient made with Modular synths!   


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Demo Mix of the, soon to be released, second volume in the Tone Science series - Tone Science Module No.2 Elements and Particles. (CD compilation)

https://soundcloud.com/ianboddy/tone-science-module-no2-elements-and-particles-demo-mix


music made with Modular Systems!


in the Parallel Worlds track, i used my Doepfer A100 / Eurorack and Serge modular systems.

Release Date is October 19th.


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Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell Dystopia DiN56

Release date 21st September 2018

Limited to 500 copies. Digipak CD format.
Bar code 5028423180562

The names of both Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell should be very familiar by now to followers of the DiN ambient electronica label. Bakis Sirros (aka Parallel Worlds) has two solo albums, Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26), Shade (DiN32) as well as collaborations with DiN label boss Ian Boddy on Exit Strategy (DiN37) and most recently World Adapter (DiN48) with Self Oscillate (Ingo Zobel). Bessell on the other hand has a single solo album Black Horses Of The Sun (DiN47) as well as his contributions to the two synth supergroup Node releases (Node 2 (DiN44) & Node Live (DiN55)). Of course the duo have already collaborated before on their 2012 album, “Morphogenic” (DiN41) and “Dystopia” sees these two musicians continue their sonic dialogue.
Track titles such as “Cipher”, “Mutagen” and “Devoid” as well as the album title leaves one in no doubt that you are entering a dark and foreboding sound world. Indeed Bessell quotes the infamous novel “Neuromancer” by William Gibson as a major influence. Bakis Sirros as ever weaves his intricate modular rhythms that seem to squirm and writhe underneath vast slabs of analogue chords that rise and fall like cities. Indeed the album is very dynamic with complex, almost classical arrangements that constantly shift under ones feet. Amongst this Bessell introduces some fleeting guitar work as well as his adventurous analogue physical modelling sound design. Seeming to inhabit a netherworld between dark electronica and progressive synth these two musicians have once again created an album that just doesn’t sound like anyone else out there. Join them for a unique sonic adventure.

Soundcloud demo @ https://soundcloud.com/ianboddy/dystopia-demo-mix

01 Cipher   6:39
02 Filament   9:49   
03 Underclouds   6:55 
04 Into The Distance   8:48   
05 Forest Of Stars    8:54 
06 Mutagen   5:36   
07 Devoid   3:49   
08 Mycelium   10:01   
Total Time   60:45


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new Parallel Worlds vinyl album out soon, called 'Tonal Paintings' with unreleased tracks from the period of 1995-97.

it will be available in coloured Vinyl and in standard black vinyl of course.
The release will be limited to 250 copies. It will be published by the Italian 'Lost In It' Records.
the release date will be around October/November 2018.

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This years December free download is Distant Rituals (DiN2) by Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter.

https://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/distant-rituals-din2-free-download

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DiN48 - Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate - World Adapter



Ingo Zobel (Self Oscillate) and Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) first started collaborating via the internet in 2004. Their first album, “Current Flow”, under the project name “Interconnected”, was released in 2010 on the Belgian VU-US label. Following this a vinyl EP of ambient tracks called “Mechanic Environments” was released in 2013 on the Dohkonul record label.

For “World Adapter”, their second full collaborative album, Ingo and Bakis are using their more widely known aliases of Self Oscillate and Parallel Worlds respectively. Four years in the making this album is redolent with the sounds and textures of modular analogue synthesisers which both musicians are well known for employing in their music. Ingo uses a large Doepfer / Eurorack system whereas Bakis creates his complex sonic textures with Doepfer, Serge and Buchla systems as employed on his previous DiN releases (Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26), Shade (DiN32), Exit Strategy with Ian Boddy (DiN37) and Morphogenic with Dave Bessell (DiN41)).

Once their modular improvisations are recorded they are micro-edited in Ableton Live to form the ten tracks that make up “World Adapter”. On the track “Legend Silence” they collaborate with the Polish singer/composer India Czajkowska whose ethereal voice adds a distinctive flavour to this composition. The album has an IDM flavour, full of complex modulations and intricate rhythms. The duo then hang beguiling, simple melodies around these structures to create another intriguing quality release from the DiN label.


Machines used:

Doepfer, Euro, Serge, Buchla, MOTM, Moon, Blacet, Metalbox, RS-Integrator, Technosaurus & Synthesizers.com modulars.
Oberheim Xpander & OB-Mx.
Korg PE1000, MS20, Mono/Poly & Z1.
Clavia Nord Modular, Nordrack2 & Nordrack3.
Ableton Live & NI Reaktor software.
Roland System-100, Waldorf Microwave and various other string machines, analogue keyboards, tape echoes, reverbs, CV modifiers and generators.

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New Alio Die | Parallel Worlds cd album Out Soon:



http://www.aliodie.com/index.php?_w=1&__fidSez=2&cnt=211&_l=1&__pg

Full of Doepfer A100, Euro, Serge and Buchla modulars

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NODE - NODE 2 (DiN44)

DiN44 | 2014 | Limited to 1,000 copies
Release date 18th February 2014


Synth supergroup Node return with their first new release since 1995! “Node 2” features three of the original members, maverick producer and sonic legend Flood, renowned producer and composer Ed Buller and classically trained Doctor of music Dave Bessell. The band are joined by new member, Hollywood composer Mel Wesson, who has most recently provided the soundscapes for Hans Zimmer’s run of blockbuster films. This extraordinary collective take time out from their high flying day jobs to indulge their secret passion for all things analogue.  The result, “Node 2”, is the culmination of two recording sessions that took place over the last year and a half at Battery studios in London.

Featuring what is quite possibly the largest collection of vintage analogue equipment that has been assembled in a studio in recent times, this quartet drag their favoured analogue tools, crackling and bleeping into the 21st century.  Staying true to their roots the band improvised everything live and recorded straight to two track. The final result is edited down from the mass of material that was recorded but is otherwise presented as it was played, without the computer tidying up or overdubbing that has become part & parcel of most contemporary recordings. 

The resulting nine tracks range from the classic Berlin sequencing of Shinkansen East and West to the moody introspection of Dark Beneath The Earth. Along the way we are served up such unclassifiable treats as March Méchanique, which mixes martial rhythms with Arabic flavours and subtle sequencing, or the extraordinary No Signal which pushes sonic boundaries, mixing custom written physical modelling software with analogue microtones. 

Don’t miss this increasingly rare chance to hear what these legendary machines can do in the hands of experts. Presented with an extensive accompanying booklet that contains fascinating insights into the recording sessions and working methods “Node 2” is another must have release on the DiN label.

The Soundcloud demo is here:

https://soundcloud.com/ianboddy/node-2-din44-audio-demo

And here's the DiN web page link:

http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/477

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iNDEX04 (DiN40) the fourth DiN label sampler is FREE to download until the end of 2013.
http://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/index04-din40

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Interconnected / Zealosphere - 'Mechanic Environments'


split colored Vinyl LP, ltd edition 200 copies.


Out Now! http://www.dohkonul-records.com/en/index.php


you can listen to the whole album in the website of the label.


Ambient / Experimental scapes made with modulars, field recordings, vintage tape echoes and string machines...


(for the gearheads, machines used:
Doepfer/ Eurorack modulars, Frac Blacet/ Metalbox modulars, Serge modular, Korg SE-500,
Roland RE-201, Korg PE-2000 ensemble, Field recordings, Ableton Live, Reaktor, etc...)

 
Interconnected is my collab project with Ingo Zobel.

thanks for the bandwidth.


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Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - 'Morphogenic'

DiN41 | 2012 | Limited to 500 copies


Release date 30th October 2012



Morphogenic sees a new collaborative project on the DiN label, although the name of Parallel Worlds should be familiar to DiN aficionados due to the two solo albums Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26) & Shade (DiN32) as well as the more recent collaboration with DiN label boss Ian Boddy on Exit Strategy (DiN37). Dave Bessell is, of course, a new artist to join the DiN roster, although his name should be familiar to lovers of analogue electronica due to his contribution to the almost legendary band Node. One of the four founder members of this group, Dave is also joined on the track Heterodyne by Ed Buller the world renowned producer and master of the art of sequencing large vintage modular synths.

Bessell has a formal education in classical composition and these skills blend perfectly on Morphogenic with the intricate, sequenced rhythms of Bakis Sirros aka Parallel Worlds. Whilst the eight tracks have all the fluidity and organic feel of analogue synth dominated pieces, they have a shape and form to them that make them fascinating compositions. As well as joining Sirros in the analogue arsenal with his mighty Macbeth M5n, Bessell also provides some very effective and unusual guitar backdrops. Bakis made extensive use of Serge, Buchla and Oberheim synths in this recording which contribute to the warm and organic soundscapes. Bessell also writes custom software that is employed to great effect in providing unusual and detailed textures through which the incessant, complex rhythms and beats of Sirros rise and fall.

further details and clips here:
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/451


All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Bakis Sirros & Dave Bessell between April 2011 and April 2012, except track 6, by Bakis Sirros, Dave Bessell & John Sirros.

Bakis Sirros: Euro/Doepfer, Serge, Buchla 200e modulars, MS20, Odyssey, Xpander, 4Voice, string machines & software.

Dave Bessell: Macbeth M5n, Gibson Les Paul & custom software.

Ed Buller: Moog modular on track 7.

India Czajkowska: Flute on track 4 and processed voice on track 6.

Federica Rubino: Bowed double bass on track 4.

Mastered by Ian Boddy July 2012.

for the gearheads, the analogue machines used in the album, in detail:

Euro/Doepfer A100, Serge modular, Buchla 200e modulars, Macbeth M5n, MS-20, Arp Odyssey, Oberheim Xpander, 4Voice, OB-8, OB-Mx, Korg Trident, PE-1000, Moog Opus-3, Dotcom modular, Roland SH-7, System-100m, System-100, CR78, Boss Dr55, Metalbox, Blacet modulars, Analogue Systems Integrator modular, Technosaurus Selector modular, Waldorf Microwave 1, Moog Modular, Tape Echoes.



thanks.

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hi all,



iNDEX04 is the fourth DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN31 - 39. The artists on show are Ian Boddy, Parallel Worlds, Markus Reuter, Erik Wøllo, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, ARC & Mazmoneth.

As with the previous three DiN samplers (iNDEX01 - DiN10, iNDEX02 - DiN20 & iNDEX03 - DiN30), DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums on the disc but presents an exciting and varied CD in it's own right. It also highlights the varied and intriguing music that the DiN label offers on it's releases from deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra flap which just adds to the value and collectibility of this disc.

more info and details here:

http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/436

DiN40 - iNDEX04 the fourth DiN label CD sampler is NOW available from the DiN web store (5 GBP).
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/445

DiN40 - iNDEX04 is also available for download from the DiN Bandcamp store. (5 GBP)
http://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/index04-din40

for the gear heads:

of course many modulars and analogue mono and poly synths have been used in most of the tracks from this compilation:

Doepfer A100, Euro, Metalbox/CGS, Serge, Roland System-100m, System100, Analogue Systems Integrator, Oberheim 4 Voice, OB-MX, Technosaurus Selector, ARP Odyssey, EMS VCS-3, KORG MS-20, Trident, PE-1000, Waldorf Microwave I, plus many more...

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DiNDDL12 Strange Attractors by Ian Boddy


"Strange Attractors" is a milestone for the DiN label in that it is the 50th album release (38 physical + 12 digital). As such it is only fitting that it should be by the driving force behind DiN, label boss Ian Boddy.
Recorded live in April 2011 at the Awakenings series of electronic music concerts the album showcases Boddy at the top of his game. Employing almost exclusively analogue sound sources he crafts a seamless blend of electronica spanning 76 minutes of sonic exploration.
The album opens up with "Amongst Dark Clouds" with it's nebulous, spacey atmospheres and wash of glorious, epic chords. Tracks such as "Crossing The Range" and "Return Vector" see Boddy pulling off the feat of live sequencing and keyboard playing, a difficult task in a solo concert environment. As the tracks build you can literally hear Boddy building the pieces brick by brick to a sonic crescendo before tearing the musical structure down again. A fascinating experience that uses his years of experience using analogue modular synthesisers to the full. Other tracks such as "Parabolic Excursions" & the encore piece "Trip The Light Fandango" use studio created trippy sequencer grooves. Over these Boddy plays a range of subtle keyboard parts which feature his analogue "Ondes Martenot" style controller. These soaring lines are built up using a looping device into beautiful ambient beds and phrases. The title track "Strange Attractors" is an all together different affair. Like some proto-sequencer soundscape it's organic pulsations seem to drift in and out of phase. Overlaid with darkly shimmering ring modulated textures it's dark, unsettling atmosphere is punctuated with beautiful mellotron flutes. Building to an intense climax Ligeti like choral intrusions heighten the sense of unease.
One of Boddy's best and most intense concert performance of recent years "Strange Attractors" showcases one of the UK's leading electronic musicians. With almost 150 concerts under his belt such experience really shines through on the complexity and inventiveness of this live show.
More info + track player here:
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/422


Video of Strange Attractors Promo photo slideshow:



The download album includes extra bonus material:
Full resolution artwork
Concert photographs
Promo text pdf
Strange Attractors Promo photo slideshow movie

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DiNDDL10 Submission 01 Now Available For Free Download From Bandcamp


DiNDDL releases are digital only albums that are being presented alongside the physical CD releases of the parent DiN label. As such DiNDDL is following the path set by it's parent label in that every tenth release will be a sampler compilation album showcasing the previous nine albums. Thus Submission 01 is the first such sampler release and features one track (or in some cases an edit) from each of the first nine DiNDDL titles. Artists featured on this compilation are Ian Boddy, Dub Atomica, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, Markus Reuter, ARC, Zero Ohms and Memory Geist. Six of the tracks are taken from concerts performed by a selection of these artists.


By releasing music on the DiNDDL sub-label it is possible for DiN to continue to present a wider range of electronic music titles that supplement and compliment it's core label physical releases. Submission 01 is free to download in a variety of audio formats (including 320K MP3, FLAC, AAC & ALAC) including full quality artwork up till September 30th 2011.


http://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/submission-01-dinddl10


http://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/
http://dinddl.bandcamp.com/

i participate with my collab (with Steve Law) project, 'Memory Geist' in this compilation. its track 9, and its full of Serge modular.
 

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Memory Geist - 'Benthos' (DiNDDL09)

DiNDDL09| Release date 04/07/11




"Benthos" is the second album by Memory Geist, the collaborative project of Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission & Black Cab) and Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds & Interconnected). Their first album "Funereal Cavern" was released in 2007 by the well respected Italian experimental label Musica Maxima Magnetica.


The creation of "Benthos" has been a long process initiated in mid-2007 when Law visited Sirros in his home town of Athens, Greece and the duo recorded some initial material together comprising a variety of soundscapes, sequences, analogue rhythms & organic atmospheres. On his return to Melbourne in Australia, Law sculpted this raw material into a set of 6 tracks which were augmented by further soundscapes, rhythms and arrangement ideas sent across to him by Sirros. The gestation of "Benthos" took 4 years in total and has resulted in the birth of a complex and fascinating ambient electronica album. The pieces range from dark, industrial rhythmic tracks to cosmic style slabs of ambience and showcase the duos use of modular analogue synths alongside computer software manipulation.

info and clips here:
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/388

the album will soon also be available as a limited edition (100 copies) digipack CD-R from Alio Die's label Hic Sunt Leones.

(for the gear-heads: this album is full of various modular and analogue synths, including ARP 2600, Doepfer A100 / eurorack, Integrator, Serge modular, Technosaurus Selector, Metalbox/CGS, MS50, System-100m, Trident, etc, etc... )


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DiN37 Exit Strategy CD album by Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds
(release date 31st of May 2011)



information and track previews now on the DiN web site
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/379



Both Boddy & Sirros have a long, well documented love of analogue modular synthesisers and the organic sounds and rhythms these instruments can produce so in many ways it was inevitable that these two musicians would collaborate at some point. Sirros started the ball rolling with the composition of a series of both ambient soundscapes and more structured multilayered compositions. These featured his unusual pulsing, throbbing analogue percussion layers, warm soundscapes and beguiling melodies that are in many ways a signature sound of Parallel Worlds. Boddy took this raw material and shaped, arranged and sculpted it into a series of seven inter-linked tracks that form a musical narrative that runs throughout "Exit Strategy". Adding his glissando keyboard sound that was premiered on his album Slide (DiN31 2008) Boddy brought a real emotional focus to the album which, whilst it may seem to journey through dark, subterranean territory has some glorious melodic highlights.

"Exit Strategy" proves once again that the DiN label can conjure up new combinations of sonic palettes from internationally renowned electronic musicians.



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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Free music from Parallel Worlds
« on: January 23, 2011, 02:40:50 PM »
hi,

in our facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallel-Worlds/192093934136476

there is a (reverbnation) music player with many tracks for free streaming and download, as well as two 'fan exclusive' tracks for free download: track 'Logic' (from 'out of print' album 'Existence' 2003) and track 'Purple Skyline' (from 'out of print' cd compilation 'Ikude')

insider info: the early drum machine used for all drums in track 'Purple Skyline' is an EKO Rhythmaker.

enjoy, or not.

thanks,
best regards,
Bakis.

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