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Square Peg Round Hole release ambient Five Years EP on Bandcamp
After an elaborate release show at Crane Arts last December, Square Peg Round Hole have now released their 2016 EP Five Years on Bandcamp. The five track effort was a follow-up to the local instrumental outfit’s Juniper full-length and explored a lighter, more ambient sound.
Untethering themselves from the percussion that drives the rest of their catalog, Square Peg Round Hole relied on a delicate balance of piano and synths across this record. Opening track “Wake” blooms from a soft repetition into a textural collage, while “Just Talk to Me” evokes the chaotic moments of a symphony tuning its instruments before dropping into a sleek back half. We heard closer “So Far, Not Close,” in December, a slow-burning composition that picks up warmth from a subtle horn section and still rings out several months later.