The Holy Circle

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    Released by ANNIHILVS: the debut self-titled full-length by THE HOLY CIRCLE, a relatively new project formed by professor, writer, visual artist, and synthesis wünderkind Terence Hannum (LOCRIAN), featuring vocalist Erica Burgner-Hannum (UNLUCKY ATLAS/LOCRIAN), and drummer Nathan Jurgenson (SCREEN VINYL IMAGE).

    The trio have previously released the Polaris one-sided 7inch on Anathemata Editions, which was followed by a limited cassette/digital EP from Accidental Guest Recordings. The forthcoming album was recorded in the summer of 2016 by J. Robbins (JAWBOX, CLUTCH), at Magpie Cage in Baltimore, and is being produced in an initial run of 300 digipak CDs.

    While the phrase, “dark pop” is easily applied here, it doesn’t begin to describe the complexities of THE HOLY CIRCLE’s sound. At times, one feels as though this music could have come straight out of 1983, and at others, the forlorn keyboard strains and heartbreaking chorals are achingly modern. Existing beyond the constraints of designations such as “goth” or “synthwave,” while the sonic palette may be—broadly speaking—downtempo and sombre, THE HOLY CIRCLE defies simplistic genre definitions, projecting a numinous aura of pure light.

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"this trio have already solidified themselves as experts in a modern revival of the classic 4AD sound, but bearing that as an influence, rather than an imitation. From Nathan Jurgenson’s expressive drumming, to Terence Hannum's melodic, yet occasionally harsh-edged synth work, to Erica Burgner-Hannum's distinctive, beautiful vocals, The Holy Circle is a band strictly of the present day. The perfect balance of the familiar and the fresh, it is an exceptionally captivating album." - Brainwashed

"The Baltimore trio's self-titled debut album finds that space between Ultravox's synthetic melodrama, Jesu's heavy shoegaze and The Knife's cold, yet sensual, vocal melodies." - NPR

"Baltimore dream-pop trio the Holy Circle use their combined talents to create scary, exciting music. The band is comprised of Terence Hannum (Locrian), as well as his wife, Erica Burgner-Hannum of Unlucky Atlas, and Nathan Jurgenson. All three of their combined perspectives make for a take on the genre that's darkly enthralling...Basslines and acidic synthesizers wash together beautifully, Burgner-Hannum's voice adding another rich texture to the music. The instrumentation and singing collide, generating a fatally beautiful cacophony of synth." - CLRVYNT

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released June 6, 2017

Erica Burgner-Hannum - Vocals
Terence Hannum - Synthesizers
Nathan Jurgenson - Percussion

Recorded by J Robbins at Magpie Cage / Baltimore, MD
Mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege

Artwork: "Moons (Carolyn)" Unique Analog C-Print by Liz Nielsen
www.liznielsen.com
Design by Terence Hannum

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The Holy Circle Baltimore, Maryland

The Holy Circle is Terence Hannum (Synths/Guitars/Drum Machine), Erica Burgner-Hannum (Vocals/Synths) and Rob Savillo (Guitars).

The Holy Circle pulls elements of R&B, synth-pop, and shoegaze to create something completely new.
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