Header

CIRCUS OF SOUND

Ohm

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Ohm Circus of Sound album cover
3.58 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy OHM Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Fun House
2. System Of A Clown
3. Photograph
4. Circus Of Sound
5. Point Omega
6. Abracadabra
7. The Shortest Straw
8. The Black Hand
9. You Don't Know
10. Steps From Home
11. Mr. Brown
12. DD214
13. Leap Of Faith
14. Pan's Plan

Lyrics

Search OHM Circus of Sound lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search OHM Circus of Sound tabs

Line-up / Musicians


- Chris Poland / guitars
- Robby Pagliari / bass
- Joel Taylor / drums on tracks 1-3
- Frank Briggs / drums on tracks 4-7
- Kofi Baker / drums on tracks 8-14

Releases information

CD (2008)

Thanks to TheProgtologist for the addition
Edit this entry

OHM MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy OHM Circus of Sound Music


Amino Acid FlashbackAmino Acid Flashback
Blacknote Records 2005
Audio CD$9.33
$5.55 (used)
OhmOhm
Storming the Base 2013
Audio CD$9.64
$9.64 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
11.000 Ohm! - Suck Me Plasma Compilation - RARE 1997 Germany IMPORT 2xCD US $22.49 Buy It Now 2h 42m
X-Tatic / Soul Searchers / Capricorn / Ohm RARE Techno Acid 1993 CD MINT LISTEN US $9.74 Buy It Now 6h 13m
EX-/EX !! Ohm/O2/1997 LP/USA Issue US $35.88 Buy It Now 9h 28m
TELESMA - OHM NEW CD US $26.52 Buy It Now 12h 35m
OHM: - Tsunami Jams (Chris Poland,Vai,Satriani,Gilbert,Howe,Holdsworth,Govan) US $7.98 [0 bids]
13h 3m
YO LA TENGO Ohm triple 12" records shower curtain pak - new LIMITED EDITION US $23.99 Buy It Now 16h 42m
Daniel John Ohm picture sleeve single - Rescue Me / There Aint No Better US $8.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Harry Manx - Om Suite Ohm CD US $22.76 Buy It Now 1 day
OHM BOYS Thinking of You 12" white label Sound Clip in Listing US $17.13 Buy It Now 1 day
Hypernature - Kaos - OHM LISTEN US $8.14 Buy It Now 1 day
Ajax Aphrodite EP CD ohm over Once In A While RARE OOP US $3.99 Buy It Now 1 day
YO LA TENGO: Ohm 12 (3 12" singles in PVC sleeve, w/ download) Rock US $35.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Ohm - Amino Acid Flashback NEW CD US $21.04 Buy It Now 1 day
COCKTAIL & LOUNGE IRMA OHM GURU MONTEFIORI 20 TR 2 CD'S US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
OHM ACOUSTICS ULTRA ANALOG stereo imaging demonstration LP Mint- Audiophile USA US $32.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Ohm Guru Echo cd US $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Derrick Carter & Mark Farina Live At Ohm Deep House US $25.00 [0 bids]
US $35.00 Buy It Now
2 days
HORSE LATITUDES - Black Soil LP - MINT Dark doom Ohm Fleshpress US $16.31 [0 bids]
2 days
V/A London Street Jazz: 21 Years Of Acid Jazz Records Brand New Heavies Ohm US $14.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Visitor [Digipak] by Simm (CD, Nov-2013, Ohm Resistance) US $14.10 Buy It Now 2 days
Schubart/Streicher - Schubart & Streicher Piano Works OHM-Kuhnie*Chris [CD New] US $21.04 Buy It Now 2 days
Life In Balance - Om To Ohm [CD New] US $17.57 Buy It Now 2 days
LIFE IN BALANCE - OM TO OHM NEW CD US $23.23 Buy It Now 2 days
UNITED FRONT ohm: unit of resistance LP VG+ RPM 2 Vinyl 1981 Record US $22.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Ohm - Amino Acid Flashback CD US $17.20 Buy It Now 3 days
Life In Balance - Om To Ohm CD US $19.57 Buy It Now 3 days
Kina Grannis - Stairwells [Deluxe Edition] - OHM00115 US $18.68 Buy It Now 3 days
OHM - AMINO ACID FLASHBACK NEW CD US $19.92 Buy It Now 3 days
OHM - THE SISTERS OF MERCY - A REAL CD - SEALED NEVER OPEN US $25.00 Buy It Now 3 days
GRANNIS KINA - ELEMENTS - OHM001171 US $17.00 Buy It Now 3 days
YO LA TENGO ohm 3xLP(12") SEALED matador 2013 tri-color covers New US $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Butch Walker & Black Widows - I Liked It Better When You Had - OHM1012 US $18.07 Buy It Now 3 days
The Young Veins - Take A Vacation! - OHM1032X US $18.12 Buy It Now 3 days
Yo La Tengo [3 x 12"] OHM *SEALED* [Matador; OLE 1043-1] (w/ MP3) US $26.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Ohm Guru Presents:Future Sound Of Italy BREAKS IRMA 2LP US $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
MELTIN'POT OHM GURU RODRIGUEZ JESTOFUNK GAZZARA IRMA CD US $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Dragons(CD Single)Condition-OHM-OHM002CD-New US $2.43 Buy It Now 4 days
Dragons(CD Single Promo)Here Are The Roses-Ohm- US $4.06 Buy It Now 4 days
HARRY MANX**OM SUITE OHM**CD US $17.35 Buy It Now 4 days
Schubart Streicher Ohm Kuhnle - Schubart & Streicher Piano Works CD US $24.46 Buy It Now 4 days
Dragons(CD Single Promo)Here Are The Roses-Ohm- US $4.39 Buy It Now 5 days
Dragons(CD Single)Condition-OHM-OHM002CD-New US $2.69 Buy It Now 5 days
OHM "Strapanoid" Still Sealed 7 Track Full Length CD US $11.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Vali Ohm - 3000 Light Years CD Featuring Nick Turner of Hawkwind - Space Rock US $4.89 [1 bids]
5 days
There's No Place Like Ohm, Vol. 2: Music & Sounds of the Earth [Digipak] by... US $15.00 [0 bids]
5 days
ECHO-Ohm Guru-Downtempo/Trip Hop/Nu Sound-NEW CD US $17.99 Buy It Now 5 days
GATOR BAIT TEN Harvester LP NEW VINYL Ohm Resistance Blood Of Heroes Godflesh US $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Bill Laswell Asana OHM Shanti CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980 - 3 CD Set Mint #DK39 US $61.75 Buy It Now 6 days
Dust - Room music Ohm Guru Electronic ambient IRMA US $14.99 Buy It Now 6 days
OHM G/VARIOUS - Atzaro Ibiza: Soundscapes Volume 4 - mixed 2xCD US $24.94 Buy It Now 6 days
Warrior - Who's Hustlin' Who HIP HOP 12" Single Vinyl 2002 OHM Music US $6.89 Buy It Now 6 days
Zz/Various Artists - Ohm Early Gurus Of Electronic (2000) - Used - Compact US $34.98 Buy It Now 6 days
Yo La Tengo - Ohm - 1 Track Promo CD (B20) US $4.88 Buy It Now 7 days
Ohm Guru-CINEMA-Downtempo/Trip Hop/Nu Sound-NEW CD US $14.99 Buy It Now 7 days
CAFE aperitivo - Italian awakings - Japan CD OHM GURU LTJ X-PERIENCE OHM GURU US $14.24 Buy It Now 7 days
noninductive resistance/5w 0.22 Ohm/20 pcs US $6.50 Buy It Now 8 days
Asana OHM Shanti Vol 4 US $9.00 Buy It Now 8 days
(EN858) Yo La Tengo, OHM - 2013 DJ CD US $3.25 Buy It Now 8 days
DStar(12"Vinyl)Evilution/Power Struck-Ohm Resistance-18K OHM-VG/VG US $6.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Accela & Process(12"Vinyl)Ohmwreckers Resculpted Part 2-Ohm Resistance-14K OHM-V US $6.99 Buy It Now 8 days
OHM-AMINO ACID FLASHBACK CD NEW US $16.65 Buy It Now 8 days
OHM GURU-The groove improver-IRMA-background music-2LP US $33.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Ohm Tuboda CD US $9.31 Buy It Now 8 days
HARRY MANX - OM SUITE OHM - NEW CD US $14.23 Buy It Now 9 days
Ohm - Amino Acid Flashback [CD New] US $13.21 Buy It Now 9 days
ASANA - ASANA OHM SHANTI - NEW CD US $10.90 Buy It Now 9 days
Bill Laswell - Asana Ohm Shanti [CD New] US $13.88 Buy It Now 9 days
BILL LASWELL - ASANA OHM SHANTI NEW CD US $20.65 Buy It Now 9 days
(EF455) Yo La Tengo, OHM - 2013 DJ CD US $4.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Om Suite Ohm US $21.91 Buy It Now 10 days
Visaton K 36 Wp Miniatur Haut-Parleur 50 Ohm US $8.47 Buy It Now 10 days
VARIOUS - Electr-ohm Compilation Vol 1 - unmixed CD US $13.03 Buy It Now 10 days
CHROME MOLLY i want to find out 7" b/w too far gone (ohm12) pic slv uk powerstat US $8.14 Buy It Now 10 days
DANIEL JOHN OHM Love Me Like 1989 GERMANY CD single US $14.45 Buy It Now 10 days
OHM SQUARE - Taking Shape - CD US $25.69 Buy It Now 10 days
OHM SQUARE - TAKING SHAPE [DIGIPAK] * - NEW CD US $12.86 Buy It Now 10 days
Various : 5000 Ohm! Compilation (1994) (2CDs) US $10.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Chrome Molly I Want To Find Out UK 7" vinyl single record OHM12 US $20.71 Buy It Now 11 days
Chrome Molly 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) I Want To Find Out UK OHM12T US $14.99 Buy It Now 11 days
7000 Ohm 1995 IMPORT 2CD MINT Trance / L.S.G. / Q. Bass US $9.09 Buy It Now 11 days
Ohm - Circus Of Sound [CD New] US $16.85 Buy It Now 11 days
OHM: - Amino Acid Flashback 2005 PROMO CD Chris Poland Prog Rock Metal US $6.99 Buy It Now 11 days
OHM - CIRCUS OF SOUND NEW CD US $23.23 Buy It Now 11 days
There's No Place Like Ohm Vol. 2, , Good Single US $84.11 Buy It Now 11 days
Hyper Nature In Memory of the Ritual CD 1991 Telegram Records, Ohm 1 US $3.44 Buy It Now 11 days
There's No Place Like Ohm, , Good Original recording remastered, E US $37.30 Buy It Now 11 days
OHM CD & DVD BOX & BOX SET Early Gurus of Electronic Music - Ellipsis Arts US $59.75 Buy It Now 11 days
OHM The black river 7" ORANGE INDIE US $3.25 Buy It Now 12 days
OHM - AMINO ACID FLASHBACK - ROT3024CD US $20.98 Buy It Now 12 days
VALI OHM - 3000 LIGHT YEARS - CSK326CD US $14.94 Buy It Now 12 days
OHM AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKERS-Lot of 2 vintage adverts US $4.88 Buy It Now 12 days
D Star - Evilution - Ohm Resistance - 2005 #165806 US $4.88 Buy It Now 12 days
Accela - Lost Highway - Ohm Resistance - 2003 #96822 US $4.88 Buy It Now 12 days
Gutter (C.A.B.L.E Remix) - Ohm Resistance #277856 US $4.88 Buy It Now 12 days
OHM THE BLACK RIVER ORANG VINYL 7" RARE METAL 2002 US $9.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Gzr - Ohm Work [CD New] US $10.24 Buy It Now 12 days
Yo La Tengo OHM 3x12" vinyl + mp3 download limited edition new US $33.98 Buy It Now 12 days
VARIOUS ARTISTS-Future Sound of Italy-OHM GURU-ELECTRONIC-IRMA-NEW CD US $18.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Yo La Tengo "Ohm" 12" Vinyl Single Limited Edition Fade Mayador US $25.00 Buy It Now 12 days

More places to buy OHM music online Buy OHM & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for OHM DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

OHM Circus of Sound ratings distribution


3.58
(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
50%
Good, but non-essential (30%)
30%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

OHM Circus of Sound reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Negoba
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Pour a Little More Rock in that Fusion Stew

Ohm: is one of, if not THE, best modern jazz fusion outfit in America right now. The band actually has roots to the late 70's when Chris Poland, Rob Pagliari, Gar and Stu Samuelson played in a L.A. fusion group called the New Yorkers. They were considered a group of prodigies at the time and in the early 80's Gar and then Poland were tapped for the first incarnation of Megadeth. Years later, following rehab and around the time of best friend Gar's death, Poland decided to return to his roots with Rob Pagliari resulting in the amazing Ohm:. Several drummers have rotated through the group, most notably Ginger Baker's son Kofi, who plays on the second half of the disc here, Circus of Sound.

Where the songs on their debut disc had been incubating and maturing live for a very long time, tracks for subsequent albums have been written and recorded with more spontaneity. Amino Acid Flashback sees the band in a softer jazz vein than the debut, and 2008's Circus of Sound moves the other direction, cranking the distortion a little, and rocking a bit harder. This is sure to please fans who came via the Poland / Megadeth connection as this disc is the closest of the three to sounding like Joe Satriani. At the same time, as the album moves through three different drummers, it also settles back toward jazzier beats and the sound that Ohm: fans have become accustomed to.

After almost wearing the debut disc out, I was a little unsure about this one at first. The compositions aren't quite as developed on a few songs (more jamming), and some of the drumming is a little more straight (rock) than complex (jazz). The spotlight is even more firmly on Poland than ever, not that he doesn't earn it. In fact, he plays like a demon. His huge palette of tones, courtesy of an amazing touch and enormous rack, is on display though his core soloing tone sounds a little more like a guitar and less like a sax / keyboard as it does on earlier albums. Poland's trademarks are smooth-as-silk speed legato runs, unparalleled articulation including microtonal bending, and very individual note choice and phrasing. His playing continues to improve and his work on this record may well be his best.

Despite 53 minutes and 14 songs, the album never gets stale. The music actually spans fairly widely from aggression to tenderness to funky fun. The compositions continue to be very good, and there is no doubt this is a band, not just a solo artist. Pagliari's fretless acrobatics are excellent as always, and he incorporates more effects this time around, including wah. The three drummers are all excellent, with Kofi Baker not surprisingly sounding the most at home with the trio. At the same time, both Joel Taylor and Frank Briggs are seasoned veterans and contribute their own color (Taylor's is more in the pocket rock, while Briggs more acrobatic and funky).

After giving this disc the repeated listens it deserves, I like it very much, and I'm very appreciative that the band was able to produce three albums that simultaneously have a unified sound between then and still each have their own distinct flavoring. I actually gave this album 5 stars at first but over time I've found myself reaching for the debut album much more often. Its compositions are just a little more robust, and the record a bit more band oriented. Still, this record is excellent and highly recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Negoba (BETA) | Report this review (#215489) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
3 stars Circus of Sound is a good modern fusion album. The short pieces focus on melody and on the amazing shredding by Chris Poland (axe-man on two Megadeth albums). The guitar is fluid with that typical sharp metal distortion that you sure know from playing air-guitar to metal solos. For an excellent comprehensive history of this band I can only point to Negoba's review of this same album.

Due to the focus on melody, my enjoyment of each track depends highly of the appeal that the provided leads and grooves have on me. And as can be expected, one piece works better then the other. Photograph is one that does affect me less then say Fun House or System Of A Clown. But there are highlights throughout, The Black Hand is an excellent track that depends a bit less on the guitar soloing and brings the remarkable bass and drum work to the fore.

Overall the approach stays the same for all tracks and it brings down the average level. It is a good album in the contemporary fusion scene but I rounded down to 3 stars because of its dominating focus on shredding (great as it is though) and its repetitive approach. Depending of your affinities with the genre, this is of course something that might displease you less then it does for me.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Bonnek (BETA) | Report this review (#254075) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, December 03, 2009

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of OHM "Circus of Sound"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.41 seconds