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DiN30 - iNDEX03
Release date September 27th 2008

iNDEX03 is the third DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN21 - 29. The artists include Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Hoffmann-Hoock/Wöstheinrich & ARC.

As with the previous two DiN compilation albums, iNDEX01 (DiN10) and iNDEX02 (DiN20), DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 pieces into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums on the disc but presents an exciting and varied album in it's own right. It also highlights the varied and intruiging music that the DiN label conjures up on it's releases from deep analogue synth grooves through glitchy, digital soundscapes to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra front flap which just adds to the value and collectability of this disc.



iNDEX03 wil sell for the budget price of $10 from the DiN web site and as such is a wonderful introduction to the music of the DiN catalogue.

Tracks :
01) B2 Gigacosm - Surface 10 - Surface Tensions DiN24
02) Foundry - Ian Boddy - Elemental DiN25
03) Geode - Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - DiN21
04) Particular Moments - Tetsu Inoue - Yolo - DiN22
05) Conundrum - Hoffmann-Hoock & Wöstheinrich - Conundrum DiN27
06) Slow Hand - Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - React DiN29
07) The First Cry . . . - Radio Massacre International - Septentrional DiN23
08 ) Rapture - ARC - Fracture DiN28
09) Beneath Fear - Parallel Worlds - Obsessive Surrealism DiN26
10) Veiled - Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - React DiN29
11) Trident - Radio Massacre International - Septentrional DiN23
12) Distracted - Parallel Worlds - Obsessive Surrealism DiN26
13) Dawn/Bleep/Dusk - Surface 10 - Surface Tensions DiN24
14) Tane - Tetsu Inoue - Yolo DiN22
15) Lithosphere - Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - Lithosphere DiN21
16) Phased Realities - Hoffmann-Hoock & Wöstheinrich - Conundrum DiN27
17) Fracture - ARC - Fracture DiN28
18 ) Elemental - Ian Boddy - Elemental DiN25

Total running time : 73:54

http://www.din.org.uk/news.html

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hello,
 
just created some new Demo clips for the Analogue Systems RS370 Polyphonic Harmonic Generator module.

you can check them here:
http://www.analoguesystems.co.uk/modules/rs370MP3_v2.htm
 
with these complex patches, using the RS370, you can realize the great capabilities of this module when used in a modular environment.
 
enjoy...

best regards,    :)
Bakis.


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Parallel Worlds are playing live at Synch Festival 2008 (www.synch.gr) , on Friday the 13th of June.

PW will present tracks from their 4 albums plus unreleased material, combined with (real-time manipulation of) the surreal background visuals of MT (Maria Tsiligiridi).



This year’s line up (http://www.synch.gr/index.php?lang=2&cid=1&tid=32 ):
(Places: Technopolis, Benaki Museum, Athens - Greece)


JUNE 13

PARALLEL WORLDS (live) - GR
HAPPY MONDAYS (live) - UK
YO LA TENGO (live) - USA
HOLY FUCK (live) - CA
LIARS (live) - USA
RODES (live) - GR
SOISONG (Peter Christopherson (ex coil) & Ivan Pavlov) (live) – UK, RU
VLADISLAV DELAY (live) - FI
TERRE THAEMLITZ (live) - USA
KHAN OF FINLAND (live) - DE
THE FIELD (live) - SWE
DSL BROS (live) - FR
PEDRO (live) - UK
KREON (dj set) - GR
ION (live) - GR
MENELAOS (live) - CY

JUNE 14

DubStepByStep feat :
MORITZ VON OSWALD (dj set) - DE
PINCH (dj set) - UK
HEADHUNTER (dj set) - UK
PEVERELIST (dj set) - UK
KERMERCOREMODE (dj set) - GR
URBAN DISCO (dj set) - GR
LUOMO (live) - FI
DJ PIERRE (dj set) - USA
TONY LIGHT (live) - IT
FANTASTIKOI HXOI (live) - GR

JUNE 15

MONIKA (live) - GR
YOUR HAND IN MINE (live) - GR
MY WET CALVIN (live) - GR
CHRONIK (live) - GR
ROISIN MURPHY (live) - UK
STEREOLAB (live) - UK
JUAN ATKINS (dj set) - USA
KIERAN HEBDEN (FOURTET) & STEVE REID (live) – UK,USA
PONI HOAX (live) - FR
MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO feat. Moritz Von Oswald, Max Lodenbauer, Vladislav Delay (live) - DE
KODE 9 (dj set) - UK
ANGEL Ilpo Väisänen (of Pan sonic) , Dirk Dresselhaus (of Schneider TM) Hildur Gudnadottir (Lost in Hildurness, Mum ) ] (live) – FI, DE, IC
PILOOSKI (dj set) - FR
JAMAL MOSS A.K.A HIEROGLYPHIC BEING (live) - USA
LEMOS (live) - GR
GOOD LUCK MR GORCKY (live) - GR
STAUBGOLD SHOWCASE : Klangwart & Mapstation (live) - DE
EVENTLESS PLOT (live) - GR
ELICA (live) - GR
SANCHO (live) - GR
BLACK ATHENA (dj set) - GR
CARTER / TUTTI (live) - UK



Synch Festival is one of the most-respected festivals in Greece and, so far, many well-known artists have performed there, like:

Plaid, Front 242, A Guy Called Gerald, Biosphere, Fennesz, Fischerspooner, Bill Lasswell, Mouse On Mars, Jan Jelinek, Pan sonic, Senior Coconut, Tortoise, Tuxedomoon, Vector Lovers, etc…






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MARCH 13-16 ELECTROGOTHIC FESTIVAL @ SMALL MUSIC THEATRE POWERED BY ELECTROGOTHIC.GR

The first Greek ElectroGothic Fest is now a reality! “Small Music Theatre” Music Hall and the music portal “electrogothic.gr” organize ElectroGothic Festival 2008, which will last four days and will take place from March 13th to 16th at the Small Music Theater Music Hall (Beikou 33 str, Koukaki, Athens).
more info @ www.electrogothic.gr

Parallel Worlds will be playing on the 13th of March presenting tracks from their latest cd album ’Obsessive Surrealism’ plus older and unreleased tracks, combined with otherworldly background visuals by J.Davakis


 

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http://www.cuemix-magazine.com/cuemix/inhalt.php?image=637

enjoy, or not.
best regards,     :-)
Bakis.

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Review from Bill Binkelman (of Wind and Wire):

PARALLEL WORLDS
Obsessive Surrealism
DiN (2007)
11 tracks, 63:29

 
Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) reinvents retro-EM on Obsessive Surrealism, one of the best EM recordings of the year. As he weaves his way through eleven tracks (many under six minutes - a decision that I applaud, frankly), he immerses the listener in a shadowy realm where a myriad of past EM and electronica influences (chief among them are John Carpenter’s soundtracks) merge with a dark yet lush contemporary tint. A smattering of synth-pop touches, perhaps trace elements of Jarre, Tangerine Dream, or Synergy also surface, as well as echoes of contemporaries like Current, Di Evantile, and others. The music (much of it created on modular analogue instruments) is always couched in an atmosphere permeated with dread, foreboding, menace and mystery. Because the music frequently has a cinematic aspect to it, I think Sirros’ biggest influences were the music from films such as Escape from New York, The Fog, and to lesser degrees, Big Trouble in Little China and The Thing (and yes, I know The Thing soundtrack was actually composed by Ennio Morricone, thankyouverymuch). Regardless whether you will agree with me on this point, Obsessive Surrealism is an entertaining disc and certainly plays better in the foreground rather than as sonic wallpaper. You’ll really want to listen to this one.

The opening “Beneath Fear” gives you a good indication what to expect. Muted bell tones are set off against assorted skittering electronic FX and minor chord washes. Rhythms emerge gradually but build in intensity along with the addition of moody chorals. “Different Pathways” begins with a steady snare and bass drum beat. Burbling static and organ-like chords are right out of The Thing, and have that same “hair stands up on the back of your neck” effect, as if something is approaching and it’s not gonna be pleasant. Yet, the energy of the song (unlike Carpenter’s soundtracks) is dialed up to a higher intensity level. It’s almost infectious, an intriguing counterpoint to music suffused with dread. “Empty Human Cells” evokes Escape from New York at times, with the same pulsing rhythms and flurry of synths that marked one of Carpenter’s more sought after works.

Sirros settles down only occasionally (too bad) e.g. on “Increasing Complexity” with its echoed piano, bell tones, and undulating drones, eventually married to some midtempo synth bass beats and weird effects. He takes aim at a mixture of ‘80s dance/synth pop crossed with neon-lit Berlin on the bouncy, energetic “Distracted.” Harold Faltemeyer meets Tangerine Dream, perhaps? The CD ends with the dark Sturm und Drang of “Crying Spells,” a welling-up dose of propulsive yet oppressive power, reminding me of Big Trouble in Little China crossed with The Keep (soundtrack by Tangerine Dream).

Despite my numerous allusions to other artists (notably Carpenter and his unnamed accomplice Alan Howarth), don’t be mistaken in thinking Obsessive Surrealism reeks of copycatting. Bakis Sirros is certainly an original. The music here is a hybrid of retro analogue-driven and contemporary EM, with the emphasis on the former but not in a derivative fashion. More than anything else, what Sirros’ infuses this CD with is a delightfully sly mixture of fun and frights. Charged with a shadowy spookiness and a dose of creepy menace around every corner, the album is very highly recommended.

Rating: A

Bill Binkelman / Wind And Wire




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hello all,
 
there is a new "Funereal Cavern" cd album review posted in the Greek magazine Tranzistor.gr (www.tranzistor.gr)
 
the review is in greek, but i can tell you that the review is very good!
http://www.tranzistor.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2401&Itemid=143
 
 
many thanks,
best regards,   
Bakis.

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