I grew up as a true child of the 1980's. I am fascinated with synthesizers and music created 100% electronically. Must be the thousand or so times I've heard "Tom Sawyer" from the great prog-pop band Rush. Or maybe all the '70s prog-rock I love like Yes, ELP and Genesis. Or all the great synth-pop of the '80s. All I remember is that sometime in 1983 my big brother borrowed Kraftwerk's Trans-Europe Express album from the library and that record scared me to death. For weeks afterward I'd have to sleep with the closet door open. I thought the "Hall of Mirrors" was inside the closet waiting to swallow me whole! Great Unwashed Luminaries is my electronica side project. I create music with a combination of laptops, software and analog synthesizers. The music is influenced by the vintage German electronic minimalism of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, Cluster, Richard Pinhas and Klaus Schulze. You can keep up-to-date on GUL's live shows and link to mp3's below.