The Advisory Circle

Full Circle

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Full Circle is the sixth album by long time Ghost Box roster member, The Advisory Circle. Self-avowed synaesthesiac, Cate Brooks conjures a very visual fantasy in four acts (the vinyl version across four sides of a luxurious gatefold double 10”). Her tracks evoke human dramas played out against the timeless backdrop of a utopian built environment, where leisure, luxury, elegance and romance are always in fashion.

Brooks' music is by turns ambient, dramatic, upbeat and melancholic. It's instrumental electronica of the very highest calibre, an expert and masterly manipulation of electronic equipment both old and new. Light touches of acoustic and electric instrumentation and flourishes of both tape and digital sound manipulation add colour throughout.

This long running solo project is saturated in 70s and 80s TV and library music influences, and in some ways Full Circle is a call back to the 2005 debut EP Mind How You Go. However, the music and production have evolved over the yers, into a distinctively rich and three dimensional soundworld. The album wears its influences and sonic components proudly, but feels contemporary, cool, and fresh. Brooks' music career predates and now transcends the world of hauntological electronica that it inspired.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: 2018's 'Ways Of Seeing' was one of our collective favourites of that year and my absolute no. 1, and the wonderful 'Full Circle' could even top that. Beautiful cascading melodies, rich basslines and woozy saturation form into the quintessential AC offering, and one that reveals more on each subsequent listen. Yet another masterpiece from Brooks.

TRACK LISTING

1. Full Circle
2. Wait Hear Now
3. Time Immemorial
4. Autres Voix
5. Russian Doll
6. Blueprint
7. Recovery Process
8. Just A Dream
9. Fit For Purpose
10. Away Days
11. Inner Activity
12. Situation One
13. The Architecture
14. Sky Court
15. The Luxury Spectrum
16. Full Circle Logotone

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