Discover and Endure is an album of new solo electric guitar music inspired by stories and experience of landscape, exploration and human endurance. Themes include Antarctic exploration, Cairgorms National Park, midwinter celebrations in high latitudes, extreme weather and remote locations. Original pieces surround adaptations of Scottish traditional tunes and a unique arrangement of Holst’s orchestral masterpiece Egdon Heath.
Born in London, Steve Garrett has lived and traveled across the UK, Antartica, Canada and California, and now calls Scotland home.
Reviews for ‘Discover and Endure’:
“… utterly captivating … quite unique … simply stunning … surprising album of music that manages to be engaging and quietly virtuosic at the same time … clear, decisive, resonant and beautifully recorded … with his guitar and Castlesound’s ambience and you have Scotland’s answer to an enigmatic ECM album.” Marc Higgins, FATEA Magazine
”… evocative sound pictures … footsteps on frozen Antarctic snow …. a palette of tones and colour in the changing light … Celtic nuances lend warmth … ‘Egdon Heath’ .. tones underline … its dark, foreboding presence’ David Innes, RNR Magazine
”… what is delivered is all music reflecting the flexibility and capability of the guitar as an instrument … professionally delivered by the artist” Hugh C, BebopSpokenHere
”… behind that cool, clear single-string work and those unaggressively jazzy chords, there’s sensitivity as well as technique, and musicality that goes far beyond easy listening’ David Harley, folking
‘…clearly a musician dedicated to virtuosity … duly, no three minute pop songs here … soundtrack for a documentary as yet unwritten’ Bluesbunny