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Circle is a name that has been used more than once. (1) A long-lasting avant rock band from Finland, (2) a free jazz group of the 1970s, (3) a Sydney band in the 1990s, (4) by the Sydney indie electro wonderkinds who were formerly known as Opanoni and The Raindrops.

Circle (1): Formed in 1991, Circle is the most visible and prolific name in the Finnish avant-rock underground. Having survived innumerable lineup changes, the band and its founder, bassist/vocalist/guitarist Jussi Lehtisalo (Pharaoh Overlord), have constantly reinvented themselves, weaving hypnotic mantras out of exacting Krautrock beats, heavy riffs, arty noise, dark psychedlia, and soundtrack-like beauty. Hard, chilly repetition has served as the lone unifying theme throughout 15 years of experiments.

Circle (2): Formed in Sydney in 2004 under the name Opanoni and The Raindrops and released the EP ‘Stamps and Coins’ to both local and international acclaim. The EP was followed up with a fulll length album in 2006 EGBDF after which the band changed their name to Circle. Under the Circle moniker, they have release a full length album ‘Just Keep Swimming’ an EP in 2009 called Xmas Omas and their Molasses Sandwiches album in 2010. The band has been signed with MGM, Creative Vibes and most recently Monday Records.

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  • Smirnon

    madness to the max. mental release. one of the best metal records of last year. <more favorable adjectives here>

    15 Jan 6:19pm Reply
  • Mr_Everything

    Incarnation is ridiculous

    13 Jan 12:44pm Reply
  • Jonsku

    http://www.inferno.fi/uutiset/inferno-tarjoaa-kuuntele-uudet-circle-ja-falcon-levyt/

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Madame_Boshkina

    Thank you for the crazy performance in Poland! [4]

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Jonsku

    http://www.nwofhm.com/artists/circle/maxim

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • harumscarum

    anyone!!!! i'm looking for Maxim album

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • calsoon

    Thank you for the crazy performance in Poland! [3]

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Gallo88

    Thank you for the crazy performance in Poland! [2]

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MelancholicHead

    Thank you for the crazy performance in Poland!

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Greygoo

    After mostly listening to their more recent material for some time, I'm returning to the mystical hypno-trips of Pori/Prospekt/Andexelt/Taantumus. Probably the most satisfying period in their catalogue.

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Smirnon

    woah weirddddd. well, they certainly picked yet another band name that doesn't have much of a novelty factor :)

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Jonsku

    "From 1991 through 2013, Falcon operated under the name of Circle. The need for the sudden name change arises from the Circle brand's becoming somewhat of a burden due to the expectations of Ektro Records and audiences. Making music was turning into work and an obligation. The Circle brand has been leased to a group of artists, who are currently working on the next Circle album. The full-lengths of both Falcon (ex-Circle) and Circle will be released later this autumn. The current plan is that the lease contract dissolves by the end of 2013 and the Circle brand will be returned to Falcon, who then may continue under the name Circle (ex-Falcon). All Circle concerts booked for 2013 will be performed by Circle's long standing line-up: Mika Rättö, Janne Westerlund, Jussi Lehtisalo, Tomi Leppänen, Pekka Jääskeläinen, Julius Jääskeläinen, Tuomas Laurila." Jussi Lehtisalo / Falcon (ex-Circle)

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Jonsku

    https://soundcloud.com/ektrorecords/falcon-ex-circle-beer-and-ribs Falcon (ex-Circle) kicks off by whacking on the table the hit single Beer and Ribs. Strongly influenced by AOR and soft rock, this catchy rocker knocks on the doors of shady radio playlist cabinets. The lowest common denominators and the hottest rock and roll clichés launch Falcon (ex-Circle) as the rock heaven's wildest new name, whose success story is just waiting to be written down. Slashing riffs, speeding synths, motorik beats and soulful vocals are combined with the dazzling vision and flair of these experienced rock veterans.

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • cut_your_ribbon

    That Six Day Run soundtrack LP is so goddamn awesome.

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Smirnon

    jammin' the shit out of this band once again. both Prospekt and Rakennus are on constant repeat in my car and Six Day Run hasn't left my turntable for a week. speed-kraut hypno-rock finest hour(s)

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • dadababa

    KIRKLE!

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • Stonebearer

    http://www.last.fm/group/L%C3%A4j%C3%A4+%C3%84ij%C3%A4l%C3%A4 ugh!

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • instinkst

    ho ho ho

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • otsukaretimu

    Found a copy of Forest on LP and it hasn't left the turntable for a week. So good.

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Osteoperosis

    f i n l a n d

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
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