A Perfect Circle
aMotion
(Virgin)
Although their recent album of atrocious political covers was a complete flop, aMotion reaffirms A Perfect Circle as a creative powerhouse. The band places a heavy emphasis on the visual medium, with their videos and live show playing almost as important a role as the songs themselves, and their fusion of alt- metal, art and dark prog rock works well as narration for their eight videos to date. Including the Tool-esque “Weak And Powerless,” the haunting “Blue” and the warped-yet-comedic anti-Bush saga “Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums,” aMotion also features commentaries by frontman Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Billy Howerdel, extra footage and a bonus CD with remixed versions of APC’s singles. The biggest twists, however, are several appearances by sexually charged farce troupe The Bikini Bandits, whose 2002 film featured Keenan in the role of Satan.
—Jon Bruhm

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

Recent Comments