Carl Grant and Tony Gallagher met on the fringes of the underground party scene in South East London. L.A. Synthesis AKA Linear System/Wave Effect was formed in South London in 1991. Originally from Liverpool and Birmingham, respectively. Discovering a shared and relatively eclectic pool of influences ranging from Model 500 and Black Dog to Kraftwerk and systems composer Steve Reich - the pair began experimenting with their own tracks, though it wasn't until promotional copies of Agraphobia began to emerge towards the end of 1994 that the duo started to attract attention. Agraphobia was a near-perfect debut, sewing a memorably trippy hook line (an exquisitely beautiful synth riff that was inspired by Reich's explorations in both minimalism and repetition) through a complex backdrop of clanking percussive and Detroit romanticism. Released on Plink Plonk with a Kenny Larkin remix, the single became a fixture in London's clubs, crossing over into both Detroit and ambient techno sets. Perhaps one of the most overlooked UK techno albums of the '90s. Matrix Surfer is a beautiful combination of second-generation Detroit romanticism and inventive grooves. Hard to find but definitely worth tracking down. Carl continues writing and producing music, and at present hosts, a monthly/radio show, Serendipity Transmits on Bloop London Radio, and his the co founder of Serendipity Transmits 24/7, his own internet radio station, alongside Kenny Swann aka The Barefoot DJ, presenting regular guests, playing an eclectic blend of mainly US House, too, Nu Jazz with anything in between, expect some nice surprises on their shows.




Agraphobia 7 versions Plink Plonk 1994  


The Beacon / CMI Wave Sequence 2 versions A131996  


Frozen Tundra EP 2 versions Shield Records 1996  


Reich / Zebra ‎(12")Blue Basique BLUBQ0011996  


LA Synthesis vs. Johnny Astro - Doidy Dawg 3 versions evolution (17)1997  


Harmonic Disassembly 6 versions Evolution (17), Evolution (17)1997  


Agraphobia Relapse 2 versions De: tuned 2015 






Matrix Surfer 2 versionsShield Records, [PIAS] 1996  


Unreleased Live Tracks 4 versions Vortexian Recordings 2008 








  Dolphin Wave  Effect Maiden Flight 2 versions Groovetech Records2001 


Wave Effect Almost Found Various - Skin Deep ‎(File, MP3, Comp) MinimalsoulMSRD 0052008  


Wave Effect Brainwasher Various - Vintage Synth Technique ‎(12", Comp) MinimalsoulMSR 003 


 Electrospace Various - Earthlings ‎(59xFile, MP3, Comp, 320)Earthlings (2)none 2016  




  Itsu - (La Synthesis Remix)Various - Touched Two (The Remixes) 3 version touched - Music For Macmillan Cancer Support 2015  


Itsu (La Synthesis Remix)Various - Tails Of The Unexpected 2 versions Pulse State