Castanets - First Light's Freeze [2005]

Saturday, October 11, 2008

1 (The Waves Are Rolling Beneath Your Skin) (0:28)
2 Into The Night (4:03)
3 A Song Is Not The Song Of The World (3:56)
4 Good Friend, Yr Hunger (2:03)
5 (We Drew Uncertain Breath) (0:28)
6 Bells Aloud (4:50)
7 First Light's Freeze (2:16)
8 Evidence (A Mask Of Horizon, Distortion Of Form) (0:55)
9 No Voice Was Raised (5:17)
10 (Migration Concentric) (0:31)
11 All That I Know To Have Changed In You (3:53)
12 Dancing With Someone (Privilege Of Everything) (3:00)
13 Reflecting In The Angles (1:45)

A dark, mutant-country sound infused with strands of free-jazz and a late-70's Nashville big-radio strut hijacked by post-punk unravelers. The result is a beautiful mix of somber reflection, destination-unknown travelogue, and subversive anti-war boogie. "Freeze" confronts the mythology of war and friendship; the close proximity of things painful and pleasurable, and the complications of this as a paradigm for the world. Castanets suggest artistic geography as transcontinental as Merle Haggard, Albert Ayler, Television, and Richard and Mimi Farina.


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