Castle If is the moniker of Toronto-based composer Jess Forrest, who specializes in retro futuristic electronic music. - Her work often utilizes sounds from her Moog Voyager, vintage production techniques, and other analog sources. She has an affinity for library records of old and frequently releases new “Imaginary Soundtracks” between commissions for film, television, podcast, and video game scores.
Forrest has appeared on bills alongside artists such as Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Faust, Silver Apples, U.S. Girls, Grimes, and Julianna Barwick. Now, live performances are rare as her career trajectory has shifted towards composing scores and library music. - A limited selection of her works can be licensed through the Canadian music library Bedtracks.
Jess also has a monthly instrumental radio show on FSR called Gently Dragged, which airs every third Saturday at 10am eastern.