|The first studio album in 5 years!
Format: CD / Cat No: 505862 / Released: 18/06/2012
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Numbers (25:20) / 2. For The Love Of Gold (07:35) / 3. Pandemonium (06:05) / 4. For Those About To Drown (06:50) / 5.Rising The Imperial (07:40)
More information: Once again The Flower Kings are playing symphonic grand scale music that’s inventive and experimental - this is an impressive way to announce the band's return after five long years of silence! 'Banks Of Eden' is a magnificent musical mix of symphonic progressive rock with jazz and blues with influences of Frank Zappa,The Beatles, Igor Stravinsky, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Yes and Genesis. The CD opens with a 25 minute epic entitled ‘Numbers’, a song that represents both what’s new in the band and what the fans would expect from The Flower Kings. And whilst all the familiar elements are contained within the five songs on this album, there are several unexpected twists and turns!
The Flower Kings have often been described as symphonic progressive rock with jazz and blues influences, something that remains true on Banks Of Eden. The music isn’t in a hurry, but it never stands still or becomes tedious, and it’s invariably positive in nature; another trademark The Flower Kings wear proudly.
“Playing progressive music to me means that you have the chance to break the rules if you want to, and if you want to stay within the rules, that's fine too.” (Roine Stolt)
Roine Stolt - guitar, vocals, keyboards, bass guitar
Hasse Fröberg - vocals, guitar
Tomas Bodin - keyboards
Jonas Reingold - bass guitar
Felix Lehrmann - drums