The solo project of Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Full Bloom is a journey into tribal spacerock. Combining terse rhythms with the blissed out shimmer of guitar drone, Soft Circle is at once spiritual and experimental. Though Bharoocha has his roots with such famous noisemakers at Black Dice and Lightning Bolt, this project seems to have more to do with eastern raga, tribal percussion and transcendental release than the destruction of eardrums or torturing of senses. Bharoocha's voice floats in indistinguishable chants above the tranquil vibration of guitar as songs build into hypnotic planes of rhythm. The mechanic precision of the drumming creates an outward struggle for dominance with the organic peacefulness of the melodies; ultimately neither seems to win leaving a trail of peaceful chaos. Full Bloom is out now on Eastern Developments.
[MP3] Soft Circle -Ascend
[MP3] Soft Circle -Shimmer