Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Circulus "Clocks Are Like People" 2006

Looking as though they've been dreamed up by English Heritage as a fine example of Ye Olde Merry England, Circulus are folk revivalists in the most kitsch sense of the word.

With one foot in the rock-folk fusion of the 1970s, and the other firmly in Renaissance England, second album Clocks Are Like People marries fat Moog synthisers with blended flutes and baroque guitars to produce a record that sounds suspiciously like a Morris dance given a prog-rock makeover.

This album is less twee and more psychedelic than its predesescor, and while, with its stirring pipes and ersatz feel is often patently absurd, it also contains some lovely pastoral moments, notably the mournful, autumnal flavours of To the Fields. Still as mad as frogs, however, and likely to send purists running to the hills.

Michael Tyack: vocals, guitars, saz, cittern
Lo Polidoro: vocals
Sam Kelly: drums, vocals
Ollie Parfitt: moog, synthesizers
George Parfitt: bass
Will Summers: flutes, recorders, crumhorn, shawm
Victor Hugo Llamas: bongos, percussion

5 Comments:

Blogger newelectricmuse said...

Great band - sort of like a more psychedelic and rocky Gryphon. Excellent live - fun to watch and mad too!
Newelectricmuse

07 December, 2006 05:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. Excellent stuff - check out the previous album "The Lick On The Tip Of An Envelope Yet To Be Sent" and also the bands promo vids and live stuff on You Tube.....

A.L.F.R.

07 December, 2006 20:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I am looking forward to hearing this, it's a new release that is by no means out of print or difficult to obtain (unlike the majority of your postings).

Hope I like it enough to buy it...but in any event posting it in its entirety doesn't seem like a cool thing to do. If I was in the band I would not be happy about this posting.

- a somewhat-conflicted musician/downloader/fan

08 December, 2006 16:11  
Anonymous SCION said...

Nice new band - has some Jethro Tull influences that are very obvious. Good musicians. A cut above most of the modern pure dreck that has become the rock/folk scene.
Thanks Lizardson!

07 January, 2007 02:46  
Blogger Webrarian said...

Download link appears to be broken, Oct 2008 :-(

18 October, 2008 03:12  

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