Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Circle and Magik Markers
I got introduced to Southern Records' "Latitudes" series last summer courtesy of Sir Richard Bishop and his "Fingering the Devil" release. This week I picked up two other "Latitudes" releases - "Tyrant" by Circle and "The Voldoror Dance" by Magik Markers. Circle is a Finnish band that claims to be death metal, but they sound more like improv jazz. Magik Markers have a ton of CDs, and I'm embarrassed to admit this is the first one I've heard. They're drum- and rhythm-driven metallic noise, like a mix of Harry Pussy and early Comets On Fire, and I just love 'em to death. Both releases are highly recommended.