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Video for the track Denormal from Morphogenic (DiN41) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell:

Sounds great, order placed!  I notice din cds cost $5 more now, they used to be $18 to usa, now $5 shipping is charged.

thanks.   :)

about the price increase, it quite probably has to do with the shipping costs getting higher...

Morphogenic (DiN41) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell is now available for purchase on CD via the DiN web store.

also, available for purchase as a digital download via the DiN Bandcamp store.

on the Bandcamp website, you can listen to the WHOLE album before buying it!

great new review of Morphogenic (5 out of 5 stars) :

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the first album review from Igloomag (which is great, btw) :

review extract:

'A mesmerizing release and a true milestone in the genre of sci-fi ambient space music.'

and a video from one of the album tracks (Corruption) :
lots of Serge and Eurorack / Doepfer and various other modulars / analogues in the track of course.
all, or most drums, made with modulars and analogue sequencers of course (main drums are Plan B Model 15's passed thru Makenoise QMMG lpg's...)
plus further software manipulation with Ableton Live, and other elements plus Guitar from Dave Bessell.

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:

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.


iNDEX04 (DiN40) is now available on iTunes.

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:

DiN40 - iNDEX04 the fourth DiN label CD sampler is NOW available from the DiN web store (5 GBP).

DiN40 - iNDEX04 is also available for download from the DiN Bandcamp store. (5 GBP)

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...

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:

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

btw, only 80 copies of Exit Strategy (DiN37) are left before they are sold out, so, if you like physical cd's, hurry up and order one:

 ;D ;D

Why is this one so limited?  The new Mazmoneth got 1,000 copies.  I would think Exit Strategy would sell more copies.

we thought 600 copies would be ok, but they are selling much faster than we though...

more great reviews of Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds (DiN37) 'Exit Strategy' cd album:

(rating 9 out of 10)

review from sonic curiosity:

review from Connexion Bizarre webmag (9 out of 10) :

info and clips from the album here:

and you can hear the whole album on the Bandcamp website of course...

sounds very interesting!

a new great review of the Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds 'Exit Strategy' (DiN37) album (rating 6 out of 6 !) :

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.

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

now on Bandcamp, where you can listen to the WHOLE album before you buy it:

$12.74 is awfully steep for a download album!!!
Is there some reason for it being this high?

do not know about this. i do not set the price...

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