The names of Dave Bessell & Parallel Worlds should be familiar to aficionados of the DiN label with various solo & collaborative albums under their belts. “Phosphenes” see these two well respected musicians team up for their third collaborative release on DiN.
Following on from Morphogenic (DiN41, 2012) & Dystopia (DiN56, 2018) this new album builds on their previous work creating an imaginary Synthwave soundtrack. Bakis Sirros the mastermind behind Parallel Worlds provides the skittering rhythmic backdrop to the tracks over which he and Bessell overlay ominous bass lines, twisting melodies and creative sound design that recall a shadow of 1980s John Carpenter film scores. Bessell also adds his unique guitar style that he so effectively uses in his other well known side project with the synth quartet Node. Both musicians make extensive use of modular synth systems but in very different ways that perfectly blend together in these eight atmospheric tracks.
The duo of Bessell and Sirros really do have a unique sound that is unlike anything else released in the world of electronic music and “Phosphenes” presents another chance to enter their darkly twisted sonic world.
released January 15, 2021
All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Bakis Sirros & Dave Bessell between November 2019 & July 2020.
Mastered by db.
Macbeth M5n, Minimoog, Vermona Perfourmer, Alesis Andromeda, Moog Sub 37,
Korg Monologue, Boss DR 55 drum machine, Deepmind 12 & various Eurorack.
Gibson Les Paul & Laney amps.
Eurorack modular synthesizer (Doepfer, Rossum, Strymon, Erica, Endorphin),
Serge modular, Waldorf Microwave, Novation Peak, Roland System-8, Korg Prologue,
Odyssey, Pro-1, Model D, MS-101 & Software.
Thanks to: friends and family, John Sirros, Ian Boddy, Mamonu, Ingo Zobel, Alio Die, Dimitris Pavlidis (synthesizer.gr
) & musical influences too many to mention.
Parallel Worlds: facebook.com/parallelworldsmusic
Dave Bessell: sites.google.com/site/davebessellmusic/home