Gavin Castleton   A Bullet, A Lever, A Key
Release Date: 2007

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5.0 classicJeffBowde | February 5th 10

here's a 2-part in-depth analysis someone posted:

long but a very thoughtful insight.

1 Bumps | Bump

4.5 superbDonkey | March 11th 10

Emotional, moving, depressing and lyrically solid. I have never been so enthrolled by spoken words. Gavin can flow and gets straight to the point on what he is talking about. Even the line up of songs in the order they are seems impressive to me. Get this, listen to it and drink afterwards!


4.5 superbrayraypine | November 6th 09

Six out of Seven tracks are quite excellent. Had Gavin decided this should be a full length album, he could have had a masterpiece. Tasteful instrumentation and thoughtful lyrics. Great disc!


3.5 greatDaveyBoy STAFF | October 25th 09

Gavin Castleton's concept EP tells the life story of it's lead character in reverse, with each track titled a particular year. Starting in 2054, this is not a happy story as a relationship break-up, drug issues & job loss are detailed. Over deceptively intricate music, Castleton's vocals alternate between anguished singing & spoken word, both of which successfully convey the mood of the situation & his age at the time. A lot of information needs to be absorbed & repetition does come into play towards the end, but with the EP lasting 20 minutes it's never over-bearing. Recommended Tracks: 2038, 2045 & 2031.


4.0 excellentsazzjam29 | April 21st 13
2.5 averagejredmond | August 7th 12
3.5 greatBanderwocky | July 13th 11
4.5 superbsnerefedsav | October 2nd 10
4.5 superbcfbassist | September 22nd 10
4.5 superbvictorialucas | June 29th 10
4.0 excellentdreadgazebo | April 13th 10
4.5 superbNach0 | February 16th 10
4.5 superbLions | February 5th 10
4.0 excellentScapeswood | January 13th 10
4.0 excellentCoalesce12 | January 1st 10
5.0 classicusefulbattery | November 29th 09

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