CASPIAN - ON CIRCLES
CASPIAN - ON CIRCLES
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-ORDER AND WILL SHIP ON OR AROUND JAN 20TH 2020.
Caspian, the symphonic Massachusetts-based band who have been dubbed "the most regal of the instrumental new rock school"(Pitchfork) and post-rock cosmonauts (Spin), return with their first album in over four years, releasing On Circles on Jan. 24 via Triple Crown Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia. The band gives fans an early preview of the eight-song, 46-minute album, debuting a video for Flowers of Light below. "Flowers of Light is our attempt to find the intersection between propulsive, relentless energy and a trance-like sense of reverie. It's also a hell of a lot of fun to play in 7/4 over a 9." explains guitar and keyboard player, Phil Jamieson.
"I've grown weary of reading about bands discuss the renewing, rehabilitative properties their most recent [album] has had on them," says Jamieson of the mindset the band had going into recording�ÕÌ_On Circles.�ÕÌ_"They incur corrosion, come close to running out of gas, descend into the dark abyss, and finally emerge on the other side with a record that has given them crystal clear perspective and a confident path forward. On Circles is not that�ÕÌ_record."
Instead, this majestic collision of post-rock, metal, shoegaze, electronics, noise, minimalism and ambient music is an existential meditation, an acceptance of the cyclical nature of both life and career. Recorded at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, by producer Will Yip (Code Orange, Defeater, Quicksand, Turnstile),�ÕÌ_On Circles�ÕÌ_marks the most organic writing and recording sessions in Caspian's 15-year history. Together for four weeklong songwriting sessions, the band opted for music gleaming with visceral impact instead of over-thought tangles, over-arching concepts and drawn-out crescendos.
Caspian have released four albums:�ÕÌ_The Four Trees�ÕÌ_(2007),�ÕÌ_Tertia�ÕÌ_(2009), Walking Season�ÕÌ_(2012) and�ÕÌ_Dust and Disquiet�ÕÌ_(2015). Since the Beverly, Mass.-based band's inception, they've earned accolade upon accolade for their sweeping, cinematic music. 2015's�ÕÌ_Dust and Disquiet�ÕÌ_was hailed by Noisey as "the life-affirming soundtrack you need in your life,Brooklyn Vegan explained 'eardrums will be blown and jaws will be dropped'upon hearing the 10-song release,�ÕÌ_whil Spin described the sextet's output as 'epic, wordless orchestral swells on the lush, layered, and crushingly pretty.'
Caspian is Philip Jamieson (guitar/keyboards), Erin Burke-Moran (guitar), Jonny Asburn (guitar), Jani Zubkovs (bass), Calvin Joss (guitar) and Justin Forrest (drums).