Finnish outsider icons CIRCLE premiere the new track “Day Four” at tastemaking web portal The Quietus. Defenders/instigators of NWOFHM, the track hails from CIRCLE’s mesmerizing new album, Six Day Run, set for international release on May 17th through EKTRO RECORDS. Tracklisting, cover, and further info can be found below. Described by The Quietus as “perfectly appropriate as the soundtrack to a monotonous, madcap endurance sport,” lose your mind to CIRCLE’s “Day Four” here: http://thequietus.com/
CIRCLE’s Six Day Run is a soundtrack album containing all the tracks recorded for Mika Taanila’s short film of the same name. In one of the most extreme individual endurance sports, the competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible on a one-mile paved loop in a park. The annual event has a colorful tradition from betting scandals to deep meditation, dating back to the 1870s. The film was shot during The Self-Transcendence Six Day Race in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, New York City between April 22-28, 2012.
It was premiered at the 42nd Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) on January 24, 2013.
”The film makes us understand what it must feel like to get into a trance-like condition by the solitary action of running” – Sylvia Castellano, Nisimazine, Jan 2013
Formed in 1991, CIRCLE is the most visible and prolific name in the Finnish avant-rock underground. Having survived innumerable lineup changes, the band and its founder, bassist/vocalist/guitarist Jussi Lehtisalo, have constantly reinvented themselves, weaving hypnotic mantras out of exacting Krautrock beats, heavy riffs, spacious noise, and dark psychedelia. Hard, chilly repetition has served as the lone unifying theme throughout 15 years of experiments. As a live act, CIRCLE has solid cult following, especially in the UK, US and Germany.
Mika Taanila (b. 1965) is a Finnish filmmaker whose works range from documentaries to experimental film and visual arts. The recurring themes in his films are utopias, scientific progress, failures and man-machines. Taanila’s films have been screened at over 300 film festivals. Last summer he was one of the artists in Kassel’s dOCUMENTA (13). The trailer of Taanila’s film can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqTrJVMZnZE
Full tracklisting for CIRCLE’s Six Day Run
1) Day One
2) Day Two
3) Day Three
4) Day Four
5) Day Five
6) Day Six