E-News 1359 – March 4th 2024
Dear customers, friends, followers and supporters,

A short E-News this time, not many new releases added and news this time.
So here we go with some festival and concert info.

E-Day 2024 – 20th of April 2024.

So we are down to only 25!! Tickets.
And that with 7 weeks to go!

Sequentia Legenda & Tommy Betzler (France&Germany)
Matzumi (Schwitzerland)
Gert Emmens & Ron Boots (featuring Harold vs Heijden) (NL)
Perge (UK)

Foyer concerts by
Kellerkind Berlin (C. Gorsky)

Get your tickets on tme!! Full is Full.

If you live in the UK and can not come to E-Day!!

Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo
Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on Saturday 20th April

Ticket sales from: https://tinyurl.com/yjnxk98m

The DiN electronica label is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024 and is proud to present this special concert with label founder Ian Boddy playing alongside Norwegian ambient guitarist Erik Wøllo. Whilst Boddy has played at the Capstone Theatre several times before this is, in fact, Wøllo’s debut UK concert. This latter fact is rather surprising as Wøllo has over 50 albums to his name in a range of electronic genres as well as having toured extensively in Europe & the USA.

The pair will each play a solo set followed by a joint on stage performance combining Boddy’s use of analogue modular synths with Erik’s haunting Ebow guitar and flowing keyboard lines. They have previously released three studio and one live album on Boddy’s DiN label and their last album, Revolve (DiN73) received the Schallwelle Award in Germany for best ambient album in 2023.

6.30pm – Doors Open
7.00 – 7.30pm – Ian Boddy Solo Set
7.30 – 7.50pm – Break
7.50 – 8.20pm – Erik Wollo Solo Set
8.20 – 8.50pm – Break
8.50 – 9.50pm – Ian Boddy & Erik Wollo Joint Set

The first gig of 2024 of Awakenings on March 16th.

David Wright and special guest Carys .
Ron Boots with Harold van der Heijden.

Tickets and Vitrual Tickets are now available online!

Advance tickets can be purchased online through Paypal.
All prices are in GBP, but you can use any currency as payments are calculated at the current exchange rate. 

The standard ticket price includes a FREE mp3 Virtual Ticket (VT) that will be made available to download after the gig. If you only want a virtual ticket click the VT Paypal link. 

Advance tickets (including VTs) will only be available to purchase online until the day before the gig. Tickets for those attending will be held on the door. 
Standard and virtual season tickets are available until the day before the first concert for those who want to attend/get a VT for ALL Awakenings performances of the year as detailed below.
Doors at 5:30pm, performances from 6pm

Phil Booth 

That is it and sorry no new Dreamscape this week, it is just to busy at this moment 🙂
Thanks for your time!

Ron & Monique

  New in Catalog

Dave Bessell – Chromatic Lightning Cage

This new release from synthesist Dave Bessell sees him completing a quartet of albums loosely based on the Greek philosophy of the Four Elements, namely Fire, Water, Earth and Air. There’s certainly no doubting that “Chromatic Lightning Cage” with its vivid cover is referencing Fire but this personal odyssey started with the concept of Water on his inaugural solo album, “Analogue” released in 2010. This was followed by “Black Horses Of The Sun” (DiN47) – Air, and “Reality Engine” (DiN62) – Earth.

Bessell has also released three collaborations with Parallel Worlds on the DiN imprint as well as being part of the synth supergroup Node. It is interesting that whilst the Berlin School inspired sequencer riffs of the latter dominate the soundstage Bessell largely eschews this approach on his own albums. Rather on this and his other DiN solo releases he explores interesting harmonic progressions with a series of interlocking delicate arpeggios. This is most evident on the opening track “After Hours” as well as the beautiful closing piece “Elegy”. Elsewhere Bessell blurs the line between guitar and synth using his stringed instruments as controllers for his modular systems. His music has always had an element of the soundtrack to it and this is certainly highlighted in the track “Ariel” which has a mystical, unearthly quality to its soundscapes. Bessell has noted that the ghosts of Amon Tobin and Nils Frahm wander through this album at times which is certainly an intriguing thought.

Always one to push the boundaries Bessell has included a QR code in the Bandcamp download version of the album that opens up an augmented reality vista from the cover image. Lovers of Electronica, Downtempo, Ambient and Soundtracks will find much to admire in “Chromatic Lightning Cage” and this new album once again showcases the unique talent of this highly individual musician.
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