Dweller at the Threshold

The musicians are: Paul Ellis, Dave Fulton, Jeff Vasey
Dweller at the Threshold
Dweller at the Threshold - Full Boundary Condition

Artist: Dweller at the Threshold
P: 2004

In addition to containing Dweller’s first two albums, No Boundary Condition and Generation Transmission Illumination, a third disc includes previously unreleased material from 2001. The reissues benefit from 24-bit mastering courtesy of Giles Reaves. The 12-minute epic “Event Horizon” sounds even better now than it did in 1996, bright, crisp and spot on, building just so and then leveling off as it fades into dreamy reverie. The piano on “Passage To Light” seems more luminous. Vintage synth flutes sound great on “Generation Pt 3,” mellotron strings sound awesome on “Pt 7.”

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Dweller at the Threshold - Ouroborus

Artist: Dweller at the Threshold
P: 2001

OUROBORUS by Dweller at the Threshold is the first Binary release by a group whose members include Dave Fulton (whose collaboration THE MOST DISTANT POINT KNOWN with Hypnos founder M Griffin was released on Hypnos, to much acclaim, in 2000), Paul Ellis (whose solo album INTO THE LIQUID UNKNOWN is the Binary label debut, also released this month), and John Duval. The first Dweller album, NO BOUNDARY CONDITION (released on Eurock) had a stronger Tangerine Dream influence, but the group has since moved further into deep, deep space. Though some measure of digital technology is in use here, one of the features identifying Dweller's sound is the heavy use of analog modular synthesizers. Fulton relies heavily on a refrigerator-sized bank of Doepfer modular synths and a Synthesis Technologies (MOTM) system, while Duval uses "The Fist of God," a massive Serge Modular system.   The use of all this expensive, esoteric analog synthesis gear is no mere "synth geek's vanity" -- the sound of Dweller at the Threshold possesses a character and clarity that would simply not be possible with modern digital synthesizers. An audience member at a recent DATT concert in Portland was overheard afterward saying "I haven't heard something that good since Tangerine Dream was young." That isn't to say that Dweller intends to mimic the German synth music greats -- just that their sound has enough substance to thrill even the most jaded e-music fan.

 

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John Duval - Hell's Canyon

Artist:John Duval
P: 2003
Hell's Canyon is the solo debut of John Duval, member of Binary's own Dweller at the Threhold. Created entirely with Duval's massive array of modular synthesizers (a wall of electronics dubbed "the Fist of God") Hell's Canyon is an abstract, deep-space exploration of pure electronics. With all these analog synthesizers involved, of course there's an element of the "classic EM" sound, but this is not a retro, "Berlin school" composition. Closer comparisons would be Robert Rich's Bestiary album (another abstract, pure modular synth piece), or perhaps even the deep-space excursions of Hypnos's own Viridian Sun.

All performances ere are by Duval himself, but fellow Dweller at the Threshold member Dave Fulton edited, assembled and mastered Duval's original tapes into a sonically refined and cohesive recording.

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