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Exclusive Release: Circle of Fifths Shine on “Aesthetic”

Mumbai-based instrumental band team up with producer and Amogh Symphony guitarist Vishal J Singh on their latest single


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Circle of Fifths performing at Blue Frog Pune in March. Photo: Courtesy of FocusMonk Photography

Circle of Fifths performing at Blue Frog Pune in March. Photo: Courtesy of FocusMonk Photography

Back in March, Circle of Fifths bassist Daanish Kabir told us that all the songs on the Mumbai-based instrumental band’s upcoming debut album “have a different vibe to each of them,” and that “none of the songs are interconnected with another.” While the angsty sophomore single “Aura” combined classic alt-rock riffs with metal-style breakdowns, their latest track “Aesthetic” takes a brighter route.

Kabir says, “This is the first track we composed as a band in 2013, but along the way we made a few changes as we progressed as musicians and our influences changed.” Much of the track’s vibrance also comes from producer and [avant-garde metal band] Amogh Symphony guitarist and founder Vishal J Singh’s guest solos: “We always had Vishal in mind because he’s one of the best guitar players in the country,” explains Kabir.

Circle of Fifths [also comprising guitarists Vivek Singha and Tanay Kasera and drummer Terence Pascal] are currently wrapping up their full-length debut album Phases, which they plan to release as soon as they have a tour in place. Says Kabir, “We’re trying to back up the album release with a tour; this is the first time we’re doing something like this so we want the best response and outcome possible.”

Listen to “Aesthetic” below.

Aesthetic is also available for free download here.

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