Wilma Archer announces new album, 'A Western Circular'; shares MF Doom collaboration track, "Last Sniff"

Wilma Archer announces new album, 'A Western Circular'; shares MF Doom collaboration track, "Last Sniff"

Today, Wilma Archer announces a new album, A Western Circular, due for release on April 3rdA Western Circular is Will Archer's debut under his new nom-de-plume, following early EPs and an album under the now-retired Slime moniker.

Alongside the announcement, he shares a new track, “Last Sniff”, featuring MF DOOM. The video, directed by Jesse Collett, is available to watch now.


Within A Western Circular lies an exciting and varied crew of guest artists including MF DOOM, Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands), Sudan Archives, and Laura Groves, who contribute vocals to his rich, dexterous compositions. These collaborations are the by-product of several years of writing and producing—he’s credited on debut albums by Sudan Archives (co-writing lead single “Confessions”) and Nilüfer Yanya (producing seven songs, and co-writing one, “Paralysed”). He's also worked with Jessie Ware and Celeste.

An album that’s been in the works for the past half-decade, A Western Circular is a bold, reflective piece that directly relates to Archer’s personal experiences of life and death, centered 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, and a poignant reflection on the duality of the human condition: finding beauty in the rough, sadness in the bright.

On the record, Archer has uncovered new depths and forged an invigorating singular sound—supple and multi-layered, honoring 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.

The Wilma Archer Group will perform live as a specially curated 7-piece band at London’s Chat’s Palace on June 10th; tickets are available at wilmaarcher.com.

Listen to Wilma Archer's 2018 singles: "Cures and Wounds" & "Scarecrow"

A Western Circular is available to pre-order now, with a limited edition album bundle, including a white label 12" of "Last Sniff" with MF Doom, to be sold at selected retailers.

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Wilma Archer A Western Circular

Album | 3rd April 2020

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 Wilma Archer's rich, dextrous compositions. Supple and multi-layered, honouring his acoustic heritage and influence, A Western Circular builds a sonic universe that commands contemporary references to everything from Frank Zappa to Yasuaki Shimuzu, Robert Wyatt to Arthur Russell.

Tracklisting

  • 1Western Circular
  • 2Scarecrow
  • 3Last Sniff featuring MF DOOM
  • 4Killing Crab
  • 5The Boon featuring Samuel T. Herring
  • 6Cheater featuring Sudan Archives
  • 7Cures & Wounds
  • 8Decades featuring Laura Groves and Samuel T. Herring
  • 9Ugly Feelings (Again)
  • 10Worse Off West

Wilma Archer A Western Circular

Album | 3rd April 2020

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 Wilma Archer's rich, dextrous compositions. Supple and multi-layered, honouring his acoustic heritage and influence, A Western Circular builds a sonic universe that commands contemporary references to everything from Frank Zappa to Yasuaki Shimuzu, Robert Wyatt to Arthur Russell.

Tracklisting

  • 1Western Circular
  • 2Scarecrow
  • 3Last Sniff featuring MF DOOM
  • 4Killing Crab
  • 5The Boon featuring Samuel T. Herring
  • 6Cheater featuring Sudan Archives
  • 7Cures & Wounds
  • 8Decades featuring Laura Groves and Samuel T. Herring
  • 9Ugly Feelings (Again)
  • 10Worse Off West
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