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Nevermore is the 100th release on DiN, the esteemed Electronic Music label. Fittingly, the album is by label founder and curator, Ian Boddy.
Performed live at DiN HQ, the performance was videoed and streamed on March 27th 2021 as part of the three day Soundquest Festival. Boddy delivers a mesmerising tour de force of a show that displays skills and experience built up over a life time of performing.
Limited CD in digipak, with beautiful artwork by Wendy Carroll.
Boddy's set up was centred around his large Serge modular system supplemented by three cases of Eurorack. Eschewing the presence of a laptop this allowed him to sculpt and evolve a series of engaging electronic soundscapes. Ranging from the spacey and eerie to beautifully pastoral with his Ondes Martenot style French Connection keyboard featured at several points with its hauntingly beautiful tones. Novation & Moog keyboards fill out Boddy's arsenal of instruments and the video shows him in constant motion playing, tweaking and sculpting the hour long set. In the two rhythmic excursions "From Here To There" and "Nevermore" one can literally hear Boddy build the complex, intertwining patterns brick by brick before launching out with some inspired solo playing that can only really happen in a live performance.
01 Farside (7:20)
02 From Here To There (14:41)
03 Glade (9:20)
04 Underhill (4:40)
05 Nevermore (16:42)
06 The Circle Closes (7:44)