Arclight (DiNDDL17)

by ARC

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Pergamon_PB (Aka Phill Barnett)
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Pergamon_PB (Aka Phill Barnett) This is a superb album by Mr Boddy & Mr Shreeve. All the tracks are different and great in their own right and the more I play….the more I like. Album is extra special to me because "I woz there" on the night at The Capstone Theatre! Favorite track: Arclight.
Binnie Gray
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Binnie Gray This is the dog's bollocks Favorite track: Arclight.
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Nobody does it better live than ARC,I think,in terms of expansive thinking and realisation of ideas... the whole experience of this live concert is quite astounding...certainly too much to completely take in with one listen,so this will reveal even more riches over time...such a fine balance between the expansive sweep of the synths,the micro detail and the accuracy and variety of the sequencing to create a satisfying whole...all in real astonishing and intense mix of the analog and the digital.
The whole DiN label is so synonymous with quality it's hard to go wrong wherever you decide to dip your toe first...I recommend total immersion eventually.

markus mala
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markus mala Unavoidable, ARC Ian boddy with Mark Shreeve were among the first great new electronic acts around 2000 (not only them) but they remain and are still great and even progressing in their like improvisations. Imagination and sounds still reigns. Do you like sequenced ? Do you like Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, JMJ and such ? Yes?Then please go the distance to support them , you will probably love it... has many and I . My favorite I will tell you more ... later. Begin... Favorite track: Proxima Obscuro.
Dale Moore
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Dale Moore Here it is: the album from the Liverpool concert. And what a superb recording it is too! Some of the Umbra tracks, slightly reworked and tweaked for the Liverpool setting, plus, the new ones.

Standout track for me is the title track Arclight, though they're all excellent.

It's interesting that, although Umbra was also recorded in a live setting, the same tracks on this album somehow sound even more powerful.

Arc are at their best live. More concerts please guys! Favorite track: Arclight.
Nik Jones
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Nik Jones The wife and I were at this concert. This album brings back the whole experience for prosperity. It is a tour de force of sound design and sequencing prowess. It cements these two legends at the top of their genre. An influence on my own musical exploits these chaps continue to develop a niche that just gets better. The use of analogue and digital gear fused in harmony and melodic companionship that is widely imitated but never bettered. Favorite track: Arclight.


Arclight once again sees DiN label boss Ian Boddy teaming up with Moogmeister Mark Shreeve as the duo ARC. Recorded live in concert at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on 15th November 2014, this is the sixth live album by ARC. The performance features four tracks from the duo’s previous live CD album Umbra (DiN45) alongside forty minutes of new material spread over the remaining three pieces. With almost 90 minutes of music the decision was taken to release this as a download only release on the DiNDDL sub label so as to preserve the entire performance. This follows on from a similar thought process inherent in the EC12 release (DiNDDL16) by Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo which also features the whole of their Electronic Circus concert.

The music on Arclight features all the trademark ARC elements of thunderous sequencing, grand choral pads & ambient electronic textures. The title track is a tour de force of Moog sequencing ranging from infectious melodies & grooves to industrial mayhem & dynamic jumps. Filtered Through Haze is a far more laid back & ambient excursion with unusual sequencing patterns overlaid with a nebulous cloud of keyboard pads & Moog bass. The last of the new tracks, Into Dust, is a quirky rhythmic piece with glitchy drum loops & a sultry organ riff.

Once again ARC prove themselves to be masters of the electronic music genre and have produced a stunning live performance that the listener can experience in it’s entirety on Arclight.


released July 3, 2015

All music composed by Ian Boddy & Mark Shreeve and performed live at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on 15th November 2014.

Mastered by Ian Boddy, June 2015.

Thanks to Neil Campbell for concert promotion, Jordan Ashely sound, Claire Davies lights & Alan D. Smith for concert photography.

Cover image by Wendy Carroll.

Ian Boddy:
Modular synthesiser, Moog Voyager, Novation Impulse 61 keyboard, Elektron Analog Four, Ableton Live running Alchemy, Omnisphere, M-Tron Pro & Kontakt.

Mark Shreeve:
Modular synthesiser, Minimoog, Novation SL 61 keyboard, Logic Pro running Omnisphere, Real Strat, M-Tron Pro, EXS24 & Guitar Rig.


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The DiN ambient label was set up by Ian Boddy in 1999 to release ambient electronica that bridged the gap between the analogue sound of the early 70's synth pioneers and the digital soundscapes of the more experimental modern exponents of electronic music. ... more

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