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Church (DiN35)

by ARC

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Ryan Johanson
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Ryan Johanson There's a studio version of "Rapture" on another album, but I prefer this live version. The intro and outro aren't needlessly long, and the fast-paced midsection is more dynamic. Not to mention that room-filling synth tone. Gosh, it's to die for.

Other highlights include the titled track, as well as "Torch". Favorite track: Falling Through To Rapture.
Michael Towns
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Michael Towns Simply an ethereal, mesmerizing performance. Everything that you love about electronic music is found here on this album. "Veil" transports you to another world. Favorite track: Veil.
Binnie Gray
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Binnie Gray grows on you Favorite track: Veil.
Robert Wallace
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Robert Wallace Usual standard with ARC music...brilliant!. Superb recording with tons of atmospheric sounds (well there would be as it was in a church) and I can only think god was very happy to have a front row seat for this show.
markus mala
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markus mala Ian Boddy met Mark Shreeve (from redshift) now for a while, and this is not their first musical jam meeting, this can be felt here, a professional electronika duo that have so much to tell us from the sound deepness
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synthforever Wow, this is really elegant,rich,everything I love in EM music, over the top beautiful.Veil track just gripping with emotion, love that big booming Moog base in it,that tract almost makes "Cherry Bomb" and "Howl" look sedate !!! The two of you in this collaboration are truly a musical celestial marriage made in heaven, Bravo to you both....)) Favorite track: Veil.
Church 21:34
Bliss Plane 14:00
Torch 10:57
Veil 10:19


DiN35 | 2010 | Limited to 1500 copies (SOLD OUT)

ARC are Ian Boddy (also DiN label boss) and Mark Shreeve, two veterans of the UK electronic music scene. Their music is deeply routed in the traditions of the German synthesizer music of the 1970's and as such they employ a vast range of vintage analogue equipment not the least of which is Shreeve's massive Moog IIIC modular system.

Although this is the duos sixth CD release their concert appearances are rare occurrences with only three prior performances. So when the duo were asked to play at the Gatherings concert series in Philadelphia organised by the Stars End radio show host Chuck van Zyl the logistics of staging such a show were considerable. Boddy had performed in Philadelphia four times previously ( three times at the Gatherings and once with Robert Rich - React DiN29 ) and so knew there was an enthusiastic audience for this style of electronic music. However this was Shreeve's first Stateside concert and with the impracticality of transporting so much vintage gear the duo were helped out by three local musicians who kindly lent the duo several synthesizers as well as analogue modular & sequencing systems. The concert itself was staged at St.Mary's Church in Philadelphia on 14th November 2009 which was a suitably atmospheric venue for the electronic music of ARC. The five long tracks span the range of structured melodic sections, classically inspired space chords to improvised sequencer work-outs and prove once again that Shreeve & Boddy are masters of this form of electronic music. Four of the tracks are completely new material with the fifth, Falling Through to Rapture having at it's core the sequencer section from the track Rapture which was the final track of the duo's last studio album Fracture preceded and followed by two glorious sections of vast, spacey mellotron chords. The multi-track recordings from the concert have been mixed and mastered by Shreeve to provide the listener with a thrilling ring side seat at was an inspired performance by this duo.


released May 25, 2010


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DiN Sunderland, UK

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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