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new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« on: September 16, 2011, 09:17:08 AM »
New release now available from DataObscura:

 

The Circular Ruins :: We Leave Everything Behind

Composed over the first half of 2011 these 12 compositions are very much a response
to the nostalgia and loss of passing time. Lives that were waiting for us in the future,
all too soon fall away behind us ... beyond our vision, beyond our memory, beyond
retrieval.  We Leave Everything Behind is a unique and mesmerizing tapestry of sound
that contains all the sonic drama and poetic delicacy we have come to expect from
The Circular Ruins.

Here are MP3 samples from 8 of the 12 tracks :

- Introduction
- Seance
- The Things We Cannot Do
- We Leave Everything Behind
- Lost Time part 3
- Perpetuum Mobile
- Reunited
- Dust of the River
- Lost Time part 4

Samples are also at the link below (in a convenient player).

Available on disk or as a download :
TCR: We Leave Everything Behind, at DataObscura


Thanks for checking it out.
Comments and questions welcomed.

APK
« Last Edit: September 17, 2011, 02:37:37 PM by APK »
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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 01:04:19 PM »
Hi Anthony,

thank you so much for the latest news, I really look forward to "We Leave Everything Behind"!!! Just ordered, no need to listen to samples, I prefer to wait until the album arrives. And also the credibility of The Circular Ruins speaks for itself. The artwork looks very nice, including panoramic insert picture and I am sure the sonics will be as much attractive.

All the best and have a wonderful autumn time in Southern Ontario... :)

Richard

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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 02:42:30 PM »
Much appreciated, Richard.   8)

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Note: I have increased the length of a few of the samples.
And added the complete track "Seance" to the dataobscura radio page.
You might have to clear your browser cache if you have been there recently.

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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 03:02:04 PM »
I just ordered it , as well. Anything by Nunc Stans in the works?
Never regret money spent on old books, old dogs or old friends.

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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »
Excellent news!
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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 06:25:56 PM »
Thanks guys.

Harry : I do have a Nunc Stans in the works. It is a collaboration with Nautic Depths (a Tomas Weiss project). I will be putting together the final compositions, so it should have a good Nunc Stans flavor. I like how its progressing so far. Very good chance of having this out before the end of the year.
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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 02:40:52 AM »
Wow, Nunc Stans crossed with Nautic Depths, that sounds more than exciting!!! I stay tuned for this one too, Anthony... :)

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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011, 04:01:28 PM »
Many thanks for this review, Richard.  APK

The Circular Ruins "We Leave Everything Behind" CDr

Prolific Canadian ambient designer Anthony Paul Kerby, who records not only as The Circular Ruins but also as Nunc Stans and Lammergeyer, has released on his own DataObscura label in the middle of September 2011 his newest album "We Leave Everything Behind". Quite a busy month for this London, Ontario based artist, because around the same time his co-project with Tomas Weiss "Appearances" was released on El Culto's Musical Philosophy label. A deeply mysterious and misty "Introduction" perfectly immerses the listener into the wonderfully dense and evocative atmospheric soundscapes of The Circular Ruins. "Introduction" at its most precise!!! "Seance", with obscure femme voice samples and modern classical arrangements, is a gracefully flowing textured piece in nostalgic mood, another composition of pure beauty! Various high-tech sound effects color expressive drone on "Lost Time Part 1" while the next piece, "The Things We Cannot Do", moves through more varied and lively stages with an ever-changing texture painted by cinematic atmospheres, at times becoming more intense and droning, and by catchy effects or even some Far-East fragranced strings. Amazingly adventurous sonic ride! Second part of "Lost Time" blends nostalgic atmospheres and sharper sonic outbursts. A very short organic piece, "These Days Must Wait", is wrapped with a sadder mood that also overlaps into the next composition, the title track "We Leave Everything Behind". It evokes deeper emotional longing or yearning for something that is passed by time. The third part of "Lost Time" remains in the same terrain, but it's again enriched by distant space-like effects. "Perpetuum Mobile" is a quite unique, minimal piece with uplifting semi-melodic structure. "Reunited" is magnificently drifting ambience spiced here and there with disturbing sounds, it's a pity it didn't get over 3 minutes, but this hauntingly floating ambience moves freely to the next piece, "Dust Of The River", that soon transforms into more monumental mood and later cascades through various phases into almost orchestrated, soundtrack-like sounding level. A truly poetic bliss for my ears!!! "Lost Time Part 4" with gloomy drifts and crystalline effects brings to the end this highly imaginative and sophisticated sonic journey, a journey filled with the refined artistry of its creator, that grows with each hearing and will undoubtedly reward each listener. The legacy of The Circular Ruins continues...

Richard Gürtler (Bratislava, Slovakia)
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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 06:21:20 PM »
Just by the way, in relation to Richard's fine review,  I don't think of myself as "prolific". I have just been releasing music consistently for many years. In 2011 I have actually only released 2 solo albums, the TCR of this thread and the new Nunc Stans this December.

Its the two collaborations with my colleague Tomas Weiss in Germany that make it seem more. But there the labor is of course shared.
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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 09:47:10 AM »
Yeah - "Only" four to six releases in 2011.  I'm sorry Sir - but that's "prolific".   ;)

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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 07:34:13 PM »
;D

I was just checking Steve Roach ... looks like he has 7 out in 2011, and some of them may be multiple disk releases.
That's prolific !
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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 04:10:09 PM »
Steve Roach is PROLIFIC!!!!!!!       APK is merely Prolific!!!          :o

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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2011, 11:49:20 PM »
We Leave Everything Behind, according to the samples, sounds even better than Invisible Cities
(the only Circular Ruins CD that I own), which is just awesome.  Most definitely getting this one.
Really quite immersive work.

Happy New Year,

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Re: new - THE CIRCULAR RUINS: We Leave Everything Behind
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2012, 01:37:37 PM »
I appreciate the post Hollan !

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