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“Albums come, albums go, and it’s easy for most of them to get swept up in the pitiless march of pop-culture progress. Which is partly why Oblivions Songs—the new release by Divine Circles, the alias of North Carolinian singer-violinst Meghan Mulhearn—is so heart-stopping. The album’s five tracks aren’t the stuff of a quick skim; absorbing and subtle, they’re built around Mulhearn’s shadowy violin, entrancing loops, and stately, shimmering voice…Oblivion Songs evokes an ancient-sounding soulfulness…” Jason Heller/ AV Club

“On ‘Midwest,’ Mulhearn’s voice is pure and gentle, hinting of Appalachia. It radiates warmth, inviting the listener to lean in closer to catch every breathy syllable and heartfelt lyric while the song itself rumbles softly beneath like oncoming thunder.” Kim Kelly/ Pitchfork

“These carefully-constructed songs take their time to build, layering on more and more foundations of heady instrumentation until they’re all but swirling skyward in heedless, drunken rapture. Mulhearn’s vocal tone carries a hint of her Appalachian locale, a reminder of how the mountain folk tradition manifests in all kinds of music, even the most experimental… Mulhearn has crafted a truly impressive, genre-defying statement here, and it’ll be more than thrilling to see where her musical travels take her next.”   A Closer Listen

DIVINE CIRCLES keeps their sounds intimate and calm, slowly building the track in the round, with the violinist taking up the bow later on with gorgeous swells of arboreal melodies along with those slow dirgy guitars and some haunted female vocalizations.” Aquarius Records

“The way the line “There is a sweetness to the way you say your name,” stands out in “Midwest,” representing one of the points in which lyrics pierce through the impressively textured music heard here. This is, ultimately, a taut and tense record, jarring when it needs to be, and never offering more comfort than it has to. Given how easily music like this can descend into sentimentality, it’s a wise choice.”Dusted Magazine