Operating out of Orlando, Florida, and Washington, DC, the fittingly monikered ODD CIRCUS explores the suspension of space and time through sound. The avant-rock trio will release their mind-bending Mantha EP this April 2 through Good Idea Music.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere the video for “Gezora” below:
Forged in improvisation, the band’s music navigates a boundary-less sonic landscape that embraces the unknown and welcomes the bizarre. The result is an experimental style of psychedelic art-rock that weaves its way into garage, fusion, krautrock, no wave, post-rock, noise, hard psych, and sci-fi prog.
The band – saxophonist Graham Robertson (Aztec Sun, Bad Luck Gold, Tuff Lover, Astrocero), drummer Partin Whitaker (Prison Wine, We’re So Hip, ex-Diocious, ex-Savi Fernandez Band), and bassist/sound engineer Crews Carter (Prison Wine) – released their full-length debut, Lunatic Children, in 2019 and have since amassed a cult following. ODD CIRCUS re-entered Sanitone Studio in Orlando, Florida in July of last year to kick off the first of a series of releases from these sessions beginning with the Mantha EP.
Compiled from free improvisations performed live, Mantha was recorded by the band, mixed by Crews Carter and ODD CIRCUS, and mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering (Melbourne, Australia) with cover art by Katharina Maisenbacher.
On the release of “Gezora,” the band states:
“‘Gezora’ is a giant squid kaiju mind-controlled to fight Godzilla. This track is the arc of combat between these monsters, slowly crawling up through the sludge from the briny deep, building speed and intensity with every scratch and slippery slap, peaking with the battle’s final blow. Normally Godzilla wins these fights… but this one sounds like it went to Gezora.”
Pre-order and pre-save Mantha here.