Album · 2008 · 3 Songs. Released: Jul 1, 2008. More By The Flowers of Hell.
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O" is the third studio album from the orchestral rock group The Flowers of Hell. It consists of one song lasting 46 minutes in its stereo mix and 42 minutes in its surround sound mix. The release’s liner notes state that the piece is an exploration of band leader Greg Jarvis’s synesthesia and was.
The Flowers Of Hell is the 2006 instrumental self-titled debut album from the experimental rock group The Flowers of Hell. It was largely recorded by Tim Holmes of Death In Vegas at the Contino Rooms in London. Peter ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember of Spacemen 3 mentored the band through its creation, mixed and performed on the track 'Through The F Hole', contributed a liner note poem to the Japanese CD version, and guest deejayed at the record's London release concert
Find a The Flowers Of Hell - "O" first pressing or reissue. Complete your The Flowers Of Hell collection. The Flowers Of Hell – "O". Label: Optical Sounds – HTRCD80. Format: Hybrid, Album.
On their debut album, the . s Flowers of Hell aren't shy of one of their key sources of inspiration - the Spacemen 3 family tree, being clearly fond of both the core band itself and the careful orchestrations that came to typify much of the work of Spiritualized afterwards. Not for nothing does the album start with an elegiac, epic yet mournful brass arrangement called "The Sunrise Retreat," which sounds like it should soundtrack the conclusion of a World War I era movie
Facts about this album: The Flowers Of Hell are a transatlantic rock orchestra ranging in number from 16 to 30 people. The Flowers Of Hell is a transatlantic ‘rock orchestra’ led by Greg Jarvis, an apparently well-connected Canadian synaesthete (he ‘sees’ sounds). The 30 musicians who contributed to this second album include Patti Smith’s bassist Ivan Kral and erstwhile Spiritualized saxophonist Ray Dickaty, while Spacemen 3 veteran Pete Kember chipped in as a mixer. Blending classical music with space-blues, ‘Come Hell Or High Water’ is at times stirringly evocative of mid-’90s Spiritualized. The highpoint is a cover version: a wordless, lachrymose take on The Jesus And Mary Chain’s ‘Darklands’
Post Rock/Math rock, United Kingdom.
Among the more fulfilling covers albums are those which stick to reinterpreting a single artist’s work (Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions, Billy Bragg & Wilco’s Now That’s What I Call Woody Guthrie series). It’s plausible that Flowers of Hell toyed with this idea. Lou Reed’s work pops up thrice. First there is ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, which uses Reed’s original, alternative lyrics sourced from an old demo tape.