On Letting Go

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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
"You'll be relieved when you open up and let yourself seem vulnerable," Anthony Green coaxes on "Your Friends Are Gone," and he and Circa Survive are leading by example with their revealing album On Letting Go. Across a dozen songs, Circa Survive explore their inner workings and feelings, their relationships, their lives, and even their philosophies, delving deep into their psyches along the way. However, for all this exposure, the lyrics are often veiled enough that the group isn't left entirely naked, and sometimes even the themes are obscured. "The Difference Between Medicine and Poison Is in the Dose" is ostensibly about writer's block, but there's more emotional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
"You'll be relieved when you open up and let yourself seem vulnerable," Anthony Green coaxes on "Your Friends Are Gone," and he and Circa Survive are leading by example with their revealing album On Letting Go. Across a dozen songs, Circa Survive explore their inner workings and feelings, their relationships, their lives, and even their philosophies, delving deep into their psyches along the way. However, for all this exposure, the lyrics are often veiled enough that the group isn't left entirely naked, and sometimes even the themes are obscured. "The Difference Between Medicine and Poison Is in the Dose" is ostensibly about writer's block, but there's more emotional wallop than just that within. "Semi Constructive Criticism" is a bit more straightforward, an apology to a slighted bandmember, and the more obscure "Living Together" delves into the effect of music-making itself -- but is "In the Morning and Amazing..." addressed to a person or an instrument? From the disowning of a wayward parent the title track to the philosophical questioning of "Kicking Your Crosses Down" and "Close Your Eyes to See," On Letting Go isn't content to let anything go without dissecting it first. And perhaps because there's so much lyrical intensity within, this time around Circa Survive create a more forthright sound than previously. Of course, the guitars still cascade across the grooves, off-kilter drumbeats still spatter the set, and the band's epic sound remains intact. But now their dramatic shifts are no longer the focus, with melodies coming even more strongly to the fore, along with more variation in styling. Circa Survive are growing at an astounding rate, and this much more mature effort suggests they're now reaching their prime.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2007
  • Label: Equal Vision Records
  • UPC: 794558113922
  • Catalog Number: 139
  • Sales rank: 31,444

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Circa Survive Primary Artist
Bill Scoville Group Member
Brendan Ekstrom Group Member
Colin Frangicetto Group Member
Nick Beard Group Member
Technical Credits
George Marino Mastering
Brian McTernan Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Bill Scoville Art Direction
Circa Survive Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unlike anything Ive heard in a while!

    Circa survive has an indescribable sound. The songs themselves are unlike any other rock songs that are popular right now. I bought their CD 'On Letting Go'. Since then I have been trying to get more of their other CDs, and have been downloading some of their video concerts from Itunes. Once you start listening to them you won't stop!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I've been listening to this album a few times, though not really to the lyrics yet - what I can say is they possess an ethereal, atmospheric sound that implies the band's been around longer than it actually has. Quite polished and accomplished, can't complain about any of the songs in this album. I really am more of a dinosaur, with a love for arena, prog metal, some rap-rock and Seattle rock, but this was a welcome change.

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