Ives O’Sullivan is the Bassist and also one of three vocalists in the Progressive Rock band The Dystopian Project. Drawing from a wide and eclectic range of musical influence’s and backgrounds, The Dystopian Project create music to entertain and evoke emotion with energy driven riffs, surrounded by beautiful and haunting soundscapes infused with complex intertwining vocal harmonies. Showcasing their eclectic song writing, The Dystopian Project’s Debut EP “Death Leaves an Echo” is set for digital release at the end of March 2015 via Bandcamp and they are currently racking up huge hits on their two music videos on YouTube.
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Ives uses Taurus Silver Line effect pedals – Abigar Multi Drive, Vechoor Multi Chorus and Tux Compressor –Limiter
“I have a lot to compete with sonically in TDP with Keys, Synths, Strings, two Guitars and Drums all going on, so smoothness and definition of tone is something that is essential for me in my set up. The Taurus Tux brings all that and more. It evens out my tone and helps me cut through and be heard as well as felt”
“I use not one but TWO Abigar Multi Drive pedals. One for my normal tone, just to add some bite and dirt to my tone so I sit nicely in the mix, the other is for when I want to announce to the crowd my Bass means business. The range of sounds and harmonic expression contained in these pedals is truly astounding, couple that with 0% loss of low end in your tone, these are the only Bass Drive pedals you should ever use.”
“For the acoustic sections in our songs, to help bring the added beauty and extra texture to my tone I use the Vechoor Chorus. The shimmering, almost ethereal quality it brings to the Bass is something my sound just cannot live without. The choral possibilities are endless with this pedal, the expressions of tone and emotion are only limited by your imagination”