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The Hollow Circle

The band was created in 2008 by The Fly (voice and guitars) and Mr.Voodoo (drums)
Main influences are 80’s new wave and gothic rock, rock’n’roll, post punk.

Gloomy sounds of morbid romanticism from the tombs of the ancient ones such as the Fields of the Nephilim, Joy Division or the Sisters of Merci. Often terms like Post Punk or New Wave brought together, but this shade-loving trio from the area around Italy’s Leaning Tower serves with their CD “November” rather quiet rock. It is still the status of a Promo-CD, “recorded in three days; guitar, drums and bass without post editing” as singer and guitarist for the band, The Fly, writes. Yes, some cracks and crunches as yet, the duo singing is not quite at peace, but it drives into a direct live-spontaneity.

The songs are rather simple and plain, but just because of this effective. A dry bass together with great played drums are beautifully combined to compositions with an electric guitar which likes to dream in spacy and even psychedelic grounds, but inside of dark and melancholy mood. It is these almost spherical guitar riffs which give the music characteristic feature.

Generally, the trio produced a truly beautiful, charismatic old-school sound. Unspectacular, but also relaxed and entertaining. An album for the early autumn, when the rain trickles down on the windowpane while inside the candles barely reflect of the black painted walls.

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