On “Prospekt”, originally released in 2000, the band masters the art of hypnotism. Non stop motorik grooves, pounding, relentless, circular rhythms and spaced out jams in weird time signatures are played to the exhaustion while a late 60's/early 70's style organ and haunting violin add a krautified minimal quality to the mix, putting the listener into a trance-like state of mind, loosing the concept of time in front of such unstoppable force. Rättö’s operatic, deranged vocals are far from being discreet, yet punctual and precise, working to add more mesmerism to the formula.It’s epic. It’s glorious. And, in our humble opinion, one of the absolute best records of the 00’s.The bonus track is an almost 18 minute version of Työläisten Laulu recorded live in November 2001 and originally included on the long out of print vinyl version of the album released back in 2002.Prospekt is lavishly presented in a custom, tip-on heavy gatefold mini-LP replica of the vinyl and features the tripped out genius artwork of Musta Kirahvi. Limited to 800 copies. “Soundcheck” Recorded in Finland in October 2009, the band describes Soundcheck as “the most contemporary document possible of a Circle soundcheck/concert experience. For this concert Circle was reinforced by the guitars of J. & P. Jaaskelainen, who may be familiar to some from the ranks of Circle's brother-in-arms Pharaoh Overlord. On the album, this expanded line-up explores the experimental possibilities of concert staples Virsi and Nopeuskuningas further than possibly ever before”.Originally released as a very limited vinyl edition via the band’s own imprint Full Contact Records and instantly sold out, Soundcheck is now back to life housed in our luxurious, heavy tip-on mini-LP gatefold packaging featuring fantastic expanded photography and artwork by Jussi S. Karjalainen. Limited edition of 800 copies.
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