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The Flower Kings
Pays : Sweden
Genre : Rock Progressif Symphonique
Dates : 1995
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All press descriptions of the band but because of the variety of sound on offer, it’s difficult to truly categorise The Flower Kings. "It’s not important to me what you call our music," says guitarist and spiritual helmsman Roine Stolt. "If people say it’s prog rock, then that’s OK. If they call it heavy rock, that's okay too. And if they reckon it's something completely different, that's also alright. As long as they enjoy the music."
If there were a prize for most ambitious and, at the same time, the most versatile band on the prog rock scene, then The Flower Kings would surely be the front runner for it. Since their 1995 debut, Back In The World Of Adventures, the Swedish progressive rockers have released a new album almost every year, often even in the form of a double CD with extended playing times and different styles. This also applies to Autumn 2002. With Unfold The Future the quintet present their latest work, which more than ever represents an overflowing interface of progressive rock, hard rock, blues, jazz and Latino rhythms. More than 140 minutes of finest prog rock with numerous excursions into different musical styles as well as quotes and references to the legendary releases of the genre make Unfold The Future an adventurous tour de force through various musical hemispheres. "One of our creative characteristics is to stretch the limits of our music, both chronologically as well as stylistically, in order to see how far we can further develop subjects and musical structures," guitarist/singer Roine Stolt explains. "We like the many little details in our songs and hope that our fans can relate to them."
Coming together in late ’93 on the back of Stolt’s solo album The Flower King, the band quickly became popular in the progressive rock community. The first proper Flower Kings album, Back In The World Of Adventures, was released on the band’s own Foxtrot label in 1995 to tremendous acclaim. Sonically enhanced by Tomas Bodin (keyboards ...
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