ANNIHILVS is very pleased to present the debut self-titled full-length by THE HOLY CIRCLE, a relatively new project formed by professor, writer, visual artist, and synthesis wünderkind Terence Hannum (LOCRIAN), featuring vocalist Erica Burgner-Hannum (UNLUCKY ATLAS/LOCRIAN), and drummer Nathan Jurgenson (SCREEN VINYL IMAGE).
The trio have previously released the Polaris one-sided 7inch on Anathemata Editions, which was followed by a limited cassette/digital EP from Accidental Guest Recordings. The forthcoming album was recorded in the summer of 2016 by J. Robbins (JAWBOX, CLUTCH), at Magpie Cage in Baltimore, and is being produced in an initial run of 300 digipak CDs.
While the phrase, “dark pop” is easily applied here, it doesn’t begin to describe the complexities of THE HOLY CIRCLE’s sound. At times, one feels as though this music could have come straight out of 1983, and at others, the forlorn keyboard strains and heartbreaking chorals are achingly modern. Existing beyond the constraints of designations such as “goth” or “synthwave,” while the sonic palette may be—broadly speaking—downtempo and sombre, THE HOLY CIRCLE defies simplistic genre definitions, projecting a numinous aura of pure light.
V/A. PSYCHOTROPES CASSETTE (C48)
SICK ROAD –
SICK ROAD DIGIPAK CD-R
WORMS IN WOMEN AND CATTLE
CASAS. S/T CASSETTE
EVOCATION OF THE SERPENT –
SIRE. EVOCATION OF THE SERPENT DIGIPAK CD-R
SHRINE OF THE LONGPIG –
SHRINE OF THE LONGPIG DIGIPAK CD-R
ENTROPY AND ILLUSION –
HUSERE GRAV. ENTROPY AND ILLUSION DIGIPAK CD-R
SOFT TISSUE –
LAMENT CITYSCAPE + THEOLOGIAN
MY WILL IS TO SELF DESTRUCT –
VVLTVRE. MY WILL IS TO SELF-DESTRUCT DIGIPAK CD-R
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE LURKING FEAR
EVEN SPILLED SEED CRAWLS TOWARD THE WOMB –
EVEN SPILLED SEED CRAWLS TOWARD THE WOMB DIGIPAK CD-R
TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES
SUBTERRANEAN TRANSMIGRATION –
THEOLOGIAN. HIEROPHANT OF THE GASH TSHIRT
A MEANS BY WHICH TO BREAK THE SURFACE OF THE REAL –
A MEANS BY WHICH TO BREAK THE SURFACE OF THE REAL VINYL LP (NOTHING UNDER THE SUN)
SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED –
SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED CD
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ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONIX is an underground record label founded in the Summer of 1997, originally as a means to distribute
the works of NAVICON TORTURE TECHNOLOGIES (1997-2009) and associated projects.
Specialising in industrial, power electronics, darkambient, drone, experimental and doom, the label has since expanded to include several other artists from around the globe.
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