Monday, April 02, 2007

Nick Castro: A Spy In The House of God

Here I am, back with the first Nick Castro's album. About his last -"Come into our house"- much has been said, but I do prefer his first: a bit more free-form, while the last dug too much into the great british folk-rock artists' repertoire, like Fairport Convention's (and Wendy Watson is no Sandy Denny). Which I love, but the fact is that he just can't keep up with them if he plays their same game. That's why I like this album so much: there's more non-british music (i.e. indian and psych stuff) and more room for trance-like tracks or atmospheric songs in general in it (like No sweeter thing, that reminds me more of Sid Barrett's Pink Floyd than Denny's FC). Listen also to the beninning of Winter's song: isn't it like a gamelan ensemble playing?

A spy in the house of god (320k)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, I prefer Castros' first 2 albums. He's touring round Europe right now, catch a show of you can!
Cheers!

http://www.nickcastro.com/shows.htm

michelerui79 said...

I already did: and the new songs I heard are -alas- not very differnt from last album's.
And I think that touring just as a trio is not doing them not much good: too clean and studio-like performances.