SYNERGY is LARRY FAST who began his recording career with some of the most inventive electronic music of the seventies, and has worked with dozens of acts including YES, PETER GABRIEL, MEATLOAF, BARBARA STREISAND, HALL AND OATS, and KATE BUSH.
The three soundscapes on this recording are from a self composing computer programme PINK TUNES, developed by JOHN SINOMTON. The computer reads the output as data and converts it to voltages that an analogue synthesiser can read. It will appeal to fans of WENDY CARLOS, ROBERT SCOTT-THOMPSON, PAULINE OLIVEROS, and ROBERT RICH. This analogue creation is just as deep and atmospheric as digital minimalism from the late nineties and beyond.
Artificial Intelligence (Monday January 28, 1980), Artificial Intelligence (Friday January 25, 1980), The World After April(Tuesday January 22, 1980).
The man behind Synergy is Larry Fast a native of New
Jersey who was to have a far-reaching effect on the use
of synthesizers in rock music during the seventies and
Larry Fast first came to prominence with the release of
the debut album from Synergy called Electronic Realizations
For Rock Orchestra in 1975. Prior to the release of Synergy's
debut Larry Fast had been at college. Initially Larry trained
as a violinist and pianist before entering college and taking
a few computer science courses. It was during this period
that he became interested in synthesized music and began
to build his own synthesizers. At this time Larry was introduced
to Rick Wakeman at a local radio station and both musicians
enjoyed an immediate rapport with Larry Fast interesting
Rick Wakeman in his home made instruments and his
customizing of existing synthesizers. He was invited over
to England to assist with the synthesizers on the Yes album
Tales From Topographic Oceans. Shortly after this Larry
Fast gained a record contract, which saw the beginning of
Synergy and the subsequent release of the debut album
which received plaudits from no lesser person than Robert
Moog himself who at the time claimed the album to be "the
most important recording using his Moog synthesizer". Soon
after the release of the debut Synergy album Larry Fast was
introduced to Peter Gabriel who at the time had just left
Genesis to embark on a solo career and Larry was invited by
Gabriel to help with the synthesizer work on Peter's series of
self titled solo albums. During this time Larry also worked as
part of Peter Gabriel's live band and performed on many
sessions for diverse artists including Foreigner, Kate Bush,
Art Garfunkel, Hall and Oates and The Fugees in addition to
recording and releasing albums with Synergy. During the
eighties Larry Fast also moved into film work scoring the
films About Last Night and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
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