CASTLE, JENNIFER

ANGELS OF DEATH (PARADISE OF BACHELORS)

CASTLE, JENNIFER - ANGELS OF DEATH 123938
Format:
1 CD
Release:
18.05.2018
Label:
PARADISE OF BACHELORS
Kat.-Nr.:
123938
Barcode:
0616892541547
On Jennifer Castle's new album Angels of Death, her third full-length record under her given name (previous releases were credited to Castlemusic), the Ontario songwriter summons a kindred classical vision of the Muses as domestic familiars intimately in league with death.

A sublime meditation on mortality and memory, ghosts and grief, Angels of Death casts a series of spells against forgetting and finality, in the form of mystic-minimalist country-soul torch songs about writing, time travel, and spectral visitations.

Castle wrote and recorded this breathtaking follow-up to the acclaimed Pink City (2014) in a 19th century church near the shores of Lake Erie, where her family also lived and experienced a constellation of losses that inhabit these bruised musings.

"The fictional concept of death rears its head in so many of my songs, always on the periphery, or as a side note, or a reminder, a punchline or the bottom line, always sniffing around like a death dog.

For once I wanted to try to put it in my center vision. In order to talk about death, I armed myself with the only antidote I know: writing.

Is this a record about death or a record about writing? Hard to tell in the end. I began to think of poetry as time travel.

I tried to write messages to the future." - Jennifer Castle
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. TOMORROW'S MOURNING
  • 1.2. CRYING SHAME
  • 1.3. TEXAS
  • 1.4. ANGELS OF DEATH
  • 1.5. 'WE ALWAYS CHANGE' REPRISE PT. 1
  • 1.6. ROSE WATERFALLS
  • 1.7. GRIM REAPER
  • 1.8. STARS OF MILK
  • 1.9. TONIGHT THE EVENING
  • 1.10. 'WE ALWAYS CHANGE' REPRISE PT. 2