Parallel Worlds - Obsessive Surrealism
Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds 'Exit Strategy'
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'Part of the raison d'être of the DiN label has always been about collaborations and "Exit Strategy" continues this tradition with a new joint venture between label boss Ian Boddy and Parallel Worlds.

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 a real emotional focus to the album which, whilst it may seem to journey through dark, subterranean territory has some glorious melodic highlights.

Machines used by Bakis Sirros on this album:
Doepfer A100 modular (with Livewire, Plan B, 4ms, Cyndustries, Malekko, Makenoise, Harvestman modules), Serge Modular monster, Technosaurus Selector system-D, Arp Odyssey, EMS VCS-3 (modified), EMS Random Voltage Generator, Korg MS-20, MS-50, VC-10, SQ-10, Trident, PE-1000, Roland System-100, System-100m (3 cabinets), Oberheim 4-Voice (modified), Analogue Systems RS-Integrator, Analogue Solutions Concussor, Metalbox/CGS modular, Waldorf Microwave XT, Microwave I, Oberheim OB-Mx, Nord Modular, Korg Stage Echo, Roland Space eEho, korg MS-02, Roland TR606 (modified), Korg ESX1, ES1. etc...

Track listing:

01 Portal (4.44)
02 Impresario (8.01)
03 Soliloquy (6.53)
04 Entwined (7.20)
05 Exit Strategy (10.08)
06 Hidden (4.59)
07 Return (9.44)

Total Time: 51.53

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Exit Strategy CD.
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