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BAKER DEAN - Constellations

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BAKER DEAN - ConstellationsGalahad keyboard player debut solo album inspired by the pioneering synthesizer artists of the 1970s
Format: CD / Cat No: OSKAR 1082 CD / Released: 12/11/2018

Track Listing: 1. Le Chat Qui PÍche (9.14) / 2. Off the Shoulder of Orion (4.35) / 3. Here and Now (4.40) / 4. Modular Seasons (3.51) / 5. Clouded Hills (5.56) / 6. New Horizons (5.41) / 7. Nuda Veritas (4.09) / 8. Engelbrecht (3.37) / 9. Constellations (4.24) / 10. Impression No.8 (9.01)

More information: You could say that ĎConstellationsí is an accidental album borne out of personal tragedy. Deanís good friend Ray Chiles succumbed to cancer in 2018 and Dean subsequently inherited a large CD collection. He began listening to some of the gems contained within what was, in fact, more of a music library, including albums by iconic keyboard visionaries such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream to name but a few.

After listening to, and re-acquainting himself with, their music over the course of the summer of 2018 Dean was massively inspired to write in a similar vein and before he knew it he had over twenty new tracks to work on! These were then whittled down to the ten tracks that appear on the final version of this album.

Along the way Dean called upon a few friends to contribute, including Lee Abraham and Stu Nicholson from Galahad (guitars and vocals respectively), as well Anastasia Coburg from Coburg on vocals.

The album is paying homage to some of the pioneering synthesizer artists of the 1970s but it is also still very much a Dean Baker vision incorporating modern production values and Deanís very own musical slant on modern electronic music.

Line-up: Dean Baker (Galahad) - Keyboards / plus Stu Nicholson(Galahad) - Vocals (3, 7, 9) / Lee Abraham (Galahad) - Guitar (8) / Anastasia Coburg - Vocals (6)