photo credit: Jayce Castrell
- John Cohill at Force Field PR
CYRRCA’s perspective is fundamentally that of a seeker, shaped by the transcendent power of poetry and a fascination with world cultures and mystic traditions. These themes form CYRRCA’s sonic atmosphere, layering it with personal explorations into spirituality, self-discovery and transformation.
Inspired by a multi-year journey across the globe, CYRRCA’s self-titled LP is a blend of the iconic, the intimate and the mythic. The 13 tracks on the album weave together the happenings of a trek that stretches from the Trans Siberian Railway to the Montenegrin coastline; from Rumi’s shrine in Mevlana, Turkey to the Korean mountainside. The lyrics tell the story of the project as it began – not as an album, but rather a collection of manuscripts, journals and poems that were written while on this spiritual quest. Years later, those writings were adapted into an album that explores themes of self-discovery and transformation.
The music features an array of production styles, with each track inspired by distinct locales; the ambient work of K. Leimer invokes the Northern Irish coast on the introspective “North Sea”, K-pop wiz-kid and BTS producer Jinbo The Superfreak sets the tropical tone for “Temple Charm”, while Sailli conjures up a minimal vibe on “Beograd”. The wide reaching spectrum of sounds and influences are as various as the far-flung sojourn that inspired the work. The resulting record is a contemporary epic; gritty, but chiseled to exacting form.
The CYRRCA project includes a 13-track album, an accompanying art book, an episodic visual album with full-length music videos for every song and thirteen 3D animated symbols, which illustrate the mythic narrative that shimmers throughout the work.
CYRRCA is slated for release on February 26, 2021
Street Date: February 26th, 2021
1. North Sea
4. Temple Charm
5. Qufu Interlude
6. Apocalypse Tao
8. Pyrrhic Victories
9. Still Thankful
12. My Lies
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photo credit (1) Jayce Castrell