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Michael Garrison


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Michael Garrison or Garri was a synthesist from California, USA. He was born on November 28, 1956 in Oregon and died on March 24, 2004. At the age of 13 he wrote his first song and later, during his musical study at the Idaho University, he formed the basic for the first release on his own label Winspell Records, later Garrisongs Music. The original work was titled In The Regions Of Sunreturn and Beyond and based on the expeditions of Voyager 1 and 2. But when he managed to get a contract with BMG in 1980 the title changed to In The Regions Of Sunreturn and so he became also known in Europe. His style was typical strong sequences with monstrous solos played with various electronic instruments on top. Often a real wall-of-sound experience. An Earth-Star Trilogy differs from the rest of his work by having a much more calm atmosphere. He was strongly influenced by the European innovators of Electronic Music, like Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream.


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  • skywardfire92


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  • studio308

    Hello friends! I'm Mike Winchester of WMRI. I want to invite you to my recent reissues of two epic Berlin School EM albums from 2010. They were available only on CD, but now they are officially free for download as web-releases on our label USC. Here's the links: The Source of Universal Energy | Etherworlds.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Spotify playlist:The Berlin School of Electronic Music

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • ebramo


    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • wecrookie

    I'm still finding more of his music.Just brilliant (:+)

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • williamc99

    Underrated artist. Great music!

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Jens33

    Garrison was brilliant!RIP!Your music will be heard in the next decades!!!

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • obispo67

    Loved your music then, love your music now! Great vinyls, RIP Michael.

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • sankathi

    fucking great.

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Amondroid

    I bought "In he Regions of Sunreturn" on vinyl about 30-ish years ago, I played it to death, it's my favourite synth album, I really would like it on cd, I can't copy my vinyl version it's well worn, very foxed in loss!

    4 Nov 2009 Reply
  • rooroosta

    My favourite synth artist.

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Einohr

    I bought "In he Regions of Sunreturn" on vinyl about 25 years ago and still love it. Now I have digitized it for easy listening at work :)

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • tangerman

    "In he Regions of Sunreturn" is just fantastic!! :-) found my copy at

    8 Oct 2008 Reply
  • slickysound

    The album "In the regions of the sunreturn and beyond" is just amazing! It was very hard to find, but luckily someone sold it on ebay. Wasn't cheap though..

    15 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Anderz-

    Damn, he was a really skilled composer...

    23 Jul 2008 Reply
  • OxysMendii

    I've just found out by looking here. It's a shame. 'Prisms' (which I still have on vinyl) was great.

    7 Jul 2008 Reply
  • tangerman

    Garrison was a genius! Amazing music! Sad to hear that he died in 2004, I didn`t know.

    23 Jan 2008 Reply

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