Flying Circus : “1968” Digipak CD 27th March 2020 Fastball Music. German Jazz / Pop / Progressive Rock / Hard Rock band.
I was sceptical when I received this CD ! Are they musicians missing the early years of their teens like most French people do? After few listen and looking at the booklet I was changing my mind, this album is much a way to re-write history for the new kids. Basically it is a way to write music about what was made in the world in 1968. A beautiful item for collection.
Digipack version with a strong booklet with the lyrics and few photos of the band members. I must say it is a bit hard to get right into it. The music is changing so much from each song. Each song has the name of a country or a town. The first song is called Paris and so is about what happened with the revolution of students back then. There is a French sentence to give a little taint to it.
The band started in late eighties and gathered fans with around six albums to date, like many they had line up changes. It doesn’t matter if you know the band from their first album or not. This new album is kind of exceptional and pretty different from the masses. Many music styles, pretty hard to set Flying Circus in a box. With this album the band is touching people from different ages as they have many instruments such as violin or even wind instruments.
A strong jazz sound mixed with progressive vibes, the album will gain lots of fans with a lot of different cultures. It opens a wide window to the world. Music is made for this and we can tell the band has reached easily. Great musicians and composers, the main idea was pretty good and went to something much complex and expressive with the music. A very interesting album to dig in and appreciate with time. They really wanted to capture the essence of the time.
A flashy cover with rainbows and flowers, the title tracks written like an LP with two sides. A vocalist Michael Dorp with a melty melodic voice to get your soul addicted. Lots of feelings from those sixties years. You will find yourself taken away if you really love music!
I let you dive in with the most popy song of the album :
If you want to fly away and discover a great band with art, I advise you to buy this album. A concentrated album with music from diverse time and places giving you the wish to follow this band.
Influences ranging from : MC5, Deep Purple, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Alannah Myles, Yes.. An amazing team of great musicians can only bring you brilliant tunes.
Remember to never let your first impression leading you, listen to and love Flying Circus. Appreciate the great musicians who made a brilliant work 98/100.