WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
Corsica Studios presents
BABA YAGA’S HUT
a new regular night of alternative live music
8 pm – 12 am
£7/ £6 NUS
4 Elephant Road
CIRCLE + GUAPO
PLUS KOSMISCHE DJS
Finnish psych drone guitar warlords return as part of their European Tour
Formed in 1991 in Pori, a town on the western coast of Finland, Circle (along with its many satellites, side-projects, colleagues, neighbours and even parents) has long been one of the most prolific and internationally visible bands in the Finnish underground. The droning and hypnotic influence of newer acts like Loop, Jesus & mary Chain or Spacemen3, as well as the classic folk and hard rock of the 1970s, was clear Circle augmented its drone with more austere essences boiled down from hours and hours of exposure to 70s and 80s hard rock.
After this long and happy search for musical meaning spanning over 15 years, Circle has managed to make grownup metal in the most inclusive and positive sense of the word by taking the stodgy riffage of 1980s and shooting through a prism of various psychedelic and experimental influences.
Fusing fragments of kraut-rock, minimalism and folk then binding it all together in a prog-rock shell, Guapo make cluster-fuck post rock that dips, dives and crashes in the most pleasing fashion imaginable. Guapo is a force of nature; an infinitely expanding climax, a controlled catastrophe, a sun forged in sound. It can be shaped, controlled, even tamed; but the strain of trying to contain it is etched into the contorted faces and flailing limbs of those brave and foolish men who take it upon themselves to do so. Exposed to Guapo in a confined space, members of an audience will tend to do one of two things. Some will immediately seek the nearest exit, while those left behind turn to face the music, transfixed like prey engulfed in a tiger's roar. New album Elixirs will be released on Neurot Recordings soon.