Castanets :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

It’s been 10 years since Raymond Raposa’s Castanets released  Cathedral, a powerful work of skeletal folk and dread. Since then the songwriter has been consistent — releasing a string of Castanets albums, each one stretching out in strange and wild ways, incorporating skittering electronics, booming dub, and ambient noise into Raposa’s blues and folk explorations. In 2012, though, he shuffled off the Castanets moniker with a freewheeling rock record called  Little Death Shaker, credited to Raymond Byron and the White Freighter (around the same time he recordedbecome a member or log in.