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.
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!
Synergy/Reconstructed Artifacts ....CD $14.99
These are new recordings and new performances by Larry Fast of older Synergy compositions originally recorded from 1975-1987 newly executed in January and February 2002. Recorded using recent electronic music digital instruments and digital hard disc recording equipment. Pieces from Electronic Realizations, Sequencer, Audion, and Metropolitan Suite are included. "Flight of the Looking Glass" was recorded live on tour, May 2000.
Polygram's license of the Synergy catalog has expired! Although the US releases of these classic titles are out of print, Larry Fast is making available to us his stock of promo CD's of all these titles which he has gratiously autographed to boot! Please understand that this stock is extremely limited! Once they're gone, they're gone so get them while you can!
|Synergy/Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra (autographed promo) ....CD $15.99||Synergy/Sequencer (autographed promo) ....CD $15.99||Synergy/Cords (autographed promo) ....CD $15.99|
|Synergy/Metropolitan Suite (autographed promo) ....CD $15.99||Synergy/Computer Experiments Vol. 1 (autographed promo) ....CD $15.99||Synergy/Semi-Conductor (autographed promo) ....double CD 23.99|
Joy Askew/Gorgeous Creature ....CD EP $10.99
Larry invited his good friend, Joy Askew to release her new work on his label when the one to which she was signed, Private Music, suddenly just ceased to be. Joy is an incredible keyboardist/vocalist who has worked with such major talents as Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson, Laurie Anderson, Rodney Crowell and more.
" These recordings came from the demos that were originally intended for my second record. The label I was signed to, Private Music, has recently folded. When I heard the news that I was fortunate enough to be included on the Lilith Fair Tour this summer, I thought, what better time to release an independent CD. There are 6 songs on the EP which I considered an "in between" until I release my second full length album. I was lucky enough to work with engineer Larry Alexander, whom I met when we worked together on Joe Jackson's album "Laughter And Lust". In addition, English producer/mixer Mark Saunders (of Tricky, Cyndi Lauper and David Byrne fame) mixed two of the songs, including the title track. Three of the songs I mixed myself at the Lo-Fi Lounge, while my good friend Larry Fast (of Peter Gabriel and Synergy fame) did the mastering for the final product and provided the label 'Third Contact.' " ~ Joy Askew
Echo/Echo ....CD $16.98
Echo, the new project from producers/multi-instrumentalists Joy Askew and Takuya Nakamura, is a seductive fusion of traditional vocal jazz and downtempo electronic grooves. On their eponymous debut, the New York duo puts a mesmerizing stamp on carefully chosen jazz standards as well as captivating originals. Echo was born from NYC's live drum & bass scene. Askew initially discovered Nakamura playing trumpet and keyboards at the SoHo nightclub Shine's popular party "Prohibited Beatz." The rotating livi line-up of DJ's, MC's and diverse musicians (including tabla virtuoso Karsh Kale and guitarist Vernon Reid) inspired Askew instantly because it reminded her of one of her biggest influences - Miles Davis' late '60's electric period (In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew).
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