Since the publication of her impressive first work THIS IS THE NEW RELIGION in 1991, Felix Flaucher and SILKE BISCHOFF were regarded as indispensable spearhead of dark synthpop bands their publishing con- temporary music, based on very own ideas and coupled with spirit and atmospheric beats, for overcrowded dance floors. Thanks to his own synthesis of many individual pieces of pop-surrealistic art, he found an thriving way to convey a sacrosanct blueprint for the visual media impact of a whole subculture and their aesthetic autonomy, and at its climax he was a permanent guest in the charts and music TV stations. The success of the transition for this concept to a new nexus, under the name 18 SUMMERS, was in 2001 the expansion of their musical context with the longtime companion and wayfarer Frank Schwer. After years of silence, 18 SUMMERS now return with a new album – and THE MAGIC CIRCUS sounds, not least owing to producer Roman Schoensee, very splendid, highly fresh, relevant and without any camouflage. 18 SUMMERS presents themselves and their own sound with the potential of longings, slightly lighter tones in shades, and as a mixture of various origins and influences. Every song has own characteristics, sounding own paradigms and has a kind of an acoustic short movie full of hidden ambiguities. This new album embodies all facets and needs of imagination, and is their evidence to handle musical intensity, expressivity and catchiness to a common denominator, that make us believe we would have found the soundtrack of the lowbrow art movement. THE MAGIC CIRCUS is their admonition that no one is grown up to be no more happy like a child.