Canadian artist Jennifer Castle has been keeping a low profile for some time now yet she’s is a prolific collaborator on the Toronto underground folk scene. After hearing her stunning voice you’ll understand why she’s in such demand but I’m lost at how she has been kept a secret for so long outside of Canada.
Last year she released her debut album Castlemusic which is available on Flemish Eye. On the album she called upon friends from within her music circle to take part, it all has a very live and natural feel to it that was achieved by including spontaneous first takes as well as numerous room microphones. Have a listen to the two tracks below which are taken from the album, I’m sure you’ll agree she is pretty special!
Piano, organ, flute, vibes, pedal steel and Castle’s trademark guitalele are woven together in a wash of hues — never in competition and always with a sense of spaciousness.
Jennifer Castle says that she “takes the world very seriously, while believing very much in impossible things.” This idea of being rooted in the real world – yet still free to soar in the ether of daydreams – offers insight into the contradictory and alluring world of Jennifer Castle.
photo credit eva michon