August 17, 2021
Elevating a 24-piece ensemble with her four-octave voice.
Vocalist and composer Haley Fohr, aka Circuit des Yeux, is releasing her sixth album, -io, via Matador this October.
Forh wrote, arranged, and produced -io herself, pairing her own four-octave voice with a 24-piece string, brass, and wind ensemble.
Written during the Coronavirus pandemic following personal loss, -io “maps a geography of grief” across its 10 tracks.
“This is what happens when you take grief’s smothering and render it in space: It expands. It becomes something you can traverse. … From the wreckage, something grows, and the ruin is no longer a ruin,” writes Sasha Geffen.
-io follows the label’s release of DARKSIDE’s Spiral LP in July.
Pre-order -io here in advance of its 22nd October release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. Tonglen | In Vain
4. The Chase
5. Sculpting the Exodus
6. Walking Toward Winter
8. Neutron Star
10. Oracle Song
Photo by: Adam De Ville.