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The Holy Circle

by The Holy Circle

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    Split Release with Anathemata Editions, Black Horizons & Cloister Recordings

    LP SHIPS 08/20

    Edition of 250 on transparent Orange Crush 12" Vinyl LP
    Full Color Sleeve, Matte Stock, black flood interior on jacket, black sleeve
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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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    Dreampop group THE HOLY CIRCLE return with more soaring songs of love with their third album, "Don't Disturb My Waking Dream"." With the addition of live drums the band pushes their sound even deeper into bombastic early 90s shoegaze territory while maintaining the pristine AOR elegance they are known for. The result is an album that feels even bigger than their previous, "Sick With Love"; opening up deeper spaces for romance at the soul's midnight.

    Limited Edition of 200 copies,
    Co-released with DEATHBOMB ARC

    Cover Art by Terence Hannum
    With short-fiction by Erica Burgner-Hannum

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Paris 02:45
The Odds 04:53
This Is 04:54
The Refugee 06:42
Shut Out 04:21
Basel 06:22


"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



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
Design by Terence Hannum


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The Holy Circle Baltimore, Maryland

The Holy Circle is Erica Burgner-Hannum (Vocals/Lyrics/Synths), Terence Hannum (Guitars/Synths/Drum Machine), Rob Savillo (Guitars, Drum Machine & Nathan Jurgenson (Drums)

Heavy Dreampop quartet return with more soaring songs of love and loss with their third album, and second for DEATHBOMB ARC, "Don't Disturb My Waking Dream".
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