New Arrivals From DiN Label

Several items new to the Hypnos Store from Ian Boddy’s DiN label, as well as a bunch of re-stocks not listed below.

ARC – Fracture
(DIN category)
(Price: $13.99)
“Fracture is ARC’s fifth album release and their fourth on the DiN label. It features their fabled retro style sequencing, courtesy of Shreeve’s giant Moog modular system, coupled with a heady mix of quirky melodic lines and spacy atmospheres. The album is wholly instrumental and the first four tracks constantly morph and evolve with a set of chilled out grooves and sublime melodic themes. The fifth track, Rapture, is an epic in every sense. Nearly 23 minutes in length it features a central, pounding sequencer riff section cocooned within truly awe inspiring deep space ambiences for a truly memorable track….
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Robert Rich & Ian Boddy – React
(DIN category)
(Price: $13.99)
React is the third collaboration between American ambient pioneer Robert Rich and DiN label boss Ian Boddy. This is a record of their first ever live performance at the Star’s End Radio Show 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert in Philadelphia in June 2007.

The music ebbs and flows from abstract soundscapes through gentle reveries to up tempo sections that combine thunderous analogue bass and glitchy percussion overlain with a mesmerizing mix of keyboards, flutes and gliss guitar. A truly unique concert performance by two of the most accomplished musicians in modern ambient electronica….
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Ian Boddy – Slide
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(Price: $13.99)
Slide is the studio album follow-up to Elemental and is the sixteenth full solo CD release by DiN label boss Ian Boddy. Musically it is split between three beautifully expressive legato pieces and six up-tempo tracks which employ Boddy’s trademark inventive rhythms with soaring, expressive synth voices.

Although Boddy has a well known love of vintage analogue synths he’s never made a big deal of whatever gear he’s used on a particular project as it’s always been the music on each release that has governed what audio tools he’s employed. However Slide is dominated by the sound and playing techniques Boddy has coaxed from a new musical instrument he aquired in 2008. This is a modern analogue version of the keyboard employed by the Ondes Martenot (invented in the 1920’s) which utilises a wire and ring pulley system sitting in front of a keyboard via which the player can smoothly glide between notes and create natural vibrato….
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Parallel Worlds – Shade
(DIN category)
(Price: $13.99)
Parallel Worlds employ a vast arsenal of both vintage and modern analogue modular synthesisers with extensive use of classic sequencing techniques to produce a sonic world that combines modern electronica and ambient music styles with the feel of retro electronic music. His attention to detail is astonishing and his careful sculpting of sounds and textures produce an organic, ever evolving atmosphere full of half glimpsed meanings and subdued emotions.

With Shade Parallel Worlds show a musical maturity and command of sonic atmospherics that takes the music on a journey, moving through dreams and shades, aiming for the light…
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Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy – Dervish
(DIN category)
(Price: $13.99)
Recorded in England and Austria, the album contains a guest appearance by King Crimson’s drumming and electronics wizard, Pat Mastelotto. Dervish’s sound-world is constantly evolving and always in motion. Atmospheric loops, cross-picking arpeggios, unresolved sequences that hang in the air, and some metallic-edged soloing that carves its own unique space. All add extra layers of momentum and tension to a music already brimming with invention and mystery….
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Erik Wollo & Bernhard Wostheinrich – Arcadia Borealis
(DIN category)
(Price: $13.99)
The basic premise for the music on Arcadia Borealis was to look at the 18th Century when Arctic explorers were like the Apollo astronauts of their time. Venturing into the great unknown with the real possibility of never returning home. A time when the books of Jules Verne & H.G.Wells were setting the tone for the scientific advances that were still to come. Thus the album takes the listener on a journey into new and unexplored lands inspired by the landscapes and weather prevalent in Wollo’s Norwegian homeland. The 12 tracks cover a
range of atmospheres with many environmental sounds providing an aural backdrop over which Wostheinrich creates his characteristic organic, evolving rhythms. Wollo is well known for the melodic element of his work and he weaves beautiful, beguiling melodies that rise and fall like the seas those early explorers would have sailed upon…
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