Six Day Run soundtrack LP
A soundtrack for the short film about one of the most extreme individual endurance sports dating back to to the 1870s. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible on a one-mile paved loop in a park.
The film was shot during The Self-Transcendence Six Day Race in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, New York City between April 22-28, 2012.
Music by Circle.
Circle - Day Four by Ektro Records
Coming soon from Ektro Records
Panic coming soon on vinyl
This time these experimental veterans study the both ends of the previously unheard static / hyper-active scale. Soundwise they have clearly proceeded to the 21st century, jumping from limpid synthesizer soundscapes to wall-smashing "speed-kraut" bursts. The triptych construction of the album along with the cover art that portrays war and street riots raise various associations on the history and the current state of Western civilization.
Panic was originally released on CD in 2007.
Circle - Feed My Rabbit by Ektro Records
Circle - Pigs in the Paper by Ektro Records
Coming soon from Ektro Records
Ektro records is currently taking pre-orders for two new Circle t-shirts that are due to arrive on March 28.
Circle’s Suur-Pori ("Expanded Pori") is a live soundtrack to Mika Taanila's silent film triptych Pori (1998). This performance took place in Pori on November 18, 2011 at Valopiha of Porin Puuvilla. The show featured the band’s baroquesque seven-piece line-up, some very loud moments plus an expanded version of the film with eight 16mm film projectors.
Circle: Suur-Pori, C89, RUT-006, hand numbered edition of 200.
Available from Ektro Records
Golem / Vesiliirto CD out soon
Circle boldly unroll their experimental rock balancing on the edge of everything imaginable. The combination of the crunch of tectonic plates with insane epic improvisations and exhausting repetitiveness on the live album Golem poses questions the listener alone can answer and be impressed of. Mika Rättö squeals like he'd gone mad while the deranged band grinds itself up from the depths. The studio album Vesiliirto seems to strangely drag forward in a sped up universe, where uppers are downers and the dragging are humming bird's wing beats. The album presents remarkable moments for receptive ears from one of Circle's most prolific eras.
Golem/Vesiliirto was first released by Kevyt Nostalgia and Super Metsä as a double vinyl in 2004. The live part was recorded in Semifinal (Helsinki) November 2, 2003. This double CD version contains over 35 minutes of bonus material!
Circle - Tuliset miekat käsissä by Ektro Records
Circle - Korahteleva haapa by Ektro Records
The Golem / Vesiliirto 2CD will be released on February 8 by Ektro Records. Ektro is taking preorders now.
Six Day Run
Six Day Run, a new short film by Mika Taanila, is scheduled to premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam this month. Circle provided four brand new tracks for the film's soundtrack.
More information about the film
Manner coming soon on CD
End of Time 7" coming soon
There are quite a few masterpieces in the world and one of them is the magnificent album Fun at the Funeral by Jesters of Destiny. It was released in 1986, but it has never received the attention it deserves. The album is so timeless it is in its own league, full of brilliant heavy-metal tracks with a hint of psychedelia, punk and avantgarde. Jesters of Destiny is one of the bands that have inspired Circle the most. Circle honors the masterpiece of psychedelic heavy metal by performing two classic songs (End of Time, God Told Me to) from the album. On this record Circle's line-up includes the original Jesters Bruce Duff and Ray Violet! LONG LIVE JESTERS OF DESTINY! Limited to 500 copies!
Circle - God Told Me to by Ektro Records
COMING SOON, pre-order available now from Ektro Records
New Kuusumun Profeetta album
Janne Westerlund's solo album
Circle guitarist Janne Westerlund has a solo album coming up in September on 9pm Records.
Hissi and Fraten soon available again
Ektro Records continues its ongoing series of Circle re-releases by rescuing Hissi (1996) and Fraten (1997) out of their sold-out oblivion. The release date for these two re-mastered CD releases is September 7. Ektro Records is accepting pre-orders now!
Ps. Jussi Lehtisalo's metal band Arkhamin Kirjasto is releasing its debut full length album Torches Ablaze on the same day, also on Ektro Records.
Circle - Kuivaamo by Ektro Records
Circle - Glanu by Ektro Records
Circle - Korko by Ektro Records
Circle - Hissi by Ektro Records
Forest LP re-release
Re-released and remastered, the legendary second album from 1996 captures Circle roaming the deep waters of monotonic ritual and manic psychedelia. The album marked the end of an era culminating their epic occult rock and roll. Zopalki offers a penetrating glimpse into a time forever lost, but whose presence can still be perceived.
CD out soon on Ektro Records. 2LP to be released later by Full Contact and Svart Records.
Circle - Brilliant Colours For Bright Ideas by Ektro Records
Circle - Ompatitions by Ektro Records
Split Cranium is a new band featuring Circle's Jussi Lehtisalo and Aaron Turner of Isis. Listen to song Tiny me on Pitchfork. Split Cranium's debut album will be realeased by Hydra Head on March 20.
This titillating live spectacle of Circle was multitracked at the reputed rock venue The Croft, Bristol, during their United Kingdom tour in fall 2011. Here Circle gives us a one hour rumble of old and new songs, a brisk illustration of the adult-oriented avantgarde music that they have lately been involved in. Also this is a tasty introduction for their next studio album Manner which will be released by the American label Hydra Head Records on the 21st of April, Record Store Day.
Serpent out soon on CD on Ektro Records. Pre-order now!
Circle - New Fantasy (live) by Ektro Records
Circle - Saturnus Reality (live) by Ektro Records
Ps. Pharaoh Overlord, Circle's brother-in-arms, also has a new studio album coming out on Ektro Records.