I was taken aback when I read of this tragic news in Ron Boots's Groove newsletter.
It is strange that I learnt the true identity of the mysterious A Produce only after
his passing. I first came across his bewitching music on Hearts of Space in 1999
and soon bought Land of a Thousand Trances, later followed by all but two of
those mention in earlier posts. I shall look forward to the legacy of Intangible now
I'm settling inafter a move, like Seren with added poignancy.
Such is the quality of the music, nearly fifty tracks made by Barry solo or with
collaborators appeared on Hearts of Space over the years. It might be time for an
A Produce retrospective Mr. Hill.
Given that we've lost many in the ambient and electronic genres in the last few years,
dying in their forties and fifties, those of us of similar vintage need to consider how to
make the most of each day. One never knows when the metaphorical bus will hit.