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John Duval - Hell's Canyon



2003. Hell's Canyon is the solo debut of John Duval, member of Binary's own Dweller at the Threhold. Created entirely with Duval's massive array of modular synthesizers (a wall of electronics dubbed "the Fist of God") Hell's Canyon is an abstract, deep-space exploration of pure electronics. With all these analog synthesizers involved, of course there's an element of the "classic EM" sound, but this is not a retro, "Berlin school" composition. Closer comparisons would be Robert Rich's Bestiary album (another abstract, pure modular synth piece), or perhaps even the deep-space excursions of Hypnos's own Viridian Sun.

All performances ere are by Duval himself, but fellow Dweller at the Threshold member Dave Fulton edited, assembled and mastered Duval's original tapes into a sonically refined and cohesive recording.

Track list with MP3 samples:
Approaching the Rim
Hell's Canyon
River of Fear
Beside the Sulfur Sea
Paleozoic Twilight
Sleepy Hollow


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Reviews

"Great electronic sound journey through the canyon... Wonderful trip through Hell's Canyon in a vessel of sound. Exciting and intriguing. A great sound that only leaves me wanting more, expecting more."
Reviewed by Bren on www.cdbaby.com

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