Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell – Morphogenic

Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Morphogenic
3.5

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Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell – Morphogenic
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, DiN, 2012


“Morphogenic” is another example of fine vintage electronics shining energetically and vibrantly, that this time sees Parallel Worlds (aka Greek synthesist Bakis Sirros) team up with analogue soul-mate and Node-member Davell Bessell from the UK. The latter also delivered some tasty guitar and textures with his trusted Gibson Les Paul.

Well, the two skilled musicians have built a sonic feast with their analogue arsenal that features Serge, Eurorack / Doepfer along various other modulars. In addition, they used Ableton Live software while the majority of drums were assembled using stacks of modulars and analogue sequencers.

One of the most interesting aspects of this project is its strong progressive and raw undercurrent, that makes the futuristic sound ambiences and smooth pulsating cinematic farscapes sparkle in multiple colours and shapes. The diverse and at times rhythmic-oriented outcome is expressive, dynamic and organic, and is executed in a highly atmospheric but unpredictable style.

A surreal, abstract and out-of-this-world touch adds another dimension to the eight compositions, that sometimes runs into foreboding and psychedelic territory (“Disorder”, “Inward”, “Denormal”).
A profound feeling of unease surfaces even higher on “Corruption”. The highlight of the album though is the mesmerizing “Heterodyne”, where Node-member Ed Buller joins the two with his big Moog modular.

All in all, strange morphing phenomena are at constant play on this 60-minute album, making the exciting and rewarding “Morphogenic” a strong recommendation for those who like a good dash of retro sonic adventure. Nice going, guys!
Please note the physical (digi-pack) release of “Morphogenic” is limited to 500 copies.

You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Dave BessellParallel Worlds artist pages

 

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