Garry Hughes and Harvey Jones are two pioneering electronic music composers who first encountered each other in Birmingham England in the early 1980’s. Garry has worked with artists as diverse as Bjork, Sly & Robbie, Killing Joke, The Art Of Noise and the Orchestral Pink Floyd project; he is also the co-founder of the popular Six Degrees act, Bombay Dub Orchestra. Harvey has collaborated with Julian Cope, Carla Bley & Chris Botti among many others. Upon meeting, the two vintage synth fanatics swiftly realized they were both obsessed with synthesizers and that both were inspired to get into electronic music through the theme to the popular UK Television series, Doctor Who…
Delia Gonzalez composed Horse Follows Darkness after she and her eight-year-old son moved back to America after spending some time in Berlin. She states that America suddenly felt like a foreign country to her, and equates it with exploring the Wild West, additionally citing Western films as an influence on the album. Coming two years after In Remembrance, an album of solo piano works based on 16mm ballet dance films, Horse Follows Darkness also seems to be a return to the kosmische and avant-disco sounds Gonzalez was known for during the 2000s, when she collaborated with Gavin Russom (both under their own names and as part of Black Leotard Front).
This recording is the best example of pure Country/Bluegrass I know of. Delia Bell's voice comes straight from the front porch and is honest through and through. The great vocals of Delia Bell with Emmylou Harris singing back-up are beautifully produced by Emmylou Harris herself. Just about perfect.
Joe Delia is a soulful rock player and composer with years of private teaching experience. He has lessons in the Rock Level 2 course on bending & vibrato and the blues scale, and an excellent artist study tutorial on the Jimi Hendrix style.