Ian Boddy - ALBUMS
As Above So Below by Ian Boddy As Above So Below
6 tracks

Running time: 0:38:57
Released: 11/2016

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Ian Boddy, DiN label boss, has never been a musician to rest on his laurels. After the totally analogue, experimental “Tone Science” (DiN49) he now moves onto fresh sonic pastures with his new solo album “As Above So Below”. Boddy has always liked to play around with genres, mixing and matching styles to suit his current frame of mind. On “As Above So Below” he effortlessly combines ambient, classical & electronic music into a seamless, intoxicating sonic landscape. Boddy has been heavily involved in composing library music for many years that feature in TV, films and documentaries and he brings...
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Tone Science by Ian Boddy Tone Science
5 tracks

Running time: 1:00:39
Released: 02/2016

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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...
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Liverdelphia by Ian Boddy Liverdelphia
9 tracks

Running time: 1:15:15
Released: 05/2013

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In the autumn of 2012, Ian Boddy played two concerts on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The first was his fourth solo appearance at the Gatherings, hosted by Chuck van Zyl, in Philadelphia, USA. Four weeks later he then played at the Capstone Theatre in Liverpool, UK. There might have been over 5,000 kilometres separating the two gigs but Boddy played the same set at each and both his performances were multi-track recorded.

Back in his studio Boddy then proceeded to edit the audio down to a single CD length and to merge the two shows to create a composite...
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Sepulchre by Ian Boddy Sepulchre
6 tracks

Running time: 1:04:00
Released: 01/2013

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In October 2012, Boddy made his sixth pilgrimage across the North Atlantic to Philadelphia to play at the Gatherings concert series. As with his previous solo shows (as well as his last visit performing with Mark Shreeve as ARC), Boddy also performed a show on air for Stars End. This legendary radio show is hosted by Chuck van Zyl, who is also the organiser of the Gatherings concert series. Performed in the early hours of Sunday morning in the WXPN studio, in front of a small group of friends and helpers, this intimate setting is the perfect opportunity to play...
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After The Rain by Ian Boddy After The Rain
2 tracks

Running time: 1:05:27
Released: 07/2012

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Ian Boddy After The Rain

After The Rain is the inaugural live performance by Ian Boddy in Berlin featuring a Serge modular synthesiser.

Many consider Berlin to be the birthplace of the 1970's electronic music movement that has proved so influential to the development of a myriad of electronica musicians, both past and present. So when Boddy got the opportunity to play an experimental set at the Basic Electricity series of concerts held in the Lichtblick-Kino in this famous city, he jumped at the chance.

His musical heritage is shaped very much by the analogue modular synthesisers available to him in the late...
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Strange Attractors by Ian Boddy Strange Attractors
6 tracks

Running time: 1:15:24
Released: 01/2012

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"Strange Attractors" is a milestone for the DiN label in that it is the 50th album release (38 physical + 12 digital). As such it is only fitting that it should be by the driving force behind DiN, label boss Ian Boddy.

Recorded live in April 2011 at the Awakenings series of electronic music concerts the album showcases Boddy at the top of his game. Employing almost exclusively analogue sound sources he crafts a seamless blend of electronica spanning 76 minutes of sonic exploration.

The album opens up with "Amongst Dark Clouds" with it's nebulous, spacey atmospheres and wash of glorious, epic...
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Pearl by Ian Boddy Pearl
28 tracks

Running time: 2:30:40
Released: 11/2010

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A 30 year retrospective of the music of Ian Boddy.

They say a journey begins with a single step. Ian Boddy's journey began in 1979 when he walked into the studio at Newcastle's Spectro Arts Workshop. Intrigued by the sounds emanating from the banks of VCS3 synthesisers and Revox tape recorders, he started a 30 year odyssey of musical experimentation and adventure. Never following the mainstream or courting a band-centric musical path he has nevertheless forged a truly unique musical career.
From the release of his first ever full album on the UK cassette label Mirage in 1980, he has gone on...
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Slide by Ian Boddy Slide
9 tracks

Running time: 0:56:04
Released: 11/2008

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Slide is the studio album follow-up to Elemental (DiN25) and is the sixteenth full solo CD release by DiN label boss Ian Boddy.

Although Boddy has a well known love of vintage analogue synths he's never made a big deal of whatever gear he's used on a particular project as it's always been the music on each release that has governed what audio tools he's employed. However Slide is dominated by the sound and playing techniques Boddy has coaxed from a new musical instrument he aquired in 2008. This is a modern analogue version of the keyboard employed by the Ondes...
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The Mechanics of a Thought by Ian Boddy The Mechanics of a Thought
3 tracks

Running time: 0:54:58
Released: 12/2007

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Star's End Radio Show performance 1st October 2006.

Between 2000 and 2006 Ian Boddy performed three shows at the Gatherings concert series in Philadelphia, USA. After these evening performances Boddy then transferred his gear to play in the early hours on the Star's End radio show. Hosted by Chuck van Zyl this ambient music show has been broadcasting for over 30 years.

Boddy utilised this oppurtunity to play sets of music of a darker, more experimental nature. Unreleased until now these three performances are the inaugral releases on the new DiN download label, DDL.

The Mechanics of a Thought is a more...
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Three Dreams by Ian Boddy Three Dreams
3 tracks

Running time: 0:53:08
Released: 12/2007

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Star's End Radio Show performance 21st March 2004.

Between 2000 and 2006 Ian Boddy performed three shows at the Gatherings concert series in Philadelphia, USA. After these evening performances Boddy then transferred his gear to play in the early hours on the Star's End radio show. Hosted by Chuck van Zyl this ambient music show has been broadcasting for over 30 years.

Boddy utilised this oppurtunity to play sets of music of a darker, more experimental nature. Unreleased until now these three performances are the inaugral releases on the new DiN download label, DDL.

Three Dreams starts with the track Trapped in...
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Ian Boddy has been at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene since 1983 when he both performed at the very first UK Electronica Festival in Milton Keynes and released his first vinyl album The Climb.

In the 4 years preceding this event he had been experimenting at an Arts Council funded studio in Newcastle whilst at University. His early work resulted in 3 cassette only releases on the Mirage label as well as several local concerts. These early tapes showed Boddy gradually forming his own style through a long self teaching process in the techniques of analogue synthesis and tape manipulation.
After the success of 1983 he went on to release another 2 vinyl albums, Spirits and Phoenix, as well as performing several concerts throughout the UK. However it wasn't until 1989 that his first CD release, Odyssey, came out on the EM label Surreal to Real. After Drive, his second release on the Surreal label Boddy formed his own record label, Something Else Records , through which he released a further 4 solo albums as well as reissuing his 3 early vinyl albums and the cassette only release Jade on CD. Furthermore he released three collaborative CD releases with some of Europes finest exponents of EM, namely Andy Pickford, Ron Boots and Mark Shreeve.

He continued to expand his concert appearences which have now surpassed over 100 events with concerts in the UK ( including several more UK Electronica appearances, two shows at the Jodrell Bank Planetarium & two at the National Space Centre), Holland ( five festival appearances ), Germany and four shows in Philadelphia, USA.

Alongside these mainstream EM activities Boddy has also built for himself a formidable reputuation as a sound designer having produced a series of sample CD's & virtual instruments for sampling specialists Time & Space. Furthermore he has also become involved in library music having penned nine such CD's for the publishing company deWolfe as well as producing some music for a computer games company.

Thus we come up to the present with the formation of his DiN label in 1999. Unlike his private Something Else Records the DiN label was set up to allow Boddy to actively form different collaborations with a wide variety of musicians as well as release other artists music. DiN has achieved widespread critical acclaim for it's adventurous outlook at the world of EM and has seen 27 releases with Boddy being involved in 16 of these ( four solo and twelve collaborative projects ).

See also Ian Boddy on Something Else Records for his non-DiN releases.

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