Tuesday, October 6 2009
After being held-up at gunpoint, recording alone in the desert, and being covered by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa is finally ready to step out on his own with a concept album about wild beasts that features some of his most tender and dramatic performances to date.
Friday, August 7 2009
Tuesday, October 7 2008
City of Refuge is so quiet and tense with energy, so spare and spacious, that you may believe it capable of being a dozen different kinds of albums. But no matter what it is, it's brilliant.
Tuesday, October 30 2007
With In the Vines, Ray Raposa injects his lonely travel ballads with a yearning to settle down, and produces the strongest Castanets record yet.
Tuesday, October 11 2005
This spare, creepy album is often pleasant and always surprising. Bearded zombies in love: I've got your soundtrack.