Vanguard 3

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The third and final album in the ’Vanguard’ trilogy, ’Vanguard 3’ concludes Andy Pickford’s vision of pulsating and melodic electronica. Once again, the music effortlessly crosses the boundaries between traditional electronic music and contemporary electronica while also including downtempo and chill styles.

‘Vanguard 3’ presents some compelling and creative music; 10 superbly constructed, interlinked tracks, all characterised by strong rhythms, sequences and terrific melodies. Indeed, this is probably the strongest of the trilogy in terms of song melodies. The album has a laid back feeling of ‘ease’ and the  music is superb – the whole album really does have a gorgeous feel.

Andy Pickford really shows how his music and production have matured here as he continues to expand and explore musical styles, but without ever losing sight of his EM roots.

If you enjoyed Vanguard 1 and 2, then you’re going to love Vanguard 3.

This album is available to download or as a factory pressed, replicated CD. Check out our FAQ page for more information.

Reviews

  1. kimhadley1

    Vanguard 3. Review in next issue of PROGRESISTE (89) By El Jice.
    Great! Did you know I was going to say that? No ? That is true ? If it is true ? The conclusion of the trilogy will blow you away for good. I refer you to the numbers 83 and 85 of your fanzine favorite for the chronicles of the two previous ones that already contained pearls to make you cry of emotion (Vapour on Vanguard 1 and Teardrop Serenade of the second part which can only remain etched at the bottom Of your soul). Andy never fails and offers in this apotheosis the full splendor of his creativity. How to give a label to his music? It’s unthinkable. Progressive in full, electro in addition. A subtle alchemy between the different musical worlds that enchant us. We find angelic feminine voices (pleonasm, an angel can only be feminine), syncopated rhythms with electronic sequences and sparkling keyboards like pearls in a setting sun. The calm and rhythmic parts combine, follow each other and come together in perfect symbiosis and take us the hand for an iridescent journey where everything is pleasure! Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away to the Portal of the stars that constellate the Pickford galaxy. The thrill will take you back to listening to the diamond of the most beautiful water Ahnenerbe, more than a quarter of an hour of prog electro symphonic. Transcendental! Words miss me or seem too fad to describe the quintessence. If you want my opinion (obviously!), This is the record of the year (yes already!). All genres combined. And as for Andy, you know my love for Lughnasad, well I’m not far from putting it on the same foot …. Actually yes, it’s his little brother! E-rating: my god, it’s full of stars: 6/5 after a reticulous calculation.
    http://www.andypickfordmusic.com
    https://www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-3/ El Jice

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