Robot Sculpture: Margen 25

Un nuevo nombre a añadir a la lista de sintetistas británicos que sin embargo se escora lo justo del estilo que ha definido la música electrónica llegada desde ese país. Mucha más expansiva y vasta en horizontes, la música de Garrett introduce elementos sinfónicos a estilo Andy Pickford y una pizca de sabor étnico que posibilitan un sonido caleidoscópico cuya núcleo es ciertamente cósmico pero alrededor del cual orbitan sonoridades de rock, el folk y el jazz. Realmente sorpresivo y apetecible.

A new name to add to the list of British synthesists, but one who stretches the boundaries of the style that has defined electronic music coming out of the UK. Far more expansive and far-reaching in its vision, Garrett’s music introduces symphonic elements in the style of Andy Pickford and a pinch of ethnic flavour that enables him to produce a kaleidoscopic sound whose core may well be cosmic but which also embraces hints of rock, folk and jazz. Genuinely surprising and enjoyable.

Marcos Varela, Margen issue#25, Spain

A Month of Sundays

(cassette 1990)

A collection of “experiments” from the period 1987 to 1990. Though mostly fairly free compositions, it does include a few “tunes” and even the odd song. Instrumentation includes voice, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, harmonium, synthesizer, drum machine, “found” sounds and feedback devices

This is no Game

Lightening Rock Technology Collective (cassette 1984)

Features Richard Garrett (electric & acoustic guitars, bass, vocals); Sean Goldthorpe (electric & acoustic guitars, bass, trumpet, vocals, syndrum) and Myk Soar (drums, 12 string guitar, vocals) with Flange the Robot (an early BBC microcomputer programmed by LRTC) on sequences and “widdly-widdly” noises.