Ambient producer duo.
Formed in the wake of the ambient house/techno explosion of the early '90s, Circular was inspired particularly by the more experimental end of the ambient spectrum, creating distinctively dark and often beatless soundscapes that betrayed a debt to fellow Norwegians Biosphere, among other modern ambient touchstones. Partners and longtime friends Bjarte Andreassen and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik formed Circular in the fall of 1995 in their native Bergen. After contributing a track to the Hypnotic sampler Psychedelic Ambience in 1996, the pair recorded their debut album, Nanotopia, for Origo Sound in 1997. It received positive reviews, and Circular was recruited to create music for TV and advertisements in Norway. Their sophomore album, Divergent, was released by Beatservice in 1999. Gjelsvik also released material as part of Neural Network (which went on hiatus following his success in Circular) and with the solo ...

Circular Discography


SOUND 18 Circular Nanotopia(CD, Album) Origo Sound SOUND 18 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
BSCD026 Circular Divergent(CD, Album) Beatservice Records BSCD026 Norway 1999 Sell This Version
SOUND 25 Circular Glass Darkly(CD, Album) Origo Sound SOUND 25 Norway 2004 Sell This Version
Circular Substans (Album) Ultimae Records, Ultimae Records France 2009 Sell This Version
inre060 Circular Nordic Circles | Live Nuit Hypnotique #4(9xFile, FLAC, Album + File, FLAC, Album, Mixed) Ultimae Records inre060 France 2013
Circular Moon Pool (Album) Ultimae Records France 2014 Sell This Version


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January 30, 2017
Welcome to Data.Wave - the webzine dedicated to intelligent electronic music! Interview with Jostein Gjelsvik & Rune Sagevik (Pjusk):

12. Jostein, how the Circular project was born and has influenced on your further work? What was the idea of it? It continues to function or it is finally closed?

Not closed at all. At the moment progress has been quite slow due to many reasons, but we are working on new material - to be honest we probably have hours of music almost finished, so I guess we should expect a new album out by 2017. - Full Interview with Pjusk - Audio Interview - Pjusk Guest Mix

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