Every Record I Own - Day 206: Circle Panic
This is the 26th album by the Finnish experimental metal band Circle. It came out in 2007 and is composed of three Terry Riley-esque synth tracks, six crusty punk songs, and two ambient pieces. That thing I said in my last post about Circle being like Judas Priest meets Lungfish or Motörhead meets Neu? Disregard that… it didn’t apply to Miljard and it doesn’t apply to Panic either.
I bought this from the discount bin at Waterloo Records in Austin in the summer of 2016. I’ve been touring so much since then that I haven’t had the chance to spend much time with Panic, particularly since it doesn’t seem to exist anywhere online—not bandcamp, not Spotify, not even YouTube. This copy currently sits in storage while I hunt for an apartment.
I remember enjoying this record, but also being a little perplexed by the motive behind it. When does one listen to Panic? When does one want to hear 12 minutes of cosmic synths, 6 minutes of raging hardcore, and 25 minutes of blissed out drones over the course of one album? I mean, all that stuff is up my alley, but in one sitting? Bold move.