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Circles "More Circles" [CD]

価格: 2,277円 (税込)
Label: Mental Experience - MENT002CD

現在も変わらないペースにてどマイナー且つ高内容な激レア物件を拾うスペインMental Experienceのカタログ第一弾に選ばれたのがこのユニット。Cluster、Harmoniaの要素を受け継ぎつつ、更に実験色を強くしたクラウトロックや電子音楽の制作に勤しんだDierk Leitert & Mike BohrmannからなるドイツのコンビCirclesの1984年2nd [More Circles]。活動した時期がNurse With WoundやThrobbing Gristle、Ilitch等と被る為、その辺りにも類似する実験色が強いユニークなグループ。1stに比べるとかなりミニマルに纏められた感じがあり、よりアンビエント色強めに、また古典的なジャーマン・エクスペリメンタル/エレクトロニクスな要素が際立っています。1stと合わせてマスト。





In the late 1970s and through the 1980s there was a lot happening on the German "post Krautrock underground" that few people knew about, lots of independent artists doing their own thing, either via small labels or doing it themselves. Circles were one of these bands.

Based on the Frankfurt suburbs, they consisted of the multi-instrumental duo of Dierk Leitert (synthesizer, sequencer, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, flute) and Mike Bohrmann (guitars, bass, synthesizer) plus a few collaborators. Carrying the torch of 70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia or Liliental into the 80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch and Nurse With Wound so you can also expect some similarities on their music.

“More Circles” was their second album, released in 1984 as a private pressing on their tiny Einhorn label. Experimental krautrock with lots of psychedelic guitar, keyboards, motorik drums, drones, proto-ambient sounds and avant-garde / dadaist touches.

RIYL: Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp/Eno, Nurse With Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Chrome, Eroc, Heldon, Conrad Schnitzler…


First ever reissue, including detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule) telling the story of the band for the first time.

“Circles are one of the most fascinating of German ambient/electronic bands from the post new-wave era” - Alan Freeman (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)