(TwoThousandAnd)

Released in a 100-copy limited edition, this 3-inch CD is a conjunction of different sensibilities explicated through turntables and amplified objects (Paul Hood) and acoustic guitar (Michael Rodgers), both active since many years on the improvisation scene. “Castles” comprises vignettes and elucubrations, pastels and gentle noise; everything is nicely displayed in a series of rather short pieces where vinyl crackle, amorphous loops and nebulous speeches annihilate the bucolic (…) tendency of the acoustic guitar to generate an unusual, slightly disjointed but totally ear-pleasing dreamy atmosphere. Between plucked and arpeggiated strings creeps an underworld of recorded remembrances that just want to be retrieved; this duo performs the task admirably.

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