Circle Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
90s, Finnish and very prog rock, Circle were famous for trying on a hybrid of genres over a slew of 7" releases and full lengths. 'Surface' shows the band five years into their existence, performing live at Pakkahuone, Tampere. The whole thing is kicked off with a cover of a Hank Williams song, if you want to know how much this band plumb the depths.
You can count on Finland’s Circle to provide the goods, always pulling together the finest and weirdest bits of rock etc. history into their (surprisingly cohesive) whole. Terminal is full of proggy flair, krautrock space-power, psychedelic flavour, heavy metal heft and much else besides, making for a dense and wonderful sound. Out on Southern Lord.
- Vinyl LP (LORD235LP)
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New single from the heavy Finnish experimental rock band Circle. As ever, the band have redesigned their theatrical appearance and aesthetic for a new album cycle, as can be glimpsed on the sleeve art to Kummitus. The two tracks here dramatically engage with both old-school rock / metal and stranger modern touches. 7” on Ektro.
Three Finnish sound artists working together on one album: watch out, you know what those Finns are like! In fact though, Sakset play songs, with melodies(!), even if their music is heavy with rough electronic textures and dark reverbs. Lahja is the band’s debut album, and what a striking album it is too. Out on Ektro.
Full Contact/Ektro reissue an early release from Finnish experimental metal collective Circle. Pori is the name of the album, and the band’s hometown, and shows a slightly more civilized side of the group. The focus here is on ambient textures and incorporating electronic elements into the heavy prog sound. This release has been out of print for a long time now, so good job guys.
Famed avant-Finns Circle have been side-projecting as Pharaoh Overlord for fifteen years now. Here they decide to muddle and confuse the boundaries by releasing an album named Pharaoh Overlord... Whatever the moniker, the sound is a wonderfully ritualistic sounding heavy experimental rock. Out on the Ektro label as CD or LP.
Finnish avant-garde New-wave heavy metallers Circle have released an ice-topped mountain of work over their two-decade career. With metal, jazz and easy listening moments, it’s an exploration of schizophrenia for those who fancy trying it. This live recording, taken from their 2014 European tour, is a treat for fans who rarely get a chance to see the Nordic rockers in the UK.
Circle originally released the tunes being re-released on 7" by Ektro in the early 90s, back when their Finnish brand of hypno-rock was there to daze and confuse audiences and offer them a slice of abstract wonder. They're back now for all to hear, including 'Silver', with its relentless guitar motifs and punk spitting vibe.
Well known for being one of prog-rock's weirdest and most versatile acts, accepting a plethora of genres into their hearts record-to-record (from psych, kraut-informed electronic and even black metal at one point), Circle were mostly known for being experts of hypnosis, making songs out of long-winded, ever-repeating riffs and punishing instrumentation. 'Point' is one of their early 7" releases, and now gets a reissue via Ektro.
Full Contact continues to celebrate the hypno rock of Circle, a proudly avant-garde, gleefully jammy band from Finland who were prolific in the early 90s. 'DNA / Independence' is one of three 7" records initially released in this time, brought back so all can hear the band's mesmerizing, unwavering riffs and often speculated made-up languages.
- Vinyl Double LP (SIGE020)
Circle are a Finnish experimental rock band: so experimental in fact that they have ventured to collaborate with artist Mika Taanila in order to create an honest-to-god audio-visual theatrically-performed rock opera. Ssseeennnssseeesss is a recording of the live premiere of said show, and it incorporates a very wide variety of musical styles. Enticing, no?
Death metal played so fast and repetitive it takes on psychedelic properties. The rejigged Circle lineup has enough vast downtuned riffs and tortured vocals to satisfy metallers, whilst the punishing structures and strange textures will keep Kevin Drumm fans satisfied. Vinyl LP and CD from the reliably brutal Ektro Records.
Here’s a reissue of the fourth album from the heavy Finnish experimental rock band Circle, put back into print twenty years after initial release. Fraten is a double LP, and it fills its space by simultaneously engaging with both old-school proggy hard rock and shiny new krautrock minimalism. The tightly pulsing Fraten is one of the high points of Circle’s career, so get stuck in! Edition of 500 double LPs on Ektro.
Starting off as a more conventionally prog rock outfit with elements of repetitious psych brainwashing, Circle eventually turned into any genre they could find the recipe to, trying out krautrock and metal and many, many more. 'Hissi' is one of their most supremely baffling records, comprised of pantomime instrumentation and ambient soundscapes instead of all that overt guitar rockin' nonsense.
Finnish experimenters Circle have dabbled in every possible form of heavy and avant-garde music. On Miljard they explore ambient and kosmische textures formed from improvisation and dense keyboard playing. But do not fear, the krautrock structures and dedication to free-form playing are still present. This is drone music for metalheads. Available on very limited triple vinyl LP.
The first ever album from Circle, which forced the world to take note of their heavily driving Finnish krautrock sound. Meronia was first released in 1994, and consequently lasts for an hour and a quarter. You can pick up the CD or the vinyl version, although be aware that only vinyl-getters will hear the last bonus track… Joint release by Ektro, Full Contact and Svart.
Double LP reissue of the Finnish band Circle’s album Hollywood. Their most metal album with vocals from Bruce Duff as well as the usual crowd of Janne Westerlund. Jussi Lehtisalo, Tomi Leppänen and Mika Rättö. Featuring two tracks from Earthworm also. The real question is why is Circle such a popular band name? Vinyl.