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    Castanets Decimation Blues

    Decimation Blues is the music of a man who’s learned to live and build among the wreckage—twelve seemingly offhand, secretly meticulous tracks that we can hunker down in. More info...

    • Preorder CD 10
    • Preorder LP 14
  • Texas Rose, The Thaw & The Beasts Cover Art

    Castanets Texas Rose, The Thaw, and The Beasts

    Texas Rose, Castanets' fifth for Asthmatic Kitty, clocks in just under 39 minutes. It neither drags nor flies by. It is, in essence, a substantial, unpretentious, bullshit-free listening experience. More info...

    • CD 10.00
    • LP 14.00
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    Castanets Dub Refuge

    Castanets music accomplishes an eerie and very difficult balancing act between the disaster-surfing of experimental and noise music, and the sort of calm competence shown by classic country singers More info...

    • LP 12.00 Buy
    • iTunes 9.99 Buy
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    Castanets City of Refuge

    With an uneasy, asymmetric weave of sung songs, chants, electronic noise solos and spaghetti-western guitar interludes, City suggests a film soundtrack, with overture, mood-setting and plot-development songs, intermission (please remain seated, and ignore the guards at the exits), character studies, and themes of resolution and reconciliation. More info...

    • CD 10.00
    • LP 12.00
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    Castanets Tendrils

    The result is a meditative reflection on the mesmerizing motion of water, the beauty of natural light, and the spontaneity of friends. Responding to the thickness of the songs on In The Vines, here the songs are stripped bare and presented by new voices that further reveal the lyrical beauty of Raposa's songwriting. More info...

    • CD $12.00
  • Castanets Strong Animal 7inch

    This limited edition 7inch includes a remix of “Strong Animal” from Castanets recent In the Vines full-player, as well as “Golden”, an outtake from that same album. More info...

    • CD $6.00
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    Castanets In The Vines

    The album is a snapshot of an extended period of intense work, devoid of live audience but blessed by the detritus of players, city, country, ghost audiences, and improvisations of water, smoke and night. More info...

    • CD 10.00
    • LP 12.00
    • MP3 8.00 Buy
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    Castanets In The Vines T-Shirt (Black)

    The world is loud. The wind blows hard. We need songs for shelter, and Raymond Raposa can build a shelter from almost anything: the sun-bleached bones of a drum track and a couple spare organ chords; a carpet of creeping synth arpeggios, a scaffolding of multi-tracked harmonies, a few scraps of alto sax to prop […] More info...

    • T-Shirt 8.00 Buy
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    Castanets In The Vines T-Shirt (Brown)

    The world is loud. The wind blows hard. We need songs for shelter, and Raymond Raposa can build a shelter from almost anything: the sun-bleached bones of a drum track and a couple spare organ chords; a carpet of creeping synth arpeggios, a scaffolding of multi-tracked harmonies, a few scraps of alto sax to prop […] More info...

    • T-Shirt 8.00
  • Castanets Poster: Castanets Cathedral

    The world is loud. The wind blows hard. We need songs for shelter, and Raymond Raposa can build a shelter from almost anything: the sun-bleached bones of a drum track and a couple spare organ chords; a carpet of creeping synth arpeggios, a scaffolding of multi-tracked harmonies, a few scraps of alto sax to prop […] More info...

    • Poster $2.00
  • Castanets Poster: Castanets Summer 05 Tour

    The world is loud. The wind blows hard. We need songs for shelter, and Raymond Raposa can build a shelter from almost anything: the sun-bleached bones of a drum track and a couple spare organ chords; a carpet of creeping synth arpeggios, a scaffolding of multi-tracked harmonies, a few scraps of alto sax to prop […] More info...

    • Poster $2.00
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    Castanets Cathedral

    Backed by the haunting, angelic voice of newcomer Bridgit DeCook, and recorded mostly in a secluded cabin in the northern California woodlands, Cathedral illuminates the dark architecture where faith and doubt clash in an often-ambiguous search for the divine. More info...

    • CD 10.00
    • LP 12.00
    • MP3 8.00 Buy