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Trained in Classical Orchestration and electronics at the Royal College of Music. Also studied Jazz guitar with John Etheridge. Previously a session musician, arranger and synthesizer programmer for most of the major record labels Dave Bessell is currently a recording artist on the DiN label specialising in electronica. More info here.






  '' Wee have also Sound-houses, wher we practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and the Generation. Wee have harmonies which you have not, of Quarter-Sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds. Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne, some sweeter than any you have; Together with Bells and Rings that are dainty and sweet. Wee represent Small Sounds as well as Great and Deepe; Likewise Great Sounds, Extenuate and Sharpe; Wee make diverse Tremblings and Warblings of Sounds, which in their Originalle are Entire. Wee represent and imitate all Articulate Sounds and Letters, and the Voices and Notes of Beasts and Birds. Wee have certain Helps, which sett to the Eare doe further the Hearing greatly. Wee have also diverse Strange and Artificiall Echos's, Reflecting the Voice many times, and as it were Tossing it: And some that give back the Voice lowder than it come, some Shriller, some Deeper; Yea some rendering the Voice, Differing in the letters or Articulate Sound, from that they receyve, Wee have also means to convey Sounds in Trunks and Pipes, in strange Lines, and Distances.''

Francis Bacon, The New Atlantis, 1624.


Latest News


The follow up to 'Black Horses of the Sun'  titled 'Reality Engine'. Is now available from Din here

My back catalogue on DiN is also available for £5 until the end of April. Here


I composed a soundtrack to accompany the Folk Horror exhibition to be shown at Falmouth University from 4th to the 6th Sept.

The soundtrack is now available here The download also includes some artwork from the exhibition and a link to a secret 3D world.




The new collaboration with Parallel Worlds is now done and is available here. The cd's for Morphogenic are now sold out but you can still get the download here


The Node Live record is available here.  The last Node album can be found here both cd and download available.


The collaboration with Michael McInerney for  Shakuhachi, electronics and Aum guitar can be heard for free here and here.


You can find my youtube channel here, with synth tutorials and videos for various tracks.