Circle X


"Circle X are a No Wave/art-rock band that began in the late 70s in Louisville, KY. They formed out of the two punk bands The I-Holes and No Fun, the latter of which was the first punk rock band ever formed in Louisville. Soon after forming they relocated to New York City and were part of the same late 70s/early 80s No Wave scene that included bands like Mars and DNA, though for some reason Circle X is now far less known and revered than the other members of the movement, perhaps because of their seeming commitment to obscurity. They released a handful of singles and EPs throughout their career but only two full lengths, 1980’s “Prehistory” and their final release, 1994’s epic “Celestial” which came out on Matador Records. The band ended when founding member and guitarist Bruce Witsiepe tragically passed away from HIV complications".

Circle X (1979 / 1996, Dexter's Cigar)

Prehistory (1983 / 2008, Blue Chopsticks)

The Ivory Tower (1992, 4EP)

Celestial (1994, Matador)

Frammenti De Junk (1994, Sordide Sentimental)

9 comments:

michaelDUSTdevil said...

truly great post... good mates of mine back in the day...

the 7" i did with Norman from Swans had them playing bass & drums & was recorded in their studio one saturday afternoon... posted here:

http://youngmosstongue.blogspot.com/2008/11/crippled-burnout-new-york.html

Mxxx

Anonymous said...

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thanks for making it available here.

(and btw. a really cool blog)


thanks

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Dadaflux said...

Great stuff and a great blog. Any chance you can re-up the link to Ivory Tower? Thanks for making this music available.

Kris said...

Pretty please (with sugar on top) re-up these albums! It's amazing that you have all this Circle X stuff!