‘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.
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.
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.