Jude Gwynaire | Captain Salty Takes a Trip (Dreamcatcher Edition)

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Captain Salty Takes a Trip (Dreamcatcher Edition)

by Jude Gwynaire

The definitive 'Salty' album - it's rock, ambient, electronica, experimental, and quasi-jazz all rolled into one.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Passion Fruit Sushi (Salty's Exotic Holiday Dream)
4:23 $0.89
2. Lovers On Sunset Strip
3:26 $0.89
3. Night Flight from Electro City
5:56 $0.89
4. Visions of a Light Rum Sea
4:37 $0.89
5. In Search of Devil Island
6:34 $0.89
6. Moonlight Over Florida
3:46 $0.89
7. Captain Salty Takes a Trip (Windjammer Mix)
5:29 $0.89
8. San Francisco Time
4:53 $0.89
9. Erin of the Faraway Fields
4:13 $0.89
10. Monterey Bay
4:11 $0.89
11. Wind Chimes
4:30 $0.89
12. Sutra Head
6:50 $0.89
13. Moon Siren
4:59 $0.89
14. Captain Salty and the Coconut UFO
2:46 $0.89
15. Archipelago Mountain
4:37 $0.89
16. Temple of the Four Tigers
5:18 $0.89
17. Ghost in the Jar
3:54 $0.89
18. Cape Cod Quicksilver (Morgan's Deep)
4:35 $0.89
19. Dreamcatcher
8:43 $0.89
20. Captain Salty Takes a Trip (Castaway Mix)
5:28 $0.89
21. Streets of the Sacred Heart
3:06 $0.89
22. Cosmic Ocean
10:05 $0.89
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The music of Jude Gwynaire can defy categorization; on his latest album, Captain Salty Takes a Trip (Dreamcatcher Edition), it can also defy gravity. In the experimental spirit of Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream, Gwynaire explores the cinematic, transcendent side of electronic music. While synthesizers are often utilized to produce dance beats in most contemporary recordings, Gwynaire chooses to explore, to set certain moods. The result is an otherworldly masterpiece of outer-space jazz and futurist pop, each tracking beaming its own unique and starry-eyed vision. Unlike many other instrumental albums, Captain Salty isn't limited in its stylistic scope. Gwynaire's influences must be eclectic because his compositions offer a variety of flavors. "Moon Siren," for example, dodges the New Age tag with its fuzzy post-rock. Its disorienting atmospherics recall the shoegazer days of the Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine; it even has an ominous backbeat that wouldn't have sounded out of place at a Swans gig. Disembodied voices give it a ghostly feel and whatever trip Captain Salty is taking here is quite unsettling yet it's darkly beautiful. The pulsating keyboards of "Monterey Bay" seemed to have taken a ride with Doctor Who; it certainly has that ‘70s-‘80s science fiction, especially British sci-fi, vibe to it. For prog fans, this is a must-listen. Gwynaire likes to strike a balance between the new and the old, and he achieves it effortlessly. "Night Flight from Electro City" is another surprise, recalling Depeche Mode's enigmatic synth work on their 1990 commercial breakthrough Violator. There are no words, of course, but it doesn't matter; Gwynaire speaks his own language through his spellbinding textures.



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Jeff Geeson

This album is so cool!

Oliver Hood

A promising album!
I really enjoyed this album and look forward to Jude's next project. If you're a fan of something imaginative that isn't mainstream, then look no further. Favorite track: Cosmic Ocean. Amazing!

Jeff Titam

A weird mixture of ambient, electronic and rock. Very cool and worth every cent.

Tim Smalley


Tanya VH

A instrumental inner journey...
Mind blowing and beautiful.

Jan Brown

Great value, great fun.

Mike Reynolds

An excellent and well-crated production. Check out the video for Moon Siren.

Sailor Tim

A wonderful mix of electronica, ambient and rock.
Bought this in ITunes, for the price was right for me, but saw it here first.
A great concept, should do well.

Peter Ashbury

An amazing concept!
Back by popular demand, Cptn. Salty sails into port with the 'Dreamcatcher' Edition, a double-feature album loaded with all your favourite tracks, plus new treasures galore, plundered from the bounteous resources of maestro, Jude Gwynaire. An exotic mix of electronic rock and tribal rhythms, shading into jazz, makes this an unmissable trip. Turn up the volume, hoist the main brace, and cast off for adventure! Buy the new Salty album today - you won't be disappointed.

Jemma Smith, LA.

An album full of treasures...
There's something for everyone on the Salty Dreamcatcher album. My favorite tune happens to be Moonlight Over Florida! Cool or what!!!!!!! A++++++++++++
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