Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Castanets is a band, actually just Raymond Raposa, that sounds a little bit like everything else and yet strikingly like nothing I've ever heard before. According to Castanets' label, "Castanets is American music drowned then reborn clear-eyed and wet with sea spray." And after thinking long and hard about the music I'm posting today I couldn't come up with a better description. These songs are part depressing, part scintillating, part simple, and part staggeringly drunk. But through the entire mess they are beautiful. They are something to be loved or hate but not ignored.
mp3 : Castanets - Three Days Four Nights
mp3 : Castanets - All That I Know To Have Changed In You