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4.07 | 18 ratings | 3 reviews | 39% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Echoes (6:13)
2. Tiny Lights (3:11)
3. Red Words (4:28)
4. Too Few Feet (5:10)
5. Long Shot (4:25)
6. Charlie (3:58)
7. At Shore (4:45)
8. Peeping Tom (5:09)
9. The Dogfather has Entered the Lift (4:36)

Total: 40:35

Line-up / Musicians

- Karl Riis Jacobsen / vocals
- Omar Emanuel Johnsen / guitar
- Trond Lunden / electric & acoustic guitars
- Audun Halland / Rhodes, organ, synthesizer
- Patrick Wilder / bass, cello, double bass
- Jarle Pettersen / drums, percussion
- Jon Trygve Olsen / saxophone

Releases information

CD Karisma Records KAR002 (2004)

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CIRCLES END Hang On To That Kite ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(39%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars Very enjoyable release from this young Norwegian band. There are a lot of Canterbury elements to their music, and their vocalist has a warm, rich, unique voice.

The first song "Echoes" has a lot of tempo changes and is jazzy for the most part with sax and organ. The pastoral passages feature guitar and vocals. Check out the "Abacab" moment in this one as well. "Tiny Lights" , "Too Few Feet" and "Long Shot" are all good songs, especially the latter. Again the vocals are great. The lyrics don't make a lot of sense on any of the songs either. "Red Words" is a slower paced song that is really well done. I can just get lost in this song, it's beautiful.

"Charlie" is an uptempo instrumental with lots of guitar. Great tune. "At Shore" is my favourite as an acoustic guitar provides the melody in this melancholic, slow moving tune.The vocals are as usual terrific and there is some cello towards the end. "Peeping Tom" has some Fripp-like guitars in the intro, and they come and go throughout the song. Some good piano melodies as well. The final song "The Dogfather Has Entered the Lift" is a jazzy instrumental with some beautiful sax.

Such a great sounding band with that strong Scandanavian flavoure.This is a band to keep an eye on in the future and this release is easy to recommend.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Circles End, based in Kristiansand, Norway, leave no doubt about their talent and potential on this album, which sadly seems to be the last we'll hear from them -- the band's website appears not to have been updated since 2007. All the more reason to check this album out, which contains some ... (read more)

Report this review (#1259181) | Posted by pedestrian | Monday, August 25, 2014 | Review Permanlink

5 stars My son discovered this band for me last year while browsing mail-in underground metal site The End records?!After hearing few sound bites from the site,I decided to order this album.What a discovery!One of the best new artists of the new millenium and that ain't a joke.Musically,it's a mix of ... (read more)

Report this review (#102294) | Posted by ljubaspriest | Saturday, December 9, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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