Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Midnight Circus - Midnight Circus (1972)
"An obscure folky progressive from the early-1970's. Although their debut single wasn't so hot, their move to the LP format saw them blossom considerably. It would seem as though the idea behind Midnight Circus, being a duo with the aid of session musicians, was to emulate the cosmic folk of acts on Pilz like Witthüser+Westrupp, but with an internationally appealing English vocal bias. A success indeed, but also a touch rockier and strongly influenced by Dieter Dierks' involvement in the sessions. The atmospheric tracks featuring Mellotron also recall The Moody Blues and early King Crimson. Christian Bollmann has since become an accomplished ethno-musicologist, moving into the more ethereal realms of the new-age, and working as the duo Christian Bollmann & Michael Reimann." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

"A very obscure and difficult to locate album produced in Germany in the early-70's. This is a dreamy progressive folk album that appears to be a duo augmented by sessions musicians (in the manner of Witthuser + Westrupp but with vocals sung in English). The album does venture out into a tougher rock sound at times while at others it will float on a bed of mellotron sound which hazily recalls the sound of early King Crimson or The Moody Blues. A very interesting and rare album which is well worth a listen." (freakemporium)

1. The Light
2. I Had A Dream
3. November Church
4. Mr. Clown
5. Indian Impression
6. Disappointed Love
7. Meditation
8. Coloured Is Gay
9. Get It

Christian Bollmann - Vocals, Guitars, Trumpet, Recorders
Torsten Schmidt - Vocals, Guitars
Thomas Engel - Drums
Veit Madaus - Keyboards
Dave Crocket - Bass
Rainer Marz - Guitar
Jan van Roosendahl - Guitar
Peter Hauke - Drums, Percussion


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Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:05 AM, March 19, 2009  
Blogger Rockhopper said...

Another one of Dieter Dierks' sound production masterpieces - where the heck do you find such rare digital releases that are virtually unavailable even in the "Fatherland"?

5:26 AM, March 19, 2009  
Blogger Pep Sonic said...

Many thankx. Fantastic.

7:21 PM, March 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All your links seemed to have been hijacked.

Is it possible to provide the correct links to Midnight Circus as I'd really like to listen to it.

Great blog!

5:32 AM, April 02, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi guys, thanks for the comments!

Anon @ 5:32 those links are OK. On the Paylesssofts page look for the words "click here" and click on them you will go to the RapidShare page.

6:27 AM, April 02, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:50 AM, April 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the man,you have great taste in music and thank you for posting this classic album, I have been playing this old copy of mine for 25 years(hotrod,down under).

3:34 AM, June 03, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello hotrod thanks for the kind words!

4:55 AM, June 03, 2009  
Blogger harry lime said...

haven´t had time to listen to this one properly , but felt the need to tell you how extremly grateful i am for your effort to upload this albums , especially in flac ! and am i reading the paylessofts page right , that this file has been requested nearly 400 times and only so few felt the need to comment or even say thanks ?

12:00 AM, August 18, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi harry lime - that's the way it is for bloggers, many downloads and few thanks. That's alright though actually I wouldn't want 400 people commenting!

1:30 PM, August 19, 2009  

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