Sand Circles

(c) Philippe Gerlach

Stockholm-based musician and producer Martin Herterich has released and performed under various guises since the mid-2000s, with Sand Circles being both his longest-running and most recognized project. With this reissue of Motor City (originally released on cassette in 2012 by Not Not Fun Records), Sand Circles’ first major appearance on vinyl is rightfully made with his most important work. The arpeggiated motifs that circle Herterich’s hazy rhythms, as well as the cool-dawn synths, casually point to Detroit from a distance, while the tape-saturated, cinematic synth lines and the simple electronic percussion present the idea of a metropolis.