Both tunes have frequently appeared in Mumdance’s Rinse shows and club sets. Rabit’s ‘Tearz’ takes the zero-gravity aesthetic of Different Circles’ Weightless Volume 1 release and coats it in red, with a schlocky 80s feel that’s somewhere between Castlevania and Cop Land. Strict Face’s ‘Into Stone’ is more romantic: in Mumdance’s words, “it has a real innocence and sense of brooding about it, which reminded me of when I first heard Functions On The Low by XTC.”
Different Circles’ weekly Summer Series at London’s Victoria pub continues until Sunday 16 August. August 9’s line-up features Pinch (2003-2005 set), Lorenzo Senni, Logos, Shapednoise and Conor Thomas, while August 16 is a more vocal affair with The Square, Riko Dan, Ziro, Airhead, Oil Gang, Tom Lea and Jammz.
‘Tearz’/’Into Stone’ will be released on September 18. Stream ‘Tearz’ below and pre-order it here.
A1: Rabit ‘Tearz’
AA1: Strict Face ‘Into Stone’
AA2: Strict Face ‘Into Stone (Widows Version)’