Circuit Des Yeux

Real Name:
Haley Fohr
Profile:
Indiana native Haley Fohr began her experimental indie folk project Circuit des Yeux in 2007, writing and self-recording disturbing, nightmare-like atonal pieces caked in distortion and tape hiss. Her debut LP, Symphone, was released in a limited edition by De Stijl in 2008, followed in 2009 by the more widely available Sirenum on the same label, as well as a 7" single on Dull Knife Records. 2010 saw the release of Ode to Fidelity, a three-song 7" EP on De Stijl which signaled Fohr's shift to more song-based material, letting her deep, haunting vocals and unsettling lyrics rise to the forefront. Third album Portrait arrived on De Stijl in 2011, sporting a much clearer recording quality, as well as a dirge-like deconstruction of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire" recorded live. Fohr graduated college in 2012, and moved from Bloomington, Indiana to Chicago, where she began collaborating and performing with several artists in the city's vast music communities. The first fruits of her collaborations came in early 2013 with the release of CDY3, a 10" EP on Magnetic South showcasing a trio lineup of Circuit des Yeux, with bassist Greg Simpson and drummer Clarke Joyner accompanying Fohr's vocals and guitar playing. Fohr recorded the fourth Circuit des Yeux album, Overdue, with Cooper Crain of Cave and Bitchin Bajas, and self-released the album along with help from Brooklyn-based Ba Da Bing Records. The album continued Fohr's growth as an artist and songwriter, featuring confessional folk songs as well as caterwauling experimental noise pieces, and was her most well-received and acclaimed work to date. Circuit des Yeux toured extensively in 2014, playing over 100 shows with numerous folk and experimental musicians, including Loren Connors, Sir Richard Bishop, and Bill Callahan. Toward the end of the year, Fohr contributed vocals to The Voice Rolling, an album by Mind Over Mirrors, the synthesizer/harmonium-based experimental ambient project of ex-Peeesseye musician Jaime Fennelly. The album was released on cassette by Immune Recordings in early 2015, and the duo toured together. Soon after, Circuit des Yeux signed with well-regarded Chicago-based indie/experimental label Thrill Jockey, who released the project's lushly orchestrated fifth album, In Plain Speech, in May of 2015. ~ Paul Simpson
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Circuit Des Yeux Discography Tracks

Albums

LP 066 Circuit Des Yeux - Symphone album art Circuit Des Yeux Symphone(LP, Ltd, Gra) De Stijl LP 066 US 2008 Sell This Version
Circuit Des Yeux - Sirenum album art Circuit Des Yeux Sirenum (Album) De Stijl US 2009 Sell This Version
Circuit Des Yeux - Portrait album art Circuit Des Yeux Portrait (Album) De Stijl US 2011 Sell This Version
Circuit Des Yeux - Overdue album art Circuit Des Yeux Overdue (Album) Not On Label (Circuit Des Yeux Self-released) US 2013 Sell This Version
Circuit Des Yeux - In Plain Speech album art Circuit Des Yeux In Plain Speech (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2015 Sell This Version
Circuit Des Yeux -  Reaching for Indigo  album art Circuit Des Yeux Reaching for Indigo (Album) Drag City USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Knife 011 Circuit Des Yeux - Circuit Des Yeux album art Circuit Des Yeux Circuit Des Yeux(7", Ltd, Num, Gre) Dull Knife Records Knife 011 US 2009 Sell This Version
IND085 Circuit Des Yeux - Ode To Fidelity album art Circuit Des Yeux Ode To Fidelity(7", Single) De Stijl IND085 US 2010 Sell This Version
MS24 Circuit Des Yeux - CDY3 album art Circuit Des Yeux CDY3(10", EP, Ltd) Magnetic South MS24 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Circuit Des Yeux - Glacial Fault ​/​ Title Unknown album art Circuit Des Yeux, Brian Piñeyro Circuit Des Yeux, Brian Piñeyro - Glacial Fault ​/​ Title Unknown(Lathe, 7", Ltd) Even More Important Records none US 2014 Sell This Version
PAL-037 Circuit Des Yeux - All That's Real album art Bill Orcutt & Circuit Des Yeux Bill Orcutt & Circuit Des Yeux - All That's Real(7", Ltd) Palilalia Records PAL-037 US 2015 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FACT 638 Circuit Des Yeux - FACT Mix 638 album art Circuit Des Yeux FACT Mix 638(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 638 2018

Miscellaneous

none Circuit Des Yeux - Mary album art Circuit Des Yeux Mary(Cass, Ltd) Not On Label none US 2008 Sell This Version
none Circuit Des Yeux - Untitled album art Cro Magnon (2) / Circuit Des Yeux / Bird (6) Cro Magnon (2) / Circuit Des Yeux / Bird (6) - Untitled(Cass) Goaty Tapes none US 2009 Sell This Version
NP119 Circuit Des Yeux - Degrees Of Seperation album art Circuit Des Yeux Degrees Of Seperation(Cass, C20) Night People NP119 US 2010 Sell This Version
PAL-040 Circuit Des Yeux - Live in New York album art Bill Orcutt, Circuit Des Yeux Bill Orcutt, Circuit Des Yeux - Live in New York(Cass, Ltd, C30) Palilalia Records PAL-040 US 2015 Sell This Version
Circuit Des Yeux - Folkadelphia Session 7​/​1​/​2015 album art Circuit Des Yeux Folkadelphia Session 7​/​1​/​2015 Folkadelphia US 2016