Echo System - UK
Gary Hughes and Nick Fisher, who are long standing fans of electronic / experimental ambient music, and who are "enthusiastic supporters of a stack of unpredictable, but character filled synthesizers and oddball devices", have been working together for years and have collaborated on remixing and productions for a diverse range of artists from Europe, Africa and North America, including remixing new recordings by Salif Keta and Effective Force.
They have featured on many notable releases in a playing, programming and production capacity, including records by Bjork, The Shamen, Garbage, Sly And Robbie and Pop Will Eat Itself. They have also worked extensively with producers such as Trevor Horn, Nellee Hooper and Youth.
Their own studios are filled to the roof with vintage synthesizers collected during the years, when no one wanted them, as well as technology such as A-DAT and Pro Tools systems. For Echo System, their music is based on live improvisation and performance mixing restructured in Pro Tools and improvised, mixing, editing and wrapped again until they get side-tracked onto another piece (or the pub opens).
Having previously released a highly sough after sample CD together via AMG/Time & Space, entitled "Global Trance Mission", Garry has also produced for Jungle Rhythm and his "Zanzibar" and "Viva La Revolution" has appeared on compilations on Six Degrees (USA) and others aside: St. Germain, Banco De Gaia and Loop Guru. Garry and Nick recorded 'Headland' during 1995. It is a lush electronic sound tapestry that achieves the delicate balance between authenticity and artifice, sounding completely "real", and synthesized at the same time. With electric techniques, their music evokes the pan global electronic spirit of albums. Echo System have been compared and described as a new and improved version of the mid 70s Tangerine Dream.
Today Garry Hughes is half of the duo Bombay Dub Orchestra and is the HBO award winner for his work on the documentary Marathon Boy.
Garry and Nick, describe their music simply as "humanistic" and their 'Headland' is a timeless high spirit creation..!