Radiating Perpetual Light Dark Ambient, Experimental Circular I am sure that each of us has his special hideaway somewhere in the world, because sometimes it is extremely necessary to escape from the everyday crazy life, all the problems around and stressful environment. Few times in a year we start to pack our luggage, take a lot of material and mortal stuff on our trip without thinking about the proper sensual support which is much more important when we are on a chase after serenity. Johannes Riedel from the Leipzig based project Circular invites his listeners for a journey through his hideaways and offers a real emotional soundtrack, landing 'Radiating Perpetual Light' just right before summer vacations to receive a top line in a bucket list of important things to take on the way to the places of rest and peace. Three years after his last album 'Cycles of Remembrance', this German artist shows the highest level of emotional musical experience once again to meet the top standards of Loki Foundation label. Just push a play button on your CD-player the same second when you throw away the burden of problems and concentrate your attention only on the spirituality of the moment. The record starts with "Dissolving", a very atmospheric and light track, where the relaxation washes senses with the waves of soft electronics combined with a dreamy melody and different echoed special effects which implement a lot of width to the music. The second composition "Retreat from Reality" continues the same dreamy flow but turns it to be a little bit spacer, while the synthetic side of music is supported also by a distant lead guitar riffs. From this point a slight electronic pulsating rhythm joins the structure to give a more energetic drive to the whole picture. With the next one, "Beneath the Luminous Sky", melancholy spreads forth its wings and conquers the soil of the two upcoming tracks with its gentle touch of sadness and solitude. The synthetic beat continues the middle-tempo rhythm of the tracks that are aligned with a solid theme of escape from reality towards the exploration of senses and emotions. "From a Concealed Awareness" switches the mood into more mysterious, even ritualistic channel, with more creepy electronics and drumming rhythm, but keeping the main accent on melancholy and deep hypnotism. The music softly evolves into "A Retrograde Dream", which appears to be the slowest composition of the whole album that sets a kind of transition between the tensions and guiding lines of the album covered by its meditative origin. With "In a Distinctive State" and until the end of the album, the music returns to be airy and soft, carrying a lot of warmth in its colors when the soundscape is driven by outer space pulsations and wide background melody. It is very pleasant to watch, that the beauty of the natural world still inspires somebody to create such a sensual and touching experience. Without a doubt, Johannes succeeds in building a massive ambiance to fill my room with a dreamy and meditative atmosphere. Furthermore, it is really nice to see the development and evolution of ambient music. It constantly seeks to break the boundaries, to show that there are no limits for human imagination and talent, to capture the true images of the beauty that passes by unnoticed while we often find ourselves in a chase after "consumer heaven" and forget about the existence of a huge world around. But enough, no more words needed. The new album of Circular is there around, so go and grab your copy instead of wasting money on all the perishable and dubious so called "valuables". 550
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Circular - Radiating Perpetual Light

I am sure that each of us has his special hideaway somewhere in the world, because sometimes it is extremely necessary to escape from the everyday crazy life, all the problems around and stressful environment. Few times in a year we start to pack our luggage, take a lot of material and mortal stuff on our trip without thinking about the proper sensual support which is much more important when we are on a chase after serenity. Johannes Riedel from the Leipzig based project Circular invites his listeners for a journey through his hideaways and offers a real emotional soundtrack, landing 'Radiating Perpetual Light' just right before summer vacations to receive a top line in a bucket list of important things to take on the way to the places of rest and peace.

Three years after his last album 'Cycles of Remembrance', this German artist shows the highest level of emotional musical experience once again to meet the top standards of Loki Foundation label. Just push a play button on your CD-player the same second when you throw away the burden of problems and concentrate your attention only on the spirituality of the moment.

The record starts with "Dissolving", a very atmospheric and light track, where the relaxation washes senses with the waves of soft electronics combined with a dreamy melody and different echoed special effects which implement a lot of width to the music. The second composition "Retreat from Reality" continues the same dreamy flow but turns it to be a little bit spacer, while the synthetic side of music is supported also by a distant lead guitar riffs. From this point a slight electronic pulsating rhythm joins the structure to give a more energetic drive to the whole picture. With the next one, "Beneath the Luminous Sky", melancholy spreads forth its wings and conquers the soil of the two upcoming tracks with its gentle touch of sadness and solitude. The synthetic beat continues the middle-tempo rhythm of the tracks that are aligned with a solid theme of escape from reality towards the exploration of senses and emotions.

"From a Concealed Awareness" switches the mood into more mysterious, even ritualistic channel, with more creepy electronics and drumming rhythm, but keeping the main accent on melancholy and deep hypnotism. The music softly evolves into "A Retrograde Dream", which appears to be the slowest composition of the whole album that sets a kind of transition between the tensions and guiding lines of the album covered by its meditative origin.

With "In a Distinctive State" and until the end of the album, the music returns to be airy and soft, carrying a lot of warmth in its colors when the soundscape is driven by outer space pulsations and wide background melody.

It is very pleasant to watch, that the beauty of the natural world still inspires somebody to create such a sensual and touching experience. Without a doubt, Johannes succeeds in building a massive ambiance to fill my room with a dreamy and meditative atmosphere. Furthermore, it is really nice to see the development and evolution of ambient music. It constantly seeks to break the boundaries, to show that there are no limits for human imagination and talent, to capture the true images of the beauty that passes by unnoticed while we often find ourselves in a chase after "consumer heaven" and forget about the existence of a huge world around. But enough, no more words needed. The new album of Circular is there around, so go and grab your copy instead of wasting money on all the perishable and dubious so called "valuables". Jun 12 2013

Andrew Dienes

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