GALA­HAD KEY MAN MAPS A NEW SOUND

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Dean Baker dab­bles with krautrock on his first solo al­bum.

Con­stel­la­tions show­cases a very dif­fer­ent side to key­board player Dean Baker. The al­bum, avail­able to pre-or­der from Novem­ber 5, was heav­ily in­flu­enced by a be­queathed CD col­lec­tion and the mu­si­cian’s col­lec­tion of vin­tage synths.

“Peo­ple would of­ten say to me that they thought cer­tain Gala­had songs had been in­spired by Tan­ger­ine Dream or Kraftwerk but I didn’t own any of the record­ings,” says Baker. “I’ve now got al­most com­plete sets of al­bums by JeanMichel Jarre and Van­ge­lis and I got re­ally in­spired by them. I lit­er­ally wrote 20 tracks in about six weeks!”

The 10 mostly in­stru­men­tal songs that made the fi­nal cut in­clude guest ap­pear­ances from his band­mates Stu Ni­chol­son and Lee Abra­ham, as well as Coburg vo­cal­ist Anas­ta­sia Coburg.

Gala­had hope to an­nounce their next stu­dio al­bum in 2019. For more in­for­ma­tion, and to pre-or­der

Con­stel­la­tions, visit www.gala­hadon­line.com. NRS

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