Double CD (129 minutes) of deeply absorbing ambient soundscapes and brooding groove-ambient electronica. These are powerful and enigmatic pieces of ambient electronica.
This was the very first DataObscura release, comprising the darker works from 2002-2003. The album is divided into two disks labeled PENUMBRA and the darker UMBRA (beginning with Embers).
"Either one of these CD's would be an excellent package on its own. As a double CD, this is an awesome set!"
Jim Brenholts (Ambient Navigator)
"The Circular Ruins is one of my favorite new EM artists. Conjunction only serves to reinforce that opinion. This beautifully packaged double CDR set of what he calls "the dark side of the Ruins" is another wonderful collection of the oddest assortment of electronics, samples and beats."
Phil Derby (ElectroAmbient Space)
"Part of the strength of Circular Ruins material is the sheer attention to microscopic detail. One feels as if one is inside the machine, while at the same time still acting as audience to the vast sonic tapestry performed."
Brian Bieniowski (The Ambient Review)
PHYSICAL CD VERSION of the album is also available for purchase