Russian Circles / Empros
Album: Empros   Collection:General
Artist:Russian Circles   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Sargent House  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-11-20 Pull Date: 2012-01-22
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 8 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27
Airplays: 4 1 2 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. May 25, 2013: The Base of A Dream Is Empty
4. Nov 10, 2012: The Base of A Dream Is Empty
2. Jan 26, 2013: The Base of A Dream is Empty
5. Jun 30, 2012: The Mongrel's Stoop
Batu, Atackia
3. Nov 11, 2012: The Mongrel's Stoop
6. May 05, 2012: The Mongrel's Stoop

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-11-13
Heavy instrumental rock that smacks heavily of all great things: Shellac, Trans Am, Scratch Acid. I hate to use the term “post-rock” but theres something very “Chicago”, very Albini, about the perfection of crunch, the drums, guitar, bass, the space it creates while caving in your brain. Great stuff. Note: every song’s outro is an intro of sorts to the next song, so consider potting down the last ~20 seconds to avoid non-sequitors or cold endings.

1) (8:49) quiet brief intro then onslaught of head nodding EPIC heavy rock w/dramatic bridge and killer bass, feedback outro
2) (7:39) epic toned guitar led jam, upbeat and rockin, totally reminds me of Trans Am
3) (6:15) slow mindful plodding building w/ feedbacky guitars layered subtlely, mellow til mid-way when it crashes into LOUD epic walls of chords and drums, whoa!
4) (7:27) mellow guitar looping, builds into heavy tom tom beat and intense 7/4 complexity, heavy as heaven, heavy as hell, shit!
5) (6:16) walls of Swans’ish heavy pound over your skull turns post rock complex w/ changes
6) (4:34) noisey fade-in intro, then simple guitar and swallowed vocals, midway an intense heavy fuzz bass appears, perfect heavy

Track Listing
1. 309   4. Atackia
2. Mladek   5. Batu
3. Schiphol   6. Praise Be Man