Circular Ruins

The name The Circular Ruins (TCR) is derived from a short story of that name by the now deceased Argentinian writer Jorge Louis Borges -- a weaver of labyrinthine short stories, full of curiosities, and usually with a metaphysical twist. TCR can be dynamic, sometimes rhythmic, but is always rich and moving. TCR was created back at the turn of the century.
The man behind this project is Anthony Paul Kerby, also known as: Nunc Stans or Lammergeyer.

Circular Ruins
Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.215 04/13
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 215
04/2013

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.238  03/15
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 238
03/2015

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The Circular Ruins + Mystified - Fantastic Journey

Artist: The Circular Ruins + Mystified
P:
2013
Fantastic Journey is an homage to writers such as Jules Verne,  H. G. Wells, and other pioneers from the early age of science fantasy.Composed and performed using various samples, synthesisers, and field recordings by Anthony Paul Kerby (TCR) and Thomas Park (Mystified). It could perhaps be called exploratory electro-ambient music.

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The Circular Ruins - Confluence

Artist: The Circular Ruins
P: 2002
This is the original first version on the "in the bubble music" label.
The album is a little more electro-rhythmic than more recent works by TCR, and includes the definitive version of the remarkable and addictive title track, Confluence.

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The Circular Ruins - Falling into the Sky

Artist: The Circular Ruins
P:
2007
This collection of moody ambient electronica was composed during the first half of 2007 and was inspired by the phrase "falling into the sky". I envisioned a kind of reversal, a curious lightness of being where scientific laws cease to apply in the same way. A journey requiring not action, but its opposite. Perhaps a form of escapism... of drifting away. These ideas resonated for me with the very nature of ambient music itself. I'm sure you can make the connections. Track 2 "Immer Du" contains lines of a poem composed and spoken by the philosopher Martin Buber. The connected "Paracelsus" pieces are dedicated to the memory of my friend and mentor Prof. Jakob Amstutz.

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The Circular Ruins - Full Circle

Artist: The Circular Ruins
P: 2014
The album unfolds with the 10:30 title track, "Full Circle". Serenely meandering primal drifts are permeated with fragile transparent glitches, tickling the listener's ears, while a nostalgic melody placidly floats throughout along with reverberating layer and soothing tinkles. An array of additional sonic accompaniments keep emerging and fading away, always in a very gentle way, which makes headphone listening a truly rewarding exploration. Gorgeously embracing opening!!! Short "Protozoan" remains safely on the tranquil path, although led by mildly pulsing euphoria. The next piece, "All Your Questions", hangs on joyful tracks with its richly tinkling structure, yet always warmly refreshing and engulfing. "Slipstream" incorporates repetitive and progressing rhythm surrounded by evolving crescendos, which transmute occasionally into lushly colored escapades of bouncing pitched bleep-like sounds. Again with each detail precisely polished. "Hall Of Mirrors" returns to delicate glitchy terrains bridged with stunningly gorgeous poetic horizons, utterly warm and longing expansive drone beds, joyous melodic patterns enthrallingly percolated across, silently emerging nuances, all meticulously coalesced together into a blissfully harmonious and immersing sonic Eden that can only be The Circular Ruins. Hats off!!! Brief "Sublimation" floats on the immense retrospective clouds of its predecessor, while the longest, 11-minute "The End Of Everything" shifts into richly organic realms, distinctively intensified with trumpet-like infusions, sparse flimsy tinkles and continuously perceptible hissy wistfulness. "Delayed Gratification" resurrects euphoniously spacious landscapes, magnificently grandiose and soothing, which are inconspicuously intermingled with the vague clickety-clack of machinery-like sounds. "In Memorium" dives straightly into breathtakingly infinite and sorrowful choir-infused drone expansions, masterfully conjugated with miscellaneous biotic grumbles and ear-warming chimes. Definitely a gracefully embracing conclusion awaits here!!!
Nine individual chapters generating totally exquisite "Full Circle"!!! I can't help it, but I have always been deeply fascinated by APK's ability and sense to precisely insert all kinds of highly sophisticated embellishments into his soundscapes, without being too disruptive or too fragmented. Every time a true sonic elixir unfolds when taking active listening involvement with your headphones on. Top-notch sound quality "Full Circle" is again no exception, your deeply focused attention is required and even if my following words might sound cliché, this album must be labeled as a magnum opus of The Circular Ruins. Thus my nomination for "The Best of 2014" Award is quite obvious in this case. Bravo, Anthony, this is a true virtuoso performance!!! And thus "Full Circle" album is another shining pearl in the already admired body of work of this proficient Anglo-Canadian soundcarver!!!

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The Circular Ruins - Invisible Cities

Artist: The Circular Ruins
P:
2010
A lush and addictive collection of ambient journeys and landscapes inspired by the incomparable novel Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. These works exhibit the rich organic complexity, occasional curious rhythms, and deft developments we have come to expect from The Circular Ruins. This is music for sonic immersion ... and for the imagination.
Composed and performed by Anthony Paul Kerby (Canada) using a variety of synthesisers and effects, with occasional field recordings.

A collection of journeys and landscapes inspired by the incomparable "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino.

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The Circular Ruins - Pathways

Artist: The Circular Ruins
P: 2016

A storytelling Ambient work of complex beauty, spread over 2 Disc’s. A few words on the album by the master himself: “This collection of pieces was conceived around a constant theme, maybe an obsession, of mine: traveling as though in a labyrinth. Pathways that have no certain destination but lead you into fascinating new vistas and obscure destinies, bringing something new at each turn. And yet those new turns are somehow familiar, as though you were walking in circles. This is not a work of dark electronica for a lost age, it is a work of exploration and light that reveals layers and details of unseen landscapes and curious experiences, that feel like memories, by taking you down pathways you may have missed in your life. The pieces drift between joy, contentment, and the mystery and sadness that being human entails.

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The Circular Ruins - The Birth of Tragedy

Artist: The Circular Ruins
P:
2012
The Birth Of Tragedy is a finely crafted and intimate album of sonic storytelling, and the first solo work of 2012 by Anthony Paul Kerby. The tracks flow like an enigmatic existential jigsaw, composing a broad introspective tapestry of melancholic and harmonic visions.

 

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The Circular Ruins - We leave everything behind

Artist: The Circular Ruins
P:
2011
Composed over the first half of 2011 these 12 compositions are very much a response to the nostalgia and loss of passing time. Lives that were waiting for us in the future, all too soon fall away behind us ... beyond our vision, beyond our memory, beyond retrieval.  We Leave Everything Behind is a unique and mesmerizing tapestry of sound that contains all the sonic drama and poetic delicacy we have come to expect from The Circular Ruins, always musically driven, always sonically rich, always a poetic voyage, and always thoroughly engaging. We Leave Everything Behind is no exception.

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V/A - Collection 2 Moving

Artist: V/A
P: 2003
New and unreleased material , compiled by Databloem and mastered by Ron Boots.

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