Archive for March, 2011

Ship of Fools: Circus Joy / Spectre

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2011 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:


…(Experimental-and-beyond sound from Italy)
plus a music selection by Dj Hornpipe

Sunday 3 April
Bar & Co, Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment
London WC2R 2PN
closest tube: Temple

Doors 7.30pm
Music starts at 8.00pm
Tickets £6 in adv from: or £8 on the door

Italian underground icons and noise pioneers active since 1984. On their second appearance in the UK Circus Joy’ semi-acoustic set will include members of seminal apocalyptic folk outfit Ain Soph ClauDedi, Sentinel’s Steve Stroll and Spectre, led by art rocker, painter and original frontman Corrado Mancini.
Their sound has recently evolved in a unique blend of post-rock revolution, revised 60s psychedelic guitars with a hint of extreme avant-garde. Circus Joy will present old material as well as new one from their recent album ‘Laetitia’.

‘Circus Joy’s distorted riffs and guitar-abuse, coupled
with some truly excellent fluctuating brass craziness – that cannot
help but recall One More Grain to my ears – is a musical broth that
wants no seasoning. ‘ – Playlouder –

Marcello Fraioli aka Spectre is an Italian multi-instrumentalist, singer and painter, who also engages quite successully with video and other multimedia tools. Spectre has been active on the European scene from the early 80s, producing an impressive body of work as solo act or with cult bands such as Ain Soph, Circus Joy and Space Alliance as well as many collaborations with other visual artists and musicians.
He favours guitars both acoustic and electric but seems to deal very well also with flute, synth, organ and bass.

His latest album ‘ 10 Pezzi Facili’ (10 Easy Tracks) including both original material and covers has received critical acclaim from the indipendent European press.

Ship of Fools promotes and supports the best of contemporary folk, electronica, neo-classical and avant-garde presenting monthly a selection of both established and up and coming acts.