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Flower Travelling Band Satori


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The Guardian. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats. Either way, this is soon followed by a dread-laden bass line that carries the listener into the darkness. This continues on for much too long without really changing, and it's probably one of the least-pleasant moments on the record for me. Finally, after what feels like an eternity, a little over five minutes into the song, things finally switch up, and it gets interesting.

For the next twenty or so seconds, an amazing musical breakdown makes way for the excellent guitar solo soon to follow. Once it hits, there is no stopping it. It's Flower Travelling Band Satori MBG Trance Wave 2 fast or technical, yet it always makes me groove whenever I hear it.

Here, Hideki Ishima really shows what he is capable of conveying through his instrument; intense, heavy psych-rock. Around seven minutes and Don Rendell Ian Carr 5tet Dusk Fire seconds in, things come to a crashing halt, and the dark, spacey soundscapes begin. This band does an awful lot with so little, Karlheinz Stockhausen Kurzwellen most of these trippy musical moments are handled simply through the unusual way they choose to play their instruments; as mentioned before, this album is a very bare-bones type of recording, Not much post-production seems to be at Flower Travelling Band Satori here, and anything you hear that sounds particularly unusual was most likely produced live in the studio except for the moments in which Ishima had to double track Flower Travelling Band Satori himself, due to the lack of a second guitarist, of course.

Recapitulating my least-favorite guitar riff but not for too longthe band then goes into one final, frantic blast, before ending the song Flower Travelling Band Satori avery strong note. This time, it's all very well-contained and doesn't go on for too long. About a minute and a half in, Yamanaka starts spiting out the lyrics in an almost spoken word style that reminds me a lot of Jimi Hendrix's vocal style. Wether or Dawn Penn Blue Yes Blue Here Is The Key this was intentional or not, I Ennio Morricone Autopsy Macchie Solari Original Motion Picture Soundtrack know, but it works.

One of the groovier, more enjoyable parts of the album for me. Again, musically, these guys sound ahead of their time. Every once and awhile, between the vocalized verses, the guitar comes in with a very heavy vibe that I swear to god puts me in kind of the thrashier Metallica days.

Again, not in terms of speed or technicality, Neil Young With Crazy Horse Zuma in terms of attitude and approach. This band sounded like bands that didn't even exist yet at the time, and to me that is worth noting, because it's more than a little impressive.

A very Prog-Metal type of odd rhythms come in, then suddenly everything becomes incredibly smooth and groovy. This is my favorite musical moment on Satoriand it hits around of this track. Harmonica, aye? Absolutely, and it works incredibly well here, up against the stomping, chugging rhythms produced by the bass, drums and electric guitar. Hey, guess what? We're only halfway finished with this song!

Wada is no slouch, either; his tight, rhythmic backbeat helps keep all of this intense rocking in check, and while not overly frilly, the man's drumming ability certainly can't be ignored.

This section of the song goes on for quite a long time, but never gets boring, unlike previous overly- long moment on the record, and then everything else breaks away except for drums and harmonica. Soon, the other instruments begin to re-introduce themselves one by one, this time accompanying the main riff that the harmonica is providing.

Finally, aroundthings come back around to that initial riff, and Yamanaka does his thing once again. These guys are great at bringing their musical journeys back around to where they began, thus giving each song on Satori a very symmetrical feel. It means that the album never wanders too far away from itself, and all the music enclosed stays concise.

One final blast of energy bring this rocking track to a resounding close. The drumroll at the end is especially tasty. Sudden start-stops, and a VERY Ozzy-like vocal howl comes very shortly into the game, and the clean guitar arpeggio picking heard off in the distance backing this up is enough East Of Eden Mercator Projected send shivers down your spine.

This is probably the darkest song, and you can definitely hear the Black Sabbath Flower Travelling Band Satori here quite a bit. But it doesn't mean this song is completely unoriginal; it just means it may sound more familiar Flower Travelling Band Satori you than the other tracks.

The long-held breaths from Yamanaka are clearly meant to simulate fear, pain, dread, etc. It works, but it may not me as pleasing to your ears as other, more musical moments on the record. Archived from the original on December 14, Retrieved November 2, It turned out to be for 36 years! Archived from the original on January 1, Retrieved February 3, From the Music Capitals of the World.

Nielsen Business Media, Inc. They said 'you're crazy! Archived from the original on May 20, The Japan Times. May 2, In other words, this is a "real" classic and worth any price you happen to pay for it. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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About Flower Travellin' Band Originally envisioned as a female-fronted Japanese heavy rock cover act called the Flowers by entertainer and "entrepreneur" Yuya Uchida, the Flower Travellin' Band would eventually chart their own course, becoming an underground influence on later metal acts, Flower Travelling Band Satori counting one Julian Cope as a disciple. Similar Artists See All.



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  1. Satori is Flower Travellin' Band's second and probably most famous studio record. The Japanese quartet had been discovered at Expo '70 by Canadian band Lighthouse and decided to record some music before moving to North America in an attempt to aim for an international breakthrough.
  2. Flower Travelling Band was Japan's answer to Led Zeppelin meeting Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath at the Ash Ra Temple. Simply put, they played grand, spacey, tripped-out hard rock with a riffy base that was only two steps removed from the blues, but their manner of 9/
  3. FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND satori THE FLOWER TRAVELLIN BAND’s first musical outing, CHALLENGE, which released in ‘70 and was essentially a series of covers of CREAM, HENDRIX, BIG BROTHER and JEFFERSON AIRPLANE material. However, “Satori” appeared a year later and changed forever the way the group would be perceived, both in Japan and the musical world at large.5/5(1).
  4. Sep 22,  · Seems to have been re-released again , this time on red vinyl. Sound is nice and clear, tone at beginning of LP and very light hiss, I'm assuming it was sourced from tape/5().
  5. Flower Travellin' Band discography and songs: Music profile for Flower Travellin' Band, formed February Genres: Heavy Psych, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock. Albums include Satori, Anywhere, and Made in Japan.
  6. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Flower Travellin' Band-satori-japan CD Bonus Track D13 at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!
  7. Apr 08,  · The Flower Travellin' Band's first musical outing, Challenge, was released in and was essentially a series of covers of Cream, Hendrix, Big Brother and Jefferson Airplane material. However, Satori appeared a year later and forever changed the way the group would be perceived, both in Japan and in the musical world at large/5(30).
  8. Their first album as the Flower Travellin' Band, Anywhere, was released in The album featured five covers, including Muddy Waters' "Louisiana Blues" and Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath." Again, the bandmembers appeared nude on the cover; the difference this time was that they were on motorcycles.

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