Gardening by Moonlight’s Method in the Madness Album, found after 40 years languishing in a top Publishers Archives, and is now released

London, Camden, United Kingdom — On the 40th Anniversary of its Original release the Album, “Method in the Madness”, has been re-released by the GBM MEDIA label

The Album is exclusively available to download on Digital Distribution and Streaming platforms.

The Gardening by Moonlight Album, “Method in the Madness”, recorded in 1983, defied current musical genres of the time incorporating early Synth Electronica coupled with Real Drums, Percussion and  Vocals.

“Rich, pure and astonishingly subtle, Gardening by Moonlight’s first album offers layer upon layer of magical invention.” Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker

Commenting on Gardening by Moonlight Johnson say’s, “At the time, in the early eighties, and prior to being in several name Bands through the years, Duncan and myself were striving to avoid placing too many musical restrictions on ourselves by taking unconventional approaches to our playing and songwriting. Experimenting with Rhythm, Electronica, Song and Production with a Multi/Anti Genre stance and a sprinkling of tongue in cheek humour.”

“The Music, tracks  and Songs appeared to turn out as Urban, Rural, Quirky, and Different.”

Helen Fitzgerald (Melody Maker) said “Astonishingly clever innovations and a more tongue-in- cheek rejection of the saturated neo-disco funk invasion forges a strong identity for GBM.”

Gardening by Moonlight were a Duo formed in London in 1981 by British Drummer/Percussionist, Singer/Songwriter, Musician/Composer and Co-Producer John Johnson, (A.K.A. John(JJ)Johnson and JJ Johnson), and Musician/Composer, Synth/Keyboard player, and Co-Producer, Duncan Bridgeman.

Prior to being part of Gardening By Moonlight, Johnson had been a co-founding member of the Band Wayne County and The Electric Chairs during the 1977 original Punk and New Wave Scene also forming The Mystere Five’s and being part of and recording with, The Flying Lizards, The Skids, Low Noise=(Thomas Dolby) and others.

View Full History @ https://drumpunk.co.uk

Duncan Bridgeman had co-formed the Bands Shake Shake and  i Level in the early 1980’s and was also working with Electro pioneer John Foxx and many others whilst developing into a very prolific Producer, producing a diverse range of Bands through the 1980’s, 90’s and 2000’s  from Transvision Vamp  to the first two Take That Albums.

He eventually formed the duo, “1 Giant Leap”,  in 2001, becoming a two time Grammy nominated Filmmaker and Multimedia creator.

View Full History @ https://vimeo.com/duncanbridgeman

In 1983 the first Single ‘Strange News,’ was released initially on the Imperial Recordings Label, which then became the Interdisc label, and was followed  by the Singles ‘Diction and Fiction’ and ‘Whistling In The Dark’ and The Album ‘Method in the Madness’ also released on Interdisc (an Island Records subsidiary).

 

Gardening by Moonlight’s classic 80’s album “Method in the Madness” is re-released after 40 years buried in a top Publisher’s Tape archive. The album is now available on Digital Distribution Platforms for download and is playing on all major streaming services.

Head over to Gardening by Moonlight’s BandCamp site at https://gardeningbymoonlight.bandcamp.com/album/method-in-the-madness where you can Listen to the Album and  buy Downloads.

 

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ABOUT

Gardening by Moonlight were a Duo formed in London in 1981 by British Drummer/Percussionist, Singer/Songwriter, Musician/Composer and Co-Producer John Johnson, (A.K.A. John(JJ)Johnson and JJ Johnson).And Musician/Composer, Synth/Keyboard player, and Co-Producer Duncan Bridgeman. Read more at https://gbmmedia.co.uk/gardening-by-moonlight/

After being part of the various name Bands through the 1970’s and early eighties the duo met and began recording together around 1981 in a spontaneous, open and experimental way, inspired by many things from The Beatles, Early Roxy Music, British Punk and New Wave to the then emerging 80’s Electronica and Music,  which produced an Album and three Singles.

In 1983 the first Single ‘Strange News,’ was released initially on the Imperial Recordings Label, which then became the Interdisc label, and was followed  by the Singles ‘Diction and Fiction’ and ‘Whistling In The Dark’ and The Album ‘Method in the Madness’ also released on Interdisc (an Island Records subsidiary).

CONTACT

Gardening by Moonlight
Name: John Johnson
Email: info@drumpunk.co.uk
Press Kit: https://gbmmedia.co.uk/gardening-by-moonlight/

LINKS

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