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.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
On Ray Raposa's first Castanets record in five years, the elements of the formula haven't changed very much, though the album works best when the balance between those elements shift in fresh ways.
Wednesday, September 23 2009
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
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.
Thursday, October 27 2011
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