Circuit des Yeux - In Plain Speech flac mp3
Past Circuit Des Yeux albums flirted with the maudlin, but In Plain Speech feels brighter and more optimistic; the music seems to be continually rising. Where she was once introspective, Fohr is now interested in human connection, using second and third person more than first. Do you roam for the end?/ Do you roam to transcend?" she asks beatifically in "Ride Blind"
From this bright yet murky world the austere arpeggiating synths of first single Do the Dishes jerkily rise. It is a mantra against the mundane; Haley Fohr’s classically trained vibrato reassures us of our value and the importance of taking risks even when we seem stuck in a depressing cycle ( There is something deep inside of you, something worth reaching into ) .
While Circuit des Yeux has always been a solo project, with Fohr writing and recording most of the material and performing concerts by herself, 2013 full-length Overdue featured extensive collaborations with other musicians, particularly Cooper Crain of Cave and Bitchin Bajas, and was easily the most accomplished CdY recording to date. In Plain Speech, Circuit des Yeux's 2015 Thrill Jockey debut, is yet another bold step forward, featuring lush orchestration and challenging arrangements
Extensive touring after Circuit des Yeux s acclaimed 2013 album Overdue influenced the making of the album in several ways. On that tour, which stretched for months throughout Europe and the US, Fohr toured solo, no band, no tour manager, no driver, and in that solitude learned to commune with the audience in a way that she hadn t ever before. That connection sparked in her mind a conversation with the audience, and many of the lyrics on In Plain Speech are directed at you, the listener. Fohr will tour with the musicians who play on In Plain Speech throughout 2015. If the band s debut show is any indication, these shows will be lush and captivating, the band enhancing her already compelling performances. Fohr self-released her 2013 album Overdue, which was praised by NPR, Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, and more - an impressive display of support for an artist working on her own.
Haley Fohr, known as Circuit Des Yeux, has long spun a cocoon around her work. It began at an early age, where a girl tapped into the pain and angst of longing for the tangible and invisible. She spoke more knowledge than people twice her age in the highest offices of power. In Plain Speech is not Fohr’s first Chicago-based release, but it’s the first to be heavily influenced by the new community she’s found. For better (and rarely for worse), In Plain Speech is the beginning a completely new phase of Fohr’s careful study of music. It’s a laborious affair, often more challenging with each listening rather than yielding to instant gratification. Its cocoon so tightly wound and opaque, no one is sure what transformation Fohr or her CDY nom de plume is taking.
|1||KT 1 Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||0:44|
|2||Do The Dishes Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||3:33|
|3||Ride Blind Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||3:55|
|4||Dream Of TV Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||7:49|
|5||Guitar Knife Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||2:44|
|6||Fantasize The Scene Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||3:54|
|7||A Story of This World Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||7:25|
|8||KT 5 Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||0:40|
|9||In the Late Afternoon Haley Fohr||Circuit des Yeux||4:00|
CreditsKathleen Baird - Flute, Mbiri, Vocals
Circuit des Yeux - Primary Artist
Cooper Crain - Additional Production, Drums, Engineer, Mixing, Organ, Synthesizer, Xylophone
Julia Dratel - Photography
Haley Fohr - Composer, Drones, Engineer, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Piano, Producer, Synthesizer Bass
Rob Frye - Clarinet (Bass), Flute, Xylophone
Whitney Johnson - Piano, Viola
Jeff Lipton - Mastering
Adam Luksetich - Bass, Drums
Maria Rice - Mastering Assistant
Luke Tweedy - Engineer