100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

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Circle of Animals: “Poison the Lamb”

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Circle of Animals is a new project by multi-instrumentalist producer Sanford Parker (of Minsk) and saxophonist Bruce Lamont (of Yakuza). It’s a tribute of sorts to Chicago’s industrial scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s, although it ties in influences from other heavy experimentalists such as Swans and Godflesh.  You have to dig songs that build in layers to enjoy this album, but it’s well executed, and any given track might really pay off four minutes in.

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