A new release by Jemh Circs (aka Black To Comm's Marc Richter) on the highly collectible Hasenbart label (Sculpture, Felix Kubin, People Like Us).
Special edition Lathe-Cut Picture-Disc and poster made exclusively for a performance with Gruppe Hasenbart during Hamburg's Blurred Edges Festival at Hanseplatte record shop. We're selling all remaining copies on Bandcamp only.
"What’s most striking about his sounds on “Qot” is the way they jitter in place—chiming like an open car door, bouncing like marbles scattering across the floor, creaking like worn-out bedsprings. There’s something profoundly soothing about these jumbled cadences; you can sink into them the way you would any repetitive incidental sound, like rainfall or ocean waves. But a wistful undercurrent runs through the finished composition. Chattering constellations of tones coalesce into swelling chords; all those anonymous blips come to resemble church choirs and soaring electric guitars. Recycling random audio off YouTube, Jemh Circs’ process couldn’t be less sentimental, but the results turn out to be sneakily emotive." (Philip Sherburne / Pitchfork)
During the final days of writing my thesis I listened to this album on repeat for hours at a time. It was like being suspended in one eternal moment while all that changed around me were the ripples and eddies of a slowly meandering river. catharina_bee