DiN / Ian Boddy Newsletter February 2016
DiN49 | Ian Boddy | Tone Science
Limited to 500 copies
Now available from the DiN Bandcamp store as a CD or download
Ian Boddy, DiN label boss, is one of the best known names in UK electronic music. He has been releasing music for over 35 years as well as playing concerts, creating sound design and composing library music. Yet despite this long musical career he still manages to surprise his listeners and Tone Science could represent his most experimental album to date. For this release Boddy has returned to his musical roots where experimentation was the name of the game.
He has always been fascinated by the random qualities of natural phenomena such as streams, waves, the leaves on a tree or the clouds in the sky. Whilst they seem, on the one hand to always be the same, they are in fact constantly changing and their patterns never exactly repeat. With this thought in mind he set about creating soundscapes using controlled random systems that could self generate themselves using his analogue modular gear. The pitches of the notes in each piece were massaged into various musical scales by the use of note quantisers giving each of the tracks a distinct harmonic voice. The composition process was the creation of the patch itself and in fact he didn’t physically play anything at all at the recording stage. What you hear on these five pieces is the result of these complex interactions. Like the natural phenomena he describes above they appear to stay the same yet they never repeat and each has a distinct mood. By restricting his audio palette on this project to only his analogue modular instruments including vintage FX the pieces have a very pure, electronic nature.
With “Tone Science” Boddy proves once again that he never rests in his personal musical journey. There are always new sonic territories to explore and for the adventurous listener this album opens up a whole new world of electronica to enjoy.
DiN 33% Special Offer
As some of the older DiN titles become sold out & deleted it is important to manage the stock levels of those titles remaining. With this in mind the following CD's are offered at a very special price of one third of their normal Bandcamp store price. So that is £3.33 per CD (plus VAT (where applicable) & postage). This offer will run till the end of March.
DiN13 Praposition by Subsonic Experience
DiN14 Art of Sacrifice by dbkaos
DiN18 Moire by Ian Boddy & Bernhard Wostheinrich
DiN21 Lithosphere by Robert Rich & Ian Boddy
DiN22 Yolo by Tetsu Inoue
DiN24 Surface Tensions by Surface 10
DiN26 Obsessive Surrealism by Parallel Worlds
DiN27 Conundrum by Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock & Bernhard Wostheinrich
DiN29 React by Robert Rich & Ian Boddy
DiN33 Dervish by Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter
DiN34 Arcadia Borealis by Erik Wollo & Bernhard Wostheinrich
DiN38 Music by Mirrors by Mazmoneth
DiN39 Frontiers by Ian Boddy & Erik Wollo
All DiN CDs currently in print are available from the DiN Bandcamp store. All CDs purchased also get a free download code so you can enjoy the music as the CD is travelling to you in the post. All download purchases are available in a range of audio formats including FLAC (lossless audio) and include full resolution artwork.
A home for a further catalogue of 15 titles this sub label of DiN features a range of more adventurous, experimental releases by DiN artists. Available only as downloads they are available in a range of audio formats including FLAC (lossless audio) and include full resolution artwork.