STAR'S END Update 04.07.02
- OUTPOST is the first effort to come out of the intriguing
collaboration between Robert Rich and Ian Boddy. At first
learning of this album, one will imagine what might proceed
from such a pairing - Rich, the ethno-surrealistic soundscape
innovator and sleep concert scholar; meeting Boddy, the 21st
century purveyor of intelligent EM by way of progressive
synth-music. The result is quite unexpected.
Among OUTPOST's more indentifiable elements are its reverb
enshrouded flute, glissando guitar and "prepared" piano. But the
sonic invention involved in this project and the resulting aural
fantasies are the album's most compelling aspect. At the core of
OUTPOST are the unique rhythms and tone patterns Rich
created through modular synth manipulations and Boddy's
ingenuous modulations, sonic textures and eerie atmospheres.
According to Rich, "I think it sounds quite different from either of
our solo work, but obviously people will recognize our individual
styles and sounds". Boddy adds, "It just turned out the way it did
due to the two of us interacting musically".
This album is best experienced at night - the dead of night.
Throughout its 59 minutes, OUTPOST presents ten tracks on a
graidient that slopes gradually between contrasts; sliding from
desolate and lonely vibrations to rhythmic flutters of high relief
and back again into its convoluted murkiness. OUTPOST allows
these two brilliant sound designers to intertwine their talent and
craft to create an album of rolling contour, shifting between dark
and ominous moods. This album has character and will
definately be of interest to those who seek the mysteries of sonic
invention in their music.
Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from OUTPOST,
the new collaboration between Ian Boddy and Robert Rich
For more on OUTPOST, access: http://www.din.org.uk
For more on Ian Boddy, access: http://www.ianboddy.com
For more about Robert Rich, access: http://www.rrich.com
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