Garrett N. has just released his second album, "Let's Get Surreal", 10 years in the wake of his debut, "Instrumentals & Oddities" (2008). One can hear his music strewn over the Discovery Channel, TLC, National Geographic, Biography Channel, NBC, MTV, and MTV2, as the instrumental passages lend themselves well to incidental and film score music. "Let's Get Surreal" is hard to classify, because it doesn't fit neatly into preconceived categories, and progresses through many musical areas, from ambient electronic soundscapes to electronic grooves, to hard rock, sound collage, funk interludes, and back again, all within a spacious and mysterious aura. The album reads much like a resume, not only of composition, but production editing, and engineering.
Garrett N. wears his influences on his sleeve, picking up where they left off- the unashamed melodic meanderings and dynamics of early Genesis, the orchestral-electronic soundscapes and sound collages of early Pink Floyd, the funk of Zapp and Lakeside, to the cinematic kitsch of Lalo Schifrin.
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