Circus is a progressive rock band from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and the town was founded by French colonists on July 4, 1634. 381 years later the symphonic prog band Cirkus was founded. 1 August the band released their second album Voodooland. The line-up Alain Proulx on bass guitars, keyboards, drums and percussions, lead and backing vocals, Serge Doucet on6 and 12 strings guitars, C. Lucas Proulx with lead and backing vocals and Guénille with chimes and noises of all kinds. Cirkus is a band that brings the listener into a universe where musical aesthetics span from classical to jazz, passing to musical comedy and world textures from the main cultural streams. Two songs from the first album Wild Dogs,
The songs from the new album on Bandcamp
The band states on Facebook, «Why Cirkus? It was obvious for us to connect to what is the absolute spectacle where the fundamentals are set on the equilibrium. The « K » letter of Cirkus to the shapes in the logo that illustrates this equilibrium.
Cirkus is not only a rock band, it is an approach of inspiration. Because we wanted in a perpetual creation mind set, it was clear we had to handle our own recording gear, so were built Scarecrow’s Shelter Studios. No more compromise is allowed there. Mistakes are human but compromise for us is the evil in arts.
We are completely free from the limits of the traditional production chain. We are not fenced in by the one-shot deal approach of recording sessions. The production can really be a living thing».