Wilma Archer - A Western Circular (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Wilma Archer - A Western Circular (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Wilma Archer - A Western Circular (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:16 minutes | 422 MB
Nu Jazz, Soul, Electronic | Label: Weird World, Official Digital Download

A Western Circular is Will Archer’s debut under his new nom-de-plume, following early EPs and an album under the now-retired Slime moniker. On A Western Circular, Archer has uncovered new depths and forged an invigorating singular sound – supple and multi-layered, honouring his acoustic heritage and influence, while building a sonic universe that commands contemporary references to everything from Frank Zappa to Yasuaki Shimuzu, Robert Wyatt to Arthur Russell.

An album that’s been in the works for the past half-decade, A Western Circular is a bold, reflective piece that directly relates to Archer’s personal experiences of life and death, centered on one particular week where they breathed with equal intensity. The record’s themes of greed, love and loyalty all relate back to that specific time. Inspired by author John Fante, A Western Circular is a spiritual voyage through life’s pushing and pulling: finding beauty in the rough, sadness in the bright. Ostensibly, it’s a poignant reflection on the duality of the human condition.

Within A Western Circular lies an exciting and varied crew of guest artists including MF DOOM, Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands), Sudan Archives, and Laura Groves, all contributing vocals to his rich, dextrous compositions. These collaborations are the by-product of several years of writing and producing. Recently, he’s appeared extensively on the debut albums by Sudan Archives (writing the lead single, ‘Confessions’, no less) and Nilüfer Yanya (contributing seven songs), alongside work with Celeste, and another writer and production credit on Jessie Ware’s Devotion.

1. Western Circular (01:24)
2. Scarecrow (05:51)
3. Last Sniff (feat. MF DOOM) (03:11)
4. Killing Crab (03:51)
5. The Boon (feat. Samuel T. Herring) (05:34)
6. Cheater (feat. Sudan Archives) (04:51)
7. Cures & Wounds (04:25)
8. Decades (feat. Laura Groves & Samuel T. Herring) (05:38)
9. Ugly Feelings (Again) (04:59)
10. Worse Off West (00:33)

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-09-06 17:47:55

Analyzed: Wilma Archer / A Western Circular

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -1.50 dB -17.63 dB 1:24 01-Western Circular
DR9 -1.50 dB -12.63 dB 5:51 02-Scarecrow
DR9 -1.50 dB -12.39 dB 3:11 03-Last Sniff
DR9 -1.50 dB -13.26 dB 3:51 04-Killing Crab
DR10 -1.50 dB -15.08 dB 5:34 05-The Boon
DR8 -1.50 dB -13.51 dB 4:51 06-Cheater
DR9 -1.50 dB -12.92 dB 4:25 07-Cures & Wounds
DR9 -1.50 dB -14.63 dB 5:38 08-Decades
DR8 -1.50 dB -12.96 dB 4:59 09-Ugly Feelings (Again)
DR9 -4.04 dB -17.81 dB 0:33 10-Worse Off West

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1200 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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