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React (DiN29)

by Robert Rich & Ian Boddy

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Frank Hadlich
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Frank Hadlich Fantastic live performance Favorite track: React.
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rikm Bringing together two amazing talents, "React" finds Rich and Boddy in perfect synch with eachother, blending organic and electronic elements seamlessly and effectively to create an inspired and impressive collection of songs.

Highly recommended...
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synthforever Love this by these 2 music gods.Got this because i loved the tract "Slow Hand". Sense of evil,darkness thru most of tracts but also of curiosity, inviting you to get closer. Absolutely love the bass sequences in Slow Hand, so rich and smokey, beautifully done, lap guitar music with the bass sequences perfect foil for each other, very enjoyed, thank you!!! Favorite track: Slow Hand.
Depth Charge 03:56
Ice Fields 07:11
Sojourn 03:34
AxD 07:54
Veiled 04:53
Slow Hand 07:53
Messages 02:17
Lithosphere 06:06
Blue Moon 06:25
React 07:06


DiN29 | 2008 | Limited to 2000 copies

React is the third collaboration between American ambient pioneer Robert Rich and DiN label boss Ian Boddy. However, unlike their previous two studio outings on the DiN label, Outpost (2001) and Lithosphere (2005), this is a record of their first ever live performance at the Star’s End Radio Show 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert in Philadelphia in June 2007.

The duo forge a fascinating sonic collaboration that allows for glimpses of each other’s musical personalities to be seen within the evolving musical landscape. Boddy is mainly responsible for the rhythmic content which he mutates and morphs from the sonic input of Rich’s MOTM modular system. There are references to a couple of tracks from Outpost (Ice Fields and The Edge of Nowhere) and the title track of Lithosphere but they’re presented in a more energised and dynamic version. Meanwhile Rich paints a tapestry of sound with muted keyboards, flutes and his trademark gliss lap steel guitar voicing.

The music ebbs and flows from abstract soundscapes through gentle reveries to up tempo sections that combine thunderous analogue bass and glitchy percussion overlain with a mesmerising mix of keyboards, flutes and gliss guitar. A truly unique concert performance by two of the most accomplished musicians in modern ambient electronica.


released March 1, 2008


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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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