The Half-Light Symphony

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The Half Light Symphony (EP)
EP by Battle Circus
Released 2007
Genre Progressive rock, symphonic rock, dark cabaret
Length 42:38 / 57:54
Label Self-released
Battle Circus chronology
The Half-Light Symphony
Battle Circus
(2011)Battle Circus2011
Singles from Battle Circus
  1. "Send in the Clones"
    Released: 7 June 2006
  2. "Utopium"
    Released: 8 February 2007
  3. "Love in a Fallout Shelter"
    Released: 1 November 2007

The Half-Light Symphony is the first EP by New Zealand progressive rock band Battle Circus . A concept record depicting mankind's transitional stages of existence following a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, the EP is divided into four distinct movements that provide a narrative for each part of the story. The research and hypotheses of US-based academic Dr. Philip K. Mossman heavily influenced the band, and were central to the themes of the album. A recording of Dr. Mossman reciting a passage from his paper entitled "Epoch" was sent to the band by the now-deceased professor's wife, and was included in the final track "Mossman's Epoch". Throughout the New Zealand tour for the album the band would perform The Half-Light Symphony in its entirety, from start to finish.

The band commissioned renowned Japanese artist Ryohei Hase ( to create the artwork.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Battle Circus.

CD Version
No. Title Length
1. "First Movement: Anthem For A Doomed Youth" 11:15
2. "Second Movement: Love In A Fallout Shelter" 10:16
3. "Third Movement: Moonlight Nostalgia" 9:24
4. "Fourth Movement: Mossman's Epoch" 11:43
Bonus Tracks (Download Version)
No. Title Length
5. "Anthem For A Doomed Youth" 3:51
6. "Love In A Fallout Shelter" 3:42
7. "Utopium" 4:07
8. "Send In The Clones" 3:26


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