Sunday, May 14, 2006

Flower Travellin' Band - Satori (1972)




"Satori" is the second album, after they had changed their name. It contains five long songs, titled "Satori Part I-V". The whole album had a very special atmosphere. It's not easy to describe, maybe mystical, dark and melancholic are some words I like to drop. In some songs, as in "Satori Part I", they play some kind of a proto epic Doom, brutal heavy riffs with nice tempo-changes. The clear and high voice of singer Joe completes this great song. But it's different to BLACK SABBATH. I think, you can hear, that FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND are strongly influenced through ancient Japanese/Eastern music. Like the second song "Satori II" , an instrumental, which starts with a hypnotic psychedelic guitarsound and then turns into a instrumental part with Eastern percussion. But the song doesn't "freak-out" into a endless jam. The band played still very compact. "Satori III" is a very doomy instrumental. The song is like a crossover between Doom/Heavyrock and this typical ancient touch. It changes into a heavy groovy part which goes into something experimental and then back to the opening theme with an oriental-like ending. Really fantastic! "Satori IV"starts more progressive to change then into a groovy Blues part with a harmonica. Joe had a very unique vocal-style on "Satori Part V", maybe not everybodys flavour. The album closes with this song, that goes more in it the Heavy-Prog direction. At least, the production sounds very clear and powerful. Finally,I will give you the advice to discover the world of FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND, if you're into early 70's Heavyrock. The original is not easy to find, but there is a CD re-release on WEA, only released in Japan.
Review taken from cosmiclava.de/FLOWER_TRAVELLIN__BAND.27.0.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/6625797/Flower_Travellin__Band_-_Satori__1972_.rar

PW: lysergia.blogspot.com

29 comments :

booblikon said...

a friend from Rhode Island turned me on to FLOWER TRAVELLING BAND, on a road trip i listened to this, very nice. those who enjoy early 70's stoner rock will love this.

Anonymous said...

Password Please?

Anonymous said...

DOH!

Now I see, That's what PW stands for!

DOH!

sanDIEGO said...

can somebody tell me what their first album was?
and what the name of the band was?

Anonymous said...

Man, thanks! I love these guys and was looking to download some of their songs and couldn't find them but yeah, thanks. :D

Dirk said...

they never changed a name

Their first record was Anywhere
but before that they recorded a album with Kuni Kawachi(happinings four) on organ?,their Manager Yuya Uchida
who was in a band called Yuya Uchida & The Flowers before he managed this band

he wasnt happy with the result,so they released anywhere as their first record

the Kuni Kawachi record did get released years later as Kuni Kawachi & Flower Travelin' Band-Kirikyogen,wich is more prog rock.

all records mentioned can be found on my blog

Dirk said...

Satori is availibe on Vinyl & Cd
trough

http://www.radioactiverecords.com/

naos said...

thanx soooo much!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What's the password?

Jemafre said...

From one lady to another - thanks so much, I like it!

Νομίζω said...

Indeed a powerfull record. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

this album is better than i imagined, great heavier psych with squealing vocals. a must own!

bluesrocker said...

Just AMAZING!
Thanks!

Yves Abouchar said...

I'm in love with you. I figured you should know that.

Jenerator said...

I used to have the single of Satori pt1 and play it at 33 doomy or what!!

Anonymous said...

Joe became 60 years old. Please support him from now on!

【JOE’S BAG】
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+Yamanaka
http://www.towerrecords.co.jp/sitemap/CSfCardMain.jsp?GOODS_NO=1002431&GOODS_SORT_CD=103

【JOE’S Official WebSite】
http://www.joe-yamanaka.com/

Anonymous said...

Do you remember Flower Travellin' Band?
Joe became 60 years old.
Please support him from now on!

【JOE’S BAG】
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+Yamanaka
http://www.towerrecords.co.jp/sitemap/CSfCardMain.jsp?GOODS_NO=1002431&GOODS_SORT_CD=103

【JOE’S Official WebSite】
http://www.joe-yamanaka.com/

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, the file is deleted!!!
I'm gonna hang myself!
Is it possible to reupload this gem?
Thanx!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for all the goodies.
Unfortunately, this link is no longer available...:(
Would you consider to reupload it?
Thanks in advance!:)

ryan said...

Is there any chance you can repost this? Thanks in advance!

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND is Rockin' Treasure. said...

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND is Rockin' Treasure!

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND is Rockin' Treasure. said...

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND is Rockin' Treasure!!

Anonymous said...

I guess the file must be down, since I got an error message. I was hoping to at least listen to some of it before even considering spending that much money buying the CD.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE repost this album!!! I'm begging you...

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND Freak! said...

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND

“We are here”

at Knitting Factory New York

Halleluwah, a Festival of Enthused Arts III

Nov, 22 2008

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND Freak! said...

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND “We are here” at Knitting Factory New York Halleluwah,

a Festival of Enthused Arts III Nov, 22 2008

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND Freak! said...

FlowerTravellin'Band


RETURNS TO TORONTO
“We are here” in REVIVAL

15,Dec:(After Reunion ; the first Canada tour!)
MC:Larry Green(JAZZ.FM91)

OPENING ACT: The Action Mob/Leh-Lo

REVIVAL
783 College ST. TORONTO,CANADA

Anonymous said...

http://rs312.rapidshare.com/files/235445855/Flower_Travellin__Band_-_1971_-_Satori.rar

Rectifried...

Anonymous said...

Oops I think that was the link from after clicking on download. Try this if so:

http://rapidshare.com/files/235445855/Flower_Travellin__Band_-_1971_-_Satori.rar