Ian Siegal is a British blues singer and guitarist, whose style reflects the more rootsy side of the genre, drawing on influences such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Son House, Junior Kimbrough and Tom Waits. His 2011 release "The Skinny" was recorded in North Mississippi with Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars as producer and also playing on the album. The Skinny - captivating fusion of Siegal’s song craft with influences of the hill country. The album brims with hooks and grooves, and is characterised by Siegal’s superbly crafted and intense lyrics about relationships lost, found, unrequited, cursed by human weakness or simply bedeviled by bad luck.
Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo first worked together on the Frontiers album released in 2012 as a limited edition CD. This musical travelogue through imaginary northern landscapes garnered high praise for it’s shifting moods and panoramic soundscapes. The duo were invited to play their inaugural concert at the Electronic Circus Festival V held in Guetersloh, Germany in the autumn of 2012. The organisers requested that Boddy & Wøllo performed as much of the Frontiers album as possible and indeed tracks 4 to 12 are taken from that release albeit interpreted for a live concert setting. A further 30 minutes of all new material was also composed and this comprises the opening 3 tracks of the concert…
Ian Boddy, DiN label boss, has never been a musician to rest on his laurels. After the totally analogue, experimental "Tone Science" he now moves onto fresh sonic pastures with his new solo album "As Above So Below". Boddy has always liked to play around with genres, mixing and matching styles to suit his current frame of mind. On "As Above So Below" he effortlessly combines ambient, classical & electronic music into a seamless, intoxicating sonic landscape. Boddy has been heavily involved in composing library music for many years that feature in TV, films and documentaries and he brings this filmic quality to bear on this suite of six tracks.
Ian Boddy started his electronic music career at a Newcastle based arts studio in the late 1970's. His early music was released on cassette by the UK label Mirage. Year's out of print and never reissued by Boddy himself these seminal early albums were released in a beautiful 3 LP-Box set by the Vinyl On Demand label in 2013. Four years on and they are now available as a digital download complete with all the artwork from the vinyl package. As well as Images, Elements of Chance & Options the music is bolstered by three unreleased tracks recorded at some of his very early concerts from this same time period of 1979-1982.