I built a castle out of sand once. It took me almost 4 hours to complete. It had a moat, a draw bridge and 4 complete spirals. But I could only enjoy my masterpiece for a few proud moments before the tide made its way through the castle walls and it collapsed. The fact remains that it's only possible to build a truly great castle in the wet sand, close to the water. Encroaching tides are a certainty but still we build. Because we can. Because it's fun. The music of castle builds and collapses as the musical tide moves in and out. Composer/Singer Michael Compton sounds lost at sea, contemplating ideas that can leave you both enlightened and perplexed while his electronic indie rock lingers. As I listen, I find myself feeling proud as I queitly contemplate my own implosion but in the end the fun I have getting there is the real reward. A rare combination of innovation and fammiliarity makes castle a unique band to watch out for.
Michael Compton uses a fender guitar, a Roland Juno 1 synthesizer , a Boss drum machine and a Sennhieser Microphone recorded live to a Tascam 788 hard disk recorder. Written and performed by Michael for www.missingrecords.com. All rights reserved. 2001