Australia’s own CIRCLE PIT are back with a brand new 7″ from Hardly Art and they’ve unexpectedly changed up their sound. Moving away from the scuzz-driven grit of their earlier releases, now they’re brewing up electronically based deep cuts.
Included on this new slab of white wax are two heavenly, gospel-like electronic jams, colored by sweeping synth washes and pulsing basses underneath. They eventually reveal hair-singeing guitars on top while the voices morph from singing to spoken word on the A-side “Slave.” After listening through you might notice both sides follow a similar format, but even though the music is different this time Circle Pit still have an angsty attitude. This time around the songs are much more spiritual and ambiguous, which is something that never would have crossed your mind on previous releases. B-side “Honey” grows with great subtlety until it becomes overwhelmed with woozy synth textures and enlightening guitar licks, which by this point you might decide that this is the standout track of the single. But you might feel differently, so give both sides a spin below and see how you feel about the change up.
My Rating: 6.8/10
Genre/ Tags: Electronic, Lo-Fi, Dream Pop
Slave 7″: Tracklist: