Jennifer Castle’s debut under her own name captures a distinctive Canadian artist using a vivid palette of subtle textures and colours. Timeless in tone and dense with mystery and mysticism, Castlemusic constructs a sonic environment that reverberates like a world long lost, steeped in longing and foggy like a half-remembered dream.
Castlemusic is an honest and remarkably wise album in the traditional sense, and one that refuses to compromise to the attention span of modernity. Instead it calmly reflects the longing, mortality and undeniable beauty of life, lingering on the smells and cadence of the everyday and the fleeting moments of truth. Those with patient ears will mark this recording as a new classic in the tradition of Canadian folk music.