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Tuesday, October 6 2009

Running with the Beasts: An Interview with Castanets

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.


Reviews

Wednesday, September 23 2009

Castanets: Texas Rose, the Thaw and the Beasts

Castanets' fourth release finds Ray Raposa and company settling down into a more conventional song structure while continuing to maintain their dark, eerie, spacious sound.


Tuesday, October 7 2008

Castanets: City of Refuge

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

Castanets: In the Vines

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

Castanets: First Light's Freeze

This spare, creepy album is often pleasant and always surprising. Bearded zombies in love: I've got your soundtrack.


Monday, October 18 2004

Castanets: Cathedral


Blogs

Thursday, October 27 2011

Sufjan Stevens and Raymond Raposa to Perform Original Score October 30th

As part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the documentary Beyond This Place will be presented October 30 at 7:30 pm with the


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