You can now listen four full tracks from Robot Sculpture on Richard’s page at mp3.com. They are: “Messages”, “Kagemusha”, “Alcazar” and “Play What’s Not There”. Each one is available free in high and low quality streaming mpeg-3 formats. (link now expired) Continue reading “Full Tracks Online at mp3.com”
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
(Sunday Dance SDRIC01, Compact Disc 2001)
Fifteen original tracks of generative music “sculpted” into new shapes and augmented by conventional instruments. The sounds range from sparse science-fiction soundscapes to statistically dense rhythmic cycles to “zappa-esque baroque whimsey” touching jazz, folk and rock along the way.
An album of songs and instrumentals. Most of the material is a lot “tighter” in composition than AMOS and makes extensive use of sequenced information. Features vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, guitar synth, bass, harmonium, synthesizer and drum machine. Sean Goldthorpe guests on trumpet.
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
An album of songs and instrumentals featuring vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass and the occasional drum machine.
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.