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Dave Bessell

Reality Engine

Label: DiN

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

In stock


Dave Bessell is a familiar name for followers of the DiN label for his previous solo release, “Black Horses Of the Sun” (DiN47), his two collaborations with Parallel Worlds (DiN41 & 56) and being a founder member of synth supergroup Node (DiN44 & 55).

This latest downtempo electronica solo release sees Bessell indulge his passion for literature in compositions inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, the Brothers Grimm and Lord Dunsany. The tracks are coloured with a strong flavour of magic realism - think “Pan’s Labyrinth” or “The Science Of Sleep”. Sonically “Reality Engine” draws on a whole variety of musical influences, from classical to psybient taking in innovative analogue modular sound design and expansive evolving musical journeys along the way. Bessell often uses unusual instrumentation alongside his analogue and modular synths and here he uses the beautiful Aum guitar to stunning effect. Full of engaging atmospheric moods and distinctive melodies, the album contains a wealth of detail that repays repeated listenings. This new album showcases once again the simply unique voice of this talented electronic music composer.

Cat. number: DiN62
Year: 2020
Packaged in a four panel digipak. On inside of digipak: "The music was inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Brothers Grimm and Lord Dunsany. It is the musical equivalent of a collection of short stories each with a different character." On the disc: Copyright 2020 by Dave Bessel Made in the EC. On the back of the digipak: Made in the EC. Limited to 500 copies © 2020 Dave Bessel Total time: 59:41

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