The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 45 (6.18.2018)

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In the next few days the solstice will arrive, marking the longest day of the year before making its inexorable tread back to darkness.  So why not listen to some of the music the Nine Circles staff have been blasting in an increasingly futile attempt to impose some semblance of order into our chaotic lives? There’s a mix of a number of different sounds this week, running from hardcore and black metal to country and whatever we’re classifying Zeal & Ardor these days (besides excellent).

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 42 (5.28.2018)

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Happy Memorial Day everyone. Another MDF rolled by this weekend and from what I could tell, it looked like a good time was had by all. However, neighboring Ellicott City was struck by devastating floods and we hope the best for everyone involved. We’ve got another playlist of tracks we’ve been listening to and whether you’re working or sitting at home, there’s something here for everyone. Don’t forget to follow our YouTube channel then head directly below for your weekly dose. Continue reading

Album Review: CHVE – “Rasa”

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Most will recognize CHVE mastermind Colin H. Van Eeckhout from his work as the vocalist of Amenra. Amenra’s outstanding output focuses on the darker aspects of life and is thunderously heavy. CHVE on the other hand  comprises only Van Eeckhout, a hurdy gurdy, and entrancingly tribalistic percussion. Where Amenra is physically heavy, his debut as CHVE, Rasa, is emotionally heavy, with ambient and droning soundscapes all throughout. Continue reading