Portland, OR based artist Tara Jane ONeil, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, engineer, and painter. Over the last decade her art has taken many forms, all of them lavished with the rich attention to detail that signals an artist with true vision. Her solo records have presented an original synthesis of singer-songwriting and sound art, improvisation, and electronic experimentation. Since the release of her last full-length You Sound, Reflect, she’s recorded and released two EPs (Tracer and A Raveling), created musical scores for theatre and short films, had a book of her paintings and drawings published, and has had her artwork exhibited in galleries in the US, Europe and Japan.
In Circles, her fourth solo album on Quarterstick Records, is an acoustic gem blessed with her unique brand of sonic trickery. She’s created an album where a subtle but sure-handed mastery of sounds and experimentation with her craft share time equally with gentle acoustics and deeply personal lyrics. TJO has been creating a symbolic register of her own cosmology for years now, but never has the relationship between her sound art and her songwriting been more immediate and complimentary. On In Circles, she has created a newly respiring perceptual field of sound and vision for the listener to step into.