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Gayle Ellett

Gayle Ellett
Country
United States
Profile
Gayle Ellett is widely known (in prog circles, at least) as a member of Djam Karet, but he has participated in a large number of other musical projects, from folk music to movie soundtracks, both solo and in collaboration with others.
Website
http://www.gayleellett.com
Related articles (33)
Releases on file (37)
Djam Karet — Beyond the Long Twilight Djam Karet — Beyond the Long Twilight
(HC Productions HC019B, 2019, DL)
Djam Karet — The Crows of Dust Fall at Night Djam Karet — The Crows of Dust Fall at Night
(HC Productions HC019C, 2019, DL)
Djam Karet — A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof Djam Karet — A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof
(HC Productions HC019A, 2019, CD)
Ecovillage — Sacred World Ecovillage — Sacred World
(Constellation Tatsu PURR 009, 2018, MC / DL)
Hillmen — The Whiskey Mountain Sessions Vol. II Hillmen — The Whiskey Mountain Sessions Vol. II
(Firepool Records FR009, 2018, CD)
Herd of Instinct — Drone Priest Herd of Instinct — Drone Priest
(Firepool Records FR007, 2017, CD)
Djam Karet — Sonic Celluloid Djam Karet — Sonic Celluloid
(HC Productions HC019, 2017, CD)
Herd of Instinct — Manifestation Herd of Instinct — Manifestation
(Firepool Records FR006, 2016, CD)
Fernwood — Arcadia Fernwood — Arcadia
((Not on label) no#, 2015, CD/LP)
Djam Karet — Swamp of Dreams Djam Karet — Swamp of Dreams
(HC Productions HC018, 2015, CD / LP)
Djam Karet — Regenerator 3017 Djam Karet — Regenerator 3017
(HC Productions HC017, 2014, CD)
Spoke of Shadows — Spoke of Shadows Spoke of Shadows — Spoke of Shadows
(Firepool Records FR005, 2014, CD)
Herd of Instinct — Conjure Herd of Instinct — Conjure
(Firepool Records FR004, 2013, CD)
Djam Karet — The Trip Djam Karet — The Trip
(HC Productions HC, 2013, CD)
Hillmen — The Whiskey Mountain Sessions Hillmen — The Whiskey Mountain Sessions
(Firepool Records FR002, 2012, CD)
Herd of Instinct — Herd of Instinct Herd of Instinct — Herd of Instinct
(Firepool Records FR001, 2011, CD)
Djam Karet — The Heavy Soul Sessions Djam Karet — The Heavy Soul Sessions
(HC Productions HC 015, 2010, CD)
Ukab Maerd — The Waiting Room Ukab Maerd — The Waiting Room
(HC 016, 2010, CD)
Fernwood — Almeria Fernwood — Almeria
(no#, 2008, CD)
Djam Karet — Recollection Harvest Djam Karet — Recollection Harvest
(Cuneiform Rune 219, 2005, CD)
Djam Karet — A Night for Baku Djam Karet — A Night for Baku
(Cuneiform Rune 169, 2003, CD)
Djam Karet — No Commercial Potential... and Still Getting the Ladies Djam Karet — No Commercial Potential... and Still Getting the Ladies
(HC Productions HC 013, 2002/2004, 2CD)
Djam Karet Solo Projects (Gayle Ellett) — Winds of War Djam Karet Solo Projects (Gayle Ellett) — Winds of War
(HC Productions *, 2002, CD)
Djam Karet — Ascension: New Dark Age Vol. 2 Djam Karet — Ascension: New Dark Age Vol. 2
(HC Productions HC 012, 2001, CD)
Djam Karet — New Dark Age Djam Karet — New Dark Age
(Cuneiform Rune 149, 2001, CD)
Djam Karet — Live at Orion Djam Karet — Live at Orion
(Cuneiform Rune 119, 1999, CD)
Djam Karet — Still No Commercial Potential Djam Karet — Still No Commercial Potential
(HC Productions HC 009, 1998, CD)
Djam Karet — The Devouring Djam Karet — The Devouring
(Cuneiform Rune 99, 1997, CD)
Various Artists — Unsettled Scores Various Artists — Unsettled Scores
(Cuneiform Rune 75/76, 1995, 2CD)
Djam Karet — Collaborator Djam Karet — Collaborator
(HC Productions HC008, 1994, CD)
Djam Karet — Burning the Hard City Djam Karet — Burning the Hard City
(HC Productions HC 006, 1991, CD)
Djam Karet — Suspension and Displacement Djam Karet — Suspension and Displacement
(Cuneiform Rune 129, 1991/2000, CD)
Djam Karet — Suspension and Displacement Djam Karet — Suspension and Displacement
(HC Productions HC 005, 1991, CD)
Djam Karet — Reflections from the Firepool Djam Karet — Reflections from the Firepool
(HC Productions HC 004, 1989, CD)
Djam Karet — Kafka's Breakfast Djam Karet — Kafka's Breakfast
(Auricle AMC 033, 1988, MC)
Djam Karet — The Ritual Continues Djam Karet — The Ritual Continues
(HC Productions HC007, 1987/1993, CD)
Djam Karet — No Commercial Potential Djam Karet — No Commercial Potential
(HC Productions HC002, 1985, MC)

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Premier of New Echo Us Video

From the press release:

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water takes from Echo Us' past and spins it into a whole new direction, one closer to traditional acoustic Celtic music than ever before.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water was composed and recorded during the first few months of 2017. Although Celtic influenced and comprised of a number of re-workings of Irish folk tunes and Breton aires, the album is still in large part new and original Echo Us music that fits right in the Echo Us ‘canon’. “Wake” is a natural progression from “A Priori Memoriae”, which was released to critical acclaim in Europe in 2014.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is Echo Us’ ‘Celtic’ album that was planned for a long time but never executed because of the work on the trilogy that came before it. The album title is a typical ‘Echo Us’ play on words which one can find their own meaning.

“It is also both evocative of the Oregon rain, which I am told is not too unlike the rain in Ireland.”(Matthews)

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is also a comment on conception- which was unintentional when the lyric was written. Matthews surprised himself a few months after writing it, realizing that the song was actually about the nitty gritty, biological workings of what happens when a child is conceived. The folk song it derives from musically describes a courting ritual, one that even today we can all relate to in our own way.

“Come With Me Over the Mountain" in acapella was the musical inspiration for the song, and came into my consciousness after the lyrics were written a few months prior. “ (Matthews)

As with all Echo Us recordings, a number of seeming coincidences resulted in connections being drawn where prior there were none. Another experience of similar capacity was found in oboe samples from A Priori Memoriae that echoed the traditional “May Morning Dew’, also reworked for guitar on the new album.



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