Sunday, June 17, 2007

CIRCLE X INTERNATIONALE-PREHISTORY, LP, 1983, USA




back in the early 80's, this pulse-pounding and super intense Downtown NY-by-way-of-Kentucky art damage unit (later to be known simply as Circle X, when they got picked up by Matador in the mid 90's) were marshaling dense thickets of tribal rhythms, distended distorted guitar blare and berserk vocal histrionics in and out of constrictions and implosions in their sonics acccentuated by deft studio manipulation. Not always as relentless as the above might imply, though even the most reflective bits here are acute. A fearsome and brilliant album.

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7 comments:

panagiotis A. stathis said...

holy shit man, this is fucking rare—these guys caught my attention back in the day when David Grubbs & Jim O'Rourke were still friends & released Circle X's self-titled EP on Dexter's Cigar. Said EP fucking slants & puffs some divine & awkward mania. Thank you so much brother.

all the best
panagiotis A. stathis

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, indeed. I've been looking since, erm, 1983 for a copy of this. Sounds still (or again) incredibly brilliant. Thx a lot.

huld said...

Oh god, this record is trully shocking. I can't believe I missed it for so long.

Anonymous said...

So, I catch this awesome tune on WFMU and would love to hear a little bit more of this unheard-of-before band. But, who would have such a rarity...?

Silly...silly...me.

You are unbelievable.

Musicgnome

Grk! said...

Ace to find this here after listening to their eponymous EP & the '33' 7". Thank you!

webcowboy said...

Theír debut a 4 song 12" is finally repressed on Insolito Records in alimited edition of 500.

Anonymous said...

link is dead! :( upload it again please