Fleeting Circus

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Fleeting Circus

Fleeting CircusFleeting Circus’s new CD “Dream World of Magic” takes influence from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Muse and Radiohead, with an interesting dash of Deftones and Sepultura to heavy things up. Creepy undertones abound in the intro track “Life Between Two Paper Sheets”, intense and foreboding. Vocalist Tayn? Frota proves himself right away. On “Fake Station”, a distinct Deftones/heavy metal influence can be heard in the guitars and drums. It’s a heavier edge than most alt rock acts, and yet the song is well-written and melodic.

“Uunderground” is more radio friendly, but more on the Muse side of the tracks than Nickelback to be sure. This is honest material. Fleeting Circus show that they can really create a strong textural atmosphere, much like early U2 or Coldplay’s better material. “Come On” sounds Beatles influenced, the White album in particular, with it’s edge and musical freedom. Heavy guitars and soaring Jeff Buckley-type vocals make this an epic. “Not the End” brings a Queens of the Stone Age heaviness to the album – fast-paced and reckless.

The album closer, “Hurricane”, is the obvious single and the zen moment of the EP. Beautiful, dynamic and heartfelt, this song has it all. “Dream World of Magic” is recommended for fans of Muse, Jeff Buckley, Ours, Deftones, and Radiohead.