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« Reply #765 on: Jun 14th, 2007, 7:18pm »

on Jun 14th, 2007, 6:36pm, Nov wrote:
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« Reply #766 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 05:29am »

on Jun 14th, 2007, 08:32am, Nov wrote:
I think you've missed us all slowly descending into becoming delirious, gibbering weirdos judging by the last 5 pages grin

How's your TFK indoctrination going gooner?

What happened with The Phantoms gig? (next one is on September 15th and Nikki will be there).




Hi people it's gone a bit err weird and crazy in here , sounds like Nikkis permanently on heat ( and drunk) Chessman has a sexuality crisis or a secret crossdresser and Nov is stalking Scarlett ( though who could blame him tongue) wink grin grin
I couldn't make the gig this time sorry Nov but will hope to get to the September one , but I am not wearing a dress or marrying a FK member lol.

To be honest haven't played much music lately ( criminal I know) had a lot going on , but Paradox is starting to make inroads seriously now .These FK albums can be hard going at first but when they hit you , boy do they hit you and you feel like a teenager again discovering new music.
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« Reply #767 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 07:04am »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 05:29am, gooner265 wrote:
sounds like Nikkis permanently on heat ( and drunk)


Gadzooks gooner, I'd run for cover if I were you wink

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« Reply #768 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 07:07am »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 05:29am, gooner265 wrote:
These FK albums can be hard going at first but when they hit you , boy do they hit you and you feel like a teenager again discovering new music.


That's it in a nut-shell gooner.

The tragedy is that so many people just don't "get it" with TFK quickly enough and then don't bother with them anymore. You were nearly like this yourself weren't you and then replayed an album you'd had before?

It's understandable in a way but hopefully people see the enthusiasm we have for the band and think that they must be missing out on something so give them another crack.

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« Reply #769 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 10:00am »

How come nobody ever talks about this album starring the greatest guitarist no one has ever heard of?

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« Reply #770 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 10:18am »

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« Reply #771 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 10:21am »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 10:00am, CountingOutTime wrote:
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Because we all hate it! shocked grin

Seriously, it's another fabulous album. One of the best live albums I have heard. Fave tracks would be 'Big Puzzle' and 'The Judas Kiss', but then all the tracks are amazing. And it boasts another superb cover.
Great album! wink
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« Reply #772 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 10:43am »

Latest from Roine on the new album. Can't wait:


THE FLOWER KINGS - The Sum Of No Evil Due In October
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 21:01:42 EST


InsideOut Music has issued the following press release:

Swedish Prog masters, THE FLOWER KINGS, have entered Varispeed Studios in southern Sweden to work on their 10th studio album entitled, The Sum Of No Evil. Varispeed is known for its vintage gear producing a great ‘70s sound and vibe.

“Altogether this album is a definite step back to what we did around Retropolis/Stardust/Flower Power,” says mainman Roine Stolt, “a more symphonic, melodic style with more keyboard/guitar interplay.

“We're working on six songs,” continues Roine, “all just working titles: 'Love Is The Only Answer' a 26-min. epic, very symphonic in the vein of early TFK songs (think Stardust or Garden Of Dreams); 'Trading My Soul' cinematic melancholic ballad, big sound; 'Brimstoned Again' a Tomas Bodin instrumental with frantic drumming from Zoltan, as prog as it gets; 'We're Life In Motion' very upbeat and positive melodic TFK'ish 13-min track, possible closer of the set; 'Dukular', a very keyboard-oriented 13-min track that is close to early ELP, Genesis and Refugee, great catchy hook, Hasse sings; 'Sum Of No Reason' - a heavy riffing and very proggy melancholic 12-min tune, about religion, business and wars, think UK with Bozzio, lots of odd time signatures and polyrhythm, drop-tuning etc.”

To the surprise of a lot of fans, this album also features the return of Hungarian drumming prodigy, Zoltan Csorsz.

Look for The Flower Kings’ The Sum Of No Evil' in stores this October with a tour to follow.


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« Reply #773 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 10:56am »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 10:43am, Nov wrote:
Latest from Roine on the new album. Can't wait:


THE FLOWER KINGS - The Sum Of No Evil Due In October
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 21:01:42 EST


InsideOut Music has issued the following press release:

Swedish Prog masters, THE FLOWER KINGS, have entered Varispeed Studios in southern Sweden to work on their 10th studio album entitled, The Sum Of No Evil. Varispeed is known for its vintage gear producing a great ‘70s sound and vibe.

“Altogether this album is a definite step back to what we did around Retropolis/Stardust/Flower Power,” says mainman Roine Stolt, “a more symphonic, melodic style with more keyboard/guitar interplay.

“We're working on six songs,” continues Roine, “all just working titles: 'Love Is The Only Answer' a 26-min. epic, very symphonic in the vein of early TFK songs (think Stardust or Garden Of Dreams); 'Trading My Soul' cinematic melancholic ballad, big sound; 'Brimstoned Again' a Tomas Bodin instrumental with frantic drumming from Zoltan, as prog as it gets; 'We're Life In Motion' very upbeat and positive melodic TFK'ish 13-min track, possible closer of the set; 'Dukular', a very keyboard-oriented 13-min track that is close to early ELP, Genesis and Refugee, great catchy hook, Hasse sings; 'Sum Of No Reason' - a heavy riffing and very proggy melancholic 12-min tune, about religion, business and wars, think UK with Bozzio, lots of odd time signatures and polyrhythm, drop-tuning etc.”

To the surprise of a lot of fans, this album also features the return of Hungarian drumming prodigy, Zoltan Csorsz.

Look for The Flower Kings’ The Sum Of No Evil' in stores this October with a tour to follow.




Sounds very disappointing, doesn't it? I don't think I'll bother with this one. rolleyes
(Whistles aimlessly, trying to control his excitement!)
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« Reply #774 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 11:38am »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 10:43am, Nov wrote:
To the surprise of a lot of fans, this album also features the return of Hungarian drumming prodigy, Zoltan Csorsz.


I'm not surprised at all by Zoltan's return.

I was one fan who sincerely believed that if Marcus stayed on as drummer that TFK were in for a downhill slide.

Marcus just isn't up to the band's standards for 'par excellence' drumming, and Jonas seemed lost without Zoltan's incredible technical drumming as inspiration for his bass playing.

Paradox Hotel is my least favorite TFK album, and it hardly ever gets played. I also never play the live DVD for that album. It's disjointed and lacks the energy and spirit of "Meet The Flower Kings."

Just look at the bands that Zoltan has contributed to -

1. Time Requiem
2. The Tangent
3. The Flower Kings
4. Karmakanic
5. Numerous TFK bandmembers' solo albums
6. The Hellborg Group

Zoltan and Jonas together are probably the best rhythm section in any band I've ever heard.

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« Reply #776 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 2:01pm »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 07:04am, Nov wrote:
Gadzooks gooner, I'd run for cover if I were you wink

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Should I be sacared lol wink She's a gooner she won't hurt me grin
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« Reply #777 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 2:08pm »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 07:07am, Nov wrote:
That's it in a nut-shell gooner.

The tragedy is that so many people just don't "get it" with TFK quickly enough and then don't bother with them anymore. You were nearly like this yourself weren't you and then replayed an album you'd had before?

It's understandable in a way but hopefully people see the enthusiasm we have for the band and think that they must be missing out on something so give them another crack.



I was Nov I tried them for a few listens ( and I am not one to give up easily on music Floyd and Radiohead come to mind) but I also bought Snow and Transatlantics 2 albums at the same time as my first FK albums and Morse's work hit me first and I am a massive fan of him now, though I have to say i have ventured more on his solo stuff rather than Spock.I only have V and Snow , also One , Testimony and ?.
But I went back to them and Space Revolver just hit me like and that is one of my all time fav albums now which is saying something as there is some strong competition there.
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« Reply #778 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 3:39pm »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 05:29am, gooner265 wrote:
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Guilty as charged your honour! grin cheesy
But no complaints from the other half in this house i can tell you! shocked embarassed
Well not on the first charge anyway ......... laugh

So Gooner ......... glad to hear that TFK are seeping slowly into your soul ........ well if they are not quite there yet they soon will be!
Oh yeah, you're right, i would never throttle a fellow gooner!
Hope you liked the Scarlett pic Nov! But what to my question underneath it ....... i know, i know, you were distracted!
Does anyone think TFK will do more gigs over here this time? As far as i can make out the most they've done on one visit is 3!
Oh yeah!!! Newsflash! Have managed to get that better ticket for Old Trafford! Now got Block A3, Row 17!
YeeeeeHaaaaaaa!!!! grin
Got it off Lacasarosa on here!
If that other ticket does transpire Nov i will let you know of course for your mate.

Oh yeah going to see Muse at Wembley Stadium tomorrow! Well at least it'll be the first 'rock' ish gig there! George Michael got there first last week!
Should be fun! I'll no doubt have a few ciders on the way! Will need them after doing kids school summer fayre in the afternoon! rolleyes wink

I played BITWOA today. Big Puzzle really gets me.
I have to stop what i'm doing everytime to listen to it!
Impossible to multitask when thats on ........ well except for ....... well yer know ....... rolleyes laugh Ha!!!
Phew it's hot in here tonight ....... embarassed laugh wink
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« Reply #779 on: Jun 15th, 2007, 5:28pm »

on Jun 15th, 2007, 11:38am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I'm not surprised at all by Zoltan's return.

I was one fan who sincerely believed that if Marcus stayed on as drummer that TFK were in for a downhill slide.

Marcus just isn't up to the band's standards for 'par excellence' drumming, and Jonas seemed lost without Zoltan's incredible technical drumming as inspiration for his bass playing.

Paradox Hotel is my least favorite TFK album, and it hardly ever gets played. I also never play the live DVD for that album. It's disjointed and lacks the energy and spirit of "Meet The Flower Kings."

Just look at the bands that Zoltan has contributed to -

1. Time Requiem
2. The Tangent
3. The Flower Kings
4. Karmakanic
5. Numerous TFK bandmembers' solo albums
6. The Hellborg Group

Zoltan and Jonas together are probably the best rhythm section in any band I've ever heard.

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Can't say I really agree with your comments about Marcus there, COT. I think he did an admirable job. He seemed full of energy on 'Instant Delivery' and I thought he and Jonas worked well together. Hasse seemed to enjoy his presence too.
Is the only reason you don't watch the dvd because he is on it? That's a shame if it's the truth. It's a great dvd with magnificent performances from the whole band. Ok, Marcus is a different type of drummer in some ways, but he can certainly play, imo of course.
Having said all that, I must admit it's great to see Zoltan back, and I agree that he and Jonas are maybe the best rhythm section I have ever heard too, though there has been lots of competition for them.
And as for Paradox Hotel. Why is that your least fave FK album? Not just because of Marcus, surely?
Still, if you don't rate him, that's your choice, of course.
But if I were you, I'd give the album another spin. I find opinions can change over time.
Good luck! wink
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