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Bliki Circus

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An arguably insane release from Mulatta (admittedly their specialty). Bliki Circus is comprised of a group of (primarily) Japanese musicians with a penchant for klezmer, musette, tango, and electronica -- usually all at the same time. The music is based in the mystique of a European circus, and the atmosphere surrounding the sounds here is often dreamlike, enchanted. The collection of sounds moves seamlessly from one mood to another, and often from one genre to another. In particular, the hot klezmer can be intense, blasting out riffs and rhythms with incredible skill. Hot jazz pops out here and there, slow dances stroll in, and rhythms flow throughout in ways original circus music never did. Despite being somewhat gimmicky on the surface, the music is actually quite well composed and performed, and is a jumping affair throughout. Give it a spin.