Saturday, January 8, 2011

Nick Castro & The Young Elders - Come Into Our House - 2006

Quality: CBR 320 kbps (incl. covers)
Label: Daffodelic,601 (2LP+7"),Netherlands / Strange Attractors Audio House,SAAH042,US

01 Winding Tree
02 Sleeping In A Dream
03 Picolina
04 One I Love
05 Attar
06 Voices From The Mountains
07 Standing On The Standing Stone
08 Lay Down Your Arms
09 Promises Unbroken

Nick Castro - vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar (electric), piano & prepared piano, lute (saz), oud, harmonium, whistle, percussion, bells, hammond organ, psaltery (ukelin), bouzouki, shaker, performer (music box), bass
B'eirth - vocals, whistle, harmonica
Wendy Watson - vocals, harmonium, bells, percussion (chimes)
Ryan Kirkpatrick - vocals, bass (contrabass, fuzz bass, elctric bass), gong
Martin Salisbury - trombone
Tom Wunder - mountain drum, moroccan tabla
Julia Cunningham - celtic harp
Vince Perez - harmonium
Brian Dyson - dumbek (goblet drum), tambourine (rik), frame drum
Chris Guttmacher - nyabinghi drum, kalimba (mbira), court drum
John Contereas - cello

2LP+7" (9+3 tracks) / CD Digi-Pack (9 tracks)

Not on CD (7" single):
A1 Beggar's Tongue
A2 Dance With Death
B It's All A Dream

The Young Elders

Superb album... Recommended!

Nick Castro & The Poison Tree - Further From Grace - 2005

Quality: CBR 320 kbps (incl. covers)
Label: Eclipse Records,ECL-047,US / Strange Attractors Audio House,SAAH030,US

01 Sun Song
02 To This Earth
03 Unborn Child
04 Won't You Sing To Me
05 Waltz For A Little Bird
06 Guildford
07 Music For Mijwiz
08 Deep Deep Sea
09 Walk Like A Whisper

Nick Castro - guitar, piano, organ, whistles, mijwiz, voice
Otto Hauser - percussion, dumbek (goblet drum), trap kit (drums)
Helena Espvall - flute, cello, percussion
Chris Smith - bass
Adam Hershberger - flugelhorn
Meg Baird - lap dulcimer on Sun Song
Josephine Foster - voices on Sun Song

CD in Jewel-case

Very enjoyable album...

Nick Castro - Live 2004 & 2005 (Solo and with Friends) CDr - 2005

Quality: CBR 192 kbps (incl. covers)
Label: Records Of Gauhd, RoGCD 05, US

01 Unborn Child
(Recorded at Strange Maine, Portland, ME)
02 To This Earth
(Recorded at Glass House, Brooklyn, NY)
03 Sun Song
04 Unborn Child
05 Deep The Sea
(Recorded at The Khyber, Philadelphia, PA)
06 Deep The Sea
07 No Sweeter Thing
08 Jack Of All Seasons
(Recorded at WMBR, Cambridge, MA)

Nick Castro: vocal, guitar
with additional musicians:
Helena Espvall - flute, cello
Otto Hauser - dumbek, daf, electric guitar, shruti
B'eirth - whistle
Chrystopher (Chris) Smith - bass

This is a tour and mail-order only release / Limited Edition CDr


Friday, January 7, 2011

Nick Castro - A Spy In The House Of God - 2004

Quality: CBR 320 kbps (incl. covers)
Label: Records Of Gauhd, RoGLP 04/RoGCD 04, US

01 Jack Of All Seasons
02 No Sweeter Thing
03 Ukelin Suite
04 Winter's Chill
05 Flight Of The Mourning Dove
06 Zoey
07 If Your Soul Could Sing
08 This Was That And Then
09 Stranger
10 The Opposite Of It
11 Ordinary Life

Wendy Watson: Vocals
Nick Castro: Vocals, Performer (Instrumentation), Written-by, Music By, Producer, Engineer, Mixed.

LP Hand-numbered edition of 300 copies / CD in slipcase.

Nick Castro & Wendy Watson

As my friend says: a wonderful debut album by Nick Castro...gentle and reflective! Enjoy.
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