We Are Castor release their new album, DOEP independently this week. Norway based, self-proclaimed ‘genre-confused’ Producer (and sometimes band) We Are Castor have created a massive and incredibly diverse 20 track record with some of the most unique and inspiring production and arrangements, flipping genres left and right into a fusion of urban, rock, jazz and electronica.
Twenty songs pack this record and it runs a gamut of sounds, crafting different styles and sounds that work together well, creating electronica melodies on tracks such as Time which truly stand out. Everything works in harmony on tracks such as these and continue on Cash II where the unusual sounds come together for a sound bringing together some incredible global dimensions, the vocals harmonising beautifully on these songs.
We Are Castor work some incredible collaborations on this record, working with GAIA, Valeria and Adrian on a number of songs and they sound great, however songs such as La Baleine where the vocals are woven in the layers with sampling stands out too, the production on tracks such as this with the choral vocals too is astounding work and it makes for an unforgettable track. This followed by Tortoise is certainly a combination of songs that need to be heard – this album is a diverse range of sounds and it sounds so good.
Doep is a record that is distinctive in it’s indistinctiveness. A range of melodies and sounds, this album is certainly unique and has some great pop moments and huge choruses that really make for a great listen. Tracks that stand out to me on this record are Winds, a collaboration with GAIA that stands out, La Baleine has a charming melody that makes you pay attention and Rad’s melodies stand out too. There are twenty tracks but there a certainly gems in amongst this album and this review doesn’t do it justice, but give it a listen, it is captivating at its best.