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qd14 Ian Boddy - modal operandi - out now!

Hey friends - hope you’re all doing well :)

For the next interpretation of quiet details, we have a true innovator active in the music world since the late 70s - the pioneering composer and sound artist, Ian Boddy.

Out now on digital and limited CD with long-form edition, six panel digipack and fine art print. Digital half price until 8th March x

Listening party tomorrow 29th Feb - 20:00 UK time - link to follow on Bandcamp.

Since the early days experimenting with synths and tape machines inspired by the likes of Tangerine Dream, Ian has forged a career at the leading edge of analogue synthesis, digital sound design and beyond - recording many solo albums and running the iconic DiN label, bridging the gap between the early synth records and modern explorations.

He’s also a highly-accomplished live performer - playing all over the world to much acclaim.

With Modal Operandi, he has made a truly wonderful and deeply thoughtful interpretation - entirely in the analogue domain, with each track based on a highly- processed field recording.The album is constructed in the key of C Major, with each successive track moving through the musical modes of that scale - as is apparent in track names - Ionian, Dorian and so on.

Ian is a master synthesist - each track uses a stunning array of classic and modern synths and effects - from classic Roland and EMS, to Serge and Eurorack modular, to modern Moog and Buchla to name a few. Vast and strange worlds are conjured with rich and highly textured synthesis and by using multiple reverbs and delay, again all analogue to create organic and beautifully vibrant soundscapes.

Ian is one of the few technical geniuses that has the capacity to use these skills in a uniquely musical way - melodies and harmonies blend perfectly with each other as each track develops - this is an album of beauty in every respect.

As Ian says: “a sonic journey in seven musical modes”

Full kit list:

Roland system 100-M, Serge & Eurorack modulars

Moog Matriarch & Voyager

Buchla Easel Command, VCS3 & Resonant Garden

French Connection & 0-coast

Treated field recordings

Analogue phaser & flanger

BBD & tape echo

Spring reverb

Huge thanks to Ian for this wonderful album and being a part of the series.

The artwork was made as always influenced by the music and idea behind the album - we started with an original piece of art by Ian’s partner, Wendy Carroll, a hugely talented artist, which was then captured with analogue photography and processed here at quiet details studios.


Also out today is the second run of the much-loved qd08 anthéne - balance.

Such a beautiful journey through waves of synth and guitar textures - peaceful and perfectly paced as Brad does so well.


Now some shout-outs. Huge thanks to these wonderful people, check out all their other work for more from people that really care about music and sharing it with all of us x





Hope you enjoy qd14, Ian’s a legend and it’s such a pleasure to share this with you!

Much love


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