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Circus 2000


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.29 | 48 ratings

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4 stars This is a strange album. The main reason is that it bears very few similarities with other releases of Italian rock during the late 60's and early 70's. I always connected the sound of Circus 2000 with other bands like Analogy, Sandrose, Julian's Treatment, Babe Ruth and Earth And Fire (two first albums only). The sound in their debut reminds of Jefferson Airplane and Curved Air. All songs are written on the wonderful voice of Silvana Aliotta. She sounds like Grace Slick, Sonja Christina and Jerney Kaagman, but there is something original about Aliotta and Circus 2000. Their music and lyrics have a deep occult element, mainly in songs like "Must Walk Forever", "Sun Will Shine", and "I Am The Witch". The album is 70% psychedelic and 30% prog, a proportion which changed towards prog in their second release. The most psychedelic moment here is "Magic Bean", "The Lord, He Has No Hands" is the most fuzzy, and "Try To Live" the most jazzy.

All songs are short (none above 4 minutes), and their structure is rather simple, reminding of east coast '66-69 psychedelic rock. A real classic, a wonderful debut, and an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.

DeKay | 4/5 |


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