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2010 release from the East Coast Psych/Folk quartet. Somewhat less fastidious than 2008's exquisitely arranged Fern Knight CD, Castings has a warm, analog feel, with looser and louder performances. Led as always by Margaret Ayre's voice, guitar and cello, the group stretches out on rockier fare like "The Poisoner," growling with fuzz, while leaving plenty of room for softer moments of beautiful clarity. There are "jammy" moments here, but everything is expertly sized and placed, with not a moment wasted on doodles. The centerpiece of Castings is Fern Knight's treatment of the epic King Crimson doom classic "Epitaph." Trading their own cello and violin for the original's signature mellotron, the group channels the vibe of the original while making it their own. Ayre's cool and understated vocal plays it straight where less assured players and performers would make a bombastic mess. As on the self-titled album, Jesse Sparhawk's harp and James Wolf's violin provide the heart of the sound, allowing the band to mold classic genre forms into a unique, singular style.
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Type: CD
Recorded: 2010
Release Date: 2010-09-11
Label: VHF Records
Country: US
Item No: VHF122.2
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Track List
01 From zero to infinity
02 The poisoner
03 Pentacles
04 Long dark century
05 Cave of swords
06 Cups + wands
07 The eye of the queen
08 Epitaph
09 Crumbling stairs
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