Larry Fast, aka Synergy, is a true pioneer of electronic music. Games is his fourth album, originally released in 1979. Back then,Fast's techniques were cutting-edge. In the new millennium, some of those methods would be similar to reconstruction or recycling. This album has nine tracks with four basic themes. Fast wrote the "Soundcheck: Delta Three" suite during Peter Gabriel's 1978 tour. (Fast is a member of Gabriel's touring band.) He took "Delta Four" from the remnants of 1974's Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra. The whole disc has its roots firmly in rock & roll and in the Berlin school of electronic music. There are no hidden messages -- this is pure entertainment. This disc will appeal to fans of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, and Ashra. Because of its historical importance and quality, it is essential for e-music fans. Progressive rock fans will also find it interesting.
AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts