Chicago instrumental post-metal trio RUSSIAN CIRCLES returns to the studio today to begin recording material for its fourth album. Brandon Curtis of THE SECRET MACHINES and INTERPOL, who helmed RUSSIAN CIRCLES' previous album "Geneva", is producing and mixing the new collection of songs at Phantom Manor in Chicago.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES' forthcoming CD marks the band's first full-length to be released worldwide exclusively via Sargent House — the band's longtime management company and record label that had previously released only the vinyl editions of its three previous albums.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES — guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz and bassist Brian Cook — will take to the road this summer in Europe on a co-headlining tour with new labelmates, Japanese heavy-psych trio BORIS. Tour dates will be announced soon.
"A lot of the mood going into this album has been reflective on the last couple years of touring," Cook says. "We have a ton of material. We're excited to get into recording and be somewhat sheltered from the outside world. We're going to try to make the same ebb and flow of our live set happen on the record, with more constructive dynamics and dramatic bridging between songs. We want to experiment in similar ways that we did with strings and embellishments on 'Geneva', but we don't want to have songs that won't sound the same in a live setting."
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