New striking strokes
18 August 2023
Artist: HOWLIN’ CIRCUS
Who: Transcendent Middle Eastern-inspired psychedelic rock
project masterfully orchestrated by the visionary Canadian-Iraqi
musician Jafar Sandouk.
New single: INNOCENCE
It’s the 3rd shared piece from his new, 2nd, upcoming
album, titled ‘Creature‘and lands on 27 October.
“With his gritty, powerful, and defiant lyrics, Sandouk fearlessly blurs the boundaries of genres, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry that unveils the devastating personal impact of Islamophobia and white supremacy in the post-9/11 era. Yet, his music goes beyond mere social commentary; it delves deep into the heart of humanity, exploring the world’s sharp decline in empathy.”
TUTV: Following the first two singles, Only One Night, with its rotating rock groove
and Dresden, poppier and with an Eastern-vibe resonance comes Innocence. Expect a multi-layered psychedelic jam with a wall of reverberating guitar electricity that causes trance-like dynamics, and infused here and there with feverish organ fragments. Think
The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Sandouk‘s alluring voice blend organically with the musical orchestration which
leads to a complete achievement. Here’s an anthem that calls for global tolerance
and universal unity, ’cause that’s the only way to survive. We all should try it.