This two-song, 16-minute EP is the first batch of new material for this eclectic, artsy ensemble. The first song entitled “Circles 1: Mist” is a slow and somewhat haunting piece that brings to mind a cross between Eno and Vangelis—very deliberate but very soothing at the same time. A guitar enters the rather mellow fray roughly six minutes in, giving it more of a Floydian interlude feeling which continues without many bumps or sways for the following five minutes. “Circles 2: Mesa” seems to pick up where the first track left off, although this one has an ambient hue to it as the percussions come to the fore, becoming an up-tempo tune by comparison. And the homestretch brings to mind U2 without Bono in the studio, a delightful and rather uplifting song that gently fades out.
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