After nearly half a decade in the making, A Western Circular, the debut album from Wilma Archer is out today via Weird World.

With the release of the record comes the visualiser for “Cheater” feat. Sudan Archives. Marking one of the stand out moments on the record, “Cheater” pairs Archer’s remarkable instrumentation with the inimitable vocals of California-based violinist & singer, Sudan Archives. The track, which as Archer puts it, is about narrowly escaping death or serious injury by car, celebrating the difference one bell bollard can make”.

Watch the visualiser for “Cheater” HERE
Stream A Western Circular HERE

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: finding beauty in the rough, sadness in the bright. Ostensibly, it’s a poignant reflection on the duality of the human condition.

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 his rich, dexterous compositions. These collaborations are the by-product of several years of writing and producing. Recently, he’s appeared extensively on the debut albums by Sudan Archives (writing the lead single, 'Confessions', no less) and Nilüfer Yanya (contributing seven songs), alongside work with Celeste, and another writer and production credit on Jessie Ware’s Devotion.

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

Get A Western Circular here: Digital | CD | Deluxe LP

A Western Circular track list:

  • Western Circular
  • Scarecrow
  • Last Sniff with MF DOOM
  • Killing Crab
  • The Boon with Samuel T. Herring
  • Cheater with Sudan Archives
  • Cures & Wounds
  • Decades with Samuel T. Herring & Laura Groves
  • Ugly Feelings (Again)
  • Worse Off West

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