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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:
Strange Attractors



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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hi list,

new video clips for two older tracks of mine:

Dreamstate (2005, Shima records)



Beneath Fear (2007, DiN records)



equipment used:

Dreamstate:

Roland SH101(bass sounds), Roland TR606 (drums), Nord lead rack, Nord modular (drums processor), JP8000(pad), korg MS10(bass line), mono/poly (effect sound), Doepfer A100(wet sequence) modular, MS2000r, s750, emax2 .


Beneath Fear:
Doepfer A100 modular, Analogue Systems Integrator (RS370 PHG sound), system-100m(bass), electribe S(drums), s750 (string and choir) , JP8000(pad) , Reaktor (lead sound), Nord modular, MS20.


thanks,
Bakis.

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New 2cd Compilation 'Radio Lunatica Z2' (VIMCD004) (featuring new Interconnected track!) OUT SOON!


Interconnected is my collab project with German Musician Ingo Zobel (from DRON, mikrolux/elektrolux)

(the track is full of analogue modulars of course, Serge, Doepfer, etc, etc...)


                official press release follows:                                   
                                                                                                                                                       
                             


VARIOUS ARTISTS “RADIO LUNATICA-ZONE 2: GALACTIC DREAMS” 2CD
Compiled by ECHONOMIST, MR.LOOKMAN and PALE PENGUIN

“It was Dizzy or Charlie or Thelonius walking down the road when he listened to a strange noise, a sound, half Lester Young, half wild rain and fog, a sound that’s got that tension and roughness of a dark cave, of a train line, of an empty neighborhood that’s bringing you a thrill in the chest, it was like hitting his tiger-head on a wooden  fence a rainy Saturday morning, one of those mornings that we never go to school.
“Hey!” he shouted and he disappeared dancing. Thelonius Monk’s playing an out of tune note in the piano tonight, he’s dropping something different among all those sweet notes that the others are playing, Meadows Playhouse, nights that start at 10 and finish in a never-ending jamming, bar for black people opposite a hotel…….That strange note is making  the trumpet player lift his eyebrow.  It’s the first time that Dizzy gets surprised this day. He brings the trumpet in his lips and boils out a liquid undefined thing. “Hi hi Ha ha!” Charlie Parker laughs and hits his palm into his ankle. Putting his alto in his mouth says “I’ve told you that” with jazz notes. They express themselves like big poets speaking a different language, they sing in a different country with their instruments, beyond the sea, but nobody understands them because their language is still unknown in this country.”
We choose silence. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh………………………………………………..we don’t want to  be heard. We’ve got so many answers but we will obstinately deny them. A sounding silence, the same as God’s. The only truth is that when you love music you always return to it, even though the path of your life is taking you away from it. An electronic trip with galaxy dreams…….everything at the same time!

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2010
INCLUDING TRACKS BY: EDWIN JAMES, CHAPEAU CLAQUE, SMACS AND PATRICK KONG feat.LOUI AUSTEN, INFO, INTERCONNECTED, KITEPHONICS, CLAAS REIMER, ARIS, EKO TIGER and many more
PRODUCED BY V.I.M.RECORDS
DISTRIBUTED BY KLIK
ARTWORK BY LAUNCH DESIGN BUREAU
MASTERED BY TITO KARIOTAKIS

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many tracks uploaded on Soundcloud !

(many are now free to download!)

http://soundcloud.com/parallel-worlds

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http://www.samurai.fm/features/parallel-worlds-live-reworks-2009

the final improvisational track was based on the Doepfer A100 modular system.

enjoy, or not.

thanks,
Bakis.

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http://www.gearwire.com/parallelworlds-grobair.html

talking about modular stuff... and (the most important) music!

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Created by Dimitris D. Davakis for "Shade", a track from Parallel Worlds' cd album "Shade" 2009 DiN records. Photography by G. Gyralexis.
 

 
Created by Dimitris D. Davakis for "Into the Caves of the Mind", a track from Parallel Worlds' cd album "Obsessive Surrealism" 2007 DiN records.
 
 

 
Full track of the video clip created by Dimitris (Jim) D. Davakis for Parallel Worlds. Purple Skyline is an old music track (2001) from Parallel Worlds, part of the cd compilation "ikude" of various artists under the label of Shima Records.

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Parallel Worlds live @ Stage, Larisa, opening for Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (Ad Noiseum).

Parallel Worlds, will present (alternate versions of) tracks from 3 of their albums, plus unreleased material, combined with atmospheric background visuals of Jim Davakis.

Saturday, 15th of May, 'Stage' venue, Larisa, Greece.

PW Live line-up:
Bakis Sirros: Synthesizers, machinic drums, (Doepfer A100) Analogue Modular.
John Sirros: Keyboards, Synthesizer.
Jim Davakis: Background Visuals.


myspace event pagelink:
http://tinyurl.com/2e5exmn

Last.fm event page link:
http://www.last.fm/event/1466265+The+Kilimanjaro+Darkjazz+Ensemble+-+Parallel+Worlds

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HIC SUNT LEONES presents:

ALIO DIE | PARALLEL WORLDS  Circo Divino (HSL055 and HSL055LP)
CD - 6 side Digipack, 180gr VINYL.

This is the first collaboration by ambient master Alio Die with soundscape creator Parallel Worlds.
The unique sound achieved could be described as a hybrid sonic world, made out of bouncing electrons and air vibrations.
The modular machines of Parallel Worlds are merged with the acoustic instrumentation and drones of
Alio Die, joined by the ethereal voice of the Polish vocalist/composer India Czajkowska, resulting in a surreal, yet down to earth, listening experience.
The compositions, being, at times, minimal and calm and, at other times, full of mystical darkness and microsound elements, take the listener into a place were mental and physical boundaries have no need to exist.

The beautiful Digipack artwork is by the painter Romanie Sanchez.

Tracks:
1 Lost Fractales
2 Circo Divino
3 Nuvole di Palissandro
4 Sorinel
5 Electrostatic Forest
6 Slide of Grace

All tracks composed and produced by Bakis Sirros and Stefano Musso
(BMI) between 2008 and 2009, in Milan, Italy and Athens, Greece.

Parallel Worlds : Doepfer A100 modular, Serge Modular Music System, AS Integrator modular, Metalbox/CGS modular, modified Oberheim 4-Voice, modified EMS VCS3, String machines, Tape Echoes, Tone & CV generators, wave shapers and modifiers.

Alio Die: Drones and Loops, Zither, Carillon, Effects and Treatments.

Voice and effects on tracks 1,3,4 by India Czajkowska recorded in
Verezzi, Italy.

Mastering by Stefano Musso at Temple Studio, Milan.

Cover pictures by Romanie Sanchez
www.romanie.net

CD and Vinyl Limitation: 500 copies each

Please order at:
www.aliodie.com
www.parallel-worlds-music.com

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Vu-us is very proud to present their newest release:

Interconnected - “Current Flow”.(VU-US018)



Interconnected is a collaborative electronica/ idm/ experimental project between Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds, Memory Geist) and Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate, Datasette). Both guys are heavy into analogue modular systems which makes their sound very unique and organic compared to other artists in the electronica scene who hardly use any hardware anymore.
Their debut album “Current Flow” is a sonic trip where frequencies take on real life form. Each song takes you on an aural voyage to explore new worlds beyond your imagination. The opening track “Greenerblue” brings you smoothly into this new world while other tracks like “Deepestsespeed” give you the impression that you are wandering around that cold surface for ages.
The design of this release might seem a bit dark rst, compared to the music itself, but it represents a so familiar ally and yet so mysterious during the night, the unknown.

Jef Aerts, vu-us

order@vu-us.com

www.vu-us.com

clips from the album here:
www.myspace.com/interconnectedmusic

of course the album is full of analogue modulars like the Doepfer A100, Serge modular, AS Integrator, Technosaurus Selector, Metalbox / CGS, Blacet research, (with additional Livewire, Cyndustries, Plan B modules)  and Oberheim SEM, Jupiter 6, Mono/poly, MS20, SQ10, TR606, Roland System-100m, various string machines and Tape Echoes, Nord modular, Waldorf Microwave, etc, etc...

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