And through the years, Anthony LaCava, Christine Sacramento and Stephen Marlette, with accompaniment by Shelly O'Keefe on bells/keyboards, followed this dream by creating many songs of great substance. The band emerged with an intensely uncommon sound drawn on electronic drum tracks and dark ambient guitar mixed with rhythmic bass, heartfelt lyrics and strong vocals. Often described as "Pittsburgh's first gothic rock band", The Garden has sustained a rather faithful following. Tanya Kavalkovich joined the band in 1996 with her lyrical violin contributing a new warmth and beauty to an already compelling sound. Opening for such acts as And Also the Trees, Wolfgang Press, Throwing Muses, Faith and the Muse, Strange Boutique, Spahn Ranch, Gargoyle Sox, Of a Mesh, FourWay Cross, This Ascension.
The Curtain Society, Bella Morte, Eva O. Heavy employment and academic demands forced Stephen to leave the band in 1997. Christine, Anthony, and Tanya formed a new band with drummer James and vocalist Patricia called Between the Waters 2) The Garden is a collaboration between David Tagg and Hakobune. It isn’t often that collaborative projects bear such bountiful fruit right from the start of their conception, but sometimes, nature seems to have another motive in mind, and we’re given a very special and very unique result. Hailing from near-opposite sides of the globe, David Tagg and Takahiro Yorifuji (also known here at Install and elsewhere as Hakobune) decided to combine their complementary approaches to ambient guitar music and make something new together. "In Sea-Land" certainly conjures images of organic growth in a surreal landscape, and the album colors in the empty spaces with watery blue melodies submerged in ocean water and triumphant overarching towers of weathered stone drones surrounded by sea spray and thin clouds.
Both similar to what David and Takahiro have individually created before, and also unique to itself, these two men have found an alchemical assurance in combining their crafts with The Garden. Sure to please fans of either musician’s work, or anyone who appreciates gentle guitars unspooled over a canvas of water and green. Deep and lush, alive and vibrant. A multifaceted pleasurable listen for the hot Summer months.
2) The Garden is a punk duo from Orange, CA, United States, founded in 2011 by Wyatt Shears (vocals, bass) and Fletcher Shears (drums). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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