Nine Circles - Early Days 2xLP
Releases November 29th.
Early Days maps out Nine Circles interpretation of Cold Wave and Minimal Synth. Unbelievably the tracks are mostly from a brief time period, ’80—’82. Alienation and uncertainty course through the 2LP with heavy Korg chords, metallic machine beats and brittle vocals.
Nine circles was formed in the early 80s by Peter Van Garderen and Lidia Fiala. In 1980 there was band called Genetic Factor. This band split up when the three members got girlfriends and they started to make music together with their girls. So at that time there were 3 bands living together in one house.
One of the couples were Peter van Garderen and Lidia Fiala. Lidia had been writing lyrics since she was 15 years old. So Peter had the music and Lidia the lyrics… Nine Circles was born. Within 2 years they wrote about 60 songs.
Also living in the house was Richard Zeilstra, who had a job at the VPRO radio, hosting a show called „Spleen“ where he gave New Wave bands a chance to play. He asked bands to send tapes to him and the best band would have the opportunity to play live at the radio and also got the chance to be on the „Radio Nome“ compilation. Peter and Lidia sent their tape to him and were the only ones of this house to be on the show. Richard knew their music was special. Nine Circles never played a live show, only this one concert live at the radio which is also featured on the LP.
Two years later Peter and Lidia split up and Nine Circles disappeared. In 2009 Lidia’s son googled her name, just for fun and found a lot about the band Nine Circles. Lidia was surprised, she never knew how popular Nine Circles have been over the years. She got herself on Facebook and since then she got in touch with many people and decided Nine Circles is coming back! Peter is not able to join the band these days, he has a different life and he is happy but he is supporting Lidia and likes that she is enjoying doing music again. Peter still had all the old recordings and sent Lidia all the music they have made together back in the days.
Together with Per-Anders Kurenbach Lidia continues Nine Circles these days. They are recording new material and play live.