Russian Circles – Mota | New Music – Conversations About Her

Russian Circles – Mota | New Music

Conversations About Her

Russian Circles – Mota | New Music

Russian Circles 07.07.2016ANDREW


Instrumental rockers, Russian Circles, from Chicago, are set to put out sixth studio album, Guidance, which follows 2013’s Memorial. It is due out Friday, August 5, and second single, “Mota”, has been put out for the listening public.


“Mota” has an intensity that begins with muted guitar, building up to a crescendo, met with clanking and ringing bass, before the latter becomes driving, in step with said muted guitars. The drums have sudden, occasional, busy flourishes, adding a certain graveness and urgency. A refrain of muted guitar is joined by rolling drums, before crunching bass digs in.


There is a hint of tragic triumph as the track crashes with majesty, very heavy and high octane. The bass syncopates with the drum and crashing guitar. The drama picks up and up, just when you think it could not get any more intense. Then comes the song stripped back, the drums calming things down but still dramatic. Feedback rings before a sedate fadeout.




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