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Long-running cinematic rock band Caspian don't want you to call their fifth album a "redemption," a "comeback," a "rise from the ashes," or any of the other sentiments that emerge when bands return from nearly five years of silence.
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, On Circles marks the most organic writing and recording sessions in Caspian's 15-year history. Together for four weeklong song writing sessions, the band (joined by propulsive new drummer Justin Forrest), opted for music gleaming with visceral impact instead of over-thought tangles, over-arching concepts and drawn-out crescendos
On Circles is an art-rock record swirling with fourth-world saxophones, dubby textures, 7/8 rhythms and hard-sawed cello from Jo Quail. The band stretches out to make room for guitarist Jonny Ashburn's melodic interplay ("Division Blues"), bassist Jani Zubkovs' punk shredding ("Collapser") and the mandolin of founding member Calvin Joss ("Flowers of Light"). Guitarist Erin Burke-Moran wrote a pastoral-to-epic, chamber-rock journey ("Ishmael") as a tribute to eight months spent on the Appalachian trail. The wistful "Nostalgist" features vocals from Kyle Durfey of Pianos Become the Teeth. For the first time, each track is meant to stand alone.
Saturday 20th August 2022
£15.00 Advance (+ Booking Fees)
14+ / U16s accompanied by an adult
Tickets on Sale Friday 18th Feb @ 10am
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
229, 229 Great Portland Street,London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom