AOTY 2019

Reaching for Indigo

Circuit Des Yeux - Reaching for Indigo
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #32 / 725
User Score
Based on 73 ratings
2017 Ratings: #130
October 20, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Drag City / Label
Art Pop, Avant-Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Circuit des Yeux's complex, masterful Reaching for Indigo is a prog opera of slow, complex instrumentation and cinematic pop.

90
Drowned in Sound

Reaching For Indigo, indeed, is awe personified.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Taken as a whole, the album feels like a warm, melancholy memory I have of sitting around a stereo one autumn in Indiana. A random series of characters filtered through the room, each offering up a selection to the queue: warped tapes, documents of faded trips, noise records, delicate epiphanies carved into time. In other words, the influences here are many, but they all embrace each other.
82
Pitchfork
It’s an album bursting with ambition, alternating between moments of intimate beauty and stretches of dense, disorienting fog.
81
GIGsoup

Reaching for Indigo stands out as her most fully-realized and ambitious effort that paradoxically is also characteristically fluid and ambiguous.

80
AllMusic

With Reaching for Indigo, Fohr has done a remarkable job at translating a hard-to-define, life-changing event into powerful music.

80
Northern Transmissions
With many long-form pieces that build slowly, the lack of resolution or a climax is often upsetting but their commitment to the sound is what sets this album apart. Taking risks performance and writing-wise that many bands would be too afraid to even venture, they hit some amazing moments on this record that balance out the dragging moments well.
80
No Ripcord

While it gives a feeling of unease, Indigo is actually about seeking to understand through self-identification. And ultimately, having to move forward with what’s outside of her immediate scope.

80
FLOOD Magazine

Reaching for Indigo is a heady brew of Fohr’s songwriting, voice, and twelve-string guitar playing co-mixing with an ace cast of collaborators. It’s a fully-realized synthesis of her distinctiveness and her desire for community—and it’s a revelation.

76
Sputnikmusic

With her perplexing, low voice -- matched with slick, abundant experimentation -- Reaching for Indigo transcends the traditional appeal of a singer-songwriter.

70
Loud and Quiet
The melodrama may be uncomfortable, but Fohr wears the gloom well; her uniqueness remains compelling, even while swimming through the darkness, searching for the light
plowo
84
Great album, it's really sad how underrated it is.

Favs: Brainshift, Black Fly, Philo, Paper Bag and A Story of This World Part II.
musicmagpie55
60
Some parts of this album dig straight into my heart. 'Black Fly' kind of blows my mind every time I hear it, there is a haunted beauty in depth of her voice. While at times her low voice works to charge her music with a spiritual intensity, there are times where she swallows her vowels too much, and it sounds heavy and a little ridiculous. I do think overall it is a pretty compelling listen!
itsyahboinoah
81
This is my first introduction to Circuit des Yeux music and wow her latest album was awe-inspiring. Her newest record "Reaching for indigo" takes a more experimentation approach that oddly mixes with her deep low and unsettling voice. The way she uses her vocal chops is very unique but at the same time shows some boldness to it. The production of this record is an amalgamation of folk music all the way down to some synth passages and dabbles around with more prog sound. It is ... read more
GABRIELinHELL
91
Excellent
nicklyons
NR
This looks intriguing, putting this on the list of shit to get around to eventually lol
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Track List

  1. Brainshift
  2. Black Fly
  3. Philo
  4. Paper Bag
  5. A Story of This World Part II
  6. Call Sign E8
  7. Geyser
  8. Falling Blonde
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