Ian Boddy - ALBUMS
Shrouded by Ian Boddy Shrouded
5 tracks

Running time: 0:53:25
Released: 09/2000

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sfmIB1032 - 2000

Boddy's first Stateside concert was organised by Chuck van Zyl who runs The Gathering series of concerts in Philadelphia. Shrouded is taken from this performance and is one of Boddy's most laid back releases. Originally released as a MP3.com DAM CD it was later reissued on the Space for Music label.
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Rare Elements by Ian Boddy Rare Elements
24 tracks

Running time: 2:13:54
Released: 09/1997

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SER013 ( Double Album ) - 1997

CD1 : Tracks 1 - 10
CD2 : Tracks 11 - 24

This is a retrospective double album of rare compilation CD tracks, unreleased studio material and selected recordings from 3 concerts. In many ways it is a summation of Boddy's music from the previous decade before he moved on to the formation of his DiN label.
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Continuum by Ian Boddy Continuum
13 tracks

Running time: 2:23:43
Released: 09/1996

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SER011 ( double album ) - 1996

CD1 : Tracks 1 - 6
CD2 : Tracks 7 - 13

This double album set is edited from a 7 hour improvised performance Boddy gave in an art gallery during a Comic Art Festival within a sci-fi like setting. Many see this album as the bridge between Boddy's earlier, more melodic styles and the ambient textural approach he developed leading up to the formation of his DiN label in 1999.

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The Deep by Ian Boddy The Deep
11 tracks

Running time: 1:01:06
Released: 09/1994

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SER006 - 1994

The Deep is probably the closest Boddy has come to a concept album as it was heavily inspired by the James Cameron film The Abyss. Alongside Boddy's now trademark melodies & rhythms are sections of orchestral splendour lending an air of grandeur to the album.

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The Uncertainty Principle by Ian Boddy The Uncertainty Principle
13 tracks

Running time: 1:00:04
Released: 03/1993

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SER004 - 1993

The first album that Boddy produced and mixed entirely in his own studio has been his biggest seller to date. The combinat- tion of sequencing, melodies and spacy atmospheres produced what is one of the classic UK EM albums of the mid-90's and raised Boddy's profile enormously.

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Drive by Ian Boddy Drive
9 tracks

Running time: 0:50:35
Released: 09/1991

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Real 095 - 1991

The second release on Surrel to Real featured Julian Maynard-Smith on electronic wind synth. Drive's 9 tracks have a more structured, compact form than Odyssey but still retain Boddy's melodic style from this period.

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Odyssey by Ian Boddy Odyssey
7 tracks

Running time: 0:48:05
Released: 09/1989

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Real 098 - 1989

Boddy's first CD release features a more symphonic, orchestrated sound than his previous vinyl & cassette albums. Two of the tracks are co-composed with David Berkeley whom was Boddy's on-stage partner from 1985 - 1995.

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Jade by Ian Boddy Jade
6 tracks

Running time: 0:46:45
Released: 09/1987

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SER003 - 1987 / 1992

Originally a cassette only release in 1987 it was reissued on CD in 1992 with the inclusion of the bonus track "Mantis". Taking a sideways step from Phoenix Boddy made extensive use of sampling to produce an album with a tapestry of ethnic & eastern textures.
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Phoenix by Ian Boddy Phoenix
9 tracks

Running time: 1:06:51
Released: 09/1985

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SER009 - 1986 / 1996

Phoenix was Boddy's third vinyl album and the first to be released on his private Something Else Records. Guest musicians included a drummer, singer & saxophonist and is probably Boddy's most rock orientated album.
It was premiered at the 1985 UK Electronica festival and Boddy was joined on stage by David Berkeley.
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Spirits by Ian Boddy Spirits
5 tracks

Running time: 0:56:48
Released: 09/1984

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SER007 - 1984 / 1995

Second vinyl release also reissued on SER in 1995. The title track was premiered at the first UK Electronica, Milton Keynes in 1983. Featuring the rock drumming of Ian McCormack and vocals of Brian Ross.
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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 DiN for Box of Secrets, Aurora, Chiasmata & Elemental albums.

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