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DiN 28
Fracture by ARC

Limited to 2,000 copies

Ian Boddy & Mark Shreeve have been at the centre of the UK Electronic Music scene since the late seventies and have known each other since they both appeared at the very first UK Electronica festival in 1983. They've both enjoyed considerable success in releasing a succession of solo albums. However it wasn't until 1998 that they first collaborated under the ARC banner for their first CD release, "Octane". Then in 1999 Boddy set up the ambient electronica label DiN that has achieved considerable success in releasing CD's by artists such as Robert Rich, Tetsu Inoue, Markus Reuter, Chris Carter, Surface 10, RMI & of course Ian Boddy. "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.

Track listing :
1) Fracture ( 6'21)
2) Departed ( 8'29 )
3) Slipstream ( 9'58 )
4) Friction ( 5'54 )
5) Rapture ( 22'42 )

Total running time : 53:33

Play Fracture ( edit 1'46 )
Play Slipstream ( edit 1'37 )
Play Rapture - Cosmic section ( edit 1'26 )
Play Rapture - Sequencer section ( edit 1'47 )

Personnel:
Ian Boddy: Synthesisers, electric piano and software.
Mark Shreeve: Analogue sequencing and Synthesisers.

All music composed, performed and produced by Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve (February to July 2007). Mixed and mastered by Ian Boddy, August 2007.

Thanks to Nigel Mullaney for percussion loops on "Departed".

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