Friday, February 2, 2007

Michael Garrison- In the regions of sunreturn , LP, 1979, USA

Michael Garrison or Garri was a synthesist from California, USA. He was born on November 28, 1956 in Oregon and died on March 24, 2004. At the age of 13 he wrote his first song and later, during his musical study at the Idaho University, he formed the basic for the first release on his own label Winspell Records, later Garrisongs Music. The original work was titled In The Regions Of Sunreturn and Beyond and based on the expeditions of Voyager 1 and 2. But when he managed to get a contract with BMG in 1980 the title changed to In The Regions Of Sunreturn and so he became also known in Europe. His style was typical strong sequences with monstrous solos played with various electronic instruments on top. Often a real wall-of-sound experience. An Earth-Star Trilogy differs from the rest of his work by having a much more calm atmosphere. He was strongly influenced by the European innovators of Electronic Music, like Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream.

Another space/minimal electronics gem!


Loopy C said...

You are NUTZ! I have been up for twelve hours now just trying to grasp the wealth of material you have on display...The NWW list material alone is enough to make my head nearly explode!!!

Thanks so such for your efforts to bring this music to light, I dedicate this weekend (at least) to 'Mutant Sounds' only ;-)

I was going to leave you one note, the 'Mnemonists - Gyromancy' seems to have some sort of encoding artifacts (especially side one) but someone pointed out it is available again at rerusa (and it is a download!) so I will just buy it.

Keep up the good work, can't wait to get to the non 'NWW List 'albums (that should be about thirty hours from now!!!

Anonymous said...

re: michael garrison sunreturn, very cool!

Adam Eleven said...

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gojira said...

Great record, thank you

Joshua said...

I picked this LP up last summer on a whim and was pleasantly surprised by the sounds within. So I was glad to see this posted and went ahead and downloaded it. I'm listening to it now, and whatever you posted isn't the actual all seems to be there, but there are some extra tracks as well...notably (and annoyingly) one with some awful vocals? Oh well, the rest is nice anyway..just have to skip that one.

Anonymous said...

A M A Z I N G !!!!