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“One for One China” is a homage to humanity’s newest superpower.

“The Painted Wolves” tells the simple tale of an endangered, often misunderstood  & marginalised African animal species.  Their future prospects remain uncertain.

Amongst other things, I accuse those who don’t believe we are apes of posturing like a chimpanzee while doing a bit of primal posturing myself.  Hurrah!  “The False Dawn of Sense Commencement” is a protest song attacking ‘post-truth’ humanity.

“Perhaps” brings a different perspective to the familiar Separation Circle themes of attachment, separation & loss, with some joyfully discordant backing vocals too.

The Separation Circle wishes to categorically deny the unfounded & frankly contemptible reports that we have written & recorded a Country & Western song.

“A Carthorse Chasing After A Gazelle” juggles semi-incomprehensibly some challenges & conflicts between ageing & sexuality & the music is bloody good too.

“Could Be” offers a listening ear & speculates about what might be possible and how.  The joys of amateur psychoanalysis.

Two people who rarely connect with others, connect with each other instead - but what of the future?   “A Seduction of… (souls?)“ details their encounter.

A tale of two bicycles & a wooded hill:-“Exhilaration Daze”

“No Idea” is a sort of reawakening - but what IS that woman’s name?

One of the greatest privileges of my life was a relationship filled with laughter.  “We Laughed All The Time”.

This is indeed the website of the glorious Separation Circle, purveyors of bloody awful music aimed primarily at masochists & the tone deaf.  Enter & explore at your own risk.

In addition to the alleged music, there are also songwords which are intended to stand in their own right as poetry. Whether or not they do is not for you to say; it’s for us to say & we say they do.  So there.

Musical themes explored from time to time include playing with chord progressions, discord, rhythm, time signatures & seeing how they bend.  The Separation Circle does not claim to be unique in carrying out such explorations but we like to think our style of exploration has a certain putrid panache to it.

Verbal themes explored are most of the usual ones: life, breath, space travel, pigs, monkeys, airports, birds, a loss of the ability to fly, cafeterias, harbours, shoes, missing limbs, a dead octopus, indoctrination, train journeys to be avoided & the elaboration of attachment theory.

There’s other stuff too: but we’ve tried to hide it as well as possible.


Vladimir Putin - lead triangle

Nandita Das - nose flute

Kim Jong-un - kazoo & hi-hat

Robert Mugabe - 3rd viola

Nojit - backing vocals (under duress)

Angela Merkel - tuned tapeworms

Ali Khamenei - ostrich-plucking

Mohamed Mahathir - post-traumatic counselling

Captain Skirt Bus-Stop - lead vocals