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The names of both Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell should be very familiar to followers of the DiN ambient electronica label.

Bakis Sirros (aka Parallel Worlds) has two solo albums, Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26) and Shade (DiN32), as well as collaborations with DiN label boss Ian Boddy in Exit Strategy (DiN37) and most recently World Adapter (DiN48) with Self Oscillate (Ingo Zobel). Bessell on the other hand has a single solo album Black Horses Of The Sun (DiN47) as well as his contributions to the two synth supergroup Node releases – Node 2 (DiN44) & Node Live (DiN55). Of course the duo have already collaborated before on their 2012 album Morphogenic (DiN41), and “Dystopia” sees these two musicians continue their sonic dialogue.

Track titles such as “Cipher”, “Mutagen” and “Devoid” as well as the album title leaves one in no doubt that you are entering a dark and foreboding sound world. Indeed Bessell quotes the infamous novel “Neuromancer” by William Gibson as a major influence.

Bakis Sirros as ever weaves his intricate modular rhythms that seem to squirm and writhe underneath vast slabs of analogue chords that rise and fall like cities. Indeed the album is very dynamic with complex, almost classical arrangements that constantly shift under ones feet. Amongst this Bessell introduces some fleeting guitar work as well as his adventurous analogue physical modelling sound design. Seeming to inhabit a netherworld between dark electronica and progressive synth these two musicians have once again created an album that just doesn’t sound like anyone else out there. Join them for a unique sonic adventure.

credits

released September 21, 2018

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Dave Bessell & Bakis Sirros between November 2015 and November 2017.

Bakis Sirros: ARP-2600, Doepfer A-100, Concussor, Eurorack modular (with Make Noise, Intellijel, Mutable Instruments, Waldorf, Cyndustries, Tiptop audio modules), Serge, Buchla, Blacet/Metalbox/CGS modulars, Oberheim Xpander, OB-Mx, Waldorf Microwave 1, Microwave XT, Roland System-100, Nord Modular, Yamaha FS1R, Emu EMAX II, and other sound modifiers, tape echo & software.

Dave Bessell: Macbeth M5n, Minimoog, Moog Sub37, Alesis A6, Vermona Perfourmer, MosLab System 32, Gibson Les Paul, Laney and Fender amps & Aum guitar.

Bakis wishes to thank: friends and family, John Sirros, Ian Boddy, Mamonu, Marko Ettlich, Ingo Zobel, Alio Die, Dimitris Pavlidis (synthesizer.gr).

Dave wishes to thank: friends and family, Gareth Whittock at Aum Guitars, Mathew Emmett.

Cover photo by Mathew Emmett mathewemmett.com

Mastered by db

Parallel Worlds link:
www.parallel-worlds-music.com

Dave Bessell link:
sites.google.com/site/davebessellmusic/home

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USA team of DiN Records. Ambient/Electronic music label started by Ian Boddy in 1999 with over 50 releases. Artists on the DiN roster are Chris Carter, Robert Rich, Tetsu Inoue, Erik Wollo, Markus Reuter, ARC, Node & Ian Boddy.

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