On Circles (LP)


Caspian

Vinyl
Buy
$26.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: CD, Vinyl LP

Amoeba Review

01/23/2020

Post-rock outfit Caspian are back after a 5-year lull with On Circles. The lengthy span since their last release is reflected in this record’s unbridled ambition, seemingly making up for lost time. There are go-for-broke performances such as “Flowers of Light,” which gradually builds from a whisper to a scream within the span of 5 minutes; absolutely pithy by post-rock standards. With lightly strummed ukulele and peaceful synth loops quickly escalating into thundering drums, triumphant guitars and pure cathartic release, it’s an epic that is every part grandiose as it is condensed. On the other hand, Caspian also unwind the knotty tendencies of their genre, writing an honest-to-god single with “Circles on Circles,” the group’s first ever song to feature vocals. Not merely content to throw a tuneful melody upon some ambient jamming, Caspian meticulously craft an acoustic-driven ballad, complete with traditional verse-chorus structure and a mellow yet undeniable hook. On Circles proves that Caspian remain one of the most interesting acts in the post-rock sphere, endlessly comfortable with defying the traditions of that label.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Wildblood
Caspian 06:53
2.
Flowers Of Light
Caspian 05:01


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Nostalgist
Caspian , Kyle Durfey 05:56
2.
Division Blues
Caspian 07:01


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Onsra
Caspian 04:46
2.
Collapser
Caspian 04:25


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ishmael
Caspian 07:59
2.
Circles On Circles
Caspian 04:15

Vinyl
Buy
$26.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: CD , LP
Amoeba Accepts Paypal - Start Digging!
Used Cd Markdowns
x Sign-up for emails, sales alerts & more:


loading...

Register


New customers, create your Amoeba.com account here. Its quick and easy!


Register

Don't want to register? Feel free to make a purchase as a guest!

Checkout as Guest

Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration

Close

Register

Become a member of Amoeba.com. It's easy and quick!

All fields required.

An error has occured - see below:

Already have an account? Log in.

Close

Forgot Password






To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address.




Close

Forgot Username





Enter your registration e-mail address and we'll send you your username.




Close

Amoeba Newsletter Sign Up

Submit
Close