Imagine a marquee in a deserted beach, then some sparkling flames in a cloudy night and finally think of a splash of brilliant colours. The debut work of Circus Neon, Italian-German band, is an heterogeneous explosion of sounds. The CD has 9 tracks, hand-stitched over a bed of dense electro-pop tangles. Feuertanz raise the curtain and dictate the strong lines of “Mauersegler”, that is a strong harmony of sounds and voices. Remembering the sparkling flames, you would be already listening to Goldgraber and Mond, Litch und Schatten. Les enfants terribles with his “distorted” rit. will ring in your head for many, too many, seconds. After Mauersegler you’ll get back to the dreamer and relaxing melodies of “HAllo Nacht”. The CD slides quickly and engage with the song Circus (In my opinion, this is the most captivating track), Bunte Smileys and Yeah then drop the curtain .
Circus Neon demonstrate a strong musical maturity and complicity. All the tracks appear to be the pieces of an imaginary puzzle of lights and colours that fit together perfectly. The result is extremely intriguing.
It is interesting seeing how “Mauersegler” will be received by the audience, in the mean time we are ready to press again the play button.
(thanks to Alice Cicirello for the translation)