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Gary to Produce French Avant-Rock Band Tanger

Gary is set to produce the acclaimed French avant-rock group Tanger ("Tangier") for Universal Music's Mercury France label. The group, longtime fans of Gary's work and his collaborations with Jeff Buckley, contacted him out of the blue over the internet last spring and expressed strong interest in working with him and having him produce their third album. Gary was very impressed after hearing their music, a distinctive and poetic melange of alternative rock, free jazz, and middle Eastern influences, and the group flew him in late May to Tangier Morocco, where they were working on new music for their upcoming album.

Gary and Tanger's leader Phillipe Pigeard bonded strongly, and agreed to continue working in Paris later that summer. After playing the Meltdown Festival in London in early July, Gary joined Tanger in Paris for intense pre-production sessions that resulted in new Lucas/Tanger collaborations. The new album recording sessions began in September in Avignon France, and will continue in London in October at Olympic Studios, where legendary string orchestrator David Whittaker will conduct a large orchestra for overdubs on 6 songs. Joining the group and Gary will be special guest Billy Ficca of Television on drums. Stay tuned for further developments.