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« Reply #5295 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 2:47pm »

on Feb 12th, 2013, 2:31pm, Provocation wrote:
I'm really glad that this band is still making music.

It's amazing to me that Roine Stolt has been around since the 70's, but The Flower Kings are just from the 90's. That's old enough, but I really need to get my hands on some of Roine's earlier work!


Yes, you must! grin
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« Reply #5296 on: Feb 13th, 2013, 03:30am »

on Feb 12th, 2013, 2:31pm, Provocation wrote:
I'm really glad that this band is still making music.

It's amazing to me that Roine Stolt has been around since the 70's, but The Flower Kings are just from the 90's. That's old enough, but I really need to get my hands on some of Roine's earlier work!

The Flower Kings are a new band in my book.

Depends on your age if a band is new or not.

U2, The Police, Depeche Mode? - they're all new.

Coldplay, Muse? - just got started.

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« Reply #5297 on: Feb 13th, 2013, 09:30am »

on Feb 13th, 2013, 03:30am, Nov wrote:
The Flower Kings are a new band in my book.

Depends on your age if a band is new or not.

U2, The Police, Depeche Mode? - they're all new.

Coldplay, Muse? - just got started.

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And you 'n me, Jon, we're just young whippersnappers, right? grin
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« Reply #5298 on: Feb 25th, 2013, 08:43am »

Roine and Neal have released a couple of pre-gig videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GWFsi7Jyhx4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Rd-iN_x2vWE
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« Reply #5299 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 1:28pm »


Just saw this on Hasse's Facebook page:

"In case you haven't heard it yet, I can inform you that the future is already here. On March 28th TFK will enter the studio to record the sequel to "Banks of Eden". When that's all over, it's time for HFMC to record the follow-up album to "Powerplay". Full reports/updates will follow as we move along. You only live once...why not try to make the most out of it!"

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« Reply #5300 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 1:41pm »

on Mar 15th, 2013, 1:28pm, Nov wrote:
Just saw this on Hasse's Facebook page:

"In case you haven't heard it yet, I can inform you that the future is already here. On March 28th TFK will enter the studio to record the sequel to "Banks of Eden". When that's all over, it's time for HFMC to record the follow-up album to "Powerplay". Full reports/updates will follow as we move along. You only live once...why not try to make the most out of it!"

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Hopefully HFMC will duplicate or exceed the quality of their debut album. Powerplay was horrible and shouldn't have been released. Every time I go to play the CD, I can't listen for too long. Devastating. Quality of lyrics, songwriting and Hasse's vocals bring it down undecided

On a brighter note, a followup to BOE will be nice smiley
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« Reply #5301 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 2:14pm »

on Mar 15th, 2013, 1:28pm, Nov wrote:
Just saw this on Hasse's Facebook page:

"In case you haven't heard it yet, I can inform you that the future is already here. On March 28th TFK will enter the studio to record the sequel to "Banks of Eden". When that's all over, it's time for HFMC to record the follow-up album to "Powerplay". Full reports/updates will follow as we move along. You only live once...why not try to make the most out of it!"

smiley


This! cheesy

Exciting to hear they're following up on Banks of Eden. Just listened to that album yesterday for the first time in quite a while, and it was great fun hearing it again. smiley
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« Reply #5302 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 2:44pm »

Currently listening to "The Sum Of No Evil" and actually enjoying it properly and genuinely for the first time ever smiley

I think sometimes we expect so much from these modern prog bands and often their new albums initially don't live up to the high expectations that we unfairly burden them with wink

It's amazing what putting an album on a shelf for a few years can do - like a fine red wine wink

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« Reply #5303 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 5:15pm »

on Mar 15th, 2013, 2:44pm, Nov wrote:
Currently listening to "The Sum Of No Evil" and actually enjoying it properly and genuinely for the first time ever smiley

I think sometimes we expect so much from these modern prog bands and often their new albums initially don't live up to the high expectations that we unfairly burden them with wink

It's amazing what putting an album on a shelf for a few years can do - like a fine red wine wink


YAY! cheesy

That is so awesome Nov. Some music does seem to get better with age, doesn't it? Unfold The Future was a similar story for me. At first it didn't make a big impression, but in the years since it has revealed itself to be pretty darn awesome!

Heck, if the album just had The Truth Will Set You Free and Devil's Playground it would probably be considered a classic back in the seventies. grin

TSONE is perhaps my favorite TFK record. It's so good to hear you're enjoying it more fully now. I think it has more than its fair share of spine-tingling moments. smiley
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« Reply #5304 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 11:16pm »

Playing now!............Space Revolver. Good tight cd! smiley

I hear a lot of Brand X ( Lumley on bass) at the start of Rumble Fish Twist!.
Plenty with, Camel, I hear a bit of Nude on two tracks, Colin Bass on Rumble Fish Twist is very strong on this track!.
The Nice,
Steve Hackett,
Refugee(Nice),
Lots of influences with SoftMachine ( Bundles) and
Van Der Graaf Generator in their tracks,
Yes,
I hear Camel influences again on, Kings Prayer!......


A great cd and love it!
grin
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« Reply #5305 on: Mar 20th, 2013, 3:31pm »

on Mar 15th, 2013, 2:44pm, Nov wrote:
Currently listening to "The Sum Of No Evil" and actually enjoying it properly and genuinely for the first time ever smiley

I think sometimes we expect so much from these modern prog bands and often their new albums initially don't live up to the high expectations that we unfairly burden them with wink

It's amazing what putting an album on a shelf for a few years can do - like a fine red wine wink



Must admit, you have surprised me there Nov. I know you were never too keen on it, but I thought it was probably too late now for you to change your mind. Of course, it's never too late for TFK! Most of their albums I have found over the years get even better after a few plays, then a lay off, then a few more plays. In your case, however, the lay off has been rather long in the extreme, young man!
As you may remember, my views on this album were quite similar to yours. However, for me too it's improved over time, though I doubt it will ever make my top five TFK albums. Still, as I always say, TFK are one of a very, very few select bands or artists who have never really disappointed me.
Even my very favourite bands from the seventies, such as Genesis, Yes and 10cc, eventually let me down with later releases. Not so TFK though. Brilliant band, brilliant musicians, brilliant songwriters, and I can't wait to hear this year's release... grin cool
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« Reply #5306 on: Mar 20th, 2013, 3:37pm »

on Feb 13th, 2013, 03:30am, Nov wrote:
The Flower Kings are a new band in my book.

Depends on your age if a band is new or not.

U2, The Police, Depeche Mode? - they're all new.

Coldplay, Muse? - just got started.

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Yep, I agree with all this! Marillion are a 'new' band to me still. cheesy
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« Reply #5307 on: Mar 20th, 2013, 6:36pm »

on Mar 15th, 2013, 11:16pm, Noni wrote:
Playing now!............Space Revolver. Good tight cd! smiley

I hear a lot of Brand X ( Lumley on bass) at the start of Rumble Fish Twist!.
Plenty with, Camel, I hear a bit of Nude on two tracks, Colin Bass on Rumble Fish Twist is very strong on this track!.
The Nice,
Steve Hackett,
Refugee(Nice),
Lots of influences with SoftMachine ( Bundles) and
Van Der Graaf Generator in their tracks,
Yes,
I hear Camel influences again on, Kings Prayer!......


A great cd and love it!
grin

I think you are hearing what you want to hear wink Which is fair enough of course.

Personally speaking, I have never heard much of a Camel influence in The Flower Kings and certainly Roine has never mentioned Camel as an influence.

Occasionally, Roine can sound a bit like Andy Latimer but then he can also sound like Gilmour, Page, Hendrix, Hackett, Howe and Gilmour wink

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I'm just pleased that you're enjoying this great band - a modern legend wink



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« Reply #5308 on: Mar 20th, 2013, 6:40pm »

on Mar 20th, 2013, 3:31pm, Chessman wrote:
Must admit, you have surprised me there Nov.

I like to keep you on your toes wink


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I know you were never too keen on it, but I thought it was probably too late now for you to change your mind. Of course, it's never too late for TFK! Most of their albums I have found over the years get even better after a few plays, then a lay off, then a few more plays.

I am never one for hard and fast opinions. I like to be open to the possibility of having a change of heart wink


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In your case, however, the lay off has been rather long in the extreme, young man!

"Young man" - I like that grin


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As you may remember, my views on this album were quite similar to yours. However, for me too it's improved over time, though I doubt it will ever make my top five TFK albums. Still, as I always say, TFK are one of a very, very few select bands or artists who have never really disappointed me.

Well, there's the odd track over 10 or 11 amazing albums but we'll let them off wink


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Even my very favourite bands from the seventies, such as Genesis, Yes and 10cc, eventually let me down with later releases. Not so TFK though. Brilliant band, brilliant musicians, brilliant songwriters, and I can't wait to hear this year's release... grin cool

Very true - oh wise one wink

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« Reply #5309 on: Mar 20th, 2013, 6:58pm »

on Mar 20th, 2013, 6:36pm, Nov wrote:
I think you are hearing what you want to hear wink Which is fair enough of course.

Personally speaking, I have never heard much of a Camel influence in The Flower Kings and certainly Roine has never mentioned Camel as an influence.

Occasionally, Roine can sound a bit like Andy Latimer but then he can also sound like Gilmour, Page, Hendrix, Hackett, Howe and Gilmour wink

smiley

I'm just pleased that you're enjoying this great band - a modern legend wink





DPRP share the same conclusion about Colin Bass's bass ( Camel) on Space Revolver, in this album review!... smiley Roine has his own sound which I like, but I'm afraid do not hear any of Andy Latimers style on this album.. smiley A great album and very tight!

I do hear cross overs between Soft Machine and VDGG on certain tracks!. wink

As with the other bands too like King Crimson and Yes!

Listen to a lot of old 70's prog I grew up with and hear sounds which comes flooding in on this album!... I still listen and play old stuff and very much like newer material too!.. I like new talent, specially when some of these bands from the past have quit or generally retired from the music they gave! smiley

One being obviously, Genesis!!! grin
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