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Tone Science Module No​​​.​​​2 Elements and Particles (DiN​​​:​​​TS02)

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Overtone 06:39
Radar Hill 07:23
Marine Layer 07:01


Inspired by his solo Tone Science release, DiN Records boss Ian Boddy has set up the Tone Science sub-label to feature artists and performers working in the field of modular synthesis. The first release Module No. 1 Structure and Forces was released in March 2018 to critical acclaim.

Tone Science Module No. 2 continues the journey down the rabbit hole of possible sound worlds inhabited by musicians working entirely in the field of analog modular synthesis. This follow up to the critically acclaimed Tone Science No. 1 picks up where the first recordings left off.

Ian Boddy, founder of DiN Records, has curated this album to flow. And flow it does.

The album opens and closes with the ambient soundscapes of two tracks by Todd Barton and r beny. Barton is a world-renowned exponent of Buchla modular systems as well as the Music Easel employed on this track. Austin Cairns (aka r beny) has a penchant for lo-fi looped synth atmospheres which combined with a field recording creates a haunting, evocative piece. The next three pieces by Bluetech, Parallel Worlds and Paul Nagle build up rhythmic and sequenced elements with the fascinating amount of detail that modular systems are so good at. They also all use various methods to produce a poly-rhythmic, fractal feel as patterns shift and change throughout their tracks.

The middle of the album sees an experimental ambient interlude by Dave Bessell (of the synth group Node) using waveguide physical modeling in the analogue domain. The second half of the album has a rawer, more gritty feel with Richard Quirk building a crescendo of wonderful textures in his track. This is followed by Hainbach using the exotic Ciat-Lonbarde series of hand built instruments to produce a piece of “pure electronic music”. Nathan Moody then brings the recording to a climax with a gnarly, muscular track using a Buchla modular system before the blissful ending piece “Marine Layer” closes out the 60-minute sonic journey.

Tone Science No. 2 is a great example of how varied and flexible these analog instruments can be.


released October 19, 2018


Todd Barton
Parallel Worlds
Paul Nagle
Dave Bessell
Richard Quirk
Nathan Moody
r beny


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DiN Records Seattle, Washington

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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