PeacockSunrise Records is pleased to announce the signing of an exciting new 3-piece rock band, Gayle Ellett & The Electromags. Featuring Gayle Ellett (Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Hammond B-3 Organ, Rhodes Electric Piano) Craig Kahn (Drums & Percussion), and Mark Cook (Bass), Gayle Ellett & The Electromags is Instrumental hard-rocking guitar music with a 1970’s vibe.
When describing the band, Ellett, says “I formed this group because of my great love for guitars and the joy I get from playing guitar. I wanted to focus on the style that was popular back in my teenage years: the 1970s. I wanted to spend more time writing melodies and stretching out as a player, pushing myself to improve as a composer and producer, trying my hardest to capture the best tones possible. And luckily, I’m working with Craig Kahn and Mark Cook, who are a great fit for this group. They are super talented, highly motivated, and really easy to work with. Craig is a really talented and aggressive drummer, and Mark is an amazingly creative bass player. Making this album with them has been really fun!”
Album art by Matt Mahurin
Shiny Side Up Tracklist
1. No Deposit, No Return 06:15
2. Highway 27 04:14
3. The Old Canyon Road 05:26
4. Southern Slide 04:48
5. Hardtailed Knucklehead 05:45
6. Donuts & Fishtails 05:18
7. Beyond The Milky Way 01:22
8. Brass Saddles & Steel Trees 02:36
9. Three Way Switch 05:31
10. Crash Bar 05:26
11. Trail Dust 05:10
All music was composed and produced by Gayle Ellett
Recorded in Topanga, California, and Arlington, Texas
The artwork on the album is by the award-winning artist Matt Mahurin, who has created numerous album covers for groups like Peter Gabriel, U2, Metallica, R.E.M., Tom Waits, Muse, T-Bone Burnett, Soundgarden, Motley Crew, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Joe Satriani, Cher, and many others. And he has also illustrated the cover of TIME Magazine more than 40 times.
East Coast DJ Tom Gagliardi had this to say about the album, “Gayle Ellett & The Electromags have embarked on an eleven-track instrumental journey of old school atmospheres that include a truly analog sound so good….you can smell the ozone charge from those beloved tube amplifiers.”
Djam Karet has just finished recording their 19th album, titled “A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof”. No specific release date has been set but plans tentatively the band are thinking about a possible April 2019.
The first video from the album is Beyond The Frontier
The group was formed back in 1984, and this is a celebration of the band’s 35 years together. Featuring all four original members of the group, this is their most melodic and acoustic album so far.
About the album Combining analog and modular synthesizers with numerous acoustic instruments from around the world, Djam Karet is exploring new territory on this psychedelic journey of discovery. Harmonium, dilruba, mbira, udu and other exotic instruments, help bring a warm vibe to this highly melodic and visionary work. Swirling electronic soundscapes expand to reveal new acoustic environments of exotic goodness. In order to maintain a more lively and dynamic sound, no compression was used in the mixing of this album. Featured guest musicians include Willie Nelson’s son Micah Nelson (from Neil Young’s band) on charango, Todd Montgomery (Fernwood) on sitar, Mark Cook (Herd Of Instinct) on fretless guitar and bass, and Shannon Michael Terry (Primal Future Now) on mbira. With a sound that is a blend of West Coast Psychedelic music, UK Canterbury, and 1970’s Progressive music … this new album is sure to become a fan favorite!
LINER NOTES: A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof
1 Beyond The Frontier 5:49 2 Long Ride To Eden 5:58 3 West Coast 5:57 4 A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof 11:05 5 Dust In The Sun 3:00 6 On The Third Day Arrived The Crow 4:03 7 Specter Of Twilight 3:27 8 Night Falls 4:58 total time: 44:34
All music composed by Djam Karet Produced, mixed and mastered by Gayle Ellett Recorded at Foggy Mountain Studios in Topanga and White Arrow Studios in Claremont, California Art design: Mike Murray Drum tech: Sebastian Harris
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