Cirka:Sik
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Cirka:Sik

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Metal Hard Rock

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The best kept secret in music

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Still working on that hot first release.

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Broken bones, federal agents, cancer, suicide, pharmaceuticals, beach balls and ample whiskey all have one thing in common: They were all involved in the writing and recording of Cirka:Sik's new album “Onconomy.” One could say the process was as rocky as an abandoned dirt lot somewhere in Vegas and the rigid terrain is exposed with every note on the album.

Cirka:Sik has been playing strong since 2010, forcefully fitting their progressive style into line-ups and venues they were told they didn't fit, growing, making friends in the business and proudly representing a thrive-die-thrive music scene in and out of Las Vegas. CS has played shows with everything from death metal bands to indie-pop groups (not to forget the hip hop and juggalo shows they have been apart of) but hey, a niche is tough to carve when you're digging into fresh maple. It's never been about finding the crowd so much as making fans, earning them with a driven live performance. Realizing a long time ago that the sound they are creating doesn't fit the conventional formula for radio or mainstream music. Much like many great musicians they decided to step onto a ledge and leap conceiving the fact that they will probably never be successful on a monetary level.

Now to the new album “Onconomy,” a word created defined as the wealth obtained through disease, especially cancer and such treatments as chemo and radiation therapy. You'll find this theme throughout the record with such track titles as “Welfare Ward” and “Sikness is Health” among many others. Lyrically inspired by the destruction and tragedy personally caused by the epidemic of the twenty first century, cancer. “Onconomy” was recorded at the Alamo Studios in Las Vegas by engineer/producer Kirk Moll. CS and Kirk discussed for weeks the plan of attack, how they would go about tracking the album. The final decision was to track the album live in order to capture the raw energy and emotion of a live performance. It was debated over for weeks, afraid they would be sacrificing quality using this technique but Kirk was confident he could deliver. They set up the equipment in one big tracking room and fed from the intensity as they tracked twelve songs. This isn't a new approach by any means, many of the best rock, blues, jazz and country albums were tracked using this style. With all the technical advancement in recent years live recording just isn't used much anymore. Kirk and Cirka:Sik realized after the first session that this album was not only going to sound great, but it would also make people reconsider how they hear music.
“Onconomy” was August 4, 2015 in digital and physical form.

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