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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 519 ratings

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3 stars Unfold the Future is a Flower Kings album like any other: unbearably long, super cheesy, random with eclecticism, pseudo-retro symphonic progressive rock. Definitely my style, but many seem to enjoy it quite a big.

The music here is a little more "chill" on the cheesy elements than before, and also manages to pack in a few jazz elements into the mix, which the band does quite well (especially the bassist). The length of their albums always seem unjustified to me. Space Revolver was the best album that they had released prior to this album, and this album follows the same format except that there is more of it. The compositions are less optimistic that usual, which is good. Flower Kings albums have a tendency to be overly happy, which always came across as sounding like creepy hippie-inspired progressive epics. There is a lot of improvised jamming going on in these songs, which is nice because the members are undeniably great musicians. The real big problem is that although there are some great moments on this album, nothing really seems to stick out at all.

This is an album suited for jazz-fusion fans, and if you liked Space Revolver then you'll probably enjoy this album as well.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |


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