Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:22 pm Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56)
Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell Dystopia DiN56
Release date 21st September 2018
Limited to 500 copies. Digipak CD format.
Bar code 5028423180562
The names of both Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell should be very familiar by now to followers of the DiN ambient electronica label. Bakis Sirros (aka Parallel Worlds) has two solo albums, Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26), Shade (DiN32) as well as collaborations with DiN label boss Ian Boddy on Exit Strategy (DiN37) and most recently World Adapter (DiN48) with Self Oscillate (Ingo Zobel). Bessell on the other hand has a single solo album Black Horses Of The Sun (DiN47) as well as his contributions to the two synth supergroup Node releases (Node 2 (DiN44) & Node Live (DiN55)). Of course the duo have already collaborated before on their 2012 album, â€śMorphogenicâ€ť (DiN41) and â€śDystopiaâ€ť sees these two musicians continue their sonic dialogue.
Track titles such as â€śCipherâ€ť, â€śMutagenâ€ť and â€śDevoidâ€ť as well as the album title leaves one in no doubt that you are entering a dark and foreboding sound world. Indeed Bessell quotes the infamous novel â€śNeuromancerâ€ť by William Gibson as a major influence. Bakis Sirros as ever weaves his intricate modular rhythms that seem to squirm and writhe underneath vast slabs of analogue chords that rise and fall like cities. Indeed the album is very dynamic with complex, almost classical arrangements that constantly shift under ones feet. Amongst this Bessell introduces some fleeting guitar work as well as his adventurous analogue physical modelling sound design. Seeming to inhabit a netherworld between dark electronica and progressive synth these two musicians have once again created an album that just doesnâ€™t sound like anyone else out there. Join them for a unique sonic adventure.