Frontiers is a deeply moving , cerebral and constantly charming spacey musical adventure largely made of majestic floating synthesized waves, sinuous drone textures, hypno-ish rhythmical punctuations, programmed drums and frantic synth-like guitar tones.
Part of the collaborative projects directed by Ian Boddy for his musical laboratory and independent label DiN, Frontiers features the presence and active artistic participation of Erik Wøllo. The musical chemistry perfectly operates, surrounded by fascinating, complex and slowly changing sound textures. Ian Boddy is a brilliantly prolific musician and an intriguing sound alchemist who made a name in the 80’s, providing with Mark Shreeve a sort of British answer to the legendary Berlin “kosmische” electronic school of electronica (Robert Schroeder, Edgar Froese, Michael Hoenig to name a few representative figures). If his musical production also reveals close stylistic relationships with glorious names of “sacred” ambient music (Steve Roach, Robert Rich et al) he successes to distinguish himself and to find his very own aesthetic path.
Frontiers is a deeply moving , cerebral and constantly charming spacey musical adventure largely made of majestic floating synthesized waves, sinuous drone textures, hypno-ish rhythmical punctuations, programmed drums and frantic synth-like guitar tones. Intense sonic atmospheres and instrumental synth tendencies in the authentic tradition of classy ambient music. Next to a cascade of melodically contemplative synth lines, the spacious sound tapestries offer punchy and almost progressive rockin’ experiments. Such instrumental experimentations harmoniously interact with this discreet and almost new agey collection of solemn synthesizer’s hymns. The content also features splendidly processed environmental sounds fully recorded and treated by the two authors. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to explore or to approach a state of inner dialogue through an unique and fascinating electronic sound-world. The perfect musical companion to visit the secret corners of intuitively imaginative experiences.