Divine Circles are a 1 man band from North Carolina that plays a mixture of neo classical, folk, experimental and dark ambient and this is a review of her 2013 album "Oblivion Songs" which was released by Paradigms Recordings.
"Leaves" which is also the first song on the album opens up with dark sounding violins and a few seconds alter melodic vocals become a part of the song and the song sticks to a more neo folk style direction.
"Midwest" begins with tribal style percussion and melodic vocals become a part of the song a few seconds alter and the song has a new age shamanistic vocal to it with only vocals and percussion being present.
"The Prayer" opens up with folk instruments and heavy guitar riffs and you can also hear tribal style percussion being utilized in the background along with a small amount of guitar leads and the music is all instrumental.
"Ingenue" starts up with experimental sounds and tribal style drum beats that bring a shamanistic feeling to the music along with some acoustic guitar playing and melodic female vocals and the song has an alternative rock feeling to it.
"Hymn" which is also the last song on the album begins with violins, drums and bass guitars which then leads to melodic female vocals and the song sticks a classic folk rock direction during its time.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very dark and powerful sound to it.
In my opinion Divine Circles are a very great sounding mixture of dark neo-folk, experimental and ambient and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this artist. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Leaves" and "Hymn". RECOMMENDED BUY.