Lost Garden are a dark ambient (or pick your own genre!) duo performing quasi-improvised instrumental pieces. They are Andy Peake on keyboards/FX (ex Comsat Angels with whom he released 13 albums, countless singles and toured the world many times) 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, but have finally found the time and the energy to follow our own musical bent. The two musicians mesh beautifully (it’s often impossible to identify who plays what!) and compare the performance process to “painting with sound” where dynamics and timbre are key elements. They use keyboards, guitars and loops to improvise pieces – these are captured and taken back to the “studio” for re-arranging, mixing and post-treatment.
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 😉