Circulatory System: Signal Morning
Seven and a half years in the making, culled from hours of recorded material sculpted in at least seven different studios, the new Circulatory System album is an absolutely stellar document of song and sound. Still concerned with matters of the inner / the outer, the incomprehensibly huge and the very, very small. An imperative blast of kinetic motion, composed by W. Cullen Hart while in the midst of battling Multiple Sclerosis within his own system - broadcasting his urgent pleas to the world(s) to evolve into a higher dimension, or for existing patterns to reveal themselves at peace within the natural order of the universe. Featuring all the members of The Olivia Tremor Control, as well as Jeff Mangum and Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel. Thick with textures, layered percussion, angular guitars, vibrating strings, woodwinds, and brass. Eagerly anticipated since the first record, with mounting excitement enhanced by tours with the Elephant 6 Orchestra, the Instruments, Pipes You See, Pipes You Don't, the New Sound of Numbers, Need New Body, and the Sea & Cake. The new tracks that were posted on the Circulatory System myspace page were immediately reviewed positively by Pitchfork. The band plans on major touring when the album comes out.