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Cords

Cords

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The man behind Synergy is Larry Fast a native of New Jersey who was to have a far-reaching effect on the use of synthesizers in rock music during the seventies and eighties.

Larry Fast first came to prominence with the release of the debut album from Synergy called Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra in 1975. Prior to the release of Synergy's debut Larry Fast had been at college. Initially Larry trained as a violinist and pianist before entering college and taking a few computer science courses. It was during this period that Larry Fast became interested in synthesized music and began to build his own synthesizers. At this time he was introduced to Rick Wakeman at a local radio station and both musicians enjoyed an immediate rapport with Larry Fast interesting Rick Wakeman in his home made instruments and his customizing of existing synthesizers. He was invited over to England to assist with the synthesizers on the Yes album Tales From Topographic Oceans. Shortly after this Larry Fast gained a record contract, which saw the beginning of Synergy and the subsequent release of the debut album which received plaudits from no lesser person than Robert Moog himself who at the time claimed the album to be "the most important recording using his Moog synthesizer". Soon after the release of the debut Synergy album Larry Fast was introduced to Peter Gabriel who at the time had just left Genesis to embark on a solo career and Larry was invited by Gabriel to help with the synthesizer work on Peter's series of self titled solo albums. During this time Larry also worked as part of Peter Gabriel's live band and performed on many sessions for diverse artists including Foreigner, Kate Bush, Art Garfunkel, Hall and Oates and The Fugees in addition to recording and releasing albums with Synergy. During the eighties Larry Fast also moved into film work scoring the films About Last Night and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Cords was the third album to be released from Synergy and was originally released in 1978 whilst Larry Fast was recording and working with Peter Gabriel on his second solo album. The album is wholly composed and performed by Larry fast and contains the tracks Full Moon Flyer, Trellis and Terra Incognita. Cords has been re mastered for release alongside the other Synergy releases, which will be re released over the coming six months.

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