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    Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve have been making music together as the duo Arc since 1998 when their first studio CD Octane came about. This collaboration has
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 10, 2010
      Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve have been making music together as the duo Arc
      since 1998 when their first studio CD "Octane" came about. This
      collaboration has since proven to be one of the most interesting match-ups
      in contemporary electronic music. CHURCH (74'30") is their sixth release,
      their forth live album and presents a recording of their fantastic
      performance as part of The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia from
      14 November 2009. The title CHURCH is obviously in recognition of this
      concert's renowned venue (the sanctuary of St. Mary's Hamilton Village)
      and exceeds all expectations of the genre of live Spacemusic events and
      the resulting albums. The music begins with a hushed windblown nightscape
      punctuated by the premonitory tolling of a bell in the distance. Drama
      builds further as the slow march of deep bass and drums pound beneath what
      may be the most macabre synth anthem ever devised. As the eerie opening
      runs its chilling course, reverberating down to a cool calm, the energy of
      this piece runs off in a different direction with sequencer patterns
      cycling out into space and ascending lead melodies trailing afterwards.
      With loads of throbbing modular synth pulse patterns, vintage Mellotron
      strings, choir and flute, and go for broke keyboard lead lines, CHURCH
      offers enough muscle for the adventurous, archaic modulations for the
      experimentalist and dreamy floating space for the cloudwalker. The five
      pieces found on CHURCH are examples of the Boddy and Shreeve live dynamic
      at its peak - fusing technological eras, being in the flow of the moment
      and simply playing their hearts out for the attending audience. With this
      concert Boddy & Shreeve acheive so much; they take the audience from a
      grim parade in a desolate graveyard to the ethereal reaches of the cosmos
      - all in the space of one evening of creative ingenuity inside a church.
      CHURCH is a magical album, encompassing a variety of atmospheres and
      energies and demonstrates the rare thing that may be acheived when unique
      talents, receptive audience and reverential mood all converge in a musical sanctuary setting.

      Please tune in to this week's broadcast of STAR'S END for music from the
      live CD CHURCH by the British duo Arc

      For more on CHURCH, please access: http://www.din.org.uk


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