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Begun in 1995 by Jean-Paul Antelmi of France, the project ‘Tribe of Circle’ has evolved through a dark ambient to martial neofolk genre but has remained a dedicated vehicle for the artist’s very personal and introspective concepts. Antelmi provokes the listener to think and feel and realise their own interpretation of the music.

On the latest album - Children of a Weakened God - Antelmi continues to address a common theme of secular humanism, invoking ideals that transcend physical reality. The profoundly disturbing L’Une Ou L’Autre De Nos Failles (One or the other of our weaknesses) is an exemplary artistic interpretation of humanity’s decline in the face of unstoppable industrial progress.

Woven together with incredible complexity are movie soundbites, ethereal female laments, forceful, bombastic percussion sets, the spoken word, (for example the dramatic medieval poem “Ballade des Pendus”, superbly orated by Léo Ferré on the track Frères Humains…Frères Ennemis) and unusual instruments such as the cornemuse (French bagpipe) amongst other things, to make truly powerful compositions.


2000: Rien Ne Disparait Jamais Vraiment - Released on Athanor
2001: Altered States (7 “) - Released on Hau Ruck!
2001: The Advent of Redemption (Hau Ruck!)
2006: Children OF A Weakened God (Hau Ruck!)

Written by user Sgathaich in a former lastfm life, October 2006


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  • Arkandast

    "The Advent of Redemption" пожалуй этот альбом больше понравился. Особенно те мелодии с хоралом.

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Hari_Maia

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • stoleti


    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • TwiceAtGloaming

    really interesting project. I like it.

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • AMDA

    Tabula Rasa is a great martial song

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • GhostlyFreedom

    "Children Of A Weakened God" - это нечто! Настоящее произведение искусства. Испытал что-то похожее на шок, при прослушивании.

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • PolskaBabaJaga

    Amazing project, which my stupid ass overlooked for some reason...

    14 Mar 2011 Reply
  • the_mazzatello

    I discovered ToC only recently and this project is already becoming one of my all time favorites. I bought those 3 masterpieces all in one go. Jean-Paul Antelmi is a consistently impressive artist imo.

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ven1st

    amazing military ambient!!!

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • yulenjka


    14 May 2010 Reply
  • Smirnon

    looks a lot like that Desiderii Marginis pic that also never seems to kick it

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Jotsko

    Get rid of that faded image.

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • logicalsuicide

    "Particularly love how he uses Léo Ferré's recitation of Ballade des Perdus in 'Frères Humains...Frères Ennemis'." The initial author is François Villon, a medieval poet.

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • aethernaut

    Hey Sgathaich ;) My favourite track from Children Of A Weakened God is L'Une Ou L'Autre De Nos Failles. It's gradual escalation to almost ecstatic intensity is sending chills down my spine every single time I listen to it.

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • aethernaut

    Children Of A Weakened God is a masterpiece.

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • MegazoicWizard

    Magnificent in the truest sense.

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Carbonfucked

    TOC is amazing stuff. Reminds me In Slaughter Natives.

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Thagoth


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