Wilma Archer - A Western Circular Vinyl LP Creamy White LRS 2020
1. Western Circular
3. Last Sniff feat. MF DOOM
4. Killing Crab
5. The Book featuring Samuel T. Herring
6. Cheater featuring Sudan Archives
7. Cures & Wounds
8. Decades featuring Laura
9. Groves and Samuel T.
11. Ugly Feelings (Again)
12. Worse Off West
‘A Western Circular’ is a bold, reflective piece that directly relates to Archer’s personal experiences of life and death. Released in 2020 via Domino.
Within a Western circular lies an exciting and varied crew of guest artists including mf doom, Samuel T. Herring (future Islands), Sudan archives, and Laura groves, all contributing vocals to his rich, dexterous compositions. These collaborations are the by-product of several years of writing and producing. Recently, he's appeared extensively on the debut albums by Sudan archives (writing the lead single, 'confessions', no less) and nilüfer yanya (contributing seven songs), alongside work with Celeste, and another writer and production credit on Jessie Ware's devotion. An album that's been in the works for the past half-decade, a Western circular is a bold, reflective piece that directly E to archer's personal experiences of life and death, cantered on one particular week where they breathed with equal intensity. The record's themes of greed, love and loyalty all relate back to that specific time. Inspired by author John fante, a Western circular is a spiritual voyage through life's pushing and pulling: finding beauty in the rough, sadness in the Bright. Ostensibly, it's a poignant reflection on the duality of the human condition. On the record, Archer has uncovered new depths and forged an invigorating singular sound - supple and multi-layered, honouring his acoustic heritage and influence, while building a sonic universe that commands contemporary references to everything from Frank Zappa to yasuaki shimuzu, Robert Wyatt to Arthur Russell.