The true renegades of Finland's musical underground are back with a vengeance after more than two years of hibernation: formed 1991 in the two horse town of Pori, Circle are regarded the most prolific band of their Baltic country. Even in the twentieth year of their existence they maintain their ability to surprise, and even more so, to confuse: next to releases galore on several micro labels highlighting such diverse styles as krautrock, mathrock, hardrock, hardcore punk and even dark ambient, their own feature film, countless musical side and solo projects like Aavikko, Pharaoh Overlord, Rättö Ja Lehtisalo... and collaborations with legendary types (Faust, Sunburned Hand of the Man and Bruce Duff), the members are also engaged in non-musical activities like writing, acting and visual art.

While their restlessness already might raise some interest, there is nothing compared to seeing the band in concert: it's an hypnotic, trance-like experience mixed with theatrical elements and probably the most off-beat sense of humor currently available in the live circuit.

"One of the best concerts I saw let's say the last 10 years...and I sincerely think they are the best band active now. Such a big palette. (it reminded me simultaneously to Led Zeppelin, Sabbath, Hawkwind, Can, Flamenco, Magma, Nusrat Fati Ali Kahn, Lordi, Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Dunaj, Naked City, Funkadelic Maggot Brain and Circle.)"
Tom de Weerdt, Lowlands, Belgium

Circle on My Space
Circle Website


Jamming since 2003, in various settings, at various events and parties, under the influence of various psychedelic additives, if you can dig it.. always improvising and having lots of great fun!

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