~  FLOWER  KINGS  ( the )  ~ 

 

Suède  -  rock progressif  -  **** 

 


Considéré aujourd'hui comme l'un des groupes majeurs du rock progressif
actuel, la formation du guitariste et chanteur  
Roine  Stolt  ( ex-guitariste
de  
Kaipa ), fait montre d'une cohésion instrumentale sans faille et d'une
culture musicale ahurissante. Le rock progressif symphonique distillé ici
s'avère majestueux, flamboyant et hautement technique, mélange de
progressif 70's, jazz, blues, fusion, c'est à la fois, mélodique, complexe,
technique, créatif, avec un don particulier pour la mélodie et l'efficacité,
avec ses parties de guitares, ses nappes de mellotron, ses claviers
symphoniques majestueux, énergiques, lyriques, nous avons à faire ici
à un compositeur de grand talent à la tête d'un groupe majeur !!!
 

 

MUSICIENS


   -  
Roine  STOLT  - chant , guitares , claviers, percussions -
   -  
Tomas  BODIN  - claviers , flûte - ( à partir de back in the world )
   -  
Michael  STOLT  - basse , chant - ( à partir de back in the world )
   -  
Hasse  FRÖBERG  - chant, guitare -
   -  
Ulf  WALLANDER  - saxophone - ( 94, 96, 97, 00, 02 )
   -  
Dexter  FRANK  Jr.  - claviers - ( 94 )
   -  
Don  AZZARO  - basse - ( 94 )
   -  
Hasse  BRUNIUSSON  - batterie , percu , saxophone -
   -  
Jaime  SALAZAR  - batterie , percussions -
   -  
Hakan  ALMQKVIST  - sitar , tabla - ( 97 )
   -  
Robert  ENGSTRAND  - claviers - ( alive on planet earth )
   -  
Jonas  REINGOLD  - basse, guitares - ( 00, 01, 04, 06, DVD, 07, 12, 13 )
   -  
Hans  FROBERG  -  chant - ( 00 )
   -  
Hasse  FRÖBERG  -  chant - ( 02, 07, 13 )
   -  
Daniel  GILDENLÖW  -  chant, guitare - ( 02, DVD, 04, 07 )
   -  
Anders  BERGCRANTZ  -  trompette - ( 02 )
   -  
Neal  MORSE  -  chant, orgue Hammond - ( 05 )
   -  
Slim  POTHEAD  -  claviers - ( 05 )
   -  
Victor  WOOF  -  basse - ( 05 )
   -  
Marcus  LILIEQUIST  -  batterie & percussions, chant - ( 05, 06, 07 )
   -  
Hasse  BRUNIUSSON  -  percussions - ( 05, 06, 07 )
   -  
Gonzo  GEFFEN  -  congas & percussions - ( 05 )
   -  
Zoltan  CSÓRSZ  - batterie & percussions - ( DVD, 04, 07 )
   -  
Felix  LEHRMANN  -  batterie & percussions - ( 12, 13 )
   -  
Ulf  WALLANDER  -  sax soprano - ( 07** )
   -  
Håkan  ALMKVIST  -  sitar, tabla - ( 07** )
 

www.flowerkings.se        http://tomasbodin.se/        www.insideout.de

   

 

The flower kings
& Roine Stolt        
( 1994 )

symphonique aux tonalités Yessiennes,
mélodique et complexe,
un superbe compositeur !!!

  titres : the flower king, dissonata,
              the magic circus of zeb, close your eyes,
              the pilgrims inn, the sounds of violence,
              humanizzimo, scanning the greenhouse.

Back in the world
of adventures     
( 1995 )

créativité, technique, don de la mélodie et de
l'efficacité, rock, blues, très  très bon !!!

  titres : world of adventure,
              atomic prince / kaleidoscope,
              go west judas, train to nowhere,
              oblivion road, thème for a hero,
              temple of the snakes, my cosmic lover,
              the wonder wheel, big puzzle.

Rétropolis      ( 1996 )

dans la même veine, avec ses parties de guitares
et ses nappes de claviers.

 titres : rhythm of life, retropolis,
             rhythm of the sea,
             there is more to this world,
             romancing the city, the melting pot,
             silent sorrow, the judas kiss,
             retropolis by night, flora majora,
             the road back home.

Stardust we are     ( 1997 )
 l'œuvre la plus aboutie, symphonique, majestueux,
énergique, lyrique, magistral !!!

 cd 1: in the eyes of the world, a room with a view,  
         just this once, church of your heart, 
         poor Mr. rain's ordinary guitar,
         the man who walked with kings, circus brimstone,
         crying clown, compassion.
 
cd 2 : pipes of peace, the end of innocence,
         the merrygoround, don of the universe,
         a day at the mall,different people,kingdom of lies,
         if, ghost of the red cloud, hotel nirvana,
         stardust we are.

Scanning the greenhouse  ( 1998 )

  titres : In the eyes of the world, world of adventures,
              pipes of peace, the Flower King,
              there is more to this world,
              stardust we are (part 3), retropolis, compassion.

Flower power     ( 1999 )

la collaboration  Stolt / Bodin ,
nous offre une œuvre ambitieuse,
d'une grande richesse sonore, superbe !
!

 cd 1 : garden of dreams, captain   capstan,
           ikea by night, astral dog.
 
cd 2 : deaf   numb & blind, stupid girl, corruption,
           power of   kindness, psycedelic postcard,
           hudson river sirens call 1998, magic pie,
           painter, calling   home, afterlife.

Alive on planet earth   ( 2000 )

1er album live, tournée 98 USA, 99 Japon,
avec des reprises de
Genesis ( the lamb..),
Kaipa / Bodin , un groupe en forme !

 cd 1 : there is more to this world,
           church of your heart, the judas kiss,
           nothing new under the sun,
           the lamb lies down on broadway,
 
cd 2 : big puzzle, sounds of violence,
           there stories, in the eyes of the world,
           the flower king, stardust we are.

Space revolver      ( 2000 )

des titres mélodiques d'autres plus ambitieux
encore un grand album !!!

  titres : am the sun, dream on dreamer,
              rumble fish twist, monster within,
              chicken farmer song, underdog,
              you don't know what you've got,
              slave to money, a king prayer, I am the sun.

Fanclub  cd 2000     ( 2000 )

  titres : return of the giant monkey boy, poor Sebastian,
              one day like this, across the universe, dance-joy,
              ottan, cinema show, my longing was still there,
              precious moments.

The rainmaker      ( 2001 )

 cd1 : last minute on earth, world without a heart,
          road to sanctuary, the rainmaker,
          city of angels, elaine, thru the walls,
          sword of smile, red alert,
          serious dreamers.
 
cd 2 : excerpt from valkyrian,
          Mr.Hope goes to salzburg, one whole half,
          agent supreme, violent brat,
          the woman with no shadow.
 
sections interactives : Flower kings movie 1 & 2

Unfold the future     ( 2002 )

 cd1 :  the truth will set you free, monkey business,
           black and white, christianopel, silent inferno,
           the navigator, vox humana.
 
cd 2 : genie in a bottle, fast lane, grand old world,
           soul vortex, rollin' the dice,
           the devil's danceschool, man overboard,
           solitary shell, devil's playground.
 
bonus : too late for tomatos.

Meet the Flower Kings

@ live recording 2003

~ D V D ~

( 2003 )

 dvd 1 : the truth will set you free, on tour in USA,
             garden of dreams I, on tour in europe,
             garden of dreams II,setting up for the dvd.
 
dvd 2 : humanizzimo, odballs of rehearsing,
             circus brimstone, in recording studio juin 02,
             silent inferno, on tour in south america 2000,
             stardust we are.

Adam & Eve     ( 2004 )

  titres : love suprème, cosmic circus, babylon,
              vampires view, days gone by,
              adam & eve, starlight man, timelines,
              drivers seat, the blade of cain.

Paradox hotel     ( 2006 )

 cd 1 : room 111 (64:50): check In, monsters & men,
           jealousy, hit me with a hit, pioneers of aviation,
           lucy had a dream, bavarian skies,
           selfconsuming fire, mommy leave the light on,
           end on a high note.
 
cd 2 : room 222 (62:04): minor giant steps,
           touch my heaven,the unorthodox dancinglesson,
           man of the world, life will kill you,
           the way the waters are moving,
           what if god is alone, paradox hotel, blue planet.

Instant delivery

~ D V D ~

( 2006 )

 dvd 1 : paradox hotel, hit me with a hit,
             last minute on eart, In the eyes of the world,
             jealousy, what if god is alone,
             pioneers of aviation, love supreme,
             the truth will set you free.
 
dvd 2 : touch my heaven, mommy leave the light on,
             end on a high note, life will kill you,
             I am the sun, blade of cain, a kings prayer,
             stardust we are.

The sum of no evil     ( 2007 )

  titres : one more time, love is the answer,
              trading my soul, the sum of no reason,
              flight 999 (brimstone air), life in motion.

Rüsselsheim, Das Rind 16 Nov 2007   ( 2007* )

 cd 1 : pre-show jamming chatting & tuning,
           love is the only answer, there is more to this world,
           retropolis.
 
cd 2 : trading my soul, life in motion, I am the sun,
           what if god is alone?, <applause>,
           The sum of no reason, outro.

The Road Back Home   ( 2007** )

 cd 1 : Cosmic Lover, A Kings Prayer , Stupid Girl,
           Cosmic Circus, Babylon, Paradox Hotel,
           World Without A Heart, Church Of Your Heart,
           Vox Humana, What If God Is Alone,
           Starlight Man, Grand Old World,
           The Road Back Home, Cinema Show.

 cd 2 : Ghost Of The Red Cloud, Painter, I Am The Sun (extract from part two), Different People,
           Little Deciever (unreleased track), Chicken Farmer Song, The Rhythm Of The Sea,
           Touch My Heaven, Life Will Kill You, Monkey Business, Compassion, The Flower King,
           Stardust We Are.

Banks of eden       ( 2012 )

 cd 1 : numbers, for the love of gold, pandemonium,
           for those about to drown, rising the imperial.
 
cd 2 : Illuminati, fireghosts, going up, lo lines.

Desolation rose    ( 2013 )

  titres : Tower ONE, Sleeping Bones, Desolation Road,
              White Tuxedos , The Resurrected Judas,
              Silent Masses, Last Carnivore,
              Dark Fascist Skies, Blood Of Eden,
              Silent Graveyards.

 

 

~  Roine  STOLT  ~  ( solo )

 

The lonely heartbeat  ( 1989 )

  titres : early morning Manhattan, mister sunshine,
              goodbye blue monday, white man of N.Y.C.,
              burning bridges, crawl like an animal,
              take a walk in the rain, shine, I still believe,
              ring of light, big daddy, strange in my own house,
              the lonely heartbeat, friends of freedom,
              the river (the end).

Hydrophonia      ( 1998 )

progressif instrumental de haut vol,
riche en atmosphères et en rebondissements,
excellent !!!!!

  titres : cosmic lodge, shipbuilding,
              little cottage   by the sea,
              wreck of hms nemesis,
              bizarre seahorse sex attack,
              oceanna baby dolphin, nuclear nemo,
              hydrophonia, lobsterland groove,
              seafood kitchen thing.

Wall street woodoo     ( 2005 )

  cd1 : the observer, head above water, dirt,
           everyone wants to rule the world,
           spirit of the rebel, unforgiven,
           dog with a million bones, sex kills, outcast.
  
cd2 : the unwanted, remember,
           It's all about money,
           everybody is trying to sell you something,
           hotrod ( the atomic wrestler), mercy,
           people that have the power to shape the future.

 

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