Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 73

Thread: This Suprised Me: Roine Stolt's The Flower King - MANIFESTO OF AN ALCHEMIST, Nov 2018

  1. #1

    This Suprised Me: Roine Stolt's The Flower King - MANIFESTO OF AN ALCHEMIST, Nov 2018

    INSIDE OUT MUSIC The Flower Kings Manifesto Of An Alchemist.jpg



    Not sure what to expect since there are no samples yet, but I gather from the Inside Out description that they went into a studio and jammed some new tracks. I'm assuming the band name is as it is because Tomas Bodin is not involved and likely owns part of the trademark of The Flower Kings. For my part, Bodin has a lot to do with the sound of the band because of his composition and arranging skills. It won't sound the same as the FK that I love but any new music from Stolt and Co is welcome for this lover of sympho.

    Note: I removed the incorrect link. See comment below for the correct one.
    Last edited by Splicer; 09-16-2018 at 11:47 AM.
    The complete takeover of the music business by glorified car salesmen is what ruined Genesis.

  2. #2
    Moderator Poisoned Youth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Nothern Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,302
    Thanks for the heads up. This should be interesting. Btw, the description in the link was talking about Desolation Rose. I didn’t see anything referencing this album.
    WANTED: Sig-worthy quote.

  3. #3
    随缘 SRS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    274
    This was mentioned in the general Flower Kings thread but I do think this album deserves its own thread. So thanks!

    I'm excited about it - I think Roine wanted to make a bookend piece to the original The Flower King solo album. I really doubt any legal issues would prevent him from naming this The Flower Kings. But I think he did understand about TFK legacy and possible fan feelings about a Flower Kings without Tomas. Maybe this keeps the door open for Tomas' return at some point?

    Actually I would have no problems with this being called The Flower Kings - but this does seem to be more of a Roine Stolt solo album - we will see what the writing credits look like. Maybe there will be a full band album later with Zach and Mirkko after the tour is done - I hope so. Nothing prevents a return of Tomas later on (presuming his hearing/tinnitus issues are better)


    Not really thrilled by the artwork on this one. (seems like a poorer version of Unfold the Future) Would have liked something that referenced that first album. Another original painting by Roine.
    Last edited by SRS; 09-16-2018 at 11:45 AM.

  4. #4
    随缘 SRS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    274
    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. This should be interesting. Btw, the description in the link was talking about Desolation Rose. I didn’t see anything referencing this album.
    Here is the link
    http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsde...47&IdCompany=8

  5. #5
    Autobuy. But you already knew that...
    "Moustache stays right where it's at" - Clutch

  6. #6
    随缘 SRS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    274
    Insideout now has a list with track times:

    1. Rainsong (01:27)
    2. Lost America (09:50)
    3. Ze Pawns (08:27)
    4. High Road (12:32)
    5. Rio Grande (07:50)
    6. Next to a Hurricane (04:25)
    7. The Alchemist (06:57)
    8. Baby Angels (03:48)
    9. Six Thirty Wake-Up (04:17)
    10. The Spell Of Money (09:48)

    And https://www.roinestolt.com/ is finally online. Starting today. You can pre-order it from there for a very fair price, first 150 signed. Better hurry!

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,121
    Yes!!!
    Prog's Not Dead

  8. #8
    Tracks 5, 7 and 9 are instrumentals.

  9. #9
    Member bill g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Near Mount Rainier
    Posts
    1,578
    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    Tracks 5, 7 and 9 are instrumentals.
    YES!!!

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Sussex, England.
    Posts
    759
    Lets hope its better than the last one!

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    Tracks 5, 7 and 9 are instrumentals.
    May I ask how you came to that information?

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Zappyesque View Post
    May I ask how you came to that information?
    I have a promo copy, as I am writing a review of it.
    Calyx - The Canterbury Scene website - http://www.calyx-canterbury.fr
    Legends In Their Own Lunchtime (blog) - https://canterburyscene.wordpress.com/
    Recent books : "Yes" (2017) - https://lemotetlereste.com/musiques/yes/ + "L'Ecole de Canterbury" (2016) - http://lemotetlereste.com/musiques/lecoledecanterbury/
    My calendar of upcoming prog (& beyond) shows in France (& close by) - http://www.bigbangmag.com/agenda.php

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    I have a promo copy, as I am writing a review of it.
    Ok, Iím convinced. You speak the truth

  14. #14
    So promos are out there? Please post your review when finished. Would love to get an idea on how this holds up to his recent work from BoE on.

  15. #15
    Occipital Provocatee Plasmatopia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plague Sanctuary, Vermont
    Posts
    965
    Quote Originally Posted by SRS View Post
    Insideout now has a list with track times:

    1. Rainsong (01:27)
    2. Lost America (09:50)
    3. Ze Pawns (08:27)
    4. High Road (12:32)
    5. Rio Grande (07:50)
    6. Next to a Hurricane (04:25)
    7. The Alchemist (06:57)
    8. Baby Angels (03:48)
    9. Six Thirty Wake-Up (04:17)
    10. The Spell Of Money (09:48)

    And https://www.roinestolt.com/ is finally online. Starting today. You can pre-order it from there for a very fair price, first 150 signed. Better hurry!
    Unfortunately, Roine posted that link after I'd already pre-ordered from Insideout, but whatever, lol.
    Let's blow this dinosaur heap.

  16. #16
    Occipital Provocatee Plasmatopia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plague Sanctuary, Vermont
    Posts
    965
    Let's blow this dinosaur heap.

  17. #17

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,121
    Sounds pretty damned good to me!!!
    Prog's Not Dead

  19. #19
    随缘 SRS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    274
    For this one I'm resisting listening to samples or clips. Want to hear the whole thing at one time.

  20. #20
    Occipital Provocatee Plasmatopia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plague Sanctuary, Vermont
    Posts
    965
    Quote Originally Posted by Zappyesque View Post
    so what do y'all think?
    Someone on Facebook echoed my thoughts on this so I'm wondering if others are thinking the same thing: this track sounds like a melding of the Flower Kings sound with the Wall Street Voodoo sound.
    Let's blow this dinosaur heap.

  21. #21
    I listened to it once, but I think I also am going to wait for the release to listen to it again. Promising so far though!

  22. #22
    Sounds pretty good.

  23. #23
    I'm going to refrain from listening until I can do what I do with all Flower Kings albums: Listen to it from beginning to end multiple times. The only proper way to enjoy such music.
    The complete takeover of the music business by glorified car salesmen is what ruined Genesis.

  24. #24
    I listened to about half of that new track. I really like it. More than any recent Roine stuff back to Desolation Rose. The production has a more immediate/in the studio and the flow is good. Anderson/Stolt was just such a huge record. This seems more focused. Really looking forward to this.

  25. #25
    Can't wait to hear this myself. I'm keeping an open mind, but I can't help but to be excited. I was disappointed with the last two FK albums (still good, but disappointing). Since this isn't actually a FK album, I can hopefully listen more objectively.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •