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Circle

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.00 | 3 ratings

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Mortte
4 stars This album has a lot in common as the great "Rautatie"album. Itīs more versatile than "Rautatie" including almost all the styles of Circle, but maybe also little more mediocre with few weaker songs. Thatīs the reason I gave it only four stars. Originally album was released only in vinyl in 2012 in the US, but Ektro released it as cd next year.

Like in Rautatie, "Lintu Joe" starts album very heavy way. Mika is singing in it very dramatic way as he mostly sings. Also the next song is the only song in this album sung by Janne. Itīs little bit mediocre straightforward heavy piece "Blue King". Next is Circle`s softer version from Brian Enoīs "Here Come the Warm Jets". Itīs double the longer, but carries well when growing begin to end. "New Fantasy" is one of the greatest Circle songs. It starts in the same ethereal atmospehere as the previos song and Mikaīs singing some strange language. In the middle of the song comes chorus, thatīs really beautiful and bombastic. Mika changes language to Finnish, but itīs still hard to understand because of heīs style. If all the songs in this album had been as great, this definitely would have been the greatest Circle-album! Anyway "Mustaa Kultaa" is again straighforward heavy piece with beautiful, high and two parts singing. The ending "Potero" is also one of the albums highlights. Even itīs long, its psychedelic melody carries to the end.

This album is highly recommended to someone who hasnīt heard any Circle-albums. Itīs the most easylistening Circle-album, but after all really great. At the moment, when Mika Rättöīs interest seem to be more to moviemaking than musicmaking, I really hope Circle-saga isnīt over and we can enjoy a lot more Circle-albums in the future.

Mortte | 4/5 |

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