Circus worlD, an alt-rock duo from the Isle Of Man, released the EP – The Burning Well E.P. this month.
Circus WorLD – The Burning Well E.P. – artwork
Having lain dormant for over a decade Mark Sayle and Mikie Daugherty (who you may well recall is in Postcode got together with an idea for a song. Finding they were enjoying the process one song became more songs resulting in the release of The Burning Well E.P. . A release that is available on bandcamp as either a five track digital EP or as a ten track CD LP.
In either version – the opening track is Black Swan.
The Belgian sombre-rock trio Pilod released the LP Black Swan on the 22nd.
Akin to drawing black-out curtains across the windows during a power-cut the darkness immediately envelops the listener on hitting play as Pilod deliver their low-slung dampened sounds.
The clash of cymbals gives the music an intriguing counter-point as they are the only point of light in the bleakness.
There is an impressive mastery to the out-put which rather than afearing the audience finds the mind embracing the compositions and as opposed to fervidly scrabbling for light – desiring the immersion to extend far longer.
From the nine track just under forty minute Black Swan (available on bandcamp) the fifth and longest – coming in at three hundred and seventy seventy seconds – my pick of the release Level 4.