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Artist
Circadia

Title
Advances and delays

Catalog idRelease dateBarcode
SOFA5512016-07-227041885755121

Musicians

Tony Buck - drums and percussion

Kim Myhr - six- and twelve string guitars

David Stackenäs - six-string guitars

Joe Williamson - bass

Tracks

01 The animal enters and traverses the light (19:20)

02 The human volunteers were kept in isolation (14:25)

About Advances and delays






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Circadia might be your favorite new experimental psych-impro-folk band.

With the stellar line-up of guitarists David Stackenäs and Kim Myhr, bassist Joe Williamson and drummer Tony Buck from The Necks, Circadia releases their debut recording on SOFA in July 2016.

While the pared-down acoustic instrumentation may seem to be some kind of «back to basics» tip of the hat to folk styles, the music is much more than that. A tight rhythmic drive coupled with a nuanced concern for timbre, texture and dynamics gives Circadia it's unique sound. It's a band like few others.

Reviews

polyphonia.pl

T pierwsz „The animal enters and traverses the light” wyrónia intensywno, dynamika i mnogo wydobywanych dwików, za w drugim utworze – jak dla mnie ciekawszym – „The human volunteers were kept in isolation” kwartet swoje improwizacje przeniós w przestrze sonorystyki, faktur i rozmaitych brzmie, a zarazem harmonii czy urywanych melodii. Ostatnie kilka minut tego nagrania uciesz nie tylko mioników The Necks. -- read the whole review»

Lukasz Komla

Freistil

Bei so viel musikalischer Finesse seien den Her ren die pathetischen, animalische Trans zen -denz und menschliche Abschottung
prophezeienden Titel verziehen (auch
wenn’s stimmt). Vor spru?nge und
Ver zögerungen oh ne Verlierer. Feine
Klinge. Gratulation. -- read the whole review»

dr. wu

Music Map

I Circadia fanno il loro debutto con un disco pregevole: è un lavoro che spiazza, che possiede una natura multiforme e cangiante, la cui architettura surrealista lo rende una delle uscite più belle di tutto l’anno solare. -- read the whole review»

Piergiuseppe Lippolis

Jazznytt

Fravær av solistiske innslag er hyppig benyttet i vår tids impromusikk, og denne dyrkingen av fellesskapet kan avstedkomme interessant helhet. Det er dette siste som skjer på Advances and delays. Når jeg velger å lytte meg inn i dette kollektive, og fri meg fra å spore opp hver enkelt utøver, hører jeg noe nytt. Det må ha vært en konsentrert kveld da albumet ble spilt inn live på Fylkingen i Stockholm. -- read the whole review»

Arild R. Andersen

Dalston Sound

The balance of gravity, drive and burnished, atmospheric sonics here is just right, making Advances and Delays a fully absorbing half-hour plus change – an invigorating quick fix of deep listening. -- read the whole review»

Tim Owen

WestZeit

Die «Advances and Delays»(Sofa) von CIRCADIA bestehen ebenfalls aus zwei langen Stücken. Auch hier wird improvisiert und strukturiert, wobei das kribbelige Saitenspiel des großen Kim Myhr durch dichtes Klappern (dr: Tony Buck!) und aufregendes Schaben kontrastiert wird. Schräger Folk trifft unter Vermeidung jedweder Hektik auf avancierte Rhythmen. -- read the whole review»

Karsten Zimalla

VITAL WEEKLY

I found it hard to believe there are no electronics in this piece, but if it is so, I have even more respect for the way these players handle their instruments. -- read the whole review»

amusio.com

So geriert sich die Jazz-Tradition als flankierende Maßnahme, ohne einem Diktat ins Wort zu reden. Beredt sind die beiden Impropositionen allemal: Sie können mit gleichem Gewinn als Ganzes
oder auch in der Vollzugsweise einer aufmerksamen Fraktalisierung genossen werden. Die Entspannung
bleibt garantiert. -- read the whole review»

Stephan Wolf