Russian Circles Details
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Russian Circles are a heavy rock instrumental trio from Chicago. Comparisons to Pelican and Isis have been tiresome at best — and inaccurate at worst — as RC differ in key ways. The construction of their tunes is more intricate, not reliant as much on the heavy riff and the elegant phrase — though it’s not quite as delicate as Explosions in the Sky or Growing, either.
Tight, constructed yet somehow sprawling rock, there is vulnerability amid the heaviness and noise. It’s like a form of instrumental poetry, woven, articulated slowly and deliberately, and all designed to take you “there,” wherever your particular “there” is. The buzz on this band in Chicago has been big and it’s easy to see why. Now playing with Botch/These Arms Are Snakes bassist Brian Cook. Suicide Squeeze.