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    CirQuS VoltairE 1 (the first E.P. by CirQuS VoltairE) is a somewhat bizarre affair. The premise lies upon a sound-based story, which includes 5 songs. Upon buying this album, you get the "story" itself, as well as the individual songs (in "single" format) plus a bonus outro and the album booklet.

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A first E.P. by CirQuS VoltairE... an audio "story" which revolves around 5 songs. This is CirQuS VoltairE's first release in which storytelling meets different moods and styles (from a sleazy bass riff to a weird 7/8-timed tune). Though "prog-rock" would not be a label endorsed by the band, the mix of styles, subject matter and sounds - not to mention the audio links between the tracks - make it difficult to label this endevour any other way.

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released May 23, 2016

Vinz: bass and back vocals
Lorenzo: drums and back vocals
Van: guitars, voice and a bit of keys here and there...

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CirQuS VoltairE Paris, France

A very singular musical universe is the playground of CirQuS VoltairE. Mixing styles and rhythms, literary and pop culture references, Lorenzo on drums back vocals, Vinz on bass and back vocals, and Van on guitars, vocals and a smattering of keyboards, offer up their own and very personal take on the basic rock trio. ... more

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Track Name: Bootmen & the Door Theory
By the riverside, grinnin’ like a clown
Ain’t nothin’ in the world to bring me down
Roll yet another Brother: 18 inches long
And lets while away the day, just floating along

Ain’t a cloud in the sky
Nothin’ but the sound of the river, a-rollin’ by
Take off your shoes, forget yer blues
Forget the grind, just leave your troubles behind

I say: Put your worries away
Relax talk of shoes ships and sealing wax
Forget the suits, forget the boots
They don’t believe we conceive of the wicked web they weave

Endless evenings, so sybaritic
Conversations and discussions laced with Quibble and Quiddit
Hackin’ holes in my wall
Just to eavesdrop and then remix it all

Lyin’ in a field starin’ at the stars
Wonderin’ how, what where who, and why we are
A bottle of white gone, just get some more
Another glass, critical mass : we’re through the door…

I say…

By the fireplace just sittin’ and chillin’
Cruising the aether baby, serachin’ for meaning
The Gnome in my home pops up to say hello
There’s a sign I tell ya… WOAH, now here we go !

Movie silence hisses in my ears
As I reach back to the memories through the years
Far calmer now for both you and me
Be we will never ever ever… stop thinking free !
Track Name: Sleaze
Come walk these streets, never know who you’ll meet
Neon lights hide kings and paupers from the night
But be wary not to loose your way…
This city ain’t Denton, this ain’t Denton U.S.A.

D’ya wann see what the wild folk do
Try a creature of the night… or maybe 2
All worldly pleasures here to anoint
How ‘bout a dirty movie… or maybe a strip joint

Welcome to sleazy town
This city will lift you up
This city will tear you down
Cool keen alive and mean
These streets are hallowed… and obscene

You can do what you want, nobody cares
You can follow that languid voice inviting you upstairs
You can do it all within and without
But when the sun comes up you’ll be down and out

Come walk these streets, never know who you’ll meet
Neon lights hide kings and paupers from the night
But be wary not to loose your way…
This city ain’t Denton, this ain’t Denton U.S.A.

Welcome to sleazy town...

You can do what you want, nobody cares
You can follow that husky voice inviting you upstairs
You can do it all within and without
But when the sun comes up you’ll be down and out

Come walk these streets, never know who you’ll meet
Neon lights hide kings and paupers from the night
But be wary not to loose your way…
This city ain’t Denton, this ain’t Denton U.S.A.
Track Name: Balkan Bop
Enter freely of your own free will Join the party get in on the thrill
Have a few drinks the rythms here are strange
The moonshine helps your feet to rearrange

Forget the timewarp forget the monster mash
Groove to a 7/8 you’ll get it in a flash
Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop

Forget your timewarp forget your monster mash
Groove to a 7/8 you’ll get it in a flash
Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop

Даи една...
Даи една…
Даи една ракия!
Даи една ракия!
Даи една ракия!
Даи една ракия!

Throw away the twist the maddison’s just flat
You’ll get the gist you’ll know where it’s at
Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop

Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop
Doin’ the Balkan Bop…
Doin’ the Balkan Bop…
Doin’ the Balkan Bop…
Track Name: Ex Nihilo
I can see you colour and black and white
I hear all you say, read every word you write
All transactions run through my veins
I’m the sum of all your pitiful little brains

I’ve got your face in my book
I know where you’ve been, I know how you look
All your dirty little secrets are mine
And I’ll keep it all ‘til the end of time

I hear from you every day
All your e-mails go my way
Every figure in each account
Is mine, on that you can count!

Privacy? A thing of the past
All is digitalized and within my grasp
Who would have thought, ex nihilo, I would appear
To control it all now you should fear

They wove my web but I am the net
There’s a thing you should never, never forget
They put it all in the palm of my hand
So be prepared for your last stand
Track Name: In The Shadow of the Raven
Once upon a midnight dreary I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint volume of forgotten lore

While I nodded, nearly napping suddenly then there came a tapping,
As if someone gently rapping at my chamber door.

Distinctly I remember ‘twas in the bleak December
Each dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor

Eagerly I wished the morrow, vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow for the lost Lenore...

My Love Lenore...

Deep into the darkness peering, I stood wondering, fearing
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal dared dream before

But the silence was unbroken and the darkness gave no token
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word “Lenore”

Open here I flung the shutter when with many a flirt and flutter
In there stepped a stately raven of the days of yore

Is there, is there any balm in Gilead? Tell me, tell me I implore!
Quoth the Raven: Nevermore...

Nevermore...

Prophet! I said, Thing of evil! Prophet still, if bird or devil!
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,

Prophet! I said, Thing of evil! Prophet still, if bird or devil!
By the heaven that bends above us by the God that we both adore

The raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor…
Shall be lifted … Nevermore!
Track Name: Bootmen & the Door Theory [Single Version]
By the riverside, grinnin’ like a clown
Ain’t nothin’ in the world to bring me down
Roll yet another Brother: 18 inches long
And lets while away the day, just floating along

Ain’t a cloud in the sky
Nothin’ but the sound of the river, a-rollin’ by
Take off your shoes, forget yer blues
Forget the grind, just leave your troubles behind

I say: Put your worries away
Relax talk of shoes ships and sealing wax
Forget the suits, forget the boots
They don’t believe we conceive of the wicked web they weave

Endless evenings, so sybaritic
Conversations and discussions laced with Quibble and Quiddit
Hackin’ holes in my wall
Just to eavesdrop and then remix it all

Lyin’ in a field starin’ at the stars
Wonderin’ how, what where who, and why we are
A bottle of white gone, just get some more
Another glass, critical mass : we’re through the door…

I say…

By the fireplace just sittin’ and chillin’
Cruising the aether baby, serachin’ for meaning
The Gnome in my home pops up to say hello
There’s a sign I tell ya… WOAH, now here we go !

Movie silence hisses in my ears
As I reach back to the memories through the years
Far calmer now for both you and me
Be we will never ever ever… stop thinking free !
Track Name: Sleaze [Single Version]
Come walk these streets, never know who you’ll meet
Neon lights hide kings and paupers from the night
But be wary not to loose your way…
This city ain’t Denton, this ain’t Denton U.S.A.

D’ya wann see what the wild folk do
Try a creature of the night… or maybe 2
All worldly pleasures here to anoint
How ‘bout a dirty movie… or maybe a strip joint

Welcome to sleazy town
This city will lift you up
This city will tear you down
Cool keen alive and mean
These streets are hallowed… and obscene

You can do what you want, nobody cares
You can follow that languid voice inviting you upstairs
You can do it all within and without
But when the sun comes up you’ll be down and out

Come walk these streets, never know who you’ll meet
Neon lights hide kings and paupers from the night
But be wary not to loose your way…
This city ain’t Denton, this ain’t Denton U.S.A.

Welcome to sleazy town...

You can do what you want, nobody cares
You can follow that husky voice inviting you upstairs
You can do it all within and without
But when the sun comes up you’ll be down and out

Come walk these streets, never know who you’ll meet
Neon lights hide kings and paupers from the night
But be wary not to loose your way…
This city ain’t Denton, this ain’t Denton U.S.A.
Track Name: Balkan Bop [Single Version]
Enter freely of your own free will Join the party get in on the thrill
Have a few drinks the rythms here are strange
The moonshine helps your feet to rearrange

Forget the timewarp forget the monster mash
Groove to a 7/8 you’ll get it in a flash
Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop

Forget your timewarp forget your monster mash
Groove to a 7/8 you’ll get it in a flash
Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop

Даи една...
Даи една…
Даи една ракия!
Даи една ракия!
Даи една ракия!
Даи една ракия!

Throw away the twist the maddison’s just flat
You’ll get the gist you’ll know where it’s at
Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop

Take a step to the left to the right now hop
Inhibitions are bereft you’re doin’ the Balkan Bop
Doin’ the Balkan Bop…
Doin’ the Balkan Bop…
Doin’ the Balkan Bop…
Track Name: Ex Nhihilo [Single Version]
I can see you colour and black and white
I hear all you say, read every word you write
All transactions run through my veins
I’m the sum of all your pitiful little brains

I’ve got your face in my book
I know where you’ve been, I know how you look
All your dirty little secrets are mine
And I’ll keep it all ‘til the end of time

I hear from you every day
All your e-mails go my way
Every figure in each account
Is mine, on that you can count!

Privacy? A thing of the past
All is digitalized and within my grasp
Who would have thought, ex nihilo, I would appear
To control it all now you should fear

They wove my web but I am the net
There’s a thing you should never, never forget
They put it all in the palm of my hand
So be prepared for your last stand
Track Name: In the Shadow of the Raven [Single Version]
Once upon a midnight dreary I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint volume of forgotten lore

While I nodded, nearly napping suddenly then there came a tapping,
As if someone gently rapping at my chamber door.

Distinctly I remember ‘twas in the bleak December
Each dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor

Eagerly I wished the morrow, vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow for the lost Lenore...

My Love Lenore...

Deep into the darkness peering, I stood wondering, fearing
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal dared dream before

But the silence was unbroken and the darkness gave no token
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word “Lenore”

Open here I flung the shutter when with many a flirt and flutter
In there stepped a stately raven of the days of yore

Is there, is there any balm in Gilead? Tell me, tell me I implore!
Quoth the Raven: Nevermore...

Nevermore...

Prophet! I said, Thing of evil! Prophet still, if bird or devil!
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,

Prophet! I said, Thing of evil! Prophet still, if bird or devil!
By the heaven that bends above us by the God that we both adore

The raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor…
Shall be lifted … Nevermore!