Category Archives: non-rock


February 27, 2024

This week Gulls Window Circus presents a one-off vinyl non-rock show. There are a few 2000+ blasts for you [Yoko Mono, Peace Orchestra, Rick Wade, Titan], a few 2010+ ones [Panoram , Shpongle, Yves Tumor, Japan Blues, Tosca], a mid-80s track [RAH Band], along with some new stuff and welcome reissues by fave current labels. Everything fits together and complements each other.

RAH Band

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Artist Song Release Label
Yoko Mono Higher Than Phunk (Crisp-Click RMX) Higher Than Phunk Force Tracks
Peace Orchestra Shining Peace Orchestra G-Stone Recordings
Rick Wade Can’t You See The Bumbaye EP Funky Chocolate
RAH Band Shadow Of Your Love Producers Choice Atjazz Record Company
Sonia Whittingham Sweet Dub Sweet Sensation Isle Of Jura
Al Kent Dubanova Welcome To The Dub G.A.M.M.
Neumayer Station Crossings Claremont Editions Three Claremont 56
ETNOBOTANIKA Planeta Las Le​ś​ne Duchy Superkasety Records
Panoram Awake Walk Everyone Is A Door Firecracker Recordings
Yves Tumor Seed Serpent Music PAN

Artist Song Release Label
Japan Blues Everything Passes Sells His Record Collection Japan Blues
Philipp Otterbach Solid Maybe The Dahlem Diaries Music From Memory
Shpongle Juggling Molecules Museum Of Consciousness Twisted Records
Titan C’mon Feel The Karaoke C’mon Feel The Noise Emperor Norton
Paternoster Mammoth Opus O (Disco Rigido Remix) Remixes And Versions HHV.DE
Tosca Supersunday Going Going Going !K7 Records
Soul Supreme Rich in Soul Soul Supreme Soul Supreme Records
Steamy Windows & Woolfy One Of Those Nights (L.u.c.a Quirky Version) One Of Those Nights Ambassador’s Reception
Harri Pierson Young Australians DB12 013 Duca Bianco
Pejzaż Wizje List II The Very Polish Cut-Outs


November 21, 2023

A non-rock LP tracks show that starts controversially (is it non-rock?) with a track from Roxy Music’s ‘Siren’, and later in the show has a track from Dave Lombardo (drummer of Slayer – can THAT be non-rock!?) – I say yes, and this show is a great place to sit yourself during a Thanksgiving dinner: a decidedly US-centric event, even as it features artists from all over the world [Romain Azzaro, Nikolaienko, Eva Hurychová & Jan Neckář, Zuchy, Pejzaż, Sylvester Levay] and artists the seem from another world altogether [Yves Tumor].

Yves Tumor

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Artist Song Release Label
Roxy Music Could It Happen To Me? Siren Virgin
Yves Tumor God Is A Circle Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) Warp Records
Lewis Taylor Song Lewis Taylor Be With Records
Romain Azzaro Above Space 35 (feat. Jason Bakker) La Vita Non E Un Film Rotary Phono Lab
The Emperor Machine & Bom Carrot 봄캐롯 – 춤춰 Chumchwo 춤춰 Chumchwo – Let’s Dance (Extended Vocal) Let’s Dance Leng
Nikolaienko Misantropicalia Nostalgia Por Mesozoica Muscut
David Byrne Eggs In A Briar Patch The Complete Score From The Broadway Production Of “The Catherine Wheel” Rhino Records
Arnold Dreyblatt And The Orchestra Of Excited Strings Bowing Propellers In Love Superior Viaduct
Eva Hurychová & Jan Neckář To Chce Mít Svůj Systém (Original Version) To Chce Mít Svůj Systém EP LBD Sounds
Axnér Got The Look (Al Kent’s Feel Good Remix) Got The Look Disco Freaks Recordings

Artist Song Release Label
Freddie Cannon Sugar (Part 2) Cosmic Discotheque Vol. 6 (12 Dancefloor Groovy Disco Gems From The ’70s) Naughty Rhythm Records
Mid City Crew Get Right Space Funk 2 (Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84) Soul Jazz Records
King Sporty & The Laptop Computer Age (Universal Cave Discomix) Computer Age Emotional Rescue
Violet Nox Loki Vortex & Voices Somewherecold Records
Crossed Wires A6 Untitled Crossed Wires III Light Sounds Dark
Good Block Sleep Bullet DB12 016 Duca Bianco
Zuchy Na Jednej Fali (Tribute to Brygada Kryzys) The Very Polish Cut-Outs Sampler Vol. 9 The Very Polish Cut-Outs
Pejzaż Sekret Wyspa The Very Polish Cut-Outs
Dave Lombardo Interfearium Rites Of Percussion Ipecac Recordings
The N.M. Band She Wants (More) She Wants Isle Of Jura
Sylvester Levay Sit Three O’Clock High (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Varèse Sarabande
Sylvester Levay The Fight Three O’Clock High (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Varèse Sarabande


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


September 19, 2023

Non-rock 12″ singles by some of my favorite labels [Leng, Isles Of Jura, Duca Bianco, Moton Records Inc., Emotional Rescue, Le Heartbeat Records, How Do You Are?] Their recent offerings take flight with love here on Gulls Window Circus.

Emperor Machine

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Artist Song Release Label
Takovoi Perfect Match Perfect Match Leng
40 Thieves, Gary Davis & Cinnamon Jones The Gift (40 Thieves Disco Dub) The Gift Leng
Escape From New York Save Our Love Save Our Love Isle Of Jura
Shiva Never Gonna Give You Up (Instrumental) What Does It Take Isle Of Jura
Dreems Bususua DB12 010 Duca Bianco
Andr​é​s Flipwood Mac Andr​é​s Edits Hot Pot Records
JKriv Repent JKriv Edits Moton Records Inc.
Adu Burkina Faso (Jura Soundsystem Discodub) Burkina Faso (Wagadugu Blues) Emotional Rescue

Artist Song Release Label
Novidade Voaria (Clubhouse Mix) Voaria Isle Of Jura
The Emperor Machine & Severine Mouletin Dance Par Amour (Extended Vocal) Dance Par Amour Leng
Dimitri From Paris Vs. Chatobaron Chez Madame La Baronne (Idjut Boys Fazz Junk Version) Chez Madame La Baronne Le Heartbeat Records
Ten City Be Free (Dimitri From Paris Remix – Extended Version) Be Free (Dimitri From Paris Special Versions) DFP Vaults
Der Sexa Gabi Plane DB12 009 Duca Bianco
Dave Mathmos Late At Night TSTD Edits 15 How Do You Are?
Barry Biggs Illusion Illusion Emotional Rescue
King Sporty & Fashion Funktion Sun Country Sun Country Emotional Rescue


September 12, 2023

Non-rock LP tracks with 11 pairings over the course of the two hour-long halves. The show starts with the 1969 s/t Moondog LP, paired with Madlib from his Medicine Show series, immediately communicating that this show is riding a different track. I love every track here, from the Polish artists [ETNOBOTANIKA and Pejzaż] to the soundtracks [Ennio Morricone, Galt MacDermot, Stelvio Cipriani, Mario Bertolazzi] to Africa [Friimen Muzik Company, The Good Samaritans], Saint Lucia [Boo And The Tru Tones] and other places, times and genres.

David Sylvian, Stehan Mathieu

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Artist Song Release Label
Moondog Mini-Sym #1 – Allegro Moondog Caribou Records
Madlib Minze (Come Closer) Madlib – Low Budget High Fi Music Madlib Invazion
Ennio Morricone L’Avvocato E La Ragazza Senza Sapere Niente Di Lei (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Cam Sugar
ETNOBOTANIKA Świetliki Le​ś​ne Duchy The Very Polish Cut-Outs
Martin Denny Waipio Exotica Jackpot Records
Sylvian, Czukay Plight (The Spiralling Of Winter Ghosts) Plight & Premonition / Flux & Mutability Grönland Records
Galt MacDermot Tango Woman Is Sweeter (Original Soundtrack) Now-Again Records
Androo (Shhhht) Introduction Club Salon Theatre Music From Memory
Stephan Mathieu, David Sylvian Saffron Laudanum Wandermüde Grönland Records
Pejzaż Miejsce Wyspa The Very Polish Cut-Outs

Artist Song Release Label
Jeff Majors Let It Be For Us All (Yoka Boka) Invisible City Editions
Brian Eno Who Are We Forever Voiceless Opal Records
SQÜRL Garden Of Glass Flowers Silver Haze Sacred Bones Records
Del Jones’ Positive Vibes Court Is Closed Court Is Closed Now-Again Records
The NJE With Adrian Sherwood Mystified Afloat In Dub Sartorial Records
Stelvio Cipriani Fifty Women For Blindman Blindman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ABKCO
The Good Samaritans Onughara No Food Without Taste If By Hunger Analog Africa
Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin What We Need A Message From The Tribe Now-Again Records
Friimen Muzik Company Funky Workshop Free Man Tidal Waves Music
Mario Bertolazzi Sequence 06 Terza Ipotesi Su Un Caso Di Perfetta Strategia Criminale Not Dark Yet
Boo And The Tru Tones Show The World Show The World Not Dark Yet
Andre & Josi Everybody’s Trying (To Put Me Down) Amandla Tidal Waves Music


June 27, 2023

The 20th and final week in the non-rock 12″ singles played alphabetically series – a continuation of last week’s wrap up, stuff is played randomly. There are a new re-edits in this reggae-heavy show: Ben Jamin edits Carol Williams ‘Just Feel’, a Salsoul track from 1976, Peter Tosh covers Chuck Berry’s 1958 hit ‘Johnny B. Goode’, John Holt covers Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Stoned Out Of My Mind’. The second hour shifts out of the reggae/soul feel and adds some electronic tracks.

Extra Muros: Switzerland

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Artist Song Release Label
Louisa “Markswoman” Mark Baby Simone Breakout Soulgramma
Ben Jamin Moment Is Real TSTD Edits 13 TSTD Edits
Melody Beecher Careless Whisper (Jura Soundsystem Lovers Version) Careless Whisper Isle Of Jura
Full Moon Scientist Lunar Base Dub Jura Soundsystem – Transmission Three Isle Of Jura
The Zenmenn And John Moods Into The Heart Of The Matter Hidden Gem Music From Memory
Korla Pandit Turkish Dance Genie Of The Keys: The Best Of Korla Pandit Craft Recordings
Edwin Starr Running Back And Forth War And Peace Elemental Music
Bobby Womack Featuring Patti LaBelle Surprise Surprise The Poet II ABKCO
Lenny Welch A Hundred Pounds Of Pain Mainstream Disco Funk (The Finest Funky Sound Of Mainstream Records New York 1974-1976) Wewantsounds
Prophecy Whatever’s Your Sign (You Got To Be Mine) (Part 1) Mainstream Disco Funk (The Finest Funky Sound Of Mainstream Records New York 1974-1976) Wewantsounds
Prophecy What Ever’s Your Sign (You Got To Be Mine) (Part II) Mainstream Disco Funk (The Finest Funky Sound Of Mainstream Records New York 1974-1976) Wewantsounds
Peter Tosh Johnny B. Goode Mama Africa Music On Vinyl

Artist Song Release Label
John Holt Stoned Out Of My Mind 1000 Volts Of Holt Trojan Records
Majority Caroline Nowhere Like Here (Love Songs From the Caribbean And Diaspora) Emotional Rescue
Desmond Dekker Shing A Ling This Is Desmond Dekkar Trojan Records
Spivak, Prins Emanuel Kiriaki Extra Muros : Switzerland FLEE
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Sirocco Here Be Dragons Denovali Records
A Blaze Colour Nowhere Else Against The Dark Trees Beyond OnderStroom Records
Tangerine Dream Nebulous Dawn Zeit Culture Factory
Alex From Utopia Spanish Guitar Tune (Pikes Anthem) DB12 008 Duca Bianco
Black Bones T-2017 DB12 011 Duca Bianco
Talking Drums Monkey King DB12 012 Duca Bianco


June 20, 2023

The 19th week in the non-rock 12″ singles played alphabetically series – one more week to go! This week and next week break the pattern and simply cover 12″ singles I received since this series started. The (unspoken) model I had been following, of selecting singles from labels I don’t extensively follow, is also left behind. Many of my favorite labels appear this and next week.

Al Kent

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Artist Song Release Label
Dambala Rebel Revelation Emotional Rescue
East-West Can’t Face The Night (Chuggy Discomix Parts 1 & 2) Can’t Face The Night Emotional Rescue
Dimitri From Paris Vs. Chatobaron I Like (The Music That You Play) (Club Vocal) I Like (The Music That You Play) Le Heartbeat Records
Al Kent Stranger Danger Stranger Danger G.A.M.M.
Two Regime Cosmic Disco Machine Volume Six Cosmic Disco Machine Rewcords
New Order Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Mix) Be A Rebel Mute
Sadar Bahar & Marc Davis Disco Disco Beat Down EP Fatty Fatty Phonographics
Mukatsuku Presents Francis The Great Look Up In The Sky (Nik’s Mukatsuku Instrumental Re Edit) Look Up In The Sky Mukatsuku Records

Artist Song Release Label
Melody Beecher Movie Star (Extended 12″ Mix) Movie Star Isle Of Jura
Instant House Lost Horizons (The Mind Travel Saturday Night Sunday Morning Mix) Lost Horizons Isle Of Jura
Chocolate Syrup We’ve Got To Get Together (Brotherly Love) Mainstream Disco Funk (The Finest Funky Sound Of Mainstream Records New York 1974-1976) Wewantsounds
Delegation Heartache No.9 (Dimitri From Paris Club Dub Remix) Heartache No.9 Le-Edits Records
Gina Été & Tillmann Ostendarp Le Bouquet Le Bouquet EP Phantom Island
DJ “S” Groovin TSTD Edits 12 TSTD Edits
Paul Thompson Can I Take You Home? Nowhere Like Here (Love Songs From the Caribbean And Diaspora) Emotional Rescue
Flying Mojito Bros Fadin’ West Of LA TSTD Edits 14 TSTD Edits


June 13, 2023

The 17th week in the non-rock 12″ singles played alphabetically series closes out the letters, taking us from U to Z. There will be 2 more weeks of the series to cover 12″ singles that came out since this series started. Historic artists in this show are War, E.T. Webster, Klaus Weiss, Womack & Womack and Bernie Worrell. I can identify 5 of the re-edits. Daniel Wang edits Culture Club ‘I’m Afraid Of Me’. Two celebrity remixers: Justin Strauss (of 70s Long Island band Milk ‘n Cookies) remixes Woolfy, and Frankie Knuckles remixes Womack & Womack. Leo Zero edits Eric B. & Rakim ‘I Know You Got Soul’ and The Clash ‘Magnificent Seven’.


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Artist Song Release Label
Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold Love Generation Long Black Resista
Volcov Presents Isoul8 On My Heart (KZR Blazed Vocal) On My Heart Neroli
Daniel Wang Unafraid Oto Gelb: N°3 Oto Gelb
War The Kingsmen Sigh (Edited By Joaquin Joe Claussell) Keep On Doin’ Far Out Productions, Inc.
Waxist Rumours Heavy Disco Dance Kaplan Records
E.T. Webster My Music (Part 2) My Music SOL Discos
Klaus Weiss Drums Around (James Pants Rework) Selected Sound Remixes Pt.1 Disques Superfriends
Greg Wilson Boogie Monster Edit The Edit 2 Edit The Edit

Artist Song Release Label
Woolfy Oh Missy (WHATEVER/WHATEVER – Mix) Oh Missy Rong Music
Womack & Womack MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau) (Paradise Ballroom Mix) MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau) Melodies International
Bernie Worrell Killer Mosquito Volunteered Slavery Celebrate Life
Young Marco Camel Toe B Camel Toe Camel Toe
Zepp001 The Warm The Warm Delusions Of Grandeur
Leo Zero Got Soul Leo Zero Edits Leo Zero Edits
Leo Zero Magnificent Dub Leo Zero Edits Leo Zero Edits


June 6, 2023

The 17th week in the non-rock 12″ singles played alphabetically series brings us to the letter T. Aside from 3 70s tracks [Lamar Thomas, Hamilton Brothers, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons], there are a bunch of original production & re-edits from The Ivory Boy, Tolouse Low Trax, Manuel Tur [Germany], 33.10.3402 [Serbia], Prins Thomas [Norway], Turbo Boom-Boom [France], Tiago (and also his TNT Subhead guise) [Portugal], Tomaga, Tom Of England [London], Anton Klint & Edvin E, Tryck & Ton [Sweden]. The re-edits I can identify are The Ivory Boy edits Le Figlie Del Vento ‘Mare’ 1978 from Italy, Tom Of England (Thomas Bullock) twists Anarchy In The UK into something entirely else, Treasure edits B-52s ‘Deep Sleep’ (from the Mesopotamia LP in 1982), Tropical Tricks has an Al Kent edit of Hamilton Brothers ‘Music Makes The World Go Round’ 1978, Pilooski edits Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and the show closes with Talking Drums editing the unrelated 1985 band Talking Drums ‘Sweet July’.

Theme From Kaffee

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Artist Song Release Label
The Ivory Boy Mare Theme From Kaffee 01 Local Kaffee
33.10.3402 Danasananas Iz Usta EP Puu
Lamar Thomas Take Me To (New York City) (Original Mix) Feel So Good Inside Favorite Recordings
Prins Thomas Goettsching Goettsching Full Pupp
Turbo Boom-Boom Makwerhu Boom-Boom BEST003 La Bestiole Records
Tiago B – Untitled The Good Times Are Killing Me Ep Jolly Jams
TNT Subhead The Book Of Yes Ecstasy & Release Groovement
Tolouse Low Trax Rushing Into Water Rushing Into Water Themes For Great Cities
Tolouse Low Trax In Quicksilver Rushing Into Water Themes For Great Cities

Artist Song Release Label
Tomaga Greetings From The Bitter End Greetings From The Bitter End Kaya Kaya Records
Tom Of England I Want To Destroy The Care To Destroy EP Hinge Finger
Anton Klint & Edvin E Conga Liver Tryck 003 EP Tryck & Ton
Tryck & Ton Ohh?! 002 Tryck & Ton
Manuel Tur The Traveller Foolin’ Delusions Of Grandeur
Treasure Deep Lips Treasure Treasure
Hamilton Brothers Music Makes The World Go ’Round (Al Kent Edit) Tropical Tricks (Cree Records Remixed) Cree Records
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Who Loves You (Pilooski Re-Edit) Beggin’ EP RSO
Talking Drums Other World DB12 012 Duca Bianco


May 30, 2023

The 16th week in the non-rock 12″ singles played alphabetically series involves the letters S & T. The show mostly covers contemporary artists: Alex Smith (aka Omar S). B.J. Smith (Ben Smith of Akwaaba, Bison and Smith & Mudd), Solid State, Space Coast, Spacer, SSOL (Sound Stream), Studio 22, Space:Tricks, Suonho, Tambien, Tensnake, Todh Teri, Todd Terje, Simple Symmetry, and Arsenii (That’s A Steal! 12″). Only one older artist: Gloria Ann Taylor. I can identify 3 of the re-edits: Suonho edits Claudja Barry ‘Love For The Sake Of Love’ 1976, Spacer edits Wally Badarou ‘Endless Race’ 1984 Nassau, Bahamas, SSOL (who also records as Sound Stream) edits Instant Funk ‘Got My Mind Made Up’ NYC 1978.


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Artist Song Release Label
Alex Smith Sign and Drive / Here With Me (featuring Diviniti) Here With Me. FXHE
B.J. Smith Hold On To It (Jonny Nash Remix) Between Ship And Shore Part One NuNorthernSoul
Solid State Spanish Heartbeat Dry Ice All Out War
Space Coast Love Games Pt2 (YSE Remix) Glenview Records Presents Crystal Lake Remixes Volume 1 Lovedancing
Wally Badarou Endless Race (Edit) Spacer Boogie Down
Spaziale E.S.P. Star Mover Forest Jams
SSOL B (Untitled) SSOL 001 SSOL
Studio 22 Dune Dune Edizioni Mondo

Artist Song Release Label
Space:Tricks Turkey World Series One Stupid Human
Suonho For The Love Of Soul The Ghetto AK
Tambien + Tiago A (Untitled) EP01 Interzona13
Gloria Ann Taylor What’s Your Word Deep Inside You Music Gallery Recordings
Tensnake In The End (I Want You To Cry) Live + The Vinyl Factory
Todh Teri Sampadan 2 Deep In India Vol 1 Todh Teri
Todd Terje Italian Stallion Eurodans Full Pupp
Simple Symmetry Danza Sueno That’s A Steal! That’s A Steal!
Arsenii Miss Holy Holy That’s A Steal! That’s A Steal!