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Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)
« on: August 05, 2018, 10:32:21 AM »
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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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 10:45:45 AM »
Listening to the demo - very accomplished, all round !

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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 11:25:13 AM »
Listening to the demo - very accomplished, all round !

glad you like it!

some words by Matrixsynth:

Just listened to https://tinyurl.com/ybgpupdj Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell's Dystopia (DiN56). Love it. If you like John Carpenter you will love this album. JC is classic, PW & DB's Dystopia sounds evolutionary. Superb mixing & mastering as well. Great music from start to finish.

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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 11:28:13 AM »
Great Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56) album review by the Italian webmagazine The New Noise:

https://www.thenewnoise.it/almanacco-di-domani-3/

scroll down and its in Italian.

one more new great review, in German this time:

http://www.sequenzerwelten.de/parallelworlds_main.html

new Great review of Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56) by Sylvain Lupari :

https://synthsequences.blogspot.com/2018/09/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell-dystopia.html

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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 11:21:41 AM »
Excited to announce that Dystopia (DiN56) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell is now available on the DiN Bandcamp store as CD / Download.

https://din.org.uk/album/dystopia-din56

and a video for the track Devoid, from the album Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)

https://youtu.be/oS2zry2RpKA

Video by mamonu

21st of September: Official release day for Dystopia (DiN56) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell. Available @ iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc but it's always best to support the label & artists directly @ https://din.org.uk/album/dystopia-din56


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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 10:58:01 AM »
detailed review (in FACEBOOK) of Bakis Sirros and Dave Bessell about the instruments and working methods, that were used in the making of the Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56) album:

https://web.facebook.com/pg/synthspotting/posts/?ref=page_internal

scroll down and there is a post about Bakis Sirros and then a post about Dave Bessell.

info of the Dystopia (DiN56) album:
https://din.org.uk/album/dystopia-din56

a nice feature on Synthtopia about Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell, regarding the Dystopia (DiN56) album:

https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2018/09/21/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell-dystopia/