Fleeting Circus does a fabulous job of throwing Jeff Buckley, Chore, Muse, Deftones, Foo Fighters and Polvo into a blender and letting its fans drink down the rock smoothie.
Review by Ellen Eldridge
Fleeting Circus does a fabulous job of throwing Jeff Buckley, Chore, Muse, Deftones, Foo Fighters and Polvo into a blender and letting its fans drink down a smoothie of rock. These guys from Rio de Janeiro take the idea of “running away to join the circus” as their inspiration in creating the music of dream worlds of magic. Truly living up to its name, the band is currently performing and touring with a traveling circus, the musical Unicirco Rock Show, playing the ambitious soon-to-be-released original soundtrack in front of over 100,000 people so far, blending the powerful sound of guitars with the majestic flight of acrobats.
The opening track, “Life Between Two Paper Sheets,” artfully adds bends to sustained notes while lyrics cry out “we’re living in a dream world and trying not to cheat” as if some element of honesty must always exist in creating pure art.
“Fake Station” breaks down rhythmically to sound like the start of a whole new song in its final minute. The regular rock movements melt into easily-to-relate-to lyrics accompanied by dynamic melodies. The start of “Underground” sounds like Foo Fighters with its raspy vocals and heart-breaking guitar line. The chorus, “You won’t make a sound if you’re underground” clashes wildly with the musical sentiment.
As if the EP and circus tour weren’t enough, Fleeting Circus created a new song in tribute to the Anonymous Movement.