"...The Sandcastle King is instantly entrancing. [...] backed by a full band of instruments, the evocative nature of Maguire’s sophomore effort is undeniable."
"The Sandcastle King is full of nods to days of yore. [...] impressively agile vocals bring to mind folk legends like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. A great album to put on and drift away in thought."
"[H]er haunting aura [...] transcends the physical."
"Like the thought of a sandcastle, which can only last until crashing ocean waves obliterate it into a million pieces, [...] The Sandcastle King, is filled with an ephemeral and incandescent sound that is both refreshing and breath-taking.
"Aya Maguire establishes an impressive demonstration of poetic dexterity.