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Liverdelphia (DiN42)

by Ian Boddy

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Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper This album, mixed from two concerts on both sides of the Atlantic that DiN main man Ian Boddy played in 2012, fits my current (and re-awakened) appetite for Berliner Schule stuff perfectly. Music to watch galaxies form by... Favorite track: Triptastique.
Robert Wallace
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Robert Wallace Music taken from to shows and edited down to a single length CD with no added extra's. This is Mr Boddy at his best playing live and creating a landscape of pure delight. Favorite track: Open Door.
markus mala
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markus mala A new excellent live offering from Ian Boddy, who after so much experiments and gathering dominates is synth style in every directions
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Alex While the majority of progenitors have swayed from the course, the Ian Boddy's creativity keeps the genre ever evolving and self-rejuvenating. These recordings capture the essence of EM from back when the Berlin School was a big thing. And it's Alive! 100% Proof of Playability.
Graham J. Harkness
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Graham J. Harkness Stellar album as always from Mr Boddy
Open Door 08:21
Driftwood 06:31
Triptastique 12:29
Overture 04:53
Coda 02:54


DiN42 | 2013 | Limited to 555 copies (sold out)

In the autumn of 2012, Ian Boddy played two concerts on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The first was his fourth solo appearance at the Gatherings, hosted by Chuck van Zyl, in Philadelphia, USA. Four weeks later he then played at the Capstone Theatre in Liverpool, UK. There might have been over 5,000 kilometres separating the two gigs but Boddy played the same set at each and both his performances were multi-track recorded.

Back in his studio Boddy then proceeded to edit the audio down to a single CD length and to merge the two shows to create a composite concert. Nothing additional was added, but rather, a careful mix was made of the best sections from each performance to create a unique album that was true to the spirit of the original concerts.

In the field of electronic music, Boddy has played live more times than most. He is currently clocking in at around 150+ concerts and the effortless way he manipulates his music in a live setting is a testament to this experience. The music rises and falls in a series of organic, analogue soundscapes. Beautiful moments of musical tenderness are contrasted with large, grandiose orchestrations. The sequencer sections crackle and sparkle with pent up analogue power, with Boddy weaving a web of intricate Moog solo lines and mellotron chords.

The album is released in a strictly limited edition run of 555 copies, in a beautifully designed digipak, featuring the "pumpkin synth" design by Chuck van Zyl for the posters of the Philadelphia show. Thus "Liverdelphia" is a perfect showcase for the unique style of live electronic music created by this well respected UK musician.


released May 21, 2013

All tracks composed and played by Ian Boddy.
Recorded live at The Gatherings, St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia, USA on 13th October 2012 & the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, UK on 10th November 2012.

Philadelphia crew:
Concert organiser Chuck van Zyl (www.thegatherings.org)
PA & engineering Art Cohen
Lighting, concert multi-track recording & photography Jeff Towne

Liverpool crew:
Concert organiser Neil Campbell
Lighting & PA Martin Winton
Concert multi-track recording & photography Nigel Mullaney

Edited, mixed & mastered by Ian Boddy February 2013.

Apple MacBook Pro running Ableton Live
Kontakt, Alchemy, M-Tron Pro, Omnisphere & Lounge Lizard softsynths
Novation Impulse 61 keyboard controller
Moog Voyager
Alesis Andromeda (Philadelphia only)
Eurorack modular with AS French Connection keyboard (Liverpool only) Moogerfooger MF-104M analog delay pedal
Boss DD-20 looping delay pedal

Thanks to Focusrite Novation Inc., USA for the loan of the Impulse 61.

Pumpkin synth photo by Chuck van Zyl.
Ian Boddy live photo by Nigel Mullaney.


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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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