Russian Circles share new single “Afrika” from forthcoming album

July 27, 2016
Nicholas Sayers

Nicholas Sayers

Russian Circles share new single “Afrika”
from forthcoming album
Guidance out 5th August on Sargent House


Russian Circles have shared the third single off of their forthcoming album Guidancetoday; listen to “Afrika”, which follows previously premiered songs “Vorel” and “Mota” on the album’s track listing, here on Soundcloud.  These three songs exemplify Russian Circles’ ability to examine the polarity of quiet and loud, complexity and simplicity, ugliness and beauty and offer great insight to the incredible dynamics found on Guidance.

Due out August 5th from Sargent House, Guidance finds Russian Circles carrying on in their quest to conjure multi-dimensional dramatic instrumental narratives and scout out new textures from their respective instruments.  Russian Circles’ guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz, and bassist Brian Cook, with the help of engineer/co-producerKurt Ballou, were able to capture a broad tonal palette and wide array of emotional motifs into a cohesive journey through the tumultuous corners of human existence. Pitchforksaid, “Dave Turncrantz’s swift, melodic drumming and Brian Cook’s distorted bass merge into a rhythm section with the dynamics and power of a band twice their size. Mike Sullivan’s layers of guitars, meanwhile, are dazzling, recalling both the staccato plucking of a string orchestra and the droning buzz of heavy machinery.”

From the radical dynamic shifts and straightforward production of the band’s debut album Enter (2006), to the lockstep metallic attack and pensive comedowns of Station (2008), the symphonic grandeur of Geneva (2009), the grit and grime of Empros (2011), and the oscillation between melancholy and wrath on Memorial (2013), these were all incremental steps towards an ideal, and Guidance brings the band that much closer to that realization.

Guidance is available for pre-order now on CD, LP and digital formats here.

Guidance, Track Listing:
1.  Asa
2.  Vorel
3.  Mota
4.  Afrika
5.  Overboard
6.  Calla
7.  Lisboa

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