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The Flower Kings: Flower Power

Read "Flower Power" reviewed by Michael Askounes


It takes both confidence and talent to pull of a 60 minute long, 18 movement progressive rock composition. You must first have enough musical ideas in your head to fill up an hour, but then you must also have the backing musicians to perform it proficiently and enough eclecticism to keep listeners interested for this length of time – in musical terms 60 minutes might as well be 60 days – if you’re gonna take up that much time to ...

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The Flower Kings: Space Revolver

Read "Space Revolver" reviewed by Michael Askounes


Your journey with The Flower Kings’ latest release, Space Revolver begins with traditional symphonic progressive rock – beautifully arranged keyboards, guitar and mellotron combine to start the trip in familiar prog territory. However, just when you start to settle into your headphones, you somehow realize that the boys in the band have taken an unexpected sharp turn at top speeds into the land of heavy metal (with an either conscious or subconscious nod to Black Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf”). After the ...

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