Dweller at the Threshold

No Boundary Condition

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Dweller at the Threshold (DATT), in its original incarnation, was a synthesizer trio. The members were Dave Fulton, Paul Ellis, and Jeff Vasey. No Boundary Condition is their debut CD, and it has a firm foothold in the Berlin school of electronic music. The trio surrounds micro-atmospheres with heavy sequences and waves of synthesizer riffs. While this CD has all the elements of early electronica, it has enough experimental textures to lift it a notch or two. Indeed, this disc could be the logical follow-up to The Forbidden Planet by Bebe and Louis Barron from 1956. (That album is often recognized as the first all electronic album. It won an Oscar for best soundtrack that year as well.) But DATT is neither primitive nor primal. They are immersed -- totally -- in the technology of the new millennium. The ONLY acoustic sound on this album is the last note. This disc is absolutely essential for fans of Berlin school electronic music. It will appeal to fans of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ron Boots, Robert Carty, Ashra, and Constance Demby. For casual e-music fans, it's an important CD.

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