Boomkat Product Review:
The Durutti Column’s fifth studio album gets the loving treatment here from LTM, and shows Vini Reilly’s boys on typically blistering mid-80s form. While missing the cavernous electronic edge of their earlier records, Reilly’s cyclical licks are complimented perfectly by a cinematic backdrop of horns, piano and strings. The guitar is still the main focus, but ‘Circuses and Bread’ is a decidedly widescreen experience, no doubt sowing the seeds for plenty of haunting instrumental music that would follow. The high point comes with the scratchy proto post-rock of ‘Dance II’ which somehow manages to pre-empt what Tortoise and friends would spend most of the 90s perfecting.