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The prolific Greg Foat returns with a new Synthesiser soundscape double album. Recorded during the 2020 Lockdown. This is the follow up to 'Photosynthesis' this time featuring drummer Morgan Simpson (Black Midi)

TRACK LISTING

1. Baby Boy
2. Tropical Love
3. Above The Clouds
4. Underwater Fantasy
5. Psychosynthesis Part 1
6. Artic Cavern
7. Psychosynthesis Part 2
8. The Green Odyssey
9. Riding Into Battle
10. The Investigation
11. World Of Tiers
12. Subterranean Lake
13. Fatherhood
14. Crystal Gardens

Recording at Malcom Catto's analogue studio has been an ambition of Greg's for a long time, not only for the studio itself but for Malcolm's skill using this vintage equipment, very few people can achieve such an incredibly big sound.

Earlier this year we grabbed the chance to get the full Greg Foat group joined by Binker Golding (Binker and Moses) on Tenor Saxophone, Malcolm Catto on drums and Hugh Harris (The Kooks) on Guitar on the session.

Moving to a more rhythmic space, you could call it Jazz funk or Fusion, but labels suck so just listen and appreciate the pure sense of space Malcom achieves with this recording. Instruments float in space, aided by the Vintage EMI desk and a host of valve equipment which has taken Malcolm a lifetime to collect. In amongst the more rhythmic pieces we also have some classic Foat style compositions; 'Lake Kussharo' and 'The Dreaming Jewels' as emotive and personal as ever, a feeling that can only be expressed and articulated in music. These past few years will no doubt be looked back on with great favour in musical history, with prolific and high quality output in all his various projects this LP is his crowning achievement of 2019. A strong year indeed!




STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Foat without Hampshire? Still a delectable prospect I assure you, as the esteemed UK jazz luminerie moves through fusion and funk with a confident stride. Warmed through some classic vintage equipment this is raw Foat!

TRACK LISTING

1. Sapphire Dreams
2. Eric's Breakdown
3. The Door Into Summer
4. Not That It Makes Any Difference
5. Lake Kussharo
6. Kushiro River
7. This Is Not Necessarily My Answer, But
8. The Dreaming Jewels 

Part two of our nod to the world of library from Athens of the North introduce Greg Foat journeys into the world of synthesis with good friend James Thorpe. This new LP was recorded in the old Bees Studio on the Isle of Wight earlier this year, a special, different piece of work which I was delighted to receive on ¼ inch tape without warning. Greg's output continues to be prolific without ever tiring, he never plays it safe and is always looking forward whilst having an ear for our musical-heritage.





TRACK LISTING

1. Elementary Physiology, Pt. 1
2. Elementary Physiology, Pt. 2
3. Balloon Ride
4. Circadian Rhythms
5. Diametrically Opposed
6. Grockle Box
7. Living The Dream
8. Platform Game
9. Stacey's Theme
10. Photosynthesis
11. Chronobiology 


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