GALAHAD KEY MAN MAPS A NEW SOUND
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