DiN30 is the third DiN sampler album and has 18 tracks from releases DiN21 – 29, featuring the artists Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, ARC, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock & Bernhard Wostheinrich.
You can preview the album below:
Synthesist Bakis Sirros, aka Parallel Worlds, sent word of a new DiN label compliation album, iNDEX04, that features the work of Ian Boddy, Parallel Worlds, Markus Reuter, Erik Wøllo, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, ARC & Mazmoneth.
Label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix, designed to not only showcase the artists’ albums, but to present an exciting and varied CD in it’s own right.
The music ranges from ‘deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres’.
You can preview iNDEX04 below.
Synthesis Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) sends word of a new collaboration with Ian Boddy, Exit Strategy.
Both Boddy & Sirros have a long, well documented love of analogue modular synthesisers and the organic sounds and rhythms these instruments can produce, so in many ways it was inevitable that these two musicians would collaborate at some point.
Sirros started the ball rolling with the composition of a series of both ambient soundscapes and more structured multilayered compositions. These featured his unusual pulsing, throbbing analogue percussion layers, warm soundscapes and beguiling melodies that are in many ways a signature sound of Parallel Worlds.
Boddy took this raw material and shaped, arranged and sculpted it into a series of seven inter-linked tracks that form a musical narrative that runs throughout Exit Strategy. Adding his glissando keyboard sound that was premiered on his album Slide (DiN31 2008) Boddy brought an emotional focus to the album which, whilst it may seem to journey through dark, subterranean territory has some glorious melodic highlights.
Previews are available at the DIN label site.
The album features lots of modular (and other) electronic music gear:
Doepfer A100 wall, Serge modular monster, Technosaurs Selector system-D, Arp Odyssey, EMS VCS3 (modded), EMS Random Voltage Generator, Korg MS20, MS50, VC10, SQ10, Trident, PE1000, Roland System-100, System-100m (3 cabinets), Oberheim 4-voice (modded), Analogue Systems RS-Integrator, Analogue Solutions Concussor, Metalbox/CGS modular, (euro system with Livewire, Plan B, 4ms, Cyndustries, Malekko, Makenoise, Harvestman modules), Waldorf microwave XT, Microwave I, Oberheim OB-Mx, Nord Modular, Korg stage echo, Roland space echo, korg ms02, Roland tr606 (modded), Korg ESX1, ES1. etc, etc….
Synthesist Bakis Sirros sends word of a some trippy new videos for a couple of his tracks, Dreamstate, above, and Beneath Fear.
Sirros records as Parallel Worlds. Tech details on the tracks below. Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: The studio of Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) looks like synthesizer heaven.
The studio has a spectacular collection of classic analog keyboards, modular synthesizers, digital synths, samplers and more.
Daytime shot of the studio below, along with the Parallel Worlds studio gear list.