Out now: Circuit Des Yeux & Claire Rousay – Sunset Poem EP

Sunset Poem features three songs from Circuit des Yeux’s otherworldly 2021 album, -io, re-worked by experimental musician, Claire Rousay.

In its first year on Earth, -io has continued to evolve. Though the record was written for a 25-piece orchestra, Haley Fohr’s songs have been refreshed and rearranged to suit each round of touring. This has included performances with string ensembles, a trio with bass and drums, and an expansive duo with multi-instrumentalist Whitney Johnson (Matchess).

Sunset Poem extends this process to the studio. Rousay’s work often utilises environmental recordings to cultivate rich and evocative ambience. Here, the composer unspools three -io compositions – ‘Vanishing,’ ‘Sculpting the Exodus,’ and ‘Argument’ – stripping back layers of instrumentation and sheltering Fohr’s voice amid a weave of hushed electronic textures. The results reveal a newly tender, meditative, and boundless space within the songs.

Stream / Purchase Sunset Poem EP here.

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