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Beat Circus: These Wicked Things

Read "These Wicked Things" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Boston-based band Beat Circus first got together in 2002, and in 2005 leader Brian Carpenter (the only constant member over the life of the band) began working on his Weird American Gothic trilogy of albums, which explore the rich culture of three American mythologies: The American Circus, Southern Gothic literature, and the Old American West. Dreamland ...


Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Book Of Rhapsodies Vol. II

Read "Book Of Rhapsodies Vol. II" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Nel 2006 il compositore, arrangiatore e polistrumentista Brian Carpenter ha fondato a Brooklyn la Gost Train Orchestra, con la quale si è adoperato per recuperare e dare nuova vita ad alcuni momenti non molto frequentati del jazz delle origini. Questo Book of Rhapsodies Vol. 2 (il vol. 1 è del 2013) è il quarto disco dell'ensemble: ...


Beat Circus: Boy from Black Mountain

Read "Boy from Black Mountain" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il secondo album della band di Brian Carpenter - Boy from Black Mountain - è stato preso in considerazione dall'IMA (The Independent Music Awards) come uno dei migliori del 2009 nella categoria alternative country. L'autore, ispirato dai canti profondi dell'America, cerca - attraverso il racconto epico - una terra lontana e sperduta, forse mai esistita, dove si vive ...


Celebrate Cuneiform Records Download Week: Free MP3s by Wadada Leo Smith, Ergo, Zevious, Jason Adasiewic and Beat Circus

Download five free MP3s courtesy of Cuneiform Records.

She Haunts Me (3:41)
From: Multitude, Solitude
Cuneiform Records

South Central L.A. Kulture (4:50)
Wadada Leo Smith
From: Spiritual Dimensions
Cuneiform Records Where's the Captain? (5:10)
From: After ...

The Beat Circus: Ringleader's Revolt

Read "Ringleader's Revolt" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

If one were to cast Howard Stern's Wack Pack as the band members of the traveling carnival of the outstanding HBO show Carnivàle, the music on Ringleader's Revolt could be envisaged with some ease as a soundtrack. Hell, even the cover art offers an inkling!

The Beat Circus operates on a musical boundary hardly ...