DiN has released Black Horses of the Sun – the latest release from Dave Bessell (Node).
The new album builds on the atmospheric style of Bessell’s previous releases, but adds a more melodic focus.
Here’s what the label has to say about the new album:
An eclectic variety of stylistic influences flicker through this music, from classical to industrial, Berlin school ambient to jazz, to the Eno, Fripp & Bowie collaborations of the Berlin years through to echoes of psytrance. All make their appearance from time to time.
Overall there is often a widescreen cinematic sense of scale, which would not be out of place in a film soundtrack.
Here’s a preview, Skyrim from Black Horses Of The Sun:
Bessell is joined on one track each by:
- Ian Boddy (mainstay of the UK analog synth scene);
- Lyonel Bauchet (French TV and Film composer and Buchla wizard); and
- Liam Boyle (versatile soundtrack composer).
The tools used are predominantly analog hardware, with a sprinkling of contributions from custom written software alongside treated guitar.
- Dave Bessell: Macbeth M5n, Moslab system 32, Club of the Knobs sequencer, Alesis Andromeda, Korg Volca Bass, self made software (physical modelling & improvising sequencer), Les Paul Fender, Twin Laney Lionheart, assorted pedals and outboard
- Liam Boyle: Fender Strat, Prophet 08, Roland SH-05, Synthi A, Reaktor, scraped spring reverb
- Ian Boddy: Serge modular, Analogue Systems French Connection keyboard, Moog Voyager
- Lyonel Bauchet: Buchla 200e modular & assorted Buchla modules
See the DiN site for more info.