Circular Keys are an enigma. Born out of Dennis Santiago’s previous project, Absolute Boys, this mysterious two piece comprising of Santiago (guitars, processing) and Philippa O’Shea (vocal) work across borders, never appearing to be in the same place at the same time. With this, their debut full-length, Santiago has taken his trademark guitar work to the nth degree. Chord patterns and melodies are processed beyond comprehension, allowing a simple strum of this overworked and exhausted instrument to transform into a plethora of electronic sounds, of deep alleyways and crystal peaks. While Santiago structures his compositions by a completely innovative and almost industrial method, O’Shea approaches from the other side of a distant field. Her approach to the songwriting is organic; a crystal clear melody will ring over electronically crafted rhythm and continually spiralling echoes.