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« Reply #60 on: Mar 12th, 2007, 7:03pm »

on Mar 12th, 2007, 6:43pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Thanks for pointing out that Roine joined Kaipa in 1974, but was not a founding member (as I mistakenly conveyed in my prior message).


Sorry, COT, I hope you don't think I was trying to show off, I just wasn't sure how much you knew about the band. I am no expert either, but I have the booklet that came with the box set, and it does give some fascinating details about the band's history.
For instance, the band was originally called Ura Kaipa, after a stone age chieftan!
The booklet also has lots of great pictures of the band, including a very young, yet still recognisable, Roine Stolt.
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There are also two bonus discs with it, a live one and a disc of demos. All very good and very interesting. It gives good insight into the way young Roine developed as a guitarist. smiley
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« Reply #61 on: Mar 13th, 2007, 09:27am »

on Mar 6th, 2007, 5:00pm, Nov wrote:
Look at this amazing video on YouTube featuring The Flower Kings and consider the amount of time and love that went into it. Amazing.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A54acrlF3ZU&mode=related&search=



Now that is unbelievable!
Sorry only just checked it out!
Yes, i know it was a page ago!!! wink
Been bit busy lately, but .......
I'm back, paying full attention now! wink

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« Reply #62 on: Mar 13th, 2007, 12:59pm »

on Mar 13th, 2007, 09:27am, squonknikki wrote:
I'm back, paying full attention now! wink

Glad to hear it Nikki.

No slacking again, d'ya hear? grin

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« Reply #63 on: Mar 13th, 2007, 1:01pm »

Hey Guys,

Let's go out in a blaze of glory in the Flower Kings thread on the old Genesis forum. Let's make sure it finishes on top of the Other Bands section where it belongs.

I've down-loaded the thread for posterity before it disappears on the 15th.

Here's a direct link to the thread:

www.genesis.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=46

Maybe this thread will reach 45 pages one day.....

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« Reply #64 on: Mar 13th, 2007, 6:02pm »

on Mar 12th, 2007, 7:03pm, Chessman wrote:
Sorry, COT, I hope you don't think I was trying to show off, I just wasn't sure how much you knew about the band. I am no expert either, but I have the booklet that came with the box set, and it does give some fascinating details about the band's history.
For instance, the band was originally called Ura Kaipa, after a stone age chieftan!
The booklet also has lots of great pictures of the band, including a very young, yet still recognisable, Roine Stolt.
smiley
There are also two bonus discs with it, a live one and a disc of demos. All very good and very interesting. It gives good insight into the way young Roine developed as a guitarist. smiley


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I've been listening to MindRevolutions all day today, driving around town in my truck, and I must say it's growing on me. It sounds very much like TFK mixed with a bit of something I can't quite pin down. I really, really like it cool even the female vocalist; there's something quite sassy about her.
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« Reply #65 on: Mar 14th, 2007, 8:23pm »

I jammed to the Retropolis instrumental tonight
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« Reply #66 on: Mar 15th, 2007, 7:48pm »

Well, that about does it then; as of 5:45 p.m. Pacific Time, I have officially been booted out of the Genesis Talking Shop. No more band chats over there without coughing up some dough.

The Flower Kings just so happen to be at the top on the OTHER BANDS OF INTEREST site - I can see Nov with tears welling up with pride.

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« Reply #67 on: Mar 16th, 2007, 10:36am »

on Mar 15th, 2007, 7:48pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Well, that about does it then; as of 5:45 p.m. Pacific Time, I have officially been booted out of the Genesis Talking Shop. No more band chats over there without coughing up some dough.

The Flower Kings just so happen to be at the top on the OTHER BANDS OF INTEREST site - I can see Nov with tears welling up with pride.


Shame the last ever post was about Transatlantic grin

Nice one CoT wink

(just kidding - at least it will stay on to forever smiley )

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« Reply #68 on: Mar 17th, 2007, 10:24am »

News on the forthcoming new Flower Kings album - how exciting is this!!!!!?

Roine Talks about the new album in his latest blog. Go to My Space if you want to subscribe:

But even more important we are ready to start work on next TFK studio release.

Well it started some time ago with doing demos of course and now we will start reharsing tomorrow and then go into a very cool studio called Varispeed on March 26th.
The studio have a definite 70 retro vibe , it has got 3(!!) NEVE desks and lots of other cool stuff ,vintage mikes Hammond ,Rhodes,old blackface Fenderamps and all that.

The material is of course impossible to be described and should maybe not be, besides too many bands rave about their own music and new recordings way too early, I am of the opinion that the music speak for itself and shall not be hyped, however .........my very firmly rooted gut feel is that the material we have is by far the best symphonic prog that we've ever had and as if this was not enough Jonas
is even more enthusiastic and both Hasse and Tomas are very fired up too.

So maybe there is something in there after all and when I say "symphonic prog" I mean it in the true sense.
I.o.w. it means there is virually no "filler", I mean what some people have accused us for, filling out the CD's with ambient, jazz or electronic experiments. Whatever you feel about that opinion this CD will not see as much as 5 seconds of it .

Nor have we been aiming at more modern mainstream prog or metal like Porcupine Tree, POS, Mars Volta, Tool, Spocks or Neal Morse for that matter and there will be no real surprises, no experiment for experiments sake.

So this new CD will only contain the distilled VERY BEST of what most of you concider to be the heart of prog.
The sound is very much Flowerkings and that means in the spirit of when prog was at it's peak, melody reign and bombast was a good thing.

So if I were to describe it for someone who had been sleeping or in a coma since 1978 (no I'm not talking about all the A&R folks on the major labels) I'd probably say it's a mix of Shine On Brightly, Selling England By The Pound, Brain Salad Surgery, Tales From Topographic Oceans, In A Glass House, Abbey Road, Utopia, Hamburg Concerto, Refugee, The Snow Goose, In The Court Of The Crimson King, Eldorado, One Size Fits All, Jesus Christ Superstar and Dark Side Of The Moon .........

Yes it is turning out to be 100% certified symph/prog!!! Well now that can change of course and we end up with something like the latest Dimmu Borgir ......""*?%#

Anyway rest assured that we will pour our hearts into doing the best prog album in 35 years, now if you ask Jonas he's convinced it is going to happen .....and that's a bit odd coming from Jonas. The working title of the album is .......xxxxxxx, no I won't spoil that fun, or give it away to some copycat (anyway it is a very cool and fitting title that says all about our music) ....

Anyway we're looking at a few "epics", a main piece of 24 minutes and two "shorter" tracks of around 12 min, plus Tomas have a fast and furious instrumental and I have the odd 5 min track with the quirky 11/8 timesignature; Hasse and I share the vocals about 50/50 and the drumming will be excellent and very proggy (you don't know what I know ), we have Hammond,Rhodes,Wurlizer,Grand Piano, Rickenbacker 12 string, 2 real minimoogs and plenty of odd percussion ...... ......sounds predictable?.....shure it is but who gives a * as long as the music is a trip.

Expect nothing but a trip back to when prog ruled and was even hip, we're goona take you there guys .......promise!!!
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« Reply #69 on: Mar 17th, 2007, 11:10am »

Wow that does sound exciting and if it IS that good my first ever FK concert will be promoting it too. grin grin
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« Reply #70 on: Mar 17th, 2007, 3:40pm »

on Mar 17th, 2007, 11:10am, gooner265 wrote:
Wow that does sound exciting and if it IS that good my first ever FK concert will be promoting it too. grin grin


Good to hear it! They will blow you away live and a Spurs and Arsenal fan will stand shoulder to shoulder enjoying the spectacle wink

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« Reply #71 on: Mar 18th, 2007, 3:50pm »

Sounds awful...think I'll give it a miss. wink grin grin grin
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« Reply #72 on: Mar 18th, 2007, 4:48pm »

Fantastic result for Everton today Carl grin

What did you think about Roine's comments on this year's TFK album?


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« Reply #73 on: Mar 18th, 2007, 7:11pm »

Alright you lot!
Ok! All this stuff about the new album sounds very excellent to be sure! grin
But what's really giving me a complex is you two!
Carl and Nov! wink
Giving me a hard time in the power trio thread on the other place! laugh wink
Spurs hammer Watford! cry
Now Everton beat Arsenal! cry
Not good! wink It's a conspiracy!
Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me!!! wink
Just going to play Instant Delivery, gaze at Hasse for a bit, and cheer myself up!!! laugh wink
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« Reply #74 on: Mar 18th, 2007, 7:33pm »

on Mar 18th, 2007, 7:11pm, squonknikki wrote:
Alright you lot!
Ok! All this stuff about the new album sounds very excellent to be sure! grin
But what's really giving me a complex is you two!
Carl and Nov! wink
Giving me a hard time in the power trio thread on the other place! laugh wink
Spurs hammer Watford! cry
Now Everton beat Arsenal! cry
Not good! wink It's a conspiracy!
Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me!!! wink
Just going to play Instant Delivery, gaze at Hasse for a bit, and cheer myself up!!! laugh wink


Have we been giving Nikki a hard time Carl?

No, I didn't think so either wink

Women, eh? Kuh! grin - actually, how do you spell that sound? I've never, ever tried to write it grin

How was the family do oop North Nikki?

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