Mantha is the forthcoming mind-bending EP from avant-rock trio ODD CIRCUS, set for release next moth via Good Idea Music. In advance of its official release, today New Noise Magazine brings us the band’s “Gezora” video.
Operating out of Orlando, Florida, and Washington, DC, the fittingly monikered ODD CIRCUS explores the suspension of space and time through sound. 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.
Notes the band of their latest single, “‘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.”
View ODD CIRCUS’ “Gezora,” now playing at New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released video for “Amarok” at THIS LOCATION.
ODD CIRCUS – 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 reentered 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 this Spring’s 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.
Mantha will be released digitally via the band’s own Good Idea Music April 2nd. Find preorders at the ODD CIRCUS Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Graham Robertson – saxophones, effects
Partin Whitaker – drums
Crews Carter – bass, effects