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A great debut from Will Harts new band,
This review is from: Circulatory System (Audio CD)
When the popular 'Elephant 6' band Olivia Tremour Control broke up, its two main song writers each decided to concentrate on solo projects, Bill Doss released an album under the name of 'Sunshine Fix' and Will Hart formed the Circulatory system. If you are a fan of the Olivia Tremour control you will will see the roles these two song writers played in their unique sound. Sunshine Fix have a very phsych-pop sound, sixties style harmonies and a more polished studio sound then the four track sound of OTC.
Will Hart with his Circulatory System however, have kept the four track sound for much of this album. These songs are far more subtle and moody then that of Sunshine Fix, they are not as instantly accessible. But...with a few listens, the sound really grows and you. There is not as much sonic experimentation as OTC, but as a record it feels deeper and more serious. Will Harts vocals are breathy and understated, not unlike Elliott Smith on some tracks.
'Lovely Universe' is a great song, as is 'Yesterdays World'. There are also many shorter simple songs which sound like they have been recorded on a four track recorder in Will Harts bathroom, and this somehow gives them a quite intimate sound.
This is not an album full of sun shine pop, like you might expect from the Elephant 6 collective, I would describe it as a phsycadelic yet deep, lo-fi rock album. Its pretty good.