After a break of some six years since their last successful collaboration, Audio Network has just released a new album Be Inspired by Paul and Gareth Johnson. Gareth’s background is as a writer, producer in urban hip hop, big beat and rock and modern production techniques and this contrasts nicely with Paul’s specialist orchestral classical writing skills. The result is a distinctive orchestral plus beats crossover style. Have a listen to the tracks Towards The Light and Destiny Awaits and watch the interview with Paul and Gareth above.
The inception of these tracks has been quite varied, with some being developed by Paul before being handed over to Gareth for the addition of beats, and some that have started out as drum loops or melodic ideas from Gareth before being expanded and orchestrated by Paul.
Paul and Gareth have an usual common experience in that they have both been competing members of Ealing and Southall Athletics Club at various times in their lives, with Gareth being a sprinter / high jumper and Paul a distance runner.