An old friend has returned. As Synergy, Larry Fast was one of the major voices of electronics artistry in the seventies and eighties. Now he's back with his own label, Third Contact. And the best news yet is that he's managed to get back the rights to his back catalog! So Third Contact will eventually re-release the entire Synergy back catalog.
Fractal Mirror/Garden of Ghosts ....CD $13.99
Produced by Brett Kull (Echolyn) and Fractal Mirror, featuring guest appearances by Larry Fast, Brett Kull, Jacque Varsalona, Don Fast and the Echolyn Choir. After outstanding critical acclaim for Strange Attractors, Fractal Mirror returns with Garden of Ghosts featuring 11 new atmospheric songs about relationships in the 21st century, the effect of pervasive technology on our emotions, our definition of 'friends' and our memories. With beautiful background vocals and guitars by Brett Kull and Jacque Varsalona, and electronic production by Larry Fast, Garden of Ghosts is a major leap forward for this band from the Netherlands and the US. Featuring the moving song 'The Garden,' the epic 'Stars' and rock oriented tunes like 'Event Horizon' and 'House of Wishes.' Executive producer Larry Fast/Synergy.
Joy Askew/Drunk on You ....CD $13.99
Who is the link between Peter Gabriel and Sufjan Stevens? ...or the band Okkervil River and performance artist Laurie Anderson? JOY ASKEW...acclaimed singer-songwriter and featured former member of the Peter Gabriel Band, Laurie Anderson, Joe Jackson, Rodney Crowell, and others. Considered a singers' singer, a musician's musician and a highly respected songwriter and vocal arranger. Born in the UK, Joy currently resides in New York City. Recorded mostly with her band in NYC, Drunk on You was produced by Joy Askew and mixed by Brian McTear (Sharon Van Etten, Joan Osborne) with 2 extra mixes by Leanne Ungar (Leonard Cohen). This is Joy's latest solo recording.
Fractal Mirror/Strange Attractors ....CD $13.99
A multi-national new wave prog /alt rock band with heavy focus on melody and songs. Influenced by the '80s and pop as well as progressive music, Fractal Mirror proudly displays their music influences in their first release. "Fractal Mirror gives the mid-tempo rock, bittersweet without instrumental showboating, recalling REM and Bowie." Musicwaves. "Fractal Mirror have made a strong opening statement with a fine combination of upbeat, crafted pop rock songs nicely offset by the darker, melancholic and sombre pieces." The Progressive Aspect. "Even if I wanted to label Fractal Mirror's first release, "Strange Attractors," I'm not even sure how I would do so. I can, however, state unequivocally, it's gorgeous, stunning, moody, intense, brooding, uplifting, punctuated, driving, subtle, sustained, lush, flowing, inspiring, a thing of brilliance, a thing of beauty, a treasure, frankly. Brad Birzer, Progarchy
|Synergy/Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra ....CD $13.99||Synergy/Sequencer ....CD $13.99||Synergy/Cords ....CD $13.99|
|Synergy/Games ....CD $13.99||Synergy/Audion ....CD $13.99|
|Synergy/Computer Experiments Vol. 1 ....CD $13.99||Synergy/The Jupiter Menace ....CD $13.99||Synergy/Semi-Conductor [Release 2] ....double CD $16.99|
|Synergy/Metropolitan Suite ....CD $13.99||Synergy/Reconstructed Artifacts ....CD $13.99|
The Synergy catalog is back! Yes, it's that Synergy - electronic music, Moog synthesizers, Mellotrons, computer music. Since 1975, Synergy has been Larry Fast's outlet for exploring electronic music, its technology and creative uses. Beyond his Synergy projects he has spent a lot of time recording and touring with other artists. His non-Synergy work started with Nektar in the mid-1970s, ran about a decade with Peter Gabriel, and has continued with many other talented performers and groups right up to the present day. Currently Fast is recording and touring with the Grammy-nominated Tony Levin Band and from time to time with the revitalized Nektar.
Synergy/Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra (Japanese
paper sleeve) ....import CD $24.99
Synergy/Sequencer (Japanese paper sleeve) ....import CD $24.99
Synergy/Cords (Japanese paper sleeve) ....import CD $24.99
In 1975 Larry Fast, under the working name of Synergy, released his debut album, Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra. It soon became a milestone of electronic music as did the many albums to follow. Now the Japanese have made limited paper sleeve editions of this incredible album and its two equally stunning follow ups, Sequencer and Cords. Normally these exquisite limited Japanese paper sleeve editions retail in the $40 range. However, we're now able to make these available through a direct arrangement with Larry Fast at a much more friendly $24.99!!! This price is only good while Larry's supplies last!
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