|New album from Roine Stolt's The Flower King project featuring a number of guest musicians
Format: CD / Cat No: 19075898742 / Released: 23/11/2018
Track Listing: 1. Rainsong / 2. Lost America / 3. Ze Pawns / 4. High Road / 5. Rio Grande / 6. Next To A Hurricane / 7. The Alchemist / 8. Baby Angels / 9. Six Thirty Wake-Up / 10. The Spell Of Money
More information: New album from Roine Stolt's The Flower King project featuring a number of guest musicians, including Jonas Reingold, Hans Froberg, Michael Stolt, Marco Minnemann, Max Lorentz, Zach Kamins, Rob Townsend and Nad Sylvan.
Stolt says: “Unlike many later albums, where recordings have continued over months, this new album has been a fairly quick and effective affair – we started tracking in Holland at the beginning of July and mix was done by mid-August!"
“The songs are written in a very unorthodox way. Some melodic content and some riffs are ideas that have been circulating for years – some may even be from before the first The Flower Kings album – they just hadn’t found a home in any of the bands or albums I did in the last 15 years yet.”
“Like that first The Flower Kings album, I’m the main lead vocalist here again – it works as these lyrics are important to me and resonate with my view of the world."
“A lot of the guitar work is actually my spontaneous ‘demo’ guitars and that goes for much of the synth work, too. I didn’t want to process ideas too much as there is much power in the initial creation. I wanted to keep it that way.”