Ian Boddy - ALBUMS
The Final Question by Ian Boddy The Final Question
5 tracks

Running time: 1:02:37
Released: 12/2007

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Star's End Radio Show performance 7th May 2000.

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.

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Elemental by Ian Boddy Elemental
8 tracks

Running time: 0:51:59
Released: 10/2006

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With the release of "Elemental" DiN reaches it's quarter of a century of titles since Boddy's inaugral release "Box of Secrets" in 1999. This is his fourth DiN release with "Chiasmata" in 2004 and "Aurora" in 2002 being the other two. He has also been involved in collaborative projects on eleven other DiN releases working with musicians from diverse backgrounds. These include the American ambient pioneer Robert Rich, Throbbing Gristle member Chris Carter, German virtuoso touch guitarist Markus Reuter and UK synth artist Mark Shreeve. Such a broad range of influences have had a positive effect on Boddy's music and...
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Chiasmata by Ian Boddy Chiasmata
10 tracks

Running time: 1:09:15
Released: 03/2004

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“Chiasmata” was recorded during Boddy’s concert at the planetarium of the National Space Centre, Leicester, UK on 1st November 2003. Boddy has, in the past, often used concert appearances as a testing ground for material that would then see a full studio re-working before release. Indeed this was the original intention with this concert but on listening to the tapes in the post-concert calm of his studio it became apparent that this material had really worked well in the concert environment. There was passion and delicacy in equal measure and a sonic construction to the semi-improvised set that would be...
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Aurora by Ian Boddy Aurora
6 tracks

Running time: 1:06:32
Released: 09/2002

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"Aurora" is the first solo studio release by Ian Boddy since his inaugural DiN release "Box of Secrets" in 1999. In the intervening three years he has been at the helm of the DiN label collaborating on several further DiN releases as well as performing concerts both in the UK and the USA. Boddy has often used concert appearances to test out new material and indeed some of the tracks on "Aurora" were first aired at his solo performance as part of the DiN series of concerts at the Buddle Arts Centre in his native north-east England.

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Box Of Secrets by Ian Boddy Box Of Secrets
7 tracks

Running time: 0:58:57
Released: 04/1999

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The new CD on a new label as part of a brand new project - the only thing you are left asking yourself at the end of this album is 'if only there was more where this came from as this is a sensational new album. Track one begins with twittering synths to which are added edgy synth/percussive rhythms and the whole thing slowly builds, managing to be melodic without any tunes and modern without any dance connotations. The overall effect is very atmospheric, with a haunting feel running through it and, for those who can't get by a review...
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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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