DiN label boss Ian Boddy follows up his 2020 studio release “Axiom” (DiN64) with another vinyl album length slice of vintage electronic music synth heritage. Whilst there are many focusing in on the world of possibilities of modular synths to the detriment of form and composition Boddy uses his 40 plus years of experience to create six succinct slices of analogue warmth and emotion.
The title track which opens procedures is a case in point. Boddy crams into its seven minutes more drama than many would manage in a side length track. Soft textural chords soon give way to a pulsing arpeggiator playing from his venerable Roland System 100-M modular. Just when the piece seems to be settling into a cyclical groove a series of transpositions move the harmonic interest along before a climax of percussion and synth textures soar toward a stunning crescendo.
The next piece, “Messiaen M31”, in contrast is a calm, floating track with an unusual harmonic chord progression based on Olivier Messiaen’s music theory with a beautiful Ondes Martenot style solo line. “Rings” features layers of sequencers and arpeggios that twist and turn through various key changes toward another stunning climax.
“Teutonium” is pure Berlin School with a thundering Moog bass line interspersed with edgy, glitchy interjections before subsiding to the calm, gentle fluctuations of “Flow”.
Finally “Silver Surfer” is a slice of Synthwave fun featuring the crisp tones of the 100-M set against a syncopated bass line and a beautiful Ondes Martenot duet over a transposing sequencer line.
“Coil” will be released on both CD digipak as well as a limited edition 180g vinyl edition.
released October 14, 2022
All tracks composed, patched and recorded by Ian Boddy January - March 2022.
Mixed and mastered by Ian Boddy March 2022.
Serge & Eurorack modular systems
Roland System 100-M
Buchla Easel Command
Make Noise 0-Coast
Moog Voyager & Matriarch
Analogue Systems French Connection
Analogue Solutions Generator
Kontakt playing sample libraries by Spitfire Audio & Soniccouture
supported by 13 fans who also own “Ian Boddy - Coil (DiN74)”
Every track on this compilation is excellent. They all have an overarching "meditative progressive synthesizer landscape" vibe, but it's very stylistically diverse. It's exceptional for deep concentration. Highly recommended. Nick Suda
supported by 7 fans who also own “Ian Boddy - Coil (DiN74)”
After recently becoming "label mates" with Johnny Woods, I was immediately attracted to his music upon first glimpse. I bought this beautiful LP and it's become in constant rotation in my home.
It's beautiful, pure electronic music. Incredibly composed & mixed. Very timeless recording. I urge you to take the voyage... Lisa Bella Donna