When Elephant Six psych-pop luminaries Olivia Tremor Control slowed down at the end of the ’90s, co-frontman Will Cullen Hart shifted his focus to a similarly inclined (and similarly awesome) project called Circulatory System, which released a stunning self-titled debut and a remix project called Inside Views in 2001. Another Circulatory System LP, Signal Morning, followed in 2009, as did another remix album called Side 3 in 2010. Around that time, Olivia Tremor Control swung into action again, but in the wake of OTC co-leader Bill Doss’ death, it seems Hart is back to focusing on Circulatory System. A new album called Mosaics Within Mosaics is coming in June, and this time the band’s fluctuating lineup includes Neutral Milk Hotel members Jeff Mangum and Jeremy Barnes. Derek Almstead of Faster Circuits assembled the album using overdubs from Hart, Mangum, and Barnes plus John Fernandes (Dream Boat, Jacob Morris, The New Sound of Numbers, Old Smokey), Heather McIntosh (The Instruments), AJ Griffin (Laminated Cat), and Peter Erchick (Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t). Hear the typically trippy and characteristically excellent “If You Think About It Now” below.
Mosaics Within Mosaics is out 6/24 via Cloud in CD and digital formats plus 1,000 copies of limited edition vinyl.