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Format: CD
Artist: Ian Boddy
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Ian Boddy Altair Ambient Electronica 2CD
In 2018 Ian Boddy played The Gatherings, which produced two of Boddy’s finest ever performances. Altair is a document t of these special shows.
The first disc contains his Gatherings show on 20/10/18 from the beautiful St. Mary’s Church in Philadelphia. The second disc features his live radio show on Star’s End performed at 2am on the Sunday morning immediately after his Gatherings show. 
The music on The Gatherings disc features some tracks from his previous studio album As Above So Below (DiN51) as well as new material composed specifically for this concert. Boddy performed the show playing analogue keyboards and a modular set up borrowed over in the USA alongside Ableton Live laptop work. Muscular analogue sequenced grooves are overlaid with atmospheric beds of FX as well as grandiose sweeping chords. The music gradually building up to the climax of the track The Thaumaturge from his As Above So Below album for which the audience certainly show their appreciation. 
The second disc from the Star’s End show is a more introspective set with atmospheric string interludes over deep ambient soundscapes. The music gradually crystallises into a delicate sequencer on Spire before the full Berlin School sequencer work-out of Apostasy. Full of haunting tones the final track Remnants closes the set which works as a perfect companion disc to the earlier Gatherings concert. 
2CD set in a beautiful fold out 6 panel digipak. 
The Gatherings (Disc One) 
01 Shrine 9:00 
02 Stay 10:09 
03 Quantum Of Memory 10:30 
04 Incognito 8:55 
05 Altair 17:07 
06 Two Blocks 13:36 
07 The Thaumaturge 8:38 
Star’s End (Disc Two) 
01 Sanctum 8:16 
02 Unquiet 9:04 
03 Spire 14:13 
04 Apostasy 19:23 
05 Remnants 12:06