Viking's Choice: Circuit Des Yeux, 'Fantasize The Scene'

April 15, 2015 3:03 PM

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In the movie Under The Skin, Scarlett Johansson's alien character lures men to their fate in a pure-black space. These scenes are striking in their stark beauty, with all parties accepting their compulsion into the unknown as bodies step downward into a fathomless black ooze. In Circuit des Yeux's first single from In Plain Speech, there's a similarly soothing allure to "Fantasize The Scene" — which is also coincidentally about new connections that last an eternity, meticulously arranged as the sensation of sinking into nothing and everything.

Chicago-based singer Haley Fohr's resonant baritone can make you tremble one moment and weep the next. It's at the center of Circuit des Yeux, a project now five albums in, and here Fohr is at her most muted, to an almost unsettling degree. At the chorus, her voice coos, "Maybe I'll meet you there /...

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