a log of cd's purchased + shows attended + other stuff.
circle takes the square

circle takes the square is a band i checked out just because of their name: it sounds like a battle between geometric shapes.

the first time i heard their music, it didn't do much to me. it sounded like typical screamo post-hardcore, and i was not too impressed. but a couple of weeks ago, i went back to listening to their songs. and somehow, it clicked; i "got" it.

i love the dual vocals, both throaty screaming and singing, and the shifts between cacophony and melody. with this second listen, i heard more subtleties in the music. and so i got "as the roots undo" today.

i like how the tracks follow each other smoothly, and how the last track reprises the melody whistled in the intro, making the album a cohesive whole.


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