Make no mistake: Jacco Gardner was born in the late eighties. You wouldn’t know though, listening to his debut album Cabinet of Curiosities. The record is reminiscent of the late sixties psych-inflected baroque pop of British bands like Nirvana (uk), Syd-era Pink Floyd and the Zombies. The 24-year old Dutchman played, engineered and recorded the whole album himself except the drums, having mastered recorder, clarinet, bass, guitar, keyboards, harpsichord, mellotron, flute, organ and violin. Inspired by the ideas of Brian Wilson and songwriter/producer Curt Boettcher (Millennium, Sagittarius) that the use of a studio can be an instrument in itself, with marvelous results and worldwide praise and gigs.