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« Reply #1065 on: Jul 27th, 2007, 12:49pm »

Back Row - Gildenlow, Froberg and Stolt
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« Reply #1066 on: Jul 27th, 2007, 1:11pm »

If you're a fan of progressive zany music a la Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, you're gonna get a kick out of The Flying Food Circus, brainchild of Hans Bruniusson, whose been like the fifth Beatle to TFK. Great stuff! Check it out. They have a DVD....trailer below. Guess who makes a special appearance....none other than Roine Stolt! Amazing!

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« Reply #1067 on: Jul 27th, 2007, 6:59pm »

on Jul 27th, 2007, 12:47pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Anyone heard any of these Roine Stolt solo albums? Any reviews or comments?

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Hi, COT.

Haven't actually heard the first two you have here. But I have read about them. Apparently, when Roine left Kaipa in the seventies, he changed his style to something more commercial, almost in the style of Daryl Hall and John Oates - I'm not kidding you! I think 'The Lonely Heartbeat' will be from that period.
'Fantasia' is supposed to have some good stuff on it, if not exactly prog.
'Hydrophonia' is a brilliant album. Totally instrumental. Do you have the dvd, Meet The Flower Kings? If so, then much of the background music that accompanies the little films and documentaries between the songs comes from that album.
Stolt plays guitar, keyboards, bass and some percussion on it. Great album. Highly recommended.
'Wall Street Voodoo' I haven't played as much, but I may rectify that soon. It's a double, as you may know, and it's Roine's sort of homage to his early influences in the late sixties and early seventies. Very bluesy, not at all prog like, though his guitar playing is recognisable immediately. Neal Morse puts in a few appearances here as well.
Another one that is recommended. wink
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« Reply #1068 on: Jul 28th, 2007, 09:12am »

Had to watch disc two of 'Instant Delivery' today. Have neglected this one too long in favour of 'Meet The Flower Kings'. Funny to see how Tomas Bodin, in particular, has changed in three years. Hasse hasn't though, which will please our resident nurse Squonk immensely!
However, I hope to have in my hands next week another dvd. Not saying anything yet until it arrives. Then that one will be getting quite a bit of play time, methinks.
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« Reply #1069 on: Jul 28th, 2007, 3:18pm »

Hi Guys

Greetings from Hebden Bridge. Just a quickie though coz I've nipped on my mates Apple Mac which I'm not used to and I'm scared of breaking it or deleting all his cartoons or something.

Anyway, I had a fabbo gig last night with The Phantoms at the Netherwood Hotel in The Lake District (check it out - very posh). Lots of people dancing and a great vibe at our mates' Wedding.

Back in Hebden now and looking forward to a curry and a few glasses of Rioja tonight. We went to see The Simpsons Movie iin Burnely this afternoon which was good fun. I feel like a foreigner up here though grin

Regarding those Roine albums, I'd like to hear the earlier ones at some point but Hydrophonia is an essential purchase. Absolutely beautiful and highly recommended for fans of Camel and Steve Hackett as well. I like about half of "Wall Street Voodoo" as I'm not much of a blues fan but he can certainly play as well as any blues guitarist you care to mention.

Thinking about it, Roine is about the most versatile guitarist I've ever heard. He can play like Hackett, Howe, Latimer, Gilmour, Clapton, Hendrix, etc, etc but also has his own distinctive style as well. Remarkable (which is why I remarked on it grin).

Signing off from Hebden for now......

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« Reply #1070 on: Jul 28th, 2007, 4:55pm »

on Jul 28th, 2007, 3:18pm, Nov wrote:
Hi Guys

Greetings from Hebden Bridge. Just a quickie though coz I've nipped on my mates Apple Mac which I'm not used to and I'm scared of breaking it or deleting all his cartoons or something.

Anyway, I had a fabbo gig last night with The Phantoms at the Netherwood Hotel in The Lake District (check it out - very posh). Lots of people dancing and a great vibe at our mates' Wedding.

Back in Hebden now and looking forward to a curry and a few glasses of Rioja tonight. We went to see The Simpsons Movie iin Burnely this afternoon which was good fun. I feel like a foreigner up here though grin

Regarding those Roine albums, I'd like to hear the earlier ones at some point but Hydrophonia is an essential purchase. Absolutely beautiful and highly recommended for fans of Camel and Steve Hackett as well. I like about half of "Wall Street Voodoo" as I'm not much of a blues fan but he can certainly play as well as any blues guitarist you care to mention.

Thinking about it, Roine is about the most versatile guitarist I've ever heard. He can play like Hackett, Howe, Latimer, Gilmour, Clapton, Hendrix, etc, etc but also has his own distinctive style as well. Remarkable (which is why I remarked on it grin).

Signing off from Hebden for now......

Nov

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Glad your gig went well Nov. Sounds like you are going up in the world, hanging around with the big wigs. grin

Regarding your comments on Roine's versatility, I've always thought that myself. For me, the three guitarists he most resembles at times are Howe, Hackett & Holdsworth. I love that jazzy tone he gets sometimes. Also, as you say, Latimer and Gilmour come to mind at times. And yet, he still retains his own distinct style, or sound. Interestingly enough, when he plays with Kaipa, he sounds subtly different. In fact, on Notes From The Past, I thought he almost sounded like Brian May at times!
A great talent. One of the guests I would have at a dinner party if I could choose anyone, alive or dead. grin
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« Reply #1071 on: Jul 28th, 2007, 5:34pm »

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Glad your gig went well Nov. Sounds like you are going up in the world, hanging around with the big wigs. grin

Regarding your comments on Roine's versatility, I've always thought that myself. For me, the three guitarists he most resembles at times are Howe, Hackett & Holdsworth. I love that jazzy tone he gets sometimes. Also, as you say, Latimer and Gilmour come to mind at times. And yet, he still retains his own distinct style, or sound. Interestingly enough, when he plays with Kaipa, he sounds subtly different. In fact, on Notes From The Past, I thought he almost sounded like Brian May at times!
A great talent. One of the guests I would have at a dinner party if I could choose anyone, alive or dead. grin

Good idea for a thread Carl? grin
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« Reply #1072 on: Jul 28th, 2007, 8:07pm »

on Jul 28th, 2007, 3:18pm, Nov wrote:
Hi Guys

Anyway, I had a fabbo gig last night with The Phantoms at the Netherwood Hotel in The Lake District (check it out - very posh). Lots of people dancing and a great vibe at our mates' Wedding.

Brill! Glad it went well! smiley

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I feel like a foreigner up here though grin

Tell me you had all your jabs before you went Nov rolleyes


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Thinking about it, Roine is about the most versatile guitarist I've ever heard. He can play like Hackett, Howe, Latimer, Gilmour, Clapton, Hendrix, etc, etc but also has his own distinctive style as well. Remarkable (which is why I remarked on it grin).

Do you know, i think he flippin well is .....

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PS Where's Nikki?

Nikki has just got in from the 70's/80's fashion/icon/pop rock star/famous person fancy dress barbie/party thing in mates back garden. Home early due to very pissed husband leaning on pole of one of the gazebo's and falling in foliage. I laughed lots until i realised i would have to walk/drag him home so decided to make early exit stage left while he could still walk grin
Everyone really made an effort with their outfits but the winner has to go to my great mate Carl, yes another one! This guy covered himself in gravy browning, draped a sheet round himself and went as ....... wait for it ........ Ghandi laugh laugh laugh laugh
The sight of him jumping around to Night Boat To Cairo will be one i shall treasure for ever ........ grin

Bed now, up for work in 4 hours ....... 4 hours! Eeek! wink

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« Reply #1073 on: Jul 28th, 2007, 8:37pm »

on Jul 28th, 2007, 3:18pm, Nov wrote:
Hi Guys

Greetings from Hebden Bridge. Just a quickie though coz I've nipped on my mates Apple Mac which I'm not used to and I'm scared of breaking it or deleting all his cartoons or something.

Anyway, I had a fabbo gig last night with The Phantoms at the Netherwood Hotel in The Lake District (check it out - very posh). Lots of people dancing and a great vibe at our mates' Wedding.

Back in Hebden now and looking forward to a curry and a few glasses of Rioja tonight. We went to see The Simpsons Movie iin Burnely this afternoon which was good fun. I feel like a foreigner up here though grin

Regarding those Roine albums, I'd like to hear the earlier ones at some point but Hydrophonia is an essential purchase. Absolutely beautiful and highly recommended for fans of Camel and Steve Hackett as well. I like about half of "Wall Street Voodoo" as I'm not much of a blues fan but he can certainly play as well as any blues guitarist you care to mention.

Thinking about it, Roine is about the most versatile guitarist I've ever heard. He can play like Hackett, Howe, Latimer, Gilmour, Clapton, Hendrix, etc, etc but also has his own distinctive style as well. Remarkable (which is why I remarked on it grin).

Signing off from Hebden for now......

Nov

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Now you tell me when I am staying in preston all week rolleyes wink Went to see the great man Gary Numan in liverpool last night , he was awesome , just gets better and better.
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« Reply #1074 on: Jul 29th, 2007, 4:21pm »

on Jul 28th, 2007, 5:34pm, Narnialady wrote:
Good idea for a thread Carl? grin


You might have a point there, Steph.
I remember they did something along those lines on TV a few years back. Celebrities had to choose, I think six people they would have at a dinner party, alive or dead.
Not sure who my six would be yet.
Sometime in the future I think the thread may appear though. cheesy
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« Reply #1075 on: Jul 29th, 2007, 5:27pm »

Latest from Roine.........

Sunday, July 29, 2007


NEW ALBUM MIXED AND MASTERED !!!

New Flowerkings album is mixed mastered and ready to go to printers !!!!

Yes it is true ,I've finally escaped from the monster that is our new album.
It took about 6 weeks longer than expected .........but that was expected .....huh .
Well it was raining most of the time in Sweden anyway so why not put some extra time into getting the album mix more than excellent,there are so many facets to the EQ of a hi-hat anyway ........

Is it any good ? well ask me today and I'd say it's crap .....just like any other rock album out there ..... however if you ak me in 2 weeks from now I will probably say it is our finest album to date ..........and this time I can honestly say so .

All members have put in excellent work and lot's of soul and comittment,the songs are
full of fantasy and flair,just as you'd expect from Flowerkings.
Most of all, this is Flowerkings "to the max",I can safely say that anyone that have ,at one point in their life loved Flowerkings ,or progressive rock,as we know it , will most
certainly LOVE this album.
It has everything a prog lover would kill for and delivered with both skill and passion
with no cheese moments and no pointless prognoodling just for the sake of proggin',
and no we don't use any make up or masks like PG did, nor did we order dead stuffed animals to the studio when recording and Jonas had no 5000 pound Persian carpet .
But I drank an awful lot of tea,all sorts,all flavours.......


It is is quite keyboard-heavy at times ,just as progrock was in the 70's ,lot's of true analog Hammond B3,Wurlizer,Rhodes pianos ,Minimoog and CS 80 galore .
I think Tomas even played a school organ from the 50's and he found a few other cheesy 70's Yamaha and ACE organs too.......however he didn't play .....the organ .

It has lots of cool busy drumming and bassing from Zoltan and Jonas ,just as a prog rhythm section should do,top 70's vibe.....some cool epic guitarleads and Hasses hi pitch vocal that deliver the epic chill,hi as ever and stronger than before and my quirky lower vocal that take you to unseen places or to the WC for an unexpected throw up ,I know my accent is terrible and I'm "no real singer" but I insist in doing it anyway 'cause I just love to torture some fans of "real singers" ,it gives me such a sadistic pleasure,I'm sooooo perverted.

Probably an album that need time to grow ,just as prog should be ,but yet it has some cool instant hooks ,but NO popsongs,No jazz noodling (unless you concider Crimson or Zappa to be jazz) and NO ambient experiments , just pure symphonic prog ......and some selleri and carrot.
When I say symphonic it means the album have a few sections that are grander and more symphonic than any other Flowerkings CD ,grander than grand .....bigger than big.....fatter than fat......
On one track we have a 320 men/women choir flown in from Budapest and 3 imported german Church organs that was taken down and built up again in the studio for that grand final chord ,last song ......you know the sustained one that last for 54 seconds .
THAT's what I would call a REAL prog epic ending .

But Hey , why talk about the album .......it has to be heard ..........I've heard it too many times ( about 3754) and you haven't heard it at all.

Well ,who said the world is fair to a progfan ?

In a few weeks we'll put up a few teasers on MySpace .

Help us propel this release into a bestseller and chances that we'll tour YOUR turf will
be good ,to very good ......who knows maybe excellent .
We might even do an extra encore.......buy Tomas a coke and he'll do it .

By chance is there anyone out there who own a VW bus in good shape and wanna
sell it , I'll have Klaus Voorman do a paintjob and we'll get our stuff in and .....
tour , rice and noodles.......US and Euro .......all year long ,playing these songs for you.......we're dying to get this material in shape and play it live ......We'll rule prog for evermore,put ANY other band to shame !

Place a pre - order very soon .

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« Reply #1076 on: Jul 29th, 2007, 6:00pm »

I think I will buy it wink
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« Reply #1077 on: Jul 29th, 2007, 8:53pm »

Wow, I feel like I've been away from here just a few weeks, and I discover now that this thread has 72 pages!! Not bad really, but none deserve it more than the flower kings.

The Sum of No Evil sounds like a killer godly album. If half of what Roine is saying is true, this will surely be one ofmy favorite albums of all time! I have soon completed my TFK collection, I only need Stardust and Live on planet earth (and UTF, only got that one from iTunes.. )

I don't know if it has been mentioned, i am only updated on about the first 45 pages of this thread, but this really deserves mentioning plenty of times.
It is regarding the song Compassion, which pretty much everyone should have heard now, considering it is available on myspace.. Although I find the song is top notch, and the solo amazing, the true gem on this one is The Final Chord. oh yes, i wrote it like that because it deserves it. So turn it on, crank up, and enjoy..
Dare i suggest it is the best final chord of all time?? at least for me. but now roine is talking about this amazing 54 second thingy.. it is probalby a huge thing, even though it seemed like he exaggerated a liiiitle bit tongue


And by the way, does anyone of you have facebook? join the The Flower Kings group!! they deserve all the attention they can get!!
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« Reply #1078 on: Jul 30th, 2007, 06:45am »

The new album sounds mindly interesting, I must admit. I will consider the possibility of purchasing it one day, maybe. wink
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on Jul 30th, 2007, 06:45am, Chessman wrote:
The new album sounds mindly interesting, I must admit. I will consider the possibility of purchasing it one day, maybe. wink


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