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Title: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Now!
Post by: Parallel Worlds on August 31, 2012, 12:02:18 PM
Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - 'Morphogenic'

DiN41 | 2012 | Limited to 500 copies


Release date 30th October 2012

(http://www.din.org.uk/din/graphics/din_covers/din41%20cover.jpg)

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 (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.
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: Parallel Worlds on September 25, 2012, 11:51:59 AM
and a video from one of the album tracks (Corruption) :
 
http://youtu.be/e_zvNkj6vDw (http://youtu.be/e_zvNkj6vDw)
 
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.
 
Bakis

Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: drone on on September 25, 2012, 12:49:29 PM
Very cool, looking forward to this!!
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: Parallel Worlds on September 28, 2012, 09:26:50 AM
Very cool, looking forward to this!!

 :)
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: Parallel Worlds on October 01, 2012, 05:15:04 AM
the first album review from Igloomag (which is great, btw) :

http://igloomag.com/reviews/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell-morphogenic-din (http://igloomag.com/reviews/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell-morphogenic-din)

review extract:

'A mesmerizing release and a true milestone in the genre of sci-fi ambient space music.'
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: Parallel Worlds on October 19, 2012, 03:45:14 AM
Morphogenic (DiN41) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell is now available for purchase on CD via the DiN web store.
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/456 (http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/456)

also, available for purchase as a digital download via the DiN Bandcamp store.
http://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/morphogenic-din41 (http://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/morphogenic-din41)

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

also,
great new review of Morphogenic (5 out of 5 stars) : http://synthsequences.blogspot.ca/2012/10/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell.html (http://synthsequences.blogspot.ca/2012/10/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell.html)
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: drone on on October 20, 2012, 04:11:37 AM
Sounds great, order placed!  I notice din cds cost $5 more now, they used to be $18 to usa, now $5 shipping is charged. 
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: Parallel Worlds on October 20, 2012, 06:32:20 AM
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...
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Soon
Post by: Parallel Worlds on October 21, 2012, 11:50:45 AM
Video for the track Denormal from Morphogenic (DiN41) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell: http://youtu.be/N3y0VnKPQqY (http://youtu.be/N3y0VnKPQqY)
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Now!
Post by: Parallel Worlds on December 01, 2012, 02:08:09 AM
Great new review of Morphogenic (DiN41), rating 10/10 :

http://www.electronique.it/reviewA2947C1_cd-Reviews_Parallel-Worlds---Dave-Bessell_Morphogenic (http://www.electronique.it/reviewA2947C1_cd-Reviews_Parallel-Worlds---Dave-Bessell_Morphogenic)
Title: Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Now!
Post by: Parallel Worlds on February 18, 2013, 02:51:06 AM
more great reviews of Morphogenic (DiN41) :

from Belgium (rating 8 out of 10) :
http://www.darkentries.be/nl/cds/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell-morphogenic/ (http://www.darkentries.be/nl/cds/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell-morphogenic/)

(rating 8/10), from Side-Line magazine:
http://www.side-line.com/reviews_comments.php?id=48708_0_17_0_C (http://www.side-line.com/reviews_comments.php?id=48708_0_17_0_C)

from Italy (7.5 out of 10) :
http://www.darkroom-magazine.it/ita/107/Recensione.php?r=2548 (http://www.darkroom-magazine.it/ita/107/Recensione.php?r=2548)

from Greece (4 out of 5) :
http://www.athensvoice.gr/the-paper/article/419/%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B1-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%BB%CF%8D%CF%84%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%AC-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%82 (http://www.athensvoice.gr/the-paper/article/419/%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B1-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%BB%CF%8D%CF%84%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%AC-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%82)

from Greece again (chosen as one of the 20 more significant Greek albums of 2012):
http://www.mixtape.gr/i-egchories-ichitikes-ekplixis-tou-2012-4/ (http://www.mixtape.gr/i-egchories-ichitikes-ekplixis-tou-2012-4/)

and also included in the 'significant releases of 2012' of the Star's End radio show:
http://www.starsend.org/12rev.html (http://www.starsend.org/12rev.html)

plus, included in the Top 25 albums of 2012 in the radio show Secret Music on WVKR FM:
http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.gr/2012/12/secret-music-news-end-of-2012.html (http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.gr/2012/12/secret-music-news-end-of-2012.html)