This self titled mini-album is the debut solo release from Circuit Breaker singer Peter Simpson. Running with the mantle that post-punk was actually prog in disguise, the record evokes that particular vein of popular music, in the 80s, where the prior generation of outward thinking rockers re-energised their approach by absorbing the new-wave.
Fans of Peter Hammill’s K-Group albums, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise or even the Eno-inflected John Cale Island period, will no doubt recognise elements of each in these 6 mazy compositions.
The songs are driven forward by knotty and frantic guitar work, twisting and turning whilst being bathed in brassy washes of FM synth. Scatterings of drum machine are prone to suddenly appear and there is a whole range of other electronic detritus woven into the surface, however the songs all orbit around Peter's vocals. A 'love them or hate them' element in his group Circuit Breaker, they are given full prominence here in a roll-of-the-dice which appears to be aiming for total sonic disclosure!
released March 28, 2019
All Recording, Mixing and Mastering done By John Hannon at No Record Studios, Rayleigh, Essex Winter 2018-19.