Beat Circus Discography of CDs
||Dreamland CD (2008) |
Beat Circus music CDs In its original incarnation, Beat Circus was an improvisational instrumental combo who took old-fashioned circus music as their jumping off point. 2004's Ringleaders Revolt was a weird and wonderful amalgam of Edwardian kitsch and contemporary free improv fearlessness, but leader Brian Carpenter wisely recognized that there was not likely a second album's worth of material in that style. As a result, he went in an entirely different direction for Dreamland. Announced as the first release in the band's new "Weird American Gothic" trilogy, Dreamland is a concept album loosely based on a real historical tragedy, the fire that consumed Coney Island's Dreamland amusement park in 1911. Working with lyrics for the first time, Carpenter is occasionally a bit heavy-handed; "The Ghost of Emma Jean" lacks the creepy mystery Carpenter seems to be going for simply because the lyrics sketch out too much ...
||Boy from Black Mountain CD (2009) |
Beat Circus discography On their third album, Beat Circus are at once perfectly representative of an aesthetic that touches on everything from Chris Ware illustrations to vaudeville romanticism, while possessing a few twists to keep BOY FROM BLACK MOUNTAIN from being "just" another album of such diverse quirks. It helps that bandleader Brian Carpenter has an ear not only for energetic performances but ...
||Ringleaders Revolt CD (2004) |
Beat Circus songs Composer: Beat Circus.
Beat Circus: Brandon Seabrook, Jim Hobbs, Jerry Deupree.
Personnel: Sagittarius Brown (electric guitar); Brandon Seabrook (banjo, mandolin, sampler); Karen Langlie (cello); Alec Redfearn (accordion); Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone); Charlie Kohlhase (baritone saxophone); Brian Carpenter (trumpet, slide trumpet); Ron Caswell (tuba, turntables); Jerry Deupree (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Danny Blume.
Recording information: Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA (08/25/2003-12/01/2003).
Director: Philip Blackburn.
Illustrator: David Goldin.
Arranger: Brian Carpenter .
Beat Circus Songs
Popular or famous Beat Circus music songs: Intermission, Delirium Tremens, Judgement Day, Big Top Suite, Pt. 1: March of the Elephants. More music songs Coney Island Creepshow, As I Lay Dying, Big Top Suite, Pt. 3: Daredevil Chicken Trapeze, Life You Save May Be Your Own. More music songs Ghost Of Emma Jean, Die by the Sword, Nantahala, El Torero, Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland, February Train, March of the Freaks. More music songs Death Fugue, Sound and the Fury, Hypnogogia, Quick and the Dead, Lucid State. See All Songs
Beat Circus CD discography Key Personnel
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Julia Kent||Antony & The Johnsons, Larsen, Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Angels Of Light, Jon DeRosa, Norah Jones, Rachael Sage|
|Ron Caswell||Frank London, Socalled, Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra, Paul Cantelon, Ghost Train Orchestra, One Ring Zero, Original Soundtrack, Roberto Juan Rodriguez, Slavic Soul Party|
|Curtis Hasselbring||Charlie Kohlhase Quintet, Golem (Klezmer), Brian Ales, Aaron Alexander, Ballin' The Jack, Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra, Frank Carlberg, Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, Satoko Fujii|
|Briggan Krauss||Babkas, Sexmob, Baby Loves Jazz Band, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Drury, Iron & Wine, Jerry Granelli & Badlands, Martin Medeski & Wood|
|Brandon Seabrook||Paul Brody's Sadawi, Anais Mitchell, John Zorn, Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra, Lana Is, Jeremy Udden's Plainville, Klezperanto, Frank London, Jessica Lurie|
|Jesse Sparhawk||Eric Carbonara, Fern Knight, Orion Rigel Dommisse, Larkin Grimm, Marissa Nadler, Duane Pitre, Stars Like Fleas, Stars Of The Lid|
|Chris Jenkins||Dominic Balli, Jesse Malin, Robert Pollard, Skids, Shachah, Andy Blade, Jazz Renegades|
|Helen Yee||Jason Kao Hwang, Jesse Malin, Robert Pollard, Spontaneous River, Guided By Voices, Candiria|
|Orion Rigel Dommisse||Fern Knight, Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores, Marissa Nadler, Quitzow|
|Alec K. Redfearn||Barnacled, Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores, Fern Knight, Sharron Kraus|
|Alec Redfearn||Barnacled, Fern Knight, Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores, Iditarod|
|Larkin Grimm||Angels Of Light, Harlem Shakes|
|Steve Berson||Guided By Voices, Jesse Malin, Pat Wictor|
|Sxip Shirey||Gentlemen & Assassins, Luminescent Orchestrii, My Brightest Diamond|
|Michael Hearst||GriefBirds, One Ring Zero|
|Ellen Santaniello||Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores|
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