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v.4.1 :: 12.07.09
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Matt Gouette - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, beat box, nintendo, reason

Discography:

  • CDT 102
  • Matt Gouette
  • 'Giants Orbiting' & 'Out of Step'
  • cosmosingle
  • CDT 079
  • Matt Gouette
  • Emeline at the Moon Tower
  • cd
  • CDT 070
  • Matt Gouette
  • 'Summers Without Mars' & 'Let That Tower Fall'
  • cosmosingle
  • CDT 036
  • Matt Gouette
  • 'Spinner' & 'Moon is Low'
  • cosmosingle
  • CDT 027
  • Matt Gouette
  • Living with the Ghost
  • cd
  • CDT 024
  • Matt Gouette
  • 'Opinion' & 'See You Shine'
  • cosmosingle
Compilations:

  • CDT 120
  • various
  • The Long Hundred
  • double cd
  • CDT 075
  • various
  • POWERS
  • double cd
  • CDT 050
  • various
  • Fiftig
  • cd
  • CDT 017
  • various
  • Towers of New London, vol.4
  • double cd
  • CDT 006
  • various
  • Towers of New London, vol.3
  • cd

Singer/songwriter Gouette is a staple of the busy New London, CT scene and its documenting Cosmo label, appearing on its various scene compilations, and issuing three singles and now two LPs for the imprint. Because he’s recorded alone in his own studio for a decade playing the instruments himself, Emeline represents selections from nine years of his pop-rock vision, and it’s a little drier/demo-y than standard issue indie pop. , Had he been recording for ATCO 35-40 years ago instead of an ‘00s indie, these basement production values (like ‘80s TASCAM portastudio recordings) might have kept strong songs such as the ringing-guitars and “ahhhhhhh” backing vocals-fed “I Want to Thank You” or “Spinner” and “Beside Myself” off the charts in the early-‘70s. But if you grew up with “Hello It’s Me,” “It Never Rains in California,” “Jackie Blue,” “Everything I Own,” and “Seasons in the Sun,” or see the connection to today’s Pernice Brothers, you’ll immediately get the little tug of Gouette’s voice so ingrained in that era’s soft rock melancholy. Elsewhere, he incorporates minor twinges of folk (“Moon is Low”), country (“Glorious You”), dancepop (“Opinion”), garage pop (“Let That Tower Fall”), and chamber pop (“Marianna”) to round out an unusual repertoire; but whatever style he works in, oldies pop is his métier. (hozomeen.org)


"Gouette's recently released a CD via the Cosmodemomic Telegraph imprint, Living with the Ghost. The disc could all go by in a flash, with its effortless hooks and entirely accessible melodicism, but it shouldn't—Gouette is a gifted craftsman, and his entirely self-recorded (even with its frequent full-band instrumentation) CD rises and falls with the expert dynamism of someone who knows how to craft both a song and a song arc. Gouette can be as straightforward as the best of 'em, but in his quirks he really shines—the off-kilter song structures and surprising builds create tension and display great imagination and confidence, the many moments of strange beauty where he goes for the haunting, weird pop-gut of it all, the recognizable yet new sensibility that lifts him above the sum of his classic pop influences." - Brian LaRue, New Haven Advocate "Living With The Ghost" album review


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