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Flower Travellin' Band


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 102 ratings

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4 stars Various bands who had appeared for the music of Japan in the 70's exactly read the revolution in the age at an early stage and took the element of various music. A culture of Japan rushed into in the 70's and economic development had received an influence large as for the element and the culture of music from foreign countries at the same time as rapidly progressing. Japan took originally interpreting the flow and absorbed it in the revolutionized age.

The culture of Japan and music had the flow with diversity exactly on the dawn in the 70's. People were opposite with various elements of the play and the image, etc. without staying only in music as an expression method in the age. Especially, it is also true that the flow of psychedelic, Blues, and Rock existed as a main current at that time in the age for music. Those parts had the flow created while groping for directionality that people had to wait for the aspect and to face indeed. The listener also caught this band that existed in the flow of the music of the Japan beyond price as one of the existence.

The age goes back to 1967 when talking about the activity of this band. The band that is called "Flowers" is a base. This "Flowers" centered on leader's Yuya Uchida and had gone positively as an activity of the participation etc. of live in the outdoors and avant-garde music. It is said that the band felt the necessity for strengthening to pull the age further in the flow that repeats the revolution and construction. Men who had been pursuing the music that passed in the world pursued the flow of stronger shape to develop into "Flower Travellin' Band" and to succeed the intention of "Flowers" psychedelic and Rock. The flow in contradiction to the system spread enough in the age. This band also is progressing music in close relation to various elements like the proportion at that time to the flow of the counterplan. And, the music that they do and the activity come to be paid attention gradually, too.

To greet it in the situation of the music of Japan at that time, "Anywhere" of their debut albums had the sufficient strength and power of expression. Movement to perform Rock for the music of Japan at that time was valuable existence. And, there was a part so not established as a flow at that time as for the singing of lyrics to English. However, they challenged music that put out the element of intense Rock and psychedelic forward. The debut albums of men who had collected the tune of Black Sabbath and King Crimson to the album might have exactly influenced the music of Japan. And, to create the music that passed to the world that was their targets, the band rapidly expanded the place of the activity.

Men who had performed in the exposition of all nations that had been done in the region in the west of Japan in 1970 had already contemplated the world. And, the performance might have overwhelmed people who did not know the band. And, when exchanging it with "Lighthouse" of Canada with the exchange in the performance, the band dares both tours in Canada. This fact led the band to the revolution of a stronger music character. The band that operated a tour had already finished the recording of this "Satori". And, this album is announced at time when they were making Japan absent.

Element of Rock and Blues that Japan at that time thinks about. And, the part of psychedelic reflects the movement of Japan at that time enough in the album. Thought and the melody of the Orient are reflected in the tune overall and the flow that arrives from "Satori Part 1" to "Satori Part 5" is continued strongly. Heavy Rock with dash feeling in "Part 1". Flow of psychedelic mainly composed of rhythm in "Part 2" and enchantment melody. In "Part 3", it is a mystery of the Orient with quiet power and a heavy melody. And, it is intense partial of Blues Rock. Song in close relation to part where Blues Rock of "Part 4" is good. And, it performs and the power of men who do not drop the continuation of a perfect theme in "Part 5" and the quality. And, posture in which the unique culture of Japan is converted into the melody and it works. These elements are consistently expressed as a concept of the album.

The listener might also have the part where their existence is felt different in the activity of their music. However, they might have tried to pursue the music character calculated enough including them. And, also in foreign countries, the music that they were doing in the field of psychedelic thinks the music that should be evaluated to have gone at ten minutes.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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