C is for….”Circa” by Flare, aka LD Beghtol of 69 Love Songs fame. This is the first Flare I’ve heard, and it’s every bit as lugubrious as I’d expected. Beghtol’s smooth, cold voice always makes me think of soapstone, and while it suits the track perfectly “Circa” is still a slightly unengaging listen. The lyrics, a withering put-down of a tedious date, are polished, and the arrangement is stately….but for this listener the track never really made the cross from finely observed detail to general resonance.