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last website update: 21-9-2015


 

(21-9-15) NEW Parallel Worlds collab album: Parallel Worlds and Self Oscillate - 'World Adapter' (DiN48)
info, audio clips and details:
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/501

 


(22-11-2014)

the Alio Die | Parallel Worlds cd album 'Elusive Metaphor' will be released until end of 2014 on the Hic Sunt Leones label.


(03-11-2012): Morphogenic (DiN41) by Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell Out Now!

Now available in many cd stores and online cd outlets, plus digital download websites, worldwide!


It can now be purchased both in physical CD & digital format directly from the DiN Bandcamp page. The CD version also comes with an immediate download code so you can enjoy the music whilst the CD is on the way to you.
http://dinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/morphogenic-din41


 DiN41 - Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Morphogenic

MorphogenicDiN41 | 2012 | Limited to 500 copies
Release date 30th October 2012

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.

These two artists complement one another very well, giving Morphogenic a feel that is both retro in its analogue heritage, yet forward looking in its unusual detailed textures, combined with a fine compositional sensibility, is another excellent release to add to the DiN canon.

Audio clips and further info here: http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/451


(29/04/2012):

The collab Parallel Worlds CD album with
David Bessell (of NODE) is now very close to be finished! Due out for release until end of 2012.


(05/10/2011):

DiNDDL09 - Memory Geist - Benthos
(release date July of 2011)

"Benthos" is the second album by Memory Geist, the collaborative project of Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission & Black Cab) and Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds & Interconnected). Their first album "Funereal Cavern" was released in 2007 by the well respected Italian experimental label Musica Maxima Magnetica.

The creation of "Benthos" has been a long process initiated in mid-2007 when Law visited Sirros in his home town of Athens, Greece and the duo recorded some initial material together comprising a variety of soundscapes, sequences, analogue rhythms & organic atmospheres. On his return to Melbourne in Australia, Law sculpted this raw material into a set of 6 tracks which were augmented by further soundscapes, rhythms and arrangement ideas sent across to him by Sirros. The gestation of "Benthos" took 4 years in total and has resulted in the birth of a complex and fascinating ambient electronica album. The pieces range from dark, industrial rhythmic tracks to cosmic style slabs of ambience and showcase the duos use of modular analogue synths alongside computer software manipulation.

The album is also available as a limited run (99 copies) digipak art-edition CD-R from the Hic Sunt Leones label run by ambient maestro Alio Die.

 


(19/04/2011):

DiN37 - Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds - Exit Strategy

DiN37 | 2011
Release date 31|05|11

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. Greek electronic musician Bakis Sirros has had two well received releases previously on DiN under the moniker of Parallel Worlds namely Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26 2007) and Shade (DiN32 2009). Outside of DiN he has also collaborated with Italian ambient master Alio Die, IDM/electronica artist Ingo Zobel and ambient/experimental musician Steve Law.

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.

"Exit Strategy" proves once again that the DiN label can conjure up new combinations of sonic palettes from internationally renowned electronic musicians.


(22/01/2011): our new Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallel-Worlds/192093934136476


(10/01/2011):

 

Parallel Worlds live with In Trance 95 @ Bios.
PW will present (alternate versions of) various tracks from their latest albums, plus unreleased material combined with the surreal background visuals of Jim D. Davakis. (plus there will be a Doepfer A100 modular synth on stage of course)
 
Ticket: 5 euros.
Doors open at 22:00
 
Bios
Pireos 84
10438 Athens
Greece

 


(07/12/2010):

New 2cd Compilation 'Radio Lunatica Z2' (VIMCD004) (featuring new Interconnected track!) OUT SOON!
 
 
Interconnected is my collab project with German Musician Ingo Zobel (from DRON, mikrolux/elektrolux)
 
(the track is full of analogue modulars of course, Serge, Doepfer, etc, etc...)
 
 official press release follows:   
 
                               
 
 
VARIOUS ARTISTS “RADIO LUNATICA-ZONE 2: GALACTIC DREAMS” 2CD
Compiled by ECHONOMIST, MR.LOOKMAN and PALE PENGUIN
 
“It was Dizzy or Charlie or Thelonius walking down the road when he listened to a strange noise, a sound, half Lester Young, half wild rain and fog, a sound that’s got that tension and roughness of a dark cave, of a train line, of an empty neighborhood that’s bringing you a thrill in the chest, it was like hitting his tiger-head on a wooden  fence a rainy Saturday morning, one of those mornings that we never go to school.
“Hey!” he shouted and he disappeared dancing. Thelonius Monk’s playing an out of tune note in the piano tonight, he’s dropping something different among all those sweet notes that the others are playing, Meadows Playhouse, nights that start at 10 and finish in a never-ending jamming, bar for black people opposite a hotel…….That strange note is making  the trumpet player lift his eyebrow.  It’s the first time that Dizzy gets surprised this day. He brings the trumpet in his lips and boils out a liquid undefined thing. “Hi hi Ha ha!” Charlie Parker laughs and hits his palm into his ankle. Putting his alto in his mouth says “I’ve told you that” with jazz notes. They express themselves like big poets speaking a different language, they sing in a different country with their instruments, beyond the sea, but nobody understands them because their language is still unknown in this country.”
We choose silence. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh………………………………………………..we don’t want to  be heard. We’ve got so many answers but we will obstinately deny them. A sounding silence, the same as God’s. The only truth is that when you love music you always return to it, even though the path of your life is taking you away from it. An electronic trip with galaxy dreams…….everything at the same time!
 
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2010
INCLUDING TRACKS BY: EDWIN JAMES, CHAPEAU CLAQUE, SMACS AND PATRICK KONG feat.LOUI AUSTEN, INFO, INTERCONNECTED, KITEPHONICS, CLAAS REIMER, ARIS, EKO TIGER and many more
PRODUCED BY V.I.M.RECORDS
DISTRIBUTED BY KLIK
ARTWORK BY LAUNCH DESIGN BUREAU
MASTERED BY TITO KARIOTAKIS
 
 
 
 

 

 

(07/04/2010):

HIC SUNT LEONES presents:


 

 
 



 


ALIO DIE | PARALLEL WORLDS  Circo Divino (HSL055 and HSL055LP)
CD - 6 side Digipack, 180gr Vinyl.

 

Release date: 20th of April 2010.
 


This is the first collaboration by ambient master Alio Die with soundscape creator Parallel Worlds.
The unique sound achieved could be described as a hybrid sonic world, made out of bouncing electrons and air vibrations.
The modular machines of Parallel Worlds are merged with the acoustic instrumentation and drones of
Alio Die, joined by the ethereal voice of the Polish vocalist/composer India Czajkowska, resulting in a surreal, yet down to earth, listening experience.
The compositions, being, at times, minimal and calm and, at other times, full of mystical darkness and microsound elements, take the listener into a place were mental and physical boundaries have no need to exist.

The beautiful Digipack artwork is by the painter Romanie Sanchez.

Tracks:
1 Lost Fractales
2 Circo Divino
3 Nuvole di Palissandro
4 Sorinel
5 Electrostatic Forest
6 Slide of Grace

All tracks composed and produced by Bakis Sirros and Stefano Musso
(BMI) between 2008 and 2009, in Milan, Italy and Athens, Greece.

Parallel Worlds : Doepfer A100 modular, Serge Modular Music System, AS Integrator modular, Metalbox/CGS modular, modified Oberheim 4-Voice, modified EMS VCS3, String machines, Tape Echoes, Tone & CV generators, wave shapers and modifiers.

Alio Die: Drones and Loops, Zither, Carillon, Effects and Treatments.

Voice and effects on tracks 1,3,4 by India Czajkowska recorded in
Verezzi, Italy.

Mastering by Stefano Musso at Temple Studio, Milan.

Cover pictures by Romanie Sanchez
www.romanie.net

MP3 clips here:
http://www.junodownload.com/products/1559865-02.htm


CD and Vinyl Limitation: 500 copies each

Please order at:
www.aliodie.com
www.parallel-worlds-music.com


(17/01/2010): Interconnected Debut album 'Current Flow' release (release date: 18/01/2010):

Vu-us is very proud to present their newest release:
 
Interconnected - “Current Flow”.(VU-US018)
 
 
 
Interconnected is a collaborative electronica/ idm/ experimental project between Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds, Memory Geist) and Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate, Datasette). Both guys are heavy into analogue modular systems which makes their sound very unique and organic compared to other artists in the electronica scene who hardly use any hardware anymore.
Their debut album “Current Flow” is a sonic trip where frequencies take on real life form. Each song takes you on an aural voyage to explore new worlds beyond your imagination. The opening track “Greenerblue” brings you smoothly into this new world while other tracks like “Deepestsespeed” give you the impression that you are wandering around that cold surface for ages.
The design of this release might seem a bit dark rst, compared to the music itself, but it represents a so familiar ally and yet so mysterious during the night, the unknown.
 
Jef Aerts, vu-us
 
order@vu-us.com
 
www.vu-us.com
 
clips from the album here:
www.myspace.com/interconnectedmusic
 
of course the album is full of analogue modulars like the Doepfer A100, Serge modular, AS Integrator, Technosaurus Selector, Metalbox / CGS, Blacet research, (with additional Livewire, Cyndustries, Plan B modules)  and Oberheim SEM, Jupiter 6, Mono/poly, MS20, SQ10, TR606, Roland System-100m, various string machines and Tape Echoes, Nord modular, Waldorf Microwave, etc, etc...

(06/12/2009):

PAN SONIC / ROB HALL / PARALLEL WORLDS Live @ BIOS

Friday, 18th of December 2009, 11:00PM.

Parallel Worlds live @ BIOS , plus PAN SONIC and Rob Hall (Skam records, Gescom).

Parallel Worlds (DiN records) will present (alternate versions of) tracks from their latest album ’Shade’ and their older albums, plus 2 unreleased improvisational tracks based on a Doepfer A100 Modular System, combined with the otherworldly live visuals of Maria Tsiligiridi.

PAN SONIC (Blast First/MUTE records), the Band from Finland, being pioneers of the industrial techno sound for so many years, need no introduction...

Rob Hall has been the co-owner of Skam records for many years (home of 'Boards Of Canada', Bola, etc.) and he has also participated in the well-known 'Gescom' collective.

Ticket: 12 euros.

http://www.bios.gr/events/detail.php?show=240

http://tinyurl.com/yet5nvr


(11/10/2009): many Great New Reviews of Shade (DiN32) cd album have been added in the reviews section.


(02/09/2009)

Parallel Worlds are playing live at Reworks 09 festival (www.reworks.gr), one of the most important electronic music festivals of Europe.

Parallel Worlds will present (alternate versions of) tracks from their new album 'Shade' (DiN32), plus older tracks and unreleased material, combined with the otherworldly live visuals of Maria Tsiligiridi.

(plus, there will be a Doepfer A100 Analogue Modular Synth on stage)

Parallel Worlds will appear on Saturday 19/9/09, 22:00.

the Festival is taking place in 18 and 19 September, Vilka Area, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Artists that will perform in this year's Reworks festival include:

The Stereo MC's Live, Sven Vath, Dj Hell, Dennis Ferrer, Oliver Huntemann, Parov Stellar + band Live, Daedelus Live, DJ Mehdi And.id Live, Filastine live, Actor One, Cayetano Soundsystem Live, Beardyman Live, Paul Kalkbrenner Live, Shlomi Aber, Argy, Gabriel Le Mar, Martinez Brothers, Parallel Worlds, NTEIBINT Live, Heidi, Marry's Flower Superhead, Chromata, Dj booker, Dj viton, Cj jeff, cruz, etc.


(19/04/2009)

the Parallel Worlds 'Shade' (DiN32) album is Now available on Musiczeit Digital Downloads platform as a digital download (mp3 and FLAC formats).

http://www.musiczeit.com/album.php?album=1002&Parallel+Worlds+Shade


(25/03/2009)  

 Shade (DiN32) CD Album Out Now!


Reviews here


(15/03/2009)

The New "Shade" (DiN32) Album is NOW Available to BUY from the DiN store ($18.00 including worldwide postage)


(03/02/2009)

DiN32 - Shade by Parallel Worlds
Release date 23rd March 2009

Shade is the studio album follow-up to Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26 - 2007) and is the fifth CD release by Parallel Worlds (the main musical project of Greek electronic musician Bakis Sirros).

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. The purely electronic rhythms and beats seem to have a life of their own and showcase a musician who is a virtuoso with these types of instruments that are the antithesis of the quick fix pick-a-preset mind set of much of todays society. Musically he likes to explore various states of mind, no doubt influenced by his medical background and this adds a tension and darkness to his compositions that are punctuated by disarmingly simple and wistful melodies.

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.



Track Listing:

01: Frightening Frontiers (05:42)
02: Entities (06:30)
03: A Moment Frozen (02:16)
04: Mutating Realities (10:32)
05: Compulsive Mechanics (05:38)
06: Not Being Mirrored (08:25)
07: Shade (06:02)
08: Urgency (08:25)
09: Towards (05:09)
10: Ungreat Certainty (03:48)

Total Time: 62:45
www.DiN.org.uk

(25/10/2008)

 


(04/09/2008)

DiN30 - iNDEX03    Out Now!

iNDEX03 is the third DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN21 - 29. The artists include Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Hoffmann-Hoock/Wöstheinrich & ARC.

As with the previous two DiN compilation albums, iNDEX01 (DiN10) and iNDEX02 (DiN20), DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 pieces into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums on the disc but presents an exciting and varied album in it's own right. It also highlights the varied and intruiging music that the DiN label conjures up on it's releases from deep analogue synth grooves through glitchy, digital soundscapes to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra front flap which just adds to the value and collectability of this disc.



iNDEX03 wil sell for the budget price of $10 from the DiN web site and as such is a wonderful introduction to the music of the DiN catalogue.

http://www.din.org.uk/news.html


(25/08/2008)       Parallel Worlds are playing live at Earthdance Festival on Saturday 13th of September (20:30) on the DANCE STAGE Batis beach P.Faliro (tram:Batis) 17:00-00.00
Parallel Worlds will present tracks from their latest album 'Obsessive Surrealism' plus older tracks and unreleased material combined with the otherworldly live visuals of Maria Tsiligiridi.

www.earthdance.gr


(01/08/2008)

DiN30 - iNDEX03
Release date September 27th 2008

iNDEX03 is the third DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN21 - 29. The artists include Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Hoffmann-Hoock/Wöstheinrich & ARC.

As with the previous two DiN compilation albums, iNDEX01 (DiN10) and iNDEX02 (DiN20), DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 pieces into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums on the disc but presents an exciting and varied album in it's own right. It also highlights the varied and intruiging music that the DiN label conjures up on it's releases from deep analogue synth grooves through glitchy, digital soundscapes to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra front flap which just adds to the value and collectability of this disc.



iNDEX03 wil sell for the budget price of $10 from the DiN web site and as such is a wonderful introduction to the music of the DiN catalogue.

http://www.din.org.uk/news.html


(24/05/2008) Parallel Worlds are playing live at Synch Festival 2008 (www.synch.gr) , on Friday the 13th of June, Benaki Museum (Atrium) 18:45
PW will present tracks from their 4 albums plus unreleased material.


(15/03/2008) Muzine 03 Magazine is OUT now, including a Parallel Worlds track in its "White Mood" compilation cd.


(02/03/2008) Parallel Worlds Live at ElectroGothic Festival on Thursday Mar 13, 2008 at 9:00 PM
Small Music Theatre, Veikou 33, Koukaki, 117 41 Athens, Greece

Click Here To View Event


(17/02/2008) Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26) album is included in Bill Binkelman's Top 20 Electronica albums of 2007:
http://www.newagereporter.com/charts/billtop102007.asp
(scroll down, as the order is only alphabetical)

also, Obsessive Surrealism is included in Ellias Granillo Top albums of 2007 (Sea Of Tranquility music website):
http://www.seaoftranquility.org/article.php?sid=1024#EliasGranillo

also, Obsessive Surrealism is included in M.Hulot's (LiFo free press) Top 20 Greek albums of 2007:
http://mhulotsnothingdays.blogspot.com/2007/12/01.html


(26/01/2008) "Obsessive Surrealism" (DiN26) album is featured on MIC.GR music webmag's TOP20 of Greek albums of 2007. (for all kinds of music, not only electronic). "Obsessive Surrealism" is on number 16.
here is the relative Top 20 page: http://www.mic.gr/Team.asp?id=14685


(12/01/2008) New Interview on CUEMIX magazine. link here: http://www.cuemix-magazine.com/cuemix/inhalt.php?image=637


(21/10/2007) the debut cd album of "Memory Geist" (my ambient\ experimental project with Steve Law) "Funereal Cavern" is released on the well-respected experimental italian label Musica Maxima Magnetica. this label has released works of such great musicians as Adi Newton (Clock DVA), Mick Harris (Scorn), Vidna Obmana, Asmus Tietchens, Alio Die, Max Eastley and Martyn Bates (of Eyeless In Gaza). detailed info on the album here: http://www.musicamaximamagnetica.com/



press release info follows:

MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA
presents

MEMORY GEIST

Funereal Cavern

Format: CD
Release date: 20.10.2007
Catalogue number: eee 48

Funereal Cavern is the debut album by Memory Geist, a collaboration between the electronic artists Bakis Sirros and Steve Law, from Greece and Australia respectively. The project was initiated when Bakis sent some soundscape recordings to Steve, which he proceeded to edit and process into new pieces of music. The feelings of space, darkness, depth and dampness became immediately apparent to Steve as he began sculpting these works, thus the development of the cavern theme. The three lengthy compositions flow together as a whole, intended to transport the listener on an imaginary journey into the underworld, from the surface to an unknown destination in a kind of fantastic Jules Vernesque abyss.

Musica Maxima Magnetica
info@musicamaximamagnetica.com
www.musicamaximamagnetica.com


(21/10/2007) There is a Parallel Worlds Interview in the November Issue (out now) of the US Electronic Musician Magazine.
The interview is in the Pro/file section of the mag on page 154. the article is entitled “Modular Odyssey”.
There are extra photos from the interview session in the Bonus Material page of the EM website (in the November issue EM web clips)
Here it is: http://emusician.com/tutorials/profile_dec07_wc01/  


(22/09/2007) a new (great) Greek review of "Obsessive Surrealism" (DiN26) cd album can be found in Soundmag.gr web music magazine
http://www.soundmag.gr/articles.asp?id=505  and another new review in the October Issue of Greek Difono major music magazine.


(13/08/2007) a Great New review of "Obsessive Surrealism" cd album has been published in the Greek ATRAKTOS music website


(13/08/2007)

there is a full page interview of Parallel Worlds in the August-September issue of  SONIK greek major music magazine.
also, there is a great "Obsessive Surrealism" cd album review in the same issue (with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars), and (my translation) phrases like "...the electronic rhythms and the subtle melodies present a whole, similar to which, greek electronica will be difficult to see again" and "rare quality dark ambient"
 
link: www.avopolis.gr

(27/07/2007)

NEW RELEASE : IKUDE cd compilation (Shima Records)

 

celebrating our 10th release we decided to put together a compilation album. 7 months in the making and reaching all 4 corners of the globe in our search. england, canada, greece, australia and germany all representing. featuring some truly beautiful electronic music seamlessly merging from fast idm, thoughtful ambient, lush melodies through some cold mechanical cliq, organic electronica to taiwanese hip-hop esq soul searching!

14 tracks featuring parallel worlds, cato six, signalform, riamiwo, tachikoma, self oscillate, naono, melorman, alkin engineering, laputa, [710W3], pascal, nighthaze and seriatim.
 

AUDIO CLIPS AND AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW AT SHIMA RECORDS


(27/07/2007) in the current Danish Elektroland Radio Show, there is a Parallel Worlds "Obsessive Surrealism" cd competition:
here are the details: http://www.nattefrost.dk/elektroland/comp.htm
the current show is here: http://www.nattefrost.dk/elektroland/playlist.htm


(22/06/2007) Parallel Worlds live on studio Interview on "Sto Kokkino" Radio 105.5FM Athens, This Saturday (23-6-07) evening 7:30pm (on "Post Rock" radio show)


(22/04/2007) More positive Reviews for the new CD Album have been added, in the PW reviews page.


(20/03/2007) Various Great Reviews for the new CD Album have been added, in the PW reviews page...


(11/03/2007)

Greek Record shops that stock our new CD album:

Vinyl Microstore, Didotou 34, Athens (www.popart.gr)

Discobole Records, Harilaou Trikoupi 17, Athens (www.discobole.gr)

Dark Side, Emm. Benaki 57, Athens

IT Record Shop, Patision 128, SOTO center, Athens (www.itathens.com)

Dark Cell Records, Themistokleous 84, Athens

A Strange Attractor, Solomou 14, Athens


(06/02/2007) hello all,

NEW ALBUM!

Press Release info follows:

DiN26 - Obsessive Surrealism by Parallel Worlds

Release date 5th March 2007




Parallel Worlds is the main project for the Greek musician Bakis Sirros. He has been active in the Greek electronic music scene since 1998 having performed at several concerts including E-PHOS electronic music festival in summer of 2001, Mad club, Club22 (2nd Summer in the city Festival), Music Day Festival 2006, Small Music Theatre and the Underworld Club. He is also involved with other muscians in collaborative work. The new IDM project “Interconnected” with the German IDM musician Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate) and the ambient / experimental project “Memory Geist” with the Australian electronica musician Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission).

“Obsessive Surrealism” (DiN26) is his fourth album having previously released “Existence” in 2003 on Greek label Rubber Recordings and “Insight” in 2004 and “Far Away Light” in 2005 both on the UK label Shima Records. He has also had tracks included on several compilation releases.

Bakis is a great advocate of modular analogue instruments and indeed is the moderator for the Doepfer A100 modular users group. He has also been extensively involved with sound design for the UK analogue modular synthesiser company Analogue Systems.

The music of Parallel Worlds is a combination of dreamy, atmospheric textures and pure analogue electronic rhythms and sequences, combining the feel of 70’s electronic music with modern electronica and ambient music. Sirros uses huge analogue modular instruments and analogue step sequencers of the past and present combined with digital FM, virtual analogue synths and sampling. However he manages to elude the fate of many of his contemporaries in not falling into the trap of simply recycling the past. He creates a music that lives and breathes, imbued with his own personality and mannerisms. At one and the same time familiar and fresh. Steady, organic rhythmic structures are overlaid with deceptively simple melodies that remind one of some lost John Carpenter soundtrack.

for Audio Clips and more Info go to the DiN news page:
http://www.din.org.uk/news.html

First reactions on the new CD album from Synth Music Direct UK ( www.synthmusicdirect.com ) :

"Parallel Worlds / Obsessive Surrealism : An amazingly inventive rhythmic / melodic release that sounds quite like nothing I have heard before but is so listenable without any of the too 'difficult' moments that often comes with such inventive releases. This is probably the best release on the DiN label so far. Deserves to be huge."


(13/12/2006) Three track video clips (extracts) have been added to the "PW Web Releases" page of our website. Enjoy them here. Scroll down to the Videos section...


(26/11/2006) Recently, Bakis Sirros has, also, started a new Ambient / Experimental project called Memory Geist with australian musician Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission, Guild Of Fire, etc.). The first full-length album is almost ready for release...


(22/11/2006) a New IDM / Electronica side-project is born! it is called "INTERCONNECTED" and it is a collaboration between the analogue modular operators INGO ZOBEL and BAKIS SIRROS. for more info go here. our aim is to combine analogue modular wizardry with beautiful atmospheres...


(21/11/2006) the Analogue Systems Sample CD has been released. it was an extensive sound design project of Parallel Worlds founder Bakis Sirros. For info go here.


(20/11/2006) Parallel Worlds will be giving a live radio interview on "Athens International Radio 104.4 FM" on this Wednesday 22nd of November, in Major Tom's Radio show "Good Evening Athens". the interview will be broadcasted at 6:45 pm. Tune in.


(25/10/2006) Martin Rev (of Suicide) live @ Underworld Club, Athens, with "Parallel Worlds" and "Cyanna", as support acts!
Martin Rev is best known for his confrontational work with Alan Vega as "Suicide"; considered one of the most influential bands of the last 30 years! If you wonder why journalists call Suicide the 'Kraftwerk of the states' (or why they strongarmed copies of Suicide's first album from Lester Bangs) - you must check out Martin Rev, and attempt to answer the question, "who hasn't he influenced?"
Parallel Worlds will play tracks from their latest albums, plus new unreleased material from their forthcoming 4th album combined with the otherworldly visuals of Jim Davakis! More info here.
November, 18 2006 at Underworld
Themistokleous & Gamveta 5, Exarheia, Athens,
Ticket Cost: 28-33 euros


(17/10/2006) Parallel Worlds interview in SONIK music magazine's October 2006 issue. Plus, the Parallel Worlds track "Expectations" is included in the same issue's cover cd compilation called "Believe in Sound" (Best of Greek Electronica).


(15/9/2006) Parallel Worlds Special Feature on Bluesynths website!
included is a new interview, plus a CD Giveaway of one of each of the Parallel Worlds CD albums. enjoy here!


(08/09/2006) Parallel Worlds Live @ Small Music Theatre.
Friday the 20th of October 2006 09:30 PM  - Small Music Theatre, Athens
Veikou 33, Koukaki, Athens, 117 41,Greece -  Ticket: 8 Euros

Down-tempo dark atmospheric and melodic electronica / IDM, combined with the unique background visuals of Jim Davakis. Alternative versions of tracks from past albums and our forthcoming album will be presented! at the same day, Naono & Melorman perform their beautiful electronica music live too! more info: www.smallmusictheatre.gr
hope to see you there!


(20/8/2006) Parallel Worlds have participated in a new and free NET Compilation Release from the EMC web radio, called EMC23 Compilation Volume 2. link here


(21/07/2006) Some photos from the European Day of Music 2006 Festival have been uploaded.


(21/07/2006) Yet another Parallel Worlds track (Detailed Matter) is included in the latest ,Schwingungen auf CDcd of July 2006, this time from the Second album “Insight”.


(17/06/2006) for the first time, in cooperation with OTENET, there will be a live webcast of all the kotzia square concerts during the 3-days musicday festival (21,22,23 june). from 18:00 onwards, you'll be able to be "connected" to the music and the people in kotzia square!
(Parallel Worlds are playing on the 22nd of June, 17:45.)
all Europe and all Greece will be able to watch the music day party.
the webcast will be broadcasted via these websites:
www.musicday.gr  and  www.otenet.gr


(08/06/2006) Parallel Worlds live at the European day of music 2006 festival, on Thursday 22nd of June, Athens, Greece:
All info here:
http://www.musicday.gr/2605.htm
this festival will last 3 days and about 100 artists/groups from various countries and playing all kinds of music will participate, in various central squares and Institutes all over Athens.
We will be playing at Kotzia Square, Athens. Apart from alternate versions of past album tracks we will present tracks from our forthcoming 4th album.
Time: 17:45. Entrance is Free!
Hope to see you there.


(31/05/2006) Parallel Worlds will be performing LIVE in the European Music Day Festival, on Thursday the 22nd of June, Kotzia Square, Athens, Greece. More info here: www.musicday.gr  .Time of the concert will be announced soon...


(12/04/2006) a new Podcast of experimental electronic music is now available that includes another Parallel Worlds track.
You can download the podcast via iTunes or by visiting the EMR blog at http://bipolar.libsyn.com/ where the podcast is available to download.
The RSS feed for the Electronic Music Radio podcast is
http://bipolar.libsyn.com/rss


(08/04/2006) Parallel Worlds are one of the featured artists in the Urban D radio. there you can listen to many tracks from the 3 released cd albums.


(03/04/2006) there's currently a showcase of Parallel Worlds in the EDM Spectrum website...


(25/03/2006) Parallel Worlds have now a MySpace page here...


(17/03/2006) Parallel Worlds is now one of the featured artists in the EMC web radio . You just have to go to this page and you can then "Request" any Parallel Worlds album track to listen to, as streaming audio...


(07/03/2006) Yet another Parallel Worlds track (Time) is included in the latest ,Schwingungen auf CDcd of March 2006, this time from the Debut album “Existence”.


(25/01/2006) Parallel Worlds are included in the "Schwingungen auf CD" release of #11/2005 from the well-known German Radio Show.


(24/01/2006) Another new Free Web release mp3 have been added to the web releases page. It is called "Sequence Of Events". A slice of Berlin-school...


(16/01/2006) A new Free Web release mp3 have been added to the web releases page. It is called "Merging Structures". Dark indeed...


(10/01/2006) Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds has contributed in creating most of the harmonic spectrums for the latest Operating System of the RS370 Polyphonic Harmonic Generator module for the ANALOGUE SYSTEMS RS-INTEGRATOR Modular System. Details here.


(05/01/2006) Parallel Worlds "Far Away Light" cd and "Insight" cd albums in the December TOP 20 of the Bill Fox U.S. Radio show "Galactic Travels" on WDIY 88.1 FM


(01/01/2006) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


(30/12/2005) Starting from next Thursday, "Galactic Travels" Bill Fox's electronic music/ambient US Radio Show on WDIY 88.1 FM (also broadcasting via the internet) will start a Month-long Focus on Parallel Worlds. the first "album" of this focus will be a special-made for "Galactic Travels" exclusive cdr with all the PW tracks that have been released from 2000 to 2005 on various cd compilations worldwide. for PW fans, this will be a real treat, as ALL of these tracks are not included in any of the 3 PW albums. so, stay tuned.


(25/12/2005) Chrysalid: Musicians For Katrina Relief double cd compilation has finally been released!!!


(25/12/2005) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!


(22/12/2005) one more free Web Release added, it is the track "The Wind Over The Waves", an old down-tempo track from 1998.


(07/12/2005) Parallel Worlds are currently working on their fourth cd album...


(07/12/2005) Chrysalid: Musicians for Katrina Relief double cd compilation is about to be released!


(01/11/2005) Parallel Worlds "Existence" cd album in the October TOP 20 of the Bill Fox U.S. Radio show "Galactic Travels" on WDIY 88.1 FM