Moon Duo’s Circles was birthed from a long period of winter isolation in the Rocky Mountains. The album was primarily recorded at home in Blue River, Colorado in February 2012, with additional recording taking place at Lucky Cat Recordings in San Francisco in April. Like it’s predecessor, the album was mixed at Kaiku Studios in Berlin. Inspiration for many of the songs’ themes, as well as the album title, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay “Circles” on the symbol and nature of “the flying Perfect.” From the opening lines: “The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.” And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.
The band's finest album to date. A def must for any fan of Psych rock with a little country, blues and gospel thrown in the mix. Hope Sandoval does guest vocals in the song "I don't mind". The album closer "fade me out" is very eerie.
RIP Tres. Another great talent taken from us too soon this year. lspaceman3
This one is right up my alley. Excellent album. In addition to "Golden Flower" I can highly recommend "Eclipse". Enjoy "In The Fall" and "Staring At The Sun" to chill and drift away... Papa Jay (Radio Smorgasbord)