In 2006, then-strangers Josh Garza and Imaad Wasif met while trapped in an elevator on their way to film two separate Top of the Pops performances in London’s BBC Studios. To pass the time before their eventual rescue, the two started jamming. But they went separate ways until a chance meeting in Los Angeles three years later. Shortly after that second meeting, the two went to Wasif’s rehearsal space, wrote the epic six-minute track “Circles,” and Electric Flower was born. On November 8th, Electric Flower released their self-titled debut on Narnack Records.
“This song wrote itself in a pure narcosis, in collaboration with Josh Garza, a drummer and idea man who is so good it’s scary,” guitarist Wasif says about the reverb-heavy “Circles.”
“Can’s ‘Deadlock’ and Eno’s early ring modulations guided the principles of the sound,” Wasif adds, “but secretly this song became a landmark for me, in which I was able to free myself from a false former obsession with pitch and pathos and finally find the missing links between resonance and a direct emotion.”
Electric Flower is available now, but you can download “Circles” for free here.