Something Else Records - ARTISTS
Andy Pickford Andy Pickford

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Andy Pickford was one of the UK's major talents during the 1990's. Bursting onto the scene with "Replicant" he immediately established his credentials for producing infectiously melodic synth music with a filmic twist.
Xenomorph was released on Ian Boddy's Something Else Records label in 1996 a year after the two musicians had collaborated on Symbiont. It's a typical mix of lush, soundtrack style music mixed with uplifting melodies and up-tempo, powerful rhythmic sections.
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ARC ARC

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ARC are Ian Boddy & Mark Shreeve. They had known each other since 1982 but it wasn't until Shreeve had gone back to his roots with the use of a giant Moog modular system and Boddy had been formualting a more ambient, improvised style since Continuum that the two decided to collaborate.

See also ARC on DiN for Radio Sputnik, Blaze & Arcturus albums.
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Ian Boddy Ian Boddy

11 albums available


Ian Boddy has been at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene since 1983 when he both performed at the very first UK Electronica Festival in Milton Keynes and released his first vinyl album The Climb.

In the 4 years preceding this event he had been experimenting at an Arts Council funded studio in Newcastle whilst at University. His early work resulted in 3 cassette only releases on the Mirage label as well as several local concerts. These early tapes showed Boddy gradually forming his own style through a long self teaching process in the techniques of analogue synthesis and...
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Ian Boddy & Andy Pickford Ian Boddy & Andy Pickford

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Boddy & Pickford come together on Symbiont
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Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter

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By the time of this concert DiN was in full flow and Boddy collaborated with German touch guitarist, and DiN artist Markus Reuter. An unusual mix of space music and ambient styles ensued and the music was released as a companion disc to Shrouded on the Space for Music label.

See also Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter on the DiN label for Distant Rituals & Pure albums.
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Ian Boddy & Ron Boots Ian Boddy & Ron Boots

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Two of Europes finest exponents of melodic electronic music combined forces on the Phase 3 album.
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Something Else Records is the private label of Ian Boddy and is where you can find all his non-DiN releases.

Ian Boddy has been at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene since 1983 when he both performed at the very first UK Electronica Festival in Milton Keynes and released his first vinyl album The Climb.

In the 4 years preceding this event he had been experimenting at an Arts Council funded studio in Newcastle whilst at University. His early work resulted in 3 cassette only releases on the Mirage label as well as several local concerts. These early tapes showed Boddy gradually forming his own style through a long self teaching process in the techniques of analogue synthesis and tape manipulation.
After the success of 1983 he went on to release another 2 vinyl albums, Spirits and Phoenix, as well as performing several concerts throughout the UK. However it wasn't until 1989 that his first CD release, Odyssey, came out on the EM label Surreal to Real. After Drive, his second release on the Surreal label Boddy formed his own record label, Something Else Records , through which he released a further 4 solo albums as well as reissuing his 3 early vinyl albums and the cassette only release Jade on CD. Furthermore he released three collaborative CD releases with some of Europes finest exponents of EM, namely Andy Pickford, Ron Boots and Mark Shreeve.

He continued to expand his concert appearences which have now surpassed over 100 events with concerts in the UK ( including several more UK Electronica appearances, two shows at the Jodrell Bank Planetarium & two at the National Space Centre), Holland ( five festival appearances ), Germany and four shows in Philadelphia, USA.

Alongside these mainstream EM activities Boddy has also built for himself a formidable reputuation as a sound designer having produced a series of sample CD's & virtual instruments for sampling specialists Time & Space. Furthermore he has also become involved in library music having penned nine such CD's for the publishing company deWolfe as well as producing some music for a computer games company.

Thus we come up to the present with the formation of his DiN label in 1999. Unlike his private Something Else Records the DiN label was set up to allow Boddy to actively form different collaborations with a wide variety of musicians as well as release other artists music. DiN has achieved widespread critical acclaim for it's adventurous outlook at the world of EM and has seen 27 releases with Boddy being involved in 16 of these ( four solo and twelve collaborative projects ).

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