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Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out Now

Postby Parallel Worlds » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:08 am

Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - 'Morphogenic'

DiN41 | 2012 | Limited to 500 copies


Release date 30th October 2012

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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://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/morphogenic-din41
and here:
http://www.din.org.uk


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.



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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:47 pm

and a video from one of the album tracks (Corruption) :

http://spam.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
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:13 am

the first album review from Igloomag (which is great, btw) :

http://igloomag.com/reviews/parallel-wo ... ogenic-din

review extract:

'A mesmerizing release and a true milestone in the genre of sci-fi ambient space music.'
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:56 am

great new review of Morphogenic (5 out of 5 stars) :

http://synthsequences.spam.ca/2012/ ... ssell.html

review extract: "There are no doubts in my mind; “Morphogenic” is the best work of Parallel Worlds. It's an intense album where black feelings feast in parallel emotions. It’s exactly the diapason of Bakis Sirros but with a much more theatrical, even cinematographic, approach. It’s like inventing a new horror movie in each new listening. It’s black. Very black! But it’s beautiful. It’s very beautiful. "
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:44 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/spam

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

on the Bandcamp website, you can listen to the WHOLE album before buying it!
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Postby Parallel Worlds » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:50 pm

Video for the track Denormal from Morphogenic (DiN41) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell: http://spam.be/N3y0VnKPQqY
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:33 pm

Morphogenic (DiN41) by Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell has been released! Now available in many cd stores and online cd outlets, plus digital download websites, worldwide!
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:40 am

another great new review of Morphogenic (DiN41), rating 8/10, from Side-Line magazine:
http://www.side-line.com/reviews_commen ... 8_0_17_0_C
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:01 am

yes, one more great review of Morphogenic (DiN41) from Belgium this time (rating 8 out of 10) :
http://www.darkentries.be/nl/cds/parall ... rphogenic/
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:45 am

more great reviews of Morphogenic (DiN41) :

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

from Greece (4 out of 5) :
http://www.athensvoice.gr/the-paper/art ... F%85%CF%82

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

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

plus, included in the Top 25 albums of 2012 in the radio show Secret Music on WVKR FM
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

Postby Parallel Worlds » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:19 am

another great review of Morphogenic (DiN41) from Ping Things:

Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Morphogenic (DiN41) :

On "Morphogenic", Bakis Sirros (in his guise as Parallel Worlds) and Dave Bessell have teamed up to craft an excellent blend of foreboding synth work and abstract elements, that come together in an almost cinematic manner, a mixture of tension and unease that brings to mind the work of both John Carpenter and Recoil.

Throughout "Morphogenic" Sirros and Bessell blend sounds in a dramatic style that would easily translate to film, pairing deep analog synth-lines with metallic atmospheres, echoing chimes and vamp-y stabs. It's a very fluid album well suited for cinematic immersion, with sounds flowing into one another seamlessly, shifting and swirling around the soundscape to create a thick aural swell that surrounds the listener. As noted earlier, I hear a very strong Alan Wilder vibe to the album, a simultaneous feeling of aural density and attention to fine detail that's shared with the Recoil catalog, a feeling that conjures imagery and atmosphere in very theatrical ways. This is, of course, a very good thing, and I applaud the pair for their success in creating such an evocative soundscape.

Sirros and Bessell have an excellent sonic synergy on this release, and it's a strong pairing that I hope to hear more of in the future, perhaps with a visual component to accompany the music. "Morphogenic" comes highly recommended.
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Re: Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell 'Morphogenic'(DiN41) Out

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