Circle Bros – Waves/Peaks

Circle Bros– Waves/Peaks – OUT NOW
(10″, 150 copies, 3 variations of screen printed artwork)

When I started Vrystaete Circle Bros was one of the names on my shortlist. There are various reasons why it took so long to realize a record together… but here we are… and this is how I imagined it and what I had hoped for…

Circles Bros is Wim Lecluyse. Originally from The Netherlands but living in Belgium now for many years.  He has been making and releasing his music since 2002… amongst others on his excellent Morc Records label.  With his music Circle Bros is submerging you with hypnotic lo-fi ambient and drone music with a folklorish feeling and a psychedelic touch… His work has been shifting from more song based to ambient like pieces… or a perfect blending of that…

“Waves/Peaks” came into existence when Circles Bros sent me a proposal for an album… but instead of releasing the complete album I proposed to make a record out of the two long mersmerizing tracks which were part of the selection he sent me… when in the dialogue about this the working title of one of these tracks turned out to be “Vrystaete” I knew for sure this was the right way for a Circle Bros record on Vrystaete…

These two long tracks with a minimal structure are created with minimal means and minimal post-production… the tracks evolved out of shorter pieces and are “stretched” creating this dreamy and otherworldly vibe… This is music to sit back to and get into and let it come over you and flow with it… Music to experience and not talk about to much…


A Waves listen listen listen

B Peaks listen listen listen

Selected reviews / quotes:

“There are two sidelong pieces here that operate very much in the Cluster/Eno/Harmonia golden-afternoon-by-the-river zone. Guitar and organ ebb while glockenspiel jangles and a gentle throb of bass, that could almost be a far off boat engine, putters underneath. These pieces feel generous and unhurried, rolling out and drifting off. As summer ends this record seems to preserve it in amber light and the almost imperceptible buzz of insects.” (All Night Flight)

“Auf seiner EP “Waves + Peaks” führt uns Wim Lecluyse alias Circle Bros durch eine tremolierende Traumwelt, die keinem Freund ambienter Psychedelik unwegsam erscheinen sollte. Sanfte, wellenförmige Dröhnung, die es ebensowenig eilig hat wie die in verlässlichen Intervallen auftauchenden Bläsersounds, verströmen eine entspannte Natürlichkeit, auch und vor allem weil keine reine Symmetrie vorliegt, weil immerkleine Unregelmäßigkeiten auftreten, während sich das Soundmaterial in seiner Fülle stetig steigert.” (African Paper)