Stethoscope Daffodil

by Cartesian Jetstream

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More there's a hole in my shoegaze, paranoiac sunshine pop from a parallel universe where, in every year of my childhood, Neu and Ash Ra Tempel would win the Eurovision song contest dressed exactly like The Brotherhood of Man. That's how I recall it, they did those dance steps too.

Pioneer Opener is the first track from a series of improvisations and collaborations with Richard Quirk (Twice Dead, Sandfingers, The Chasms).


released May 13, 2016

Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Simon Kilgannon & Gypo Buggane at home and at

Tracks 1-3 mastered by Gypo Buggane at

Words & Music ℗ & © Simon Kilgannon 2016
(except Pioneer Opener written by Bell-Scott/Quirk/Scott/Kilgannon)

Cover art: Simon Kilgannon & Paul McAleny

Ballagroove Records



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Cartesian Jetstream are a 3-piece band from the deep south of the Isle of Man.

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Track Name: Stethoscope
Your iron fist shows signs of rust
Your hallowed halls are mostly dust
Your sons and daughters are avaricious dolts
And none of this is anybody's fault

The greatest living Englishman
Was buried out at sea today
We wrapped him up in yesterday's papers
And watched him slowly drift away

so long
and you're gone

The doctor came first thing yesterday
And took the hands of my watch away
His stethoscope is just a daffodil
That knows if I'm pretending to be ill
Track Name: Perpetual Change
Hey boy there's a boat in the morning
there's a boat in the afternoon

Out of Ballasalla
Up the Ballmodha
Down the Ballacraine
And on to Ballabeg
Touch of the hysterics
In Ballakilpheric
So off to Ballamona
For a little rest

Life is just perpetual change
Some days it pours and some days it rains
Life is so perpetually strange
Some folks are mad and some are deranged
Track Name: Here to See
On land and sea
Look out below
We're here to see
You're here to show

We know you better
than you know yourself
You tell us things
You won't tell no one else

You can't unsee
But you can unfeel
We'll make you doubt
What is or isn't real

What if no one's watching you?
No one cares whatever you do?
What if you're not watching too?
What's a poor boy gonna do?