While he may share the same record label as pop revivalist Sufjan Stevens, Castanets’ mainman Raymond Raposa creates a space of his own with what his bio calls “mutant country” — somber tales of heartbreak spread over wonderfully sparse, ecclectic instrumentation. Let those slow embers burn and keep your days warm and hopeful (those who have already started to see snowflakes swirl in the air know what I’m talking about).

One Reply to “Castanets”

  1. Thank you for the introduction. I hadn’t even heard of the Castanets before and really got sucked into the atmosphere and lucidity–and the churn.

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