on 19 August 2016
I've been on a bit of a prog odyssey lately, searching out prog I'd never heard before. I came across a band called the Flower Kings, bought a few cd's, and thoroughly enjoyed them. Then I read that this swedish band were formed out of session musicians that played on this album by Roine Stot where the title track, and album, are called The Flower King. So this started it all some 20 years ago and a fine album it is. You have to like prog and this is very melodic with some great guitar work. Hope you enjoy it.
on 1 January 2015
The album which eventually launched a band. Or maybe launched a thousand bands, as the Flower Kings have been very influential in the world of symphonic progressive rock. This is simply a stunning album with such guitar mastery it dazzles throughout. And it's symphonic prog with a twist, with elements of Zappa-esque manic invention both in the compositions and the guitar playing. This is music with heart and humour. Listen and prepare to be amazed. It really is that good.