There is little to be known about LA producer Garrett and if his/her identification will ever be revealed. Whilst checking out the YouTube comments, a lot of fingers are now pointing at Dam Funk (his middle name is Garrett) as the creator behind 'Private Life', a new album released on the always dependable Music From Memory label.
Regardless of the mystery behind 'Private Life', it is an album that has a selection of hazy and romantic compositions in which the city of LA is burnt into it's heart and soul, an album that is reminiscent of the productions of Cliff Martinez and John Carpenter whilst also capturing an artist who understands the inner workings and mystery of lounge instrumentals, prog and electronic funk. 'Slow Motion' the main highlight of the album has some sublime melting synth-work held together by delayed 303 claps, it's length is just long enough to demonstrate a producer who feels comfortable in the ability to pull on the daydreaming and dreamlike emotions whilst also sound tracking what it sounds like driving on the 101 freeway interchange.
Garrett has put together a heartfelt selection of tracks and there is also a lot now to be said about the quality and output of Music From Memory and how the label is releasing music in which it's artists can breathe in and out reflectively. 'Private Life' being a perfect case in point; an album for those that love holding a looking glass up through introspective meditative melodies and drum programming. With an album this good knowing the persons identification behind the album feels unimportant, regardless though, it is a fine and excellent effort.