Monthly Archives: October 2023


October 31, 2023

A Carl’s living room LP tracks show that brings a middle ground rock sound (not too fast, not too slow) into the fringes, with the likes of… well, pretty much every artist fits the bill, none to be missed, all to dig deeper on your own. Hope you enjoy, and Happy Halloween!

Joe Ghatt

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Artist Song Release Label
The Laughing Dogs Don’t Bring Me Down Meet Their Makers Columbia
Bob Mould Lost Faith Sunshine Rock Merge Records
Debbie Harry Lucky Jim We Are Only Riders (The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project) Glitterhouse Records
Jowe Head Felt And Fat Cabinet Of Curios Munster Records
The Sound The Fire Larger Than Life Dear Boss.
John Sims Blackberry Motorist Palomino Fortuna Pop!
Sylvia Juncosa Open Ocean Nature SST Records
Litfiba Luna Guerra Contempo Records
Paternoster The Pope Is Wrong (Kabuki’s Kraut Odyssey Remix) Remixes And Versions HHV.DE
The Legendary Pink Dots Lisa’s Separation / The Golden Age The Golden Age Metropolis
Mark Lanegan Band Penthouse High Somebody’s Knocking Heavenly
Annabel Lamb Heartland Once Bitten A&M Records
The Lines Nicky Boy’s Groove Hull Down Acute Records

Artist Song Release Label
Cosmetique Jackson Jackson PPQ Records
Fleetwood Mac Rambling Pony The Pious Bird Of Good Omen Blue Horizon
The 23rd Turnoff Flowers Are Flowering Michael Angelo: The Complete 1967 Recordings Think Like A Key Music
Alejandro Escovedo Con Don Antonio MC Overload La Cruzada Yep Roc Records
Doctors Of Madness So Many Ways To Hurt You Dark Times Cherry Bomb Records
Joe Ghatt While the Coffee Brews Banana Sludge Six Tonnes De Chair Records
Glorious Din Red Dirt Closely Watched Trains OnderStroom Records
Robyn Hitchcock Raining Twilight Coast Tromsø, Kaptein Tiny Ghost Records
Danny Graham Ev’rything Will Grow From Here Danny Graham Xerox Music
Green On Red Fading Away Gas Food Lodging Enigma
Bleeding Hearts Riches to Rags Riches to Rags Bar/None Records
Joseph Airport Xeno Pariah Cool English Jumpsuit Silly Moo Records
Golden Smog Friend Down By The Old Mainstream Run Out Groove
The Goon Sax In The Stone Mirror II Matador
KRGA So Far Down Moi St. Hoser Records


October 24, 2023

Rock LP tracks show – a ‘Carl’s living room’ listening session that buzzes with lots of special faves by artists that don’t get much attention [The Bluebells, The Fans, The German Measles, The Invertebrates, Iron Prostate, Bone Of Contention, Ivy Green, The Jacks, The Jeanies, Jilted John, Joneses, The June Brides, Just Water, KRGA, The Last, Last Men, The Last Words, Laurels The Limiñanas, Liverpool Echo, The Lotus Eaters Comateen, Moviola, Blueboy, Jazzateers, Hairband], plus some that do get attention in certain circles [The Jazz Butcher, The Lemon Twigs, Lilys, Love Tractor, Nick Lowe, Richard Lloyd, Pavement]. All are chosen with love for you to enjoy.

The Jeanies

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Artist Song Release Label
The Fans You Don’t Live Here Anymore You Don’t Live Here Anymore Radiation Records
The German Measles Wild Weekend Wild E.P. Captured Tracks
The Invertebrates He’s Back Let’s Have Fun! Spineless
Iron Prostate I Am The King Loud, Fast, And Aging Rapidly Skreamin’ Skull Records
Bone Of Contention She’s Living 48 Points Of View Igor Records
Ivy Green Why Not Tonight Ivy Green Pogo Records Ltd
The Jacks (You’re) So Wrong Make ‘Em Cry Reminder Records
The Jazz Butcher Southern Mark Smith (Original) Real Men Glass Records
The Jeanies I Think You’re The Wrong One The Jeanies Discos Regresivos
Jilted John I Was A Pre-Pubescent True Love Stories Boss Tuneage
Joneses Miss 714 Jonesin’ Discography Vol. 2 Projectile Platters
The June Brides Sunday To Saturday There Are Eight Million Stories… The Pink Label
Just Water Wayward Boys The Riff Branded Records, Inc.
KRGA Countryside Moi St. Hoser Records
The Last Subway Song Look Again Backlash
Last Men The Word Jimmy Igo Ze Records
The Lemon Twigs Night Song Brothers Of Destruction 4AD

Artist Song Release Label
The Last Words Every Schoolboys Dream Animal World Papagájův Hlasatel Records
Laurels Tattooed Lady Neck Heparin
Lilys Ginger A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns Frontier Records
The Limiñanas Prisunic Malamore HoZac Records
Liverpool Echo EL Beach Liverpool Echo Sing Sing Records
Richard Lloyd King of Fools Lodestones ORG Music
The Lotus Eaters Endless Out On Your Own Sylvan Records
Love Tractor Outside With Ma This Ain’t No Outerspace Ship Big Time
Nick Lowe Cupid Must Be Angry The Convincer Yep Roc Records
Comateens Dream Tricatel Machine Tricatel
Pavement Box Elder Westing (by Musket And Sextant) Matador
Moviola Wisdom Teeth The Year You Were Born Anyway Records
Blueboy Try Happiness Singles 1991​-1998 A Colourful Storm
Jazzateers Religious Me Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey Creeping Bent
Hairband Sassy Moon Hairband Monorail Music
The Bluebells Red Guitars Sisters Past Night From Glasgow


October 17, 2023

The first ever jazz show on Gulls Window Circus – I have planned a jazz show for some time, but never programmed one. There will be more – not a series – but more spread through time. This premier features many of the biggest names [Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard], plus artists you may not have heard [Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott, The Southern University Jazz Ensemble, The Tony Williams Lifetime, Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin] and offers a current Polish jazz artist [Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet] as well. Hey, ho, let’s go!

Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet

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Artist Song Release Label
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Politely The Big Beat Blue Note
John Coltrane Chasin’ The Trane Afro Blue Impressions Pablo Records
Charles Mingus MDM Mingus Candid
Bill Evans Someday My Prince Will Come Treasures (Solo, Trio & Orchestra Recordings From Denmark (1965-1969)) Elemental Music
Stanley Turrentine Featuring Shirley Scott Buster Brown Common Touch Blue Note
Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet The Power Of The People Spirit To All WMQ Records
The Southern University Jazz Ensemble Clean Air Goes To Africa With Love Now-Again Records

Artist Song Release Label
Miles Davis Aïda The Man With The Horn Get On Down
The Tony Williams Lifetime Via The Spectrum Road Emergency! Be With Records
Shirley Scott Never Can Say Goodbye Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank Reel To Real
Chet Baker Blue Gilles Blue Room (The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland) Jazz Detective
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point Breaking Point Blue Note
Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin Beneficent A Message From The Tribe Now-Again Records


October 10, 2023

Non-rock LP tracks that involve some rock-ish electronic stuff [Fever Ray, John Cale, Everything But The Girl, Alan Vega], chilled ambient texture [Ferdi Schuster, Dream Dolphin], Leftfield balearic fusion [Jpye, Régis Tareau, Régis Tareau, YMA], Funk/soul/beat modern interpretation [MoreEats, Orbs of Light, Lewis Taylor, The Soul Searchers], and interesting international [Bokaye’, CW] – I’m describing the sounds, not the artists, and I’m saving an artist description for last: the new CD (yes, they made me break my vinyl-only tradition to play them), the mighty Boston band Violet Nox. All rank ‘Wow!’.

Everything But The Girl

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Artist Song Release Label
Fever Ray Mustn’t Hurry (Aasthma Remix) Plunge Remix Rabid Records
Alan Vega Nothing Left After Dark In The Red Recordings
Everything But The Girl Nothing Left To Lose Fuse Buzzin’ Fly Records
John Cale Night Crawling Mercy Double Six
Modfunk Possibility For Significant Other A Journey Through Sound (Selected Recordings 1999​-​2009) The Very Polish Cut-Outs
The Emperor Machine & Severine Mouletin Your Own Style (Dub Vocal) Your Own Style Leng
LaLuna Come To Me (Ven Aqui) (Vocal Ethno Techno Mix) Milagros Del Ritmo II – Obscure And Rhythmic Tunes from 1988-1993 Harmonie Exotic
Ferdi Schuster A Step Further Playing Life Claremont 56
Dream Dolphin Iruka Tachi To Asonda Kioku / Under Water Gaia: Selected Ambient & Downtempo Works (1996​-​2003) Music From Memory
Jpye Take Off Bleu Your Mind Claremont 56

Artist Song Release Label
Violet Nox Ascent Vortex & Voices Somewherecold Records
Régis Tareau Music Magic Skyrager – Traces Of Illusion Spacetalk Records
YMA Tempted Skyrager – Traces Of Illusion Spacetalk Records
MoreEats Forever Fun (Kejeblos Remix) Uncommon Species II Phantom Island
Orbs of Light Billion Days (40 Thieves Version) Billion Days Leng
Lewis Taylor Lewis II Lewis II Be With Records
The Soul Searchers Ashley’s Roachclip (Dimitri From Paris Re-Edit) Ashley’s Roachclip (A Dimitri From Paris Special Version) DFP Vaults
Bokaye’ Ethno Groove (Double Beat Explosion Mix) Ethno Groove Emotional Rescue
CW Six Times Seven DB12 015 Duca Bianco
Todd Russell & The Dangerous Coats 1900 Ocean Ave Playa Larga Be With Records


October 3, 2023

Rock LP album tracks with some from the 60s [The Attack, Os Mutantes, The Monkees, The Yellow Balloon], 70s [Unicorn, Tucker Zimmerman, Terra, The Mamas & The Papas, Neil Young], 80s [Prefab Sprout, David Westlake, Nico, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds], 90s [Ivy, Combustible Edison, Silver Jews], 00s [The Bevis Frond, Karate], and 20s [The Church, The Cowsills]. Huge span, but when arranged into Gulls Window Circus 2-song set pairings, each sits pretty at the table.

The Church

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Artist Song Release Label
Unicorn Ferry Boat Too Many Crooks Think Like A Key Music
The Bevis Frond Through The Hedge Hit Squad Fire Records
Lewis Taylor See My Way The Lost Album Be With Records
Tucker Zimmerman Oregon (A Song For Derroll Adams) Over Here In Europe Big Potato Records
Silver Jews The Moon Is The Number 18 Starlite Walker Drag City
Silver Jews Advice To The Graduate Starlite Walker Drag City
Prefab Sprout Bonny Steve McQueen Acoustic Kitchenware Records
Terra Is This What You Like Child Of Nature Forager Records
The Church I Think I Knew The Hypnogogue Communicating Vessels
David Westlake She Grew And She Grew D87 Optic Nerve Recordings
Robert Forster It’s Only Poison The Candle And The Flame Tapete Records
Robert Forster The Roads The Candle and the Flame Tapete Records

Artist Song Release Label
The Cowsills Ya Gotta Get Up! Rhythm Of The World Omnivore Recordings
The Mamas & The Papas Words Of Love The Mamas & The Papas Sundazed
Ivy The Best Thing Apartment Life Demos Bar/None Records
Os Mutantes Ando Meio Desligado Everything Is Possible! – The Best Of Os Mutantes Luaka Bop
Karate Small Fires Unsolved Numero Group
Nico Heroes Live At The Library Theatre ’83 Culture Factory
Neil Young Will To Love Chrome Dreams Reprise Records
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Mercy Tender Prey Mute
The Attack Strange House Strange House Guerssen
Combustible Edison Is That All There Is? Forbidden Isle Of Demos Modern Harmonic
The Monkees The Day We Fall In Love More Of The Monkees Run Out Groove
The Yellow Balloon Panama Red The Yellow Balloon Sundazed Music