Officially licensed from Bellaphon, German guitarist Toto Blanke's second solo album sees the light of day again on CD (the original CD release from 1993 is super-rare).
Toto Blanke was involved in Association P.C. with drummer Pierre Courbois. He made one solo album for Vertigo before jumping over to Bellaphon for this release and others.
Electric Circus is the name of the album and eventually became the name of the band fronted by Blanke. Its really an incredible lineup: Toto Blanke (guitars, synths), Jasper van't Hof (organ, electric piano), Edward Vesala (drums), and Dave King (gass). Everyone gets to strut their monster chops but of course the real star of the show is Mr. Blanke. He plays with fire and fluidity. The synth use is secondary but important. In the case of the opening track PPG it offers a pulsating rhythm. On other tracks it has an ethereal edge. Overall if you are fan of RTF and Brand X you should check this one out. Highly recommended.