circlesquare "pre-earthquake anthem"

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didn't care much for this output release when it came out, although i did love an earlier ep they had released.

however, just recently put this album on again, and it sounds a lot better to my ears now. especially the track "7 minutes" which is really something special.

anyone else heard this?

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 18 April 2005 02:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I know the tracks from Channel 1 (kind of dull) and the single from Pre-Earthquake, or at least the one with the freaky video (the one with the herky-jerky "this is rhythm" chorus, "Non-Revival Alarm" I think), which is much better. How's the rest of the album?

Telephonething, Monday, 18 April 2005 04:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Circlesquare always struck me as a "could have been" band. There's a lot of great elements on that record, but they never seem to sonically come together properly.

Xii (Xii), Monday, 18 April 2005 04:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I really like that album- an atmospheric minor classic. The heavy bass lines and the deadpan vocal delivery give it a very druggy feel, and it's steeped in a sense of dread. It didn't get the props that it deserved or tha similar albums got, for example "Again" by Colder.

Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Monday, 18 April 2005 11:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The 13 minute version of "Non Revival Alarm" (NRA MIx) is one of my top tunes of the decade. Absolutely magnificent.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 April 2005 12:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

jed, where is this mix?

i definitely agree that it is a "could have been" affair, but after listening to it a lot lately, i'm thinking it is truly an underrated record, a minor classic as neil says...

march21's website hasn't been updated since "pre-earthquake anthem" came out, so there's no indication that he is working on anything currently, which is a shame.

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 18 April 2005 18:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

cutty, is that a real email addy? i can send it.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 April 2005 21:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ok that's silly. message me at hotmail and i'll send it on.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 April 2005 21:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
i really like his grizzly bear remix. anyone know if he's putting out any new material soon?

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 04:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
i'll answer my own goddamn question:

circlesquare "fight sounds" EP

why do these thread keep on getting deleted??? (mcutt), Monday, 20 February 2006 15:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and did anyone ever hear the patrick wolf remix of cs's "7 minutes"?!

why do these thread keep on getting deleted??? (mcutt), Monday, 20 February 2006 15:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
the lack of circlesquare love baffles me

cutty (mcutt), Sunday, 28 May 2006 23:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they're extremely underrated! even on discogs "Pre-Earthquake Anthem" gets 3.5/5, which is actually quite fair but not in the context of discogs where any old crap gets 4.9/5.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 29 May 2006 13:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like Fight Sounds, cutty, and the Patrick Wolf mix ... since you seem to be championing this a bit, any advice on how I should re-approach Pre-Earthquake Anthem?

Xii (Xii), Monday, 29 May 2006 16:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
steve lawler placed 3 (!!) circlesquare tracks on his recent viva mix. totally wonderful stuff.

i am sooooo off on the hunt for more ..

mark e (mark e), Monday, 24 July 2006 23:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

love circlesquare. here is your love cutty

lack of love for circlesquare is b/c everyone is too busy being bothered with Brighblack Boring Light

kevin barking (arghargh), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 00:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

anyone have the xmas track from last year? i cannot find it on my computers

cutty, Sunday, 16 December 2007 05:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

i may have it .. i'll have a dig around and let you know ..

mark e, Sunday, 16 December 2007 16:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

steve lawler placed 3 (!!) circlesquare tracks on his recent viva mix. totally wonderful stuff.

If this was meant to be a pun, it was a good one.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 17 December 2007 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't get it?

cutty, Monday, 17 December 2007 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

also doesn't seem to be a pun, circlesquare is totally wonderful unappreciated stuff

cutty, Monday, 17 December 2007 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

i would love to claim the double action was intended, but in all honesty, i had no idea re the wonderstuff connection.
sorry cutty, but all searches so far have not been successfull (i obviously have too many computers !) ..

mark e, Monday, 17 December 2007 09:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

cutty !
look what just came back online : http://www.circlesquare.ca/gift/
mastered up this time ..

mark e, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 09:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i just got this email:

Friends:

Though still not quite the final version, Circlesquare's "Untitled (For Christmas)" has been mastered this year and is avaliable as a secret gift here:

http://www.circlesquare.ca/gift/

We've also come into some rare stock of 'Pre-Earthquake Anthem' (2003) and 'Fight Sounds' (2005) that's been completely unavailable since the untimely demise of Output Recordings last year...

xo
xmas
infinity
Circlesquare

cutty, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 11:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

snap.
also, last i heard jeremy was in the midlle of relocating to berlin and sorting out details for his new releases.
so i would like to believe that we are due for some more music from him.

mark e, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 11:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

shit i cannot wait. one of my favorite artists f'real.

cutty, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 11:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

more news cutty :

new full length will be out at the end of august, singles before that, videos too.
2 of us are here in berlin, the 3rd will be here feb.
so shows will be starting not long after that...
and then proper touring of europe/uk in 2008 for sure this time.

mark e, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 20:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Friends:

Circlesquare recently finished reworking the Radiohead song "Nude" as part of their remix contest.
Please have a listen to the song and vote before Wednesday, May 30 at:

http://www.radioheadremix.com/remix/?id=2152

A thousand best wishes...
Circlesquare xo

cutty, Saturday, 26 April 2008 13:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

apparently there is a new album without a label entitled "songs about drugs and dancing"

why isn't this guy huge?

cutty, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 18:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

sorry it's "songs about dancing and drugs"

cutty, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

I never bought this and should have!! Skater-Goth??

mmmm, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

both the ep and the album (ie his complete discog to date other than remixes here and there) are still realtively easy to pick up i think.

mark e, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

i forgot about this band (guy?). 7 minutes was the jam.

LaMonte, Thursday, 7 August 2008 01:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

there are two ep's--"the distance after" and "fight sounds"

cutty, Thursday, 7 August 2008 15:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

ahh. off a hunting i must go ..

[ta cutty - didn't know etc etc]

mark e, Thursday, 7 August 2008 20:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

for cutty.

songs about dancing and drugs

1. hey you guys
2. dancers
3. timely
4. music for satellites
5. ten to one
6. bombs away, away
7. stop taking (so many)
8. all live but the ending

final track is a 13 minute track.

3d cover.

[had me digging around for some old red/green glasses so i could check it properly !]

no big deviation from the circlesquare style.
downbeat, spacious production, layered vocals, twang guitars, heavy bass (nearly destroyed my crappy car stereo speakers this morning)

!k7 records.

mark e, Friday, 24 October 2008 07:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nice to see he's landed on one of the bigger, better-distributed indies. Good for him.

!K7 are giving away an mp3 sampler with a track from this album and some other stuff (Hot Chip dj-kicks single, Quiet Village, unmixed track from the Carl Craig comp, something from the new Matthew Herbert, etc) here:

http://www.k7.com/sampler/

Telephone thing, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 21:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have the album. glad it finally found a label. i love it.

cutty, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 22:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

"hey you guys," "bombs away, away," and "stop taking (so many)" are the high points for me. but i love the whole thing except for that final track which kind of rubs me the wrong way.

cutty, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 22:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

THIS IS IT, THIS IS OURS, HERE WE GO.

cutty, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 22:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

mark e is my soulmate btw

cutty, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 22:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

not so sure about that cutty. i really like the 13 minute closer.

mark e, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 23:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha. my only other gripe with the record is that "ten to one" cribs the end vocal melody line from belle & sebastian's "sleep the clock around"

cutty, Thursday, 30 October 2008 00:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

thankfully i've never heard b&s so i have no such association.

[note : it's such a good headphone album]

mark e, Thursday, 30 October 2008 00:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

i love this guy, can't wait to hear this

jabba hands, Thursday, 30 October 2008 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

VG but i know what cutty means about the last track. i find the rhythm awkward and annoying somehow.

jed_, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 23:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

actually i changed my mind about that track. i've started getting into it.

jed_, Thursday, 22 January 2009 00:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

i haven't changed my mind. i love the whole 13 minutes of it.

mark e, Thursday, 22 January 2009 01:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

great.

jed_, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 13:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

and when i say "great" i mean i haven't seen a video this good for years. so pure. amazing. really enhances the song too.

jed_, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 13:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love the move with his necktie for some reason. Between this, Depeche Mode and the two Fever Ray clips this is looking like a hell of a year for music videos...

Telephone thing, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://andywarholgallery.com/shop/images/longo1.jpg

jed_, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

nice video

the album is really, really good isn't it? develops his sound in such perfect, subtle ways...and i think the last song might be my favourite thing he's done! apart from 7 Minutes of course.

ilm needs to give him more attention for real.

unaustralian (jabba hands), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 01:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

uh guys....this album is amazing

unaustralian (jabba hands), Thursday, 5 March 2009 10:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

BTW : i'm not so sure if this is common knowledge, but there is an extra track available for the new album.
the track is called "dark matter(s)"
unfortunately, it's still only officially available from itunes (i think).
in the words of the man himself :
"it was originally track #8 after Stop Taking, but I took it off as I thought of all of them, it could easily exist on it's own... and that way it kept the record under an hour! "

mark e, Thursday, 5 March 2009 22:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

hey mark e, are you the same mark e that did the detroit experiment remixes?

tricky, Thursday, 5 March 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

sorry, no i'm not.
that mark e capitalises properly.

mark e, Thursday, 5 March 2009 23:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

don't worry you'll always be a great mark e to us

Local Garda, Thursday, 5 March 2009 23:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

xpost

heh. ok. well, those remixes are super good.

anyway, from what i've heard of it, this new circlesquare lp is quite good . the video posted upthread is ace!

tricky, Thursday, 5 March 2009 23:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

gosh.
some ilm love.
feels rather strange.
and yes, the album is very very good.

mark e, Thursday, 5 March 2009 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

so, is it too early to dig out the circelsquare crimbo song, untitled (for christmas)
answer : no. it's never too early.
guess this years album didn't quite hit the spot for as many people as i'd hoped it would.
shame.

mark e, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 22:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i thought it was a really ILM-y album! seems to have been totally overlooked :(

jabba hands, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

guess this years album didn't quite hit the spot for as many people as i'd hoped it would.
shame.

:(

bum-sniff deviant (cutty), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

This guy is kind of criminally overlooked

mh, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 16:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, he really is.

tom lea, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 17:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

glad to see there are others alongside cutty and myself in the love for this mans work.

mark e, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh mark i finally like the last song on SADAD

bum-sniff deviant (cutty), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

hurray.
hope you got the extra track as well.
if not holla, and i can sort you out.

mark e, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 21:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was in a local used bookstore with a small music section today and for some reason they had seven(!) sealed copies of Songs About Dancing and Drugs for real cheap. It was weird seeing so many of these mixed in with all your usual small used shop standards. Remembering FACT really liked it, I of course picked up a copy.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

you should look into fight sounds EP and the earlier stuff as well

bum-sniff deviant (cutty), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 21:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

fuck yeah

seems to be a repository of various images/videos etc, most of which i have never seen before.

mark e, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 09:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

but i love the whole thing except for that final track which kind of rubs me the wrong way.

I very belatedly heard this about a weak ago and I LOVED it.

Tim F, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 10:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Except that on some weird Freudian level obv I think it's weak.

Tim F, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 10:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

how do you mean?

the last track reminds me of classic superpitcher stuff, 'the long way' etc.

jabba hands, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 10:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

also fuck yeah!!!! @ that tumblr

jabba hands, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 10:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ha jabba I was just making a poor joke about misspelling "week" in my prior post. As I said I thought the track was AMAZING.

Tim F, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 11:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

glad you succumbed tim.
its an album that when in a certain mood, ticks all the boxes for me.

mark e, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 11:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

hey you guys

jenny holzer, ilxor (mh), Sunday, 16 November 2014 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

still listening to this guys stuff on a regular basis.

mark e, Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

same

mh 😏, Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

i have lost the extra track that came with the digital version of the second album, and the xmas song though.
have just checked my various digital drives.
but i think i can cope with the loss.
just.

mark e, Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

not that cutty (unless new name and i have not realised) is around anymore, but this bloke is back (sort of) :
https://thevinylfactory.com/news/jeremy-shaw-liminals-exhbition-store-studios/

mark e, Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:53 (one week ago) Permalink


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