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#1 Christopher Tagliaferro

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:49 PM

A friend played me this record in his car on Friday and it was so good I literally purchased it within minutes (iPhone ftw).
This is a big multi-genre epic, it reminds me of Razia's Shadow (Forgive Durden), but imho, way better.

Castleton spent two years on this record and put everything he had into it. It's full of meaning and metaphors (he noted that every bit of instrumentation, even hi-hat patterns, have significance to the story).

Take a listen to a few tracks at his myspace, but to get the full experience, you'll definitely want to give the whole thing a good listen.
http://www.myspace.com/gavincastleton

Let me know what you guys think!

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:17 PM

Checking out his myspace. Sounds pretty cool. I'm off the download the album now

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:25 PM

View PostChristopher Tagliaferro, on Feb 23 2009, 01:49 PM, said:

(he noted that every bit of instrumentation, even hi-hat patterns, have significance to the story)


im gonna call bullshit on this
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#4 Christopher Tagliaferro

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:05 PM

View Postsam sanford, on Feb 23 2009, 04:25 PM, said:

im gonna call bullshit on this

Gavin Castleton said:

Taken from http://gavincastleto...-to-pirate.html

"As an artist, my biggest strength (and often times my biggest weakness) is how much thought I put into my music---ironically I find myself thinking a lot about how to make music that sounds less thinky. Every detail of every piece of my work is important to me - every instrument has to work towards the common goal of telling the message of the song, which must be entirely supporting the message of the album: my hi-hat patterns are metaphors, my triangle parts are characters or dramatic devices, etc."

If you actually listen to the album and read more of his blog, particularly the above entry in its entirety, you may change your mind. I hope you do :)

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:07 PM

I don;t get how he could do that unless he wrote the part for the music and then said "oh yeah that can mean ____ to the story."
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

View PostChristopher Tagliaferro, on Feb 23 2009, 03:05 PM, said:

View Postsam sanford, on Feb 23 2009, 04:25 PM, said:

im gonna call bullshit on this

Gavin Castleton said:

Taken from http://gavincastleto...-to-pirate.html

"As an artist, my biggest strength (and often times my biggest weakness) is how much thought I put into my music---ironically I find myself thinking a lot about how to make music that sounds less thinky. Every detail of every piece of my work is important to me - every instrument has to work towards the common goal of telling the message of the song, which must be entirely supporting the message of the album: my hi-hat patterns are metaphors, my triangle parts are characters or dramatic devices, etc."

If you actually listen to the album and read more of his blog, particularly the above entry in its entirety, you may change your mind. I hope you do :)

i was more or less calling bullshit on saying the hi hat helps tell the story.


its a fucking hi hat.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:58 PM

i can understand it being used sort of as a metaphor.. text painting kinda stuff

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:42 PM

yeah text painting is not quite the same thing as having story significance
i kind of get what he's trying to say with the whole 'hi-hat patterns as metaphors' thing but
it's not possible for the entire album to have that level of detail while still remaining coherent/good
not everything can be at the forefront the entire time otherwise there is no blend or harmony of all the pieces and the whole suffers

i doubt he meant it as literally as we are taking it

telling the message of the song does not always mean plot

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:14 PM

razia's shadow was the definition of overblown, self-important horseshit with next to nothing to back it up, so i'm guessing something like this would be such a mass, dense pile of shit that it would literally create holes in the time-space continuum.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:42 PM

lol

Gavin Castleton said:

less thinky


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:28 PM

View PostDollaBills, on Feb 23 2009, 07:14 PM, said:

razia's shadow was the definition of overblown, self-important horseshit with next to nothing to back it up, so i'm guessing something like this would be such a mass, dense pile of shit that it would literally create holes in the time-space continuum.
it's like he had the same dream we all had as fourteen-year-olds and actually achieved it

except along the way no one ever told him that making concept albums about your ex-girlfriend is a bad plan

either way i plan to listen to this at some point

the cover art makes it seem like a shitty underground metalcore band tough

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:01 PM

On first listen this is nifty stuff
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:11 PM

View PostSnork, on Feb 23 2009, 09:28 PM, said:

View PostDollaBills, on Feb 23 2009, 07:14 PM, said:

razia's shadow was the definition of overblown, self-important horseshit with next to nothing to back it up, so i'm guessing something like this would be such a mass, dense pile of shit that it would literally create holes in the time-space continuum.
it's like he had the same dream we all had as fourteen-year-olds and actually achieved it

except along the way no one ever told him that making concept albums about your ex-girlfriend is a bad plan

either way i plan to listen to this at some point

the cover art makes it seem like a shitty underground metalcore band tough

I agree that it comes across pretty immature looking from the art and subject matter (even though you KNOW every good band has songs about heartbreaks) but I guarantee this guy is the real deal.
His two other bands are "Gruvis Malt" and "Ebu Gogo", two crazy groovy prog bands worth looking into.

And fun side note: just like the Dear Hunter, Castleton is based out of Providence!

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 12:20 PM

ahh, forgot about this guy till a couple of weeks ago. Relistened to Home and fell totally in love. 'Tis a great album.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 09:03 PM

After listening to the songs on his myspace, I totally understand why that girl left him. He [clearly] struggles with indecision and talks way too much.

Kidding.

But the hi-hat comment was just him trying to be artistic, they mean nothing nor could they ever. He's not bad though, he tried the best he could-I suppose. Personally, I think he should have someone else write his music and just stick to singing.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

Does anyone have this album? Can't seem to find a download anywhere.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

Just saw this thread pop up. Gavin is one of the most talented musicians I know. It's awesome to see his name pop up on this board.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Lots of wonderful things pop up on this board.

Lots of not-so-wonderful things too.....
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Posted 30 September 2016 - 12:32 PM

Bumping this because Casey pointed out at the show on Sunday that The Weirdest Trophy is a song about a Predator hunting Donald Trump. Which is... a pretty good concept for a song.

I hope to set an example. You know, for children and stuff.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:51 PM

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