1000 copies across the three colours. Apparently black vinyl is actually more limited than eyeball. I will have copies of the black vinyl at least to sell in a couple of weeks...
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
So, I never actually told all you good Circle-loving people my exciting news that I alluded to a while back...
I have set up a specialist UK-based mail-order for all things Circle, Pharaoh Overlord, Ektro, NWOFHM!, ... and related. I have the support of a number of labels already, including Jussi at Ektro, have lots of stock (as listed) in hand, loads more new releases and back catalogue to come, and plenty of exciting plans and developments on the horizon!
'Like' the facebook, 'follow' the twitter, browse the website, sign-up to the mailing list, make an order, spread the word... if you would like.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Friday, 27 April 2012 22:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
So that is you I've been following on Twitter! Nice work! Do those of us planning to order from the U.S. need to know anything special?
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
In terms of ordering from the USA, I don't think that there's anything special to know, except that postage is horrific!
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Saturday, 28 April 2012 07:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
ha, yes horrific is the word. Congrats Krakow. Seeing that you deal in rarities... if you happen to run across a Circle Noiduttu cassette hold it for me! Should I send an email?
― liam fennell, Monday, 30 April 2012 13:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Please do email liam. I am setting up lists for rarities wanted.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
'Zopalki' 2xLP reissue is out, on black and aqua blue vinyl.
Erkki Kurenniemi & Circle's 'Rakkaus Tulessa' LP has been repressed.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Friday, 4 May 2012 07:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
If any Circle-loving ILX-ers in the UK (or maybe even Europe) would be interested in being part of a group buy of Hydra Head's new glow-in-the-dark skull Circle t-shirt, in order to mitigate the ferocious postal costs from the USA, then please drop me an email via www.nwofhm.com...
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Saturday, 5 May 2012 23:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm now in communication with Hydra Head to bulk order these t-shirts, so if anyone in the UK or Europe is interested, then please get in touch asap. Thanks.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Monday, 14 May 2012 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
NWOFHM! road trip for me next week...
I'm flying to Amsterdam on Tuesday, then heading to Antwerp, Belgium to see Circle with Pharaoh Overlord in support at Muziekcentrum TRIX on Wednesday night and on to Tilburg, Netherlands for Circle with Harvey Milk at Incubated 18 on Thursday night!
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Sunday, 3 June 2012 12:13 (11 months ago) Permalink
I had an amazing time in Antwerp and Tilburg - the gigs were incredible; I've barely been happier than when letting it all go during the Incubated 18 set.
Circle @ Incubated 18 at Paradox in Tilburg by Crimson Glow Photography, on Flickr.
In other news, the 2004 Circle album 'Forest', originally released on CD by Ektro and No Quarter, is getting its first LP release. It will be appearing on black vinyl in an edition of 500 copies on Full Contact at the end of June...
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:59 (11 months ago) Permalink
Forest vinyl is a dream come true... play loud!
Jealous you got to those gigs, I too totally wig out when I see Circle live. Someone put what seems to be the full Incubated Circle set on youtube and I totally ripped the audio and have been listening to it recently. Good stuff!
― liam fennell, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:09 (11 months ago) Permalink
oh and it's super cool to hear them rip through one of the Myllari songs live!!
― liam fennell, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:51 (11 months ago) Permalink
You should email me liam still!
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 17:42 (11 months ago) Permalink
Sometimes I get discouraged about how hard it is to find stuff by these guys without paying tons for shipping. But then I get to go somewhere like Waterloo, in Austin, and get to come home with copies of Serpent, Rautatie, and Raunio. You guys, this band. Fuck. I mean, this fucking band.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 22 June 2012 20:54 (10 months ago) Permalink
anyone else hear hisko detria? it's not like there's a lack of circle material out there but this scratched the same itch nicely for me:http://hiskodetria.bandcamp.com/
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 23 June 2012 19:33 (10 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I got their CDr through a couple of months back. I've only had a chance for a couple of listens, but it's good stuff. I second that it's worth checking out.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Saturday, 23 June 2012 20:16 (10 months ago) Permalink
Amazing looking show at Dunajam 2012 on the sun-kissed beaches of Sardinia earlier this month... definitely worth checking out the last video of the playlist...
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:16 (10 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, there was some talk about that in another thread, can't remember whether it was the 2012 spacerock one or the bandcamp one, but I love it.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:18 (10 months ago) Permalink
Dunajam youtube vids rule! Jussi's costume... Fuck. The end was beautiful. Much belated email sent, Krakow, thanks and sorry!
― liam fennell, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:07 (10 months ago) Permalink
Circle 'Forest' LP on Full Contact is out now! My copies arrived today for those in the UK...
This album was originally released in 2004 on CD by Ektro and No Quarter. This is its first appearance on vinyl. Black vinyl, 500 copies.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Friday, 6 July 2012 22:32 (10 months ago) Permalink
Got your email liam, thanks! Hoping to have a chance to reply this weekend...
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Friday, 6 July 2012 22:33 (10 months ago) Permalink
Delighted I found this forum.
― FRUG, Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:05 (9 months ago) Permalink
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:30 (9 months ago) Permalink
Gosh, sorry liam, I'm still WAY behind.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:31 (9 months ago) Permalink
I went to the store looking for Forest (didn't find it) but I did find a used copy of the Saturnus Reality dvd, for which I paid a modest $7. I don't really know what to expect other than 98 min of Circle.
― nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Sunday, 22 July 2012 13:46 (9 months ago) Permalink
Don't worry Krakow, no rush! Unless you find a copy of Noiduttu that is ha!
Saturnus Reality is indeed 98 minutes of Circle... goofing off in a cabin in the woods!
― liam fennell, Monday, 23 July 2012 13:05 (9 months ago) Permalink
Big Circle fan but to paraphrase Woody Allen: "If I had to live my life again, I'd do everything the same, except that I wouldn't see Saturnus Reality."
― Terabytes of FLACS of screaming (Call the Cops), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:15 (9 months ago) Permalink
― nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:20 (9 months ago) Permalink
B-b-but it's the Finnegans Wake of Finnish rock docs
― that one guy (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 23 July 2012 16:17 (9 months ago) Permalink
Call the Cops and loves laboured breathing... both of those are great quotes! Can I use them on NWOFHM! to 'advertise' Saturnus Reality, please?
― NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Monday, 23 July 2012 21:45 (9 months ago) Permalink
I'm about to watch this in 15 min increments, pausing for frequent status checks as to whether or not I'm regretting it.
― nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 22:00 (9 months ago) Permalink
Not regretting it at all so far, a few thoughts because why not:
-- love the electric orange baby bottle eye-- Christmas tree discussion was typical for Finnish people in general or no? -- love the sun through the trees, lots of pretty things to look at-- shiny and dull in all the right places
* caveat, i love things that are extremely banal, including but not limited to frederick wiseman movies, dry history books with excruciating details about normal life during different eras, found items and sentimental crap that winds up in thrift stores, shit like that
it has been worth my $7 already. can't imagine the rest being a full out assault on my sensibilities.
― nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 22:28 (9 months ago) Permalink
A wee clip from Circle's performance at Jättömaa 2012 this weekend just gone...
― NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Monday, 23 July 2012 22:36 (9 months ago) Permalink
― that one guy (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 13:25 (9 months ago) Permalink
I rather like SR myself although it took a bit to grow on me. It's worth a second and perhaps even a third look IMO. If nothing else the soundtrack, especially towards the end when it all gets dreamy and nostalgic, is very nice indeed.
― liam fennell, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:20 (9 months ago) Permalink
I finnish friend who turned me on to Circle told me never to watch either Saturnus Reality or Man With a Video Camera... I wondered if that was just his personal taste but reading the above I can perhaps see why!! Not sure I'd like to have any insight into the band whatsoever, so as to be able to take the music at face value and not have anything else colour that. Also it's a help that I havn't a notion about any of the lyrics, my finnish friend again told me they are, for the most part, total nonsense!! (He did translate Laake for one time we were listening to Rautatie and it actually did give me a further appreciation of that song, the picture of a spilt bottle of pills on the youtube vid for the song is quite apt!)
How do people feel about Manner??? Only got it last week and I've literally listened to nothing else this week except it and Lunar Jetman (which is also phenomenal, didn't expect much since I hated Out of the Darkness)
I think New Fantasy will become a "Circle classic"(a la Nopeuskuningas), such a fantastically written track. I was unsure after Infektio if Circle would return to that perfect NWOFHM/psychedilic mix on Rautatie, and so delighted they are still evolving it!
― FRUG, Sunday, 29 July 2012 10:02 (9 months ago) Permalink
Frug, you're prob right, it's better to get to know them through the music, the mystery is half the fun! But once you do Saturnus Reality is an interesting insight into how they operate and how much playful humor and joy actually goes into this seemingly very serious and heavy music. I too like not knowing the words, it's why I mostly listen to foreign stuff in general in fact. Then they can be about anything!
Haven't heard Manner yet because I don't have a record player! Fuck! I borrow one from a friend to rip things every now and then but I wait until they pile up. I like the songs from the live disc Serpent and the stuff floating around youtube so I'm sure the album proper rules.
― liam fennell, Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:36 (9 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I haven't heard Manner yet either. I managed to snag one of the last copies at my local shop, but my record player is in storage right now (much of the music stuff had to go when we converted our second bedroom into a nursery).
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:39 (9 months ago) Permalink
Circle followers may be interested that Janne Westerlund (Circle and Pharaoh Overlord guitarist and singer and leader of his own band Plain Ride) has a debut solo album 'Oran' coming out on CD on the label 9pm Records in September.
There are a couple of tracks available on his soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/jannewesterlund
― NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Thursday, 9 August 2012 11:06 (9 months ago) Permalink
Cool, all the Plain Rides are kinda samey but this lullaby stuff is a nice change. It makes me really wonder what a 2012 Chainsmoker album would be like.
Quick search of youtube turns up JW doing a Forest song! Cool:
― liam fennell, Thursday, 9 August 2012 12:02 (9 months ago) Permalink
Thanks liam, I'd not seen that before.
― NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Monday, 13 August 2012 22:40 (9 months ago) Permalink
In Circle news...
'Hissi' and 'Fraten' get the reissue treatment on Ektro! Remastered CD versions are due 7th September. These are the third and fourth albums, from 1996 and 1997 respectively, originally issued by Metamorphos (and Captain Trip).
― NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Monday, 13 August 2012 22:43 (9 months ago) Permalink
Man I love Lunar Jetman; I still haven't heard much from these guys, but this might be my favorite thing they've done
― ^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 21 September 2012 05:39 (7 months ago) Permalink
They've got a new split with Grails coming at the end of October, which I'm anticipating greatly!
― NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Friday, 21 September 2012 07:49 (7 months ago) Permalink
They being Pharaoh Overlord, as per Lunar Jetman, I mean.
Awesome news Krakow!
I'm really looking forward to the Kuusumun Profeetta, too. Although this one seems completely different, their last album from 4-5 years ago called Lyhtykuja is easily one of the best albums in the whole Circle axis. That cd is highly recommended to anyone who is a Mika Ratto fan and likes the idea of minor key and mysterious synthesizer prog. It's kinda like an operatic take on the band Goblin.
Can't find any Lyhtykuja videos from the album proper but here's a live version of the best song on it (which doesn't quite do the tune justice, but...)
― liam fennell, Friday, 21 September 2012 12:03 (7 months ago) Permalink
The new Quietus mix opens with Pharaoh Overload and may (or may not) be relevant to this thread's interests:
Quietus Mix 71: Hexvessel Present Current Affairs Of The Finnish Psychedelic Underground
(the rest isn't Circle-related to the best of my knowledge, though there is a lot I don't know about such things, but I check the Quietus's weekly mixes every week and thought I'd take the opportunity to plug one)
― still small voice of clam (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 12 October 2012 13:18 (7 months ago) Permalink
..."check" in a purely home-listener sense, in case that read like I actually have anything to do with their curation or anything
― still small voice of clam (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 12 October 2012 13:20 (7 months ago) Permalink
New Circle 7'' coming in the next couple of weeks! Circle cover Jesters Of Destiny's 'End Of Time' and 'God Told Me To' with Jesters members Bruce Duff and Ray Violet as part of the Circle line-up. Out around 30th October on Full Contact...
― NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:14 (6 months ago) Permalink