Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions


4.0
excellent

Review

by bdizfoshiz USER (5 Reviews)
December 5th, 2006 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Circa Survive, with one of the most talented and recognizeable frontmen, Anthony Green, have become one of the biggest bands in the experimental emo music scene. The Inuit Sessions is a 4-track EP that the band released while on tour in 2005 before their

It opens up with Act Apalled, the single from Juturna and probably the most well known Circa Survive song. The song doesn't really have any intro, it just starts of on this one guitar chord and Anthony Green's voice comes in shortly thereafter. If you've never heard anything from Circa, this song will slap you in the face right from the beginning and keep you interested in hearing more. 4.5/5

The second song on the EP is The Great Golden Baby. This song is a bit slower and a little more emotional than Act Apalled. It opens up with Circa Survive's trademark melodic guitar style and leads into this very beautiful song. This song doesn't really have any song structure, it's kind of Anthony Green's style of writing, he just kind of writes whatever comes to his head and he doesn't care about having any structure. I think that the songs are more interesting that way. 4/5

Suspending Disbelief is the third track on the EP and the only one that isn't included on Juturna. This song is very similar to The Great Golden Baby. Very slow and emotional with a lot of style changes and Anthony Green singing over the melodic sounds of the rest of the band. I think that they made a good decision by not including this song on Juturna. It gives this EP some feel of being unique. It's a great song. 4.5/5

The fourth and final track on this EP is called Handshakes At Sunrise. Personally, I love this song. It opens up with a really cool drum beat and leads into one of these emotional, experimental Circa songs. It's a bit shorter than the rest of the songs on the EP, but it's still a really good song. It does a great job wrapping the EP up and leaving the listener simply amazed. 4.5/5

This short EP does a great job letting the world know who Circa Survive is and what we can expect from them in the future. Juturna picks up where this EP left off and doesn't disappoint either. I think that this band is going to make some great music in the future and I can't wait to see what is to come of them.


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davybum69
December 5th 2006


161 Comments


Great band but Handshakes at Sunrise Wasn't on Juturna(although I wish it was its one of there best) just though I would point that out

slep
December 5th 2006


1604 Comments


I didnt know about this. Im gonna have to get this.

The Jungler
December 5th 2006


4827 Comments


The cover of this reminds me of the baby from Aphex Twin's Rubber Johnny video. Creepy.
Okay review, a good first I suppose. Some of your sentences sounded really choppy and this could use an intro. Check out some of the other reviews on the site (the good ones at least) to get an idea of how this looks.


TheMisterBungle
December 5th 2006


861 Comments


Is Handshakes At Sunrise the hidden track of Juturna?

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2006


15743 Comments


Circa Survive is pretty intriguing. Juturna is good, but I'm not sure of how much I really like it. A lot of it blends together.

Intransit
December 5th 2006


2797 Comments


this band isnt emo. at all.

bdizfoshiz
December 5th 2006


273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

by emo i didn't mean dashboard and fall out boy emo, i meant the true meaning of the word, emotional. I was just too lazy to write it out cuz im an american.

bdizfoshiz
December 5th 2006


273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

original quote: Great band but Handshakes at Sunrise Wasn't on Juturna(although I wish it was its one of there best) just though I would point that out

yeah, i guess handshakes at sunrise isn't on juturna. I don't know what i was thinking.


Foxhound
January 21st 2010


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album art is so beautiful as is the album, good track by track review and I can't wait until the next album.

Funeralopolis
August 20th 2012


11891 Comments


"
by emo i didn't mean dashboard and fall out boy emo, i meant the true meaning of the word, emotional. I was just too lazy to write it out cuz im an american.
"

nobody knew what emo was in 2006

Digging: Owen Pallett - In Conflict

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
January 4th 2013


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fronted by the distinctive wail of former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green, Pennsylvanian quintet Circa Survive have produced an effective inaugural EP in 'The Inuit Sessions'. Also containing dreamy, melodic guitars courtesy of former This Day Forward members Brendan Ekstrom & Colin Frangicetto, these 4 tracks which span 14 minutes have a rather bewitching nature to them. It's nowhere near as amazing an introduction as Saosin's Green-led 'Translating the Name' EP, but with 2 of its tracks making the cut on the forthcoming debut LP 'Juturna', it sure is an intriguing taster of what is to come. Recommended Tracks: Act Appalled & The Great Golden Baby.



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