Lost Garden are a dark ambient (or pick your own genre!) duo performing quasi-improvised instrumental pieces. The line-up for the first album Cotyledon was Andy Peake on keyboards/FX (ex Comsat Angels) and Nick Robinson (ex Dig Vis Drill, Typhoon Saturday and 20 years of solo looping).
They played together in the 80s when Nick joined the Comsat Angels (briefly) and intermittently since. The two musicians meshed beautifully (often impossible to identify who plays what!) and compare the performance process to “painting with sound” where dynamics and timbre are key elements. They used keyboards, guitars and loops to improvise pieces – captured and taken back to the “studio” for re-arranging, mixing and post-treatment.
Due to Andy’s commitments elsewhere, he has had to withdraw from the band, but his place has been filled by Jan Gilhooley (A Collection Of Notes) and they are working on new material.
We’ve given an unreleased track “Cut Engage” to the crowdfunding appeal to save the shops on Devonshire Street – a really worthy cause, please call by and pledge some money – you’ll get a huge selection of wonderful music. We need to let these developers change their plans or an invaluable part of our heritage will be lost forever.
The Star has run a piece about us playing at Record Collector, sadly, due to space restraints, it’s likely to be me on my own. More details to follow.
Danse Society support
Lost Garden were asked to support Danse Society at West Street Live, Sheffield on 25/06/15. At the end of their set, we got up to play one of their songs, Message in the wind” and then the old Comsat classic, Independence Day. Here’s a rough-ish vid of the first number 😉