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ARTIST
TITLE
Further From Grace
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SAAH 030CD SAAH 030CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2005

"Beaming warmly from the underground enclaves of Los Angeles, CA like a lambent ray of soft sunlight, the music of Nick Castro is breathing fresh life and pristine wonderment into an old sound. Castro released a beguiling album called A Spy in the House of God in 2004 on his own imprint Records of Ghaud, and it caused quite a stir in the new acid folk circles. Imagine a melding of More-era Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett solo and a touch of Incredible String Band with modern fractured folk sound-weavers like the Tower Recordings and maybe you are in the right sphere. For his follow up, Castro has assembled a cast of players calling themselves The Poison Tree, boasting amongst its ranks underground folk icons Josephine Foster and members of Espers. It is a heavenly match as evidenced on Further From Grace, a simply mystical sophomore effort illustrating with a feathery wallop that Castro is a major voice amongst the new insurgence of THC troubadours. Induced by flourishes of psychedelic '60s folk bards like Tom Rapp (Pearls Before Swine) and Bert Jansch, laced with flashes of Amon Duul-like acoustic communal atmosphere (circa Paradieswarts Duul), Further From Grace is a graceful tab of Nick Castro's own heady universe, an acid-folk masterpiece advancing today's sound into sparkling new frontiers. "