Product Reviews

Product: Gary Windo - Deep Water
Date: 2014-02-24 

Deep Water

(Gary Windo)
Gonzo Import 
Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

After having reviewed Gary Windo’s Steam Radio Tapes, a collection of found songs, I was able to get a glimpse of what Windo was about. His Sax and Clarinet skills amazed me and it only helped that he was backed by a skilled collection of musicians, but that album seemed to be a best of, lacking a continuity within its design. 

Deep Water is a 1988 release that features what the Steam Radio Tapes had been missing, a substantial theme at its core. The album feels as if it comes from a dark place with songs that feel very much in tune with a band like Joy Division. Windo’s vocals are unfeeling and monotone, but with an edge to them, much like Ian Curtis had. 

Very few of the songs on the album have a lot of lyrics on them though, instead Windo opting to provide the album with his masterful alto sax skills. Rounding out each song though is a mesmerizing guitar foundation, drums that can be rhythmic and calming or explosive in that jazz standard. Bass is a real stand out on the album providing the songs with that dark vibe, but there is also that funky jazz feel to them as well. Just look at Subway Love, a track that reminds me of Frank Zappa or Zapp. 

Thought this album was very different from Steam Radio Tapes, aside from the obvious inclusion of Ginkie which features on both, I found myself once again captivated by the late performers mastery of on everything he touched. Well worth throwing down a few bucks to grab this album up. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy. 

Review by AJ Garcia 


Steam Radio Tapes
CD - £9.99


Dog Face
CD - £9.99


Deep Water
CD - £9.99

Browse By Genre

New Releases
All the newest titles listed

All DVD releases

Web Radio Channel
Streamed interviews and tracks

Gonzo Artists
Biographies, photos and more

Browse our releases by label

Mailing List