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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.76 | 34 ratings

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5 stars I was a little worried about Circleīs future. There havenīt been many years Circle hasnīt made studioalbums, but last year there came only live releases. In interviews Mika has told his passion about moviemaking and last year came his first movie "Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen". I was really glad, when hearing there were coming new Circle album. But quite soon I was also little bit suspicious, taster "Kill City" sounded at first little bit boring, also they told influences taken by Judas Priest and the Stooges and that didnīt sound to me very inspiring. But my worries were unneccessary: Circle has made again really great album!

Album starts in itīs longest song "Rakkautta Al Dente" (= Love with Al Dente). Itīs starts with very slow, heavy riff, but gladly albums soundworld is much more from the seventies than these days, so itīs not too heavy. Although album is made mostly with electric instruments, it soundworld reminds a lot their predecessor acoustic album "Pharaoh Overload". Janne starts to sing something really high but not sounds Rob Halford at all. When Mika starts to sing, song also calm down a little. In the middle of the song there is very great musical trip that reminds long improvisations of the end of the sixties. Album tittle song is really great although itīs quite simple. The main riff reminds Stooges "I Wanna Be your dog" but there also a great other part that reminds Sonic Youthīs melodic songs. "Saxo" reminds "Kävelen Luitten Päällä" from the "Pharaoh Overload"-album with itīs shamanistic atmosphere. "Imperiumi" (=imperium) is the most Judas Priest influenced song and also the most different from the other material. "Kill City" opened me in a great way after second listening. It has Stooges-influences, but also very great melodies and very suprising end, so itīs the most prog songs in this album together the album starter. "Sick Child" ends album very great way, it reminds Janneīs bluesy solo works, but is totally made by electric instruments. Janneīs vocals goes very deep into your soul.

Circle has had also internationally attention to itīs great work. I really hope this deserved attention continues, because Circle is these days one of the greatest bands in this whole world. I really hope that I am just old hippie, who doesnīt understand the music of today, but to me most of these days music sounds very cold and too clean. Circle continues to make music that lives!

Mortte | 5/5 |


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