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 22Jan 8Dec 11Dec 4Nov 27

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